A Most Wanted Man

A Novel

Le Carré, John

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A Most Wanted Man
A half-starved young Russian man claiming to be a devout Muslim, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, and a sixty-year-old scion of a failing British bank based in Hamburg form an unlikely alliance as the rival spies of Germany, England and America scent a sure kill in the "War on Terror," and converge upon the innocents.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 1416594884
Branch Call Number: FICTION LECARRE 2008
Characteristics: 323 p. ;,25 cm


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Dec 08, 2014
  • Chapel_Hill_KenMc rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Le Carre is the best at what he does--thoughtful and morally complex tales of espionage, corruption, and political failure. This one doesn't match up to his best, but it's still pretty darn good.

Oct 09, 2014
  • dirtbag1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

What a pleasure to read this book. Le Carre once again delivers a top drawer spook novel. I think that some may find his style a little confusing at times but one wants to savour Le Carre's stories like eating fine chocolate. Treat yourself to some word candy.

Sep 18, 2014
  • stewstealth rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A bit of a plodding narrative. Decent story but stereotypical antagonists. Worth reading if you are interested.

Aug 15, 2014
  • butterworth rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Shallow story line. Not an easy read

Apr 15, 2014

A Most Wanted Man, based on John le Carré's 2008 novel and featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in his final starring role, opens July 25 2014. Director Anton Corbijn's cast also includes Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright.

May 21, 2011
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Feb 16, 2010
  • tauseef365 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic. I read it in 4 days. The book definitely 'captures the zeitgeist' (from the review on the jacket). The master gets inside the good shepherds' scheming like nobody else.

Aug 13, 2009
  • carknerdy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I don't usually read this type of fiction, but I read a review and it sounded interesting.
It's mostly about the insecurity and paranoia of european police institutions with muslim immigrants who they suspect to be "funding terrorism".
The book is basically about extraordinary rendition, the disappearing of these type of people who are considered an enemy of the state, and sending them abroad to secret prisons for torture and detainment.

Quite scary..I wish more mainstream fiction would tackle issues like this!

Dec 27, 2008
  • 21288004246712 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

OK but he has written better


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