I recently saw the film ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ and loved it – really worth seeing. But good as the film was I would rate it at about 25% compared to John Le Carre’s wonderful books on which it was based.
Le Carre is of course renowned as a spy/mystery writer but he is too good a writer to be pigeon-holed. In fact I have often thought we should put his books in general fiction because of the quality of his writing.
If you haven’t read him then I suggest you do!
Start with ‘Tinker, Tailor……’, ‘The Honourable Schoolboy’ and ‘Smiley’s People’. You can currently get all three in one volume titled ‘Smiley Versus Karla’ at only $32.99 plus the cost of some sleepless nights when you can’t put it down!
On the subject of books and films you might like to read my article ‘How Books Hold Up The Film Industry’ in The Independent Book Guide at www.independentbookguide.com.au