Single And Single



A Corporate Lawyer From The House Of Single Single Is Shot Dead In Cold Blood On A Turkish Hillside For Crimes That He Does Not Understand A Children S Entertainer In Devon Is Hauled To His Local Bank Late At Night To Explain A Monumental Influx Of Cash A Russian Freighter Is Arrested In The Black Sea A Celebrated London Financier Has Disappeared Into Thin Air A British Customs Officer Is On A Trail Of Corruption And Murder SINGLE SINGLE Is A Thrilling Journey Of The Contemporary Human Heart Intimate, Magical, Riotous And Subtly Architected, Showing Us John Le Carr At The Height Of His Dramatic And Creative Powers.Single And Single

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  • Paperback
  • 351 pages
  • Single And Single
  • John le Carré
  • English
  • 18 January 2018
  • 0340937718

10 thoughts on “Single And Single

  1. says:

    The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become To pretend otherwise is to cheat. John le CarreI wish I could claim credit for the catchy title phrase The spy who came back to the bank., but it has Mr Moneyball written all over it.After reviewing Our Kind of Traitor, I kept being drawn back to Single Single, a le Carr The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become To pretend otherwise is to cheat. John le CarreI wish I could claim credit for the catchy title ph...

  2. says:

    Splendid To say it is his best later book is to damn it with faint praise It is just a darn good example of what Le Carre does so well, writing about the English and the Russians He lost his way when the Cold War lost its way Here he is back in that world he understands and loves and it makes all the difference.I see this book has underwhelmed many, but I fail to see why Unreservedly recommended He s a bastard says Oliver at one point To which the Swiss banker replies Splendid To say it is his best later book is to damn it with faint praise It is just a darn good example of what Le Carre does so well, writing about the English and the Russian...

  3. says:

    Starts off well. The first chapter is super reading A lawyer is murdered by the gang of entrepreneurs he was working for Oliver, who is a former colleague of the dead lawyer gets involved He races against time, the establishment and his own morality to try and save his father and boss from suffering the same fate.The story is mostly flashback, as Oliver, has given up on his previous life as a hot shot lawyer for the Russian mob He returns to it, to save the father The story is pred Starts off well. The first chapter is super reading A l...

  4. says:

    To my mind, this is the finest of le Carr s post Cold War works His outrage against the crooked British establishment is apparent through the words and actions of his protagonist and, one suspects, his alter ego Nathaniel Brock.His ear for dialogue is retained, whether it be in the mouth of the antihero of the story, Oliver Single or his super rich crook of a father, the bent coppers and officials who serve them, the former intelligence operatives of three countries, the sleazy Swiss lawyer, To my mind, this is the finest of le Carr s post Cold War works His outrage against the crooked British establishment is apparent through the words and actions of his protagonist and, one suspects, his alter ego Nathaniel Brock.His ear for dialogue is retained, whether it be in the mouth of the antihero of the story, Oliver Single or his super rich crook of a father, the bent coppers and officials who serve them, the former intelligence operatives of three countries, the sleazy S...

  5. says:

    For nearly anybody else writing these days, this would be a slam dunk winner Large canvas and well developed set of characters that shift and grow with the unspooling of the narrative Nicely varied set of scenarios, scenery, and atmosphere But Le Carr has set the bar too high and when this one hits the doldrums midway, it is nearly lost All the elaborate mechanisms that are set up in the first third of the novel kind of coast and sputter a bit in the middle section It doesn t take on a lif For nearly anybody else writing these days, this would be a slam dunk winner Large canvas and well developed set of characters that shift and grow with the unspooling of the narrative Nicely varied set of scenarios, scenery, and atm...

  6. says:

    It s the early 1990 s and the Cold War may well be over for the time being, anyway but John le Carre just can t leave Russia alone And why should he What with all those oligarchs dismantling the old apparatus of the Soviet state and untold, underhand billions to made out of oil, iron and blood Not metaphorical...

  7. says:

    In this book, written with the USSR recently dissolved, John Le Carr was his typical cynical and pessimistic self, looking ahead to the rise of Russian oil moguls and former apparatchiks turning into arms traders, drug dealers, and money launderers all with the help of profiteers in the West, of course.Single Singl...

  8. says:

    This LeCarre thriller opens with the reader dropped into the middle of a riveting scene on a hilltop in Turkey and played out to its predetermined conclusion Alfred Winser, the chief legal counsel and board member of the finance house of Single and Single is summarily executed but not before LeCarre has taken the reader into Winser s head as he spins through pictures from his past life and watches as a man produces a video camera and another aims a pistol in his face From here, the reader must This LeCarre thriller opens with the reader dropped into the middle of a riveting scene on a hilltop in Turkey and played out to its predetermined conclusion Alfred Winser, the chief legal counsel and board member of the finance house of Single and Single is summarily executed but not before LeCarre has taken the reader into Winser s head as he spins through pictures from his past life and watches as a man produces a video camera and another aims a pistol in his face From here, the reader must place this frame in the context of the larger story that follows We are introduced to Tiger Signal, a bold venture capitalist who owns and runs a British financial institution Although it appears to be an investment bank, its owner is actually working with dummy corporations around th...

  9. says:

    Originally published on my blog here in May 2003.Oliver Single begins a promising career in the legal department of his father s banking company, only to gradually realise that its fortunes rest on the laundering of money for organised crime As the company s biggest partnership, with entrepeneurs in the disintegrating Soviet Union, takes shape, Oliver makes the fateful decision to betray his father to the authorities This part of the story is told in flashback the main plot of Single and Si Originally published on my blog here in May 2003.Oliver Single begins a promising career in the legal department of his father s banking company, only to gradually realise that its fortunes rest on the laundering of money for organised crime As the company s biggest partnership, with entrepeneurs in the disintegrating Soviet Union, takes shape, Oliver makes the fateful decision to betray his father to the authorities This part of the story is told in flashback the main plot of Single and Single is about what happens when Oliver s father tracks him down in his new identity supplied by the security services following the murder of one of the bank s employees by the Ru...

  10. says:

    I love John le Carre I really, really, really do Check my other reviews But for this book, Single Single, my rating iseh.As a novelist, it is your job to make your story so believable that your audience will suspend their disbelief or invent their own explanations in the places where the plot runs thin Which was a problem in this book.Like a mantra, in the last 50 pages of Single Single, I found myself yelling at the book over and over again,WhatThis is the Russian M I love John le Carre I really, really, really do Check my other reviews But for this book, Single Single, my rating iseh.As a novelist, it is your job to make your story so believable that your audience will suspend their disbelief or invent their own explanations in the places where the plot runs thi...

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