John le Carré

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Absolute Friends

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Fiction
UK Hodder and Stoughton
2003

The friends of the title are Ted Mundy, British soldier’s son born 1947 in a shining new independent Pakistan, and Sasha, refugee son of an East German Lutheran pastor and his wife who have sought sanctuary in the West.

The two men meet first as students in riot-torn West Berlin of the late Sixties, again in the grimy looking-glass of Cold War espionage and, most terribly, in today’s unipolar world of terror, counter-terror and the war of lies.

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Reviews


Le Carré's precise and fastidious voice introduces us at the opening of his latest novel to a deeply sympathetic and intriguing character Karen Robinson
The Sunday Times
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the master is in fine form Sally Cousins
The Telegraph
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The political quarrels of the 1960s are brilliantly evoked... So is the Cold War atmosphere Joan Smith
The Independent
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John le Carré never, ever phones it in... he is still capable of producing a novel as odd, as ungainly, and as compelling as ''Absolute Friends.'' Terrence Rafferty
The New York Times
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... a piercing, compassionate portrait of a decent man struggling to keep up with a world in the throes of constant change
Kirkus Reviews
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No reader, whatever his politics, could fail to be moved by the passion and intelligence of le Carré's latest. For those who feel as he does about the war and its consequences, this book will be a special gift
Publishers Weekly
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This is le Carré with a twist, the Old Master developing new techniques for a new age Raymond Seitz
The Sunday Times


Absolute Friends is vintage John le Carré: complex, often sardonically funny, always galvanically written.
Daily Express

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