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Absolute Friends | [John le Carre]

Absolute Friends

The friends of the title are Ted Mundy, British soldier's son born 1947 in a 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 60s, again in the grimy looking-glass of Cold War espionage and, most terribly, in today's world of terror. Spanning 56 years, Absolute Friends is a savage fable of our times.

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The friends of the title are Ted Mundy, British soldier's son born 1947 in a 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 60s, again in the grimy looking-glass of Cold War espionage and, most terribly, in today's world of terror. Spanning 56 years, Absolute Friends is a savage fable of our times.

©2010 David Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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    "The perfect voice for the master's story"

    John Le Carre writes quite amazing stories - about flawed innocents with pure intentions caught up in the mendacities of the real word. There is something about Michael Jayston's voice, the slightly jaded world-weariness, that makes it quite the perfect vehicle for Le Carre's writing.

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    A very good listen. The reading was superb. The plot was resolved with a little too much paranoia, though!

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    "One of le Carre's best"

    Whether you're a fan of le Carre or a newcomer, this one is a must. It's his insight into what happens behind the scenes that is so important - this is an educational book as well as a great thriller.

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    it's a must for all le care enthusiasts. It’s a must for thinkers of topical contemporary concerns. It’s a must for anyone interested in great writing. the author is the most underrated english writer of our times. and naturally, michael jayston does it again!

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