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 Our Kind of Traitor: Helpful Info

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K.E. Jones

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Join date : 2017-11-30

PostSubject: Our Kind of Traitor: Helpful Info   Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:20 am

Our first book! John le Carre's Our Kind of Traitor, a stand-alone spy novel set in this unstable post-Cold War world.  
A couple of reviews so you can see what we're getting into.
First, from the New York Times:
The Washington Post:  

(Why those two? Because those are the papers I read every day.) The general consensus seems to be...pretty damned good. Maybe it's no Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, but still entertaining and thought-provoking. For our purposes, it also has the advantage of not being a prequel, or sequel, or part of a series, or anything like that. As this was published in 2010 (I didn't realize it was so long ago!), was generally well-reviewed, and is by a popular author, it should be available at most libraries. Used copies start at $3.48, including shipping, at; Amazon and Barnes and Noble sell it in a variety of formats, including audio and e-book versions, in a confusing array of prices.

ETA: I'm setting the deadline for completing the book and starting the discussion at January 1, which started out nice and symbolic but by the time I got everything up and running, met the one-month criterion we decided on. HOWEVER! if you finish the book earlier, you may want to post a note to that effect, and if everybody who's signed up for the discussion gets finished early, we can go ahead and get going with the discussion.
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