The Russia House



The Russia House John Le Carre S Bestselling Classic Is A Timeless Spy Thriller About The Iron Curtain And The Tense Relationship Between Great Britain And Russia.John Le Carr Has Earned Worldwide Acclaim With Extraordinary Spy Novels, Including The Russia House, An Unequivocal Classic Navigating Readers Through The Shadow Worlds Of International Espionage With Critical Knowledge Culled From His Years In British Intelligence, Le Carr Tracks The Dark And Devastating Trail Of A Document That Could Profoundly Alter The Course Of World Events In Moscow, A Sheaf Of Military Secrets Changes Hands If It Arrives At Its Destination, And If Its Import Is Understood, The Consequences Could Be Cataclysmic Along The Way It Has An Explosive Impact On The Lives Of Three People A Soviet Physicist Burdened With Secrets A Beautiful Young Russian Woman To Whom The Papers Are Entrusted And Barley Blair, A Bewildered English Publisher Pressed Into Service By British Intelligence To Ferret Out The Document S Source A Magnificent Story Of Love, Betrayal, And Courage, The Russia House Catches History In The Act For As The Iron Curtain Begins To Rust And Crumble, Blair Is Left To Sound A Battle Cry That May Fall On Deaf Ears.

John le Carr , the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell born 19 October 1931 in Poole, Dorset, England , is an English author of espionage novels Le Carr has resided in St Buryan, Cornwall, Great Britain, forthan 40 years, where he owns a mile of cliff close to Land s End.See also John le Carr Wikipedia

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • The Russia House
  • John le Carré
  • English
  • 09 September 2019
  • 0743464664

10 thoughts on “The Russia House

  1. Candi says:

    3.5 stars rounded downSpying is waiting I don t typically read spy thrillers any, and I would say the word thriller is used loosely here Spying may be waiting, and waiting is what I did for about one third of the book before becoming nearly fully absorbed It starts off slowly, and likely due to my ignorance of spy jargon, I was a bit lost Quite a few characters were introduced, and I had trouble distinguishing between several of them I even struggled to determine the role of the 3.5 stars rounded downSpying is waiting I don t typically read spy thrillers any, and I would say the word thriller is used loosely here Spying may be waiting, and waiting is what I did for about one third of the book before becoming nearly fully absorbed It starts off slowly, and likely due to my ignorance of spy jargon, I was a bit lost Quite a few characters were introduced, and I had trouble distinguishing between several of them I even struggled to determine the role of the first person narrator Eventually, however, something clicked and I was off and running to t...

  2. Darwin8u says:

    The old isms were dead, the contest between Communism and capitalism had ended in a wet whimper Its rhetoric had fled underground into the secret chambers of the grey men, who were still dancing away long after the music had ended I love The Russia House I love the anger the way the novel seems to capture all the threads that le Carr had woven in most all of his cold war novels and ...

  3. Jake says:

    I think it s instructive to read one of Graham Greene s spy novels back to back with one of John le Carre s because, surprisingly, it s instantly clear that le Carre is the better writer It s not just his plotting, which is always tight and suspenseful it s the actual strength of his writing the descriptions of places...

  4. Robert says:

    The Russia House is a love story wrapped in a spy story The love story is somewhat less convincing than the spy story, butcompelling Le Carre is a strong storyteller nonetheless, achieving vivid atmospheric effects Moscow, London, an island off the coast of Maine, Leningrad and driving scenes forward with deft, spirited dialogue.The peculiar satisfaction of the book lies in the main character, Barley, shaking off the chains he s been wrapped in by the British and American intelligence The Russi...

  5. Olivia Kienzel says:

    i just finished it two nights ago, and what a book thanks, ted, for turning me onto le carre he is a master of characterization, he has intricate, exciting, and utterly believable plots, and he has the added bonus of actually knowing what the hell he s talking about, having been on the inside of all this himself.even if you don t like spy fiction, there s much to admire here i can see why he s regarded as...

  6. Jim says:

    I noted on Facebook before I left for holiday that I have a habit of selecting crap books to read on it, but I always take Le Carre as a standby John, John, just when I needed you most, you let me down A painfully slow, slight tale of the ending of the Cold War that made me wonder where Le Carre found the motivation to persisit with the novel when he knew where it was going to an end not with a bang nor a whimper It felt like an elongated subplot from one of his better thrillers The writin I noted on Facebook before I left for holiday that I have a habit of selecting crap books to read on it, but I always take Le Carre as a standby John, John, just when I needed you most, you let me down A painfully slow, slight tale of the ending of the Cold War that made me wonder where Le Carre found the motivation to persisit with the novel when he knew where it was going to an end not with a bang nor a whimper I...

  7. Calvertjones says:

    This is a good, solid Le Carre, but as is often the case, the novel needed editing The story concerns a Soviet physicist with information that Soviet nuclear technology is less advanced than the world thinks, who communicates this information through a manuscript that he asks a friend, Katya, to pass on to a British publisher, Scott Blair Barley British intelligence intercepts it, and then recruits Barley to go back to Moscow and try to recruit the scientist to find outSoviet secrets This is a good, solid Le Carre, but as is often the case, the novel needed editing The story con...

  8. Hilary Mak says:

    I haven t read much of Le Carre but enjoyed what I have so far This was quite complicated, with lots of characters, and I found myself having to re read bits to check who people were and what was happening However, its beautifully written, and even now, so many year...

  9. Colin Flaherty says:

    If you ve never ready any le Carre, the Spy Who Came in From the Cold is a great place to start I also enjoyed Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Russia House is good, though my guess is the Cold War fiction is probably suffering a bit in popularity.

  10. Bettie☯ says:

    I loved this O

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