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The Night Manager
The Night Manager | John le Carre
In The Night Manager, John le Carr's first post-Cold War novel, an ex-soldier helps British Intelligence penetrate the secret world of ruthless arms dealers.'Le Carr is the equal of any novelist now writing in English' Guardian'A marvellously observed relentless tale' Observer At the start of it all, Jonathan Pine is merely the night manager at a luxury hotel. But when a single attempt to pass on information to the British authorities - about an international businessman at the hotel with suspicious dealings - backfires terribly, and people close to Pine begin to die, he commits himself to a battle against powerful forces he cannot begin to imagine.In a chilling tale of corrupt intelligence agencies, billion-dollar price tags and the truth of the brutal arms trade, John le Carr creates a claustrophobic world in which no one can be trusted.'Complex and intense ... page-turning tension' San Francisco Chronicle'When I was under house arrest I was helped by the books of John le Carr ... they were a journey into the wider world ... These were the journeys that made me feel that I was not really cut off from the rest of humankind' Aung San Suu Kyi'One of those writers who will be read a century from now' Robert Harris'He can communicate emotion, from sweating fear to despairing love, with terse and compassionate conviction' Sunday Times (on The Spy Who Came in from the Cold)'Return of the master . . . Having plumbed the devious depths of the Cold War, le Carr has done it again for our nasty new age' The Times (on Our Kind of Traitor)
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pdever
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I'm not much one for the style of writing but the plot was terrific and full of intrigue. A little slow to start perhaps but it picks up and maintains a pretty good intensity as you get into it.

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pdever
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Over 80% in and I have no idea how this thriller will end. Lots of balls in the air and conflicting interests all around... Putting off my plan to box up books for donation to the book fair to find out (hence the messy pile in the background).

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pdever
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Waiting for my dealer to service my car.... Seems like appropriate wating room reading.

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ArianaGrace
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I actually watched the tv series with Tom Hiddleston before I read the book because it had Tom Hiddelston in it. I absolutely loved both of them. The book had a lot more details than the show which just made imagining it in my head so much better. I was thinking about the show and adding in the details from the book that were not in the show. All in all I would definitely recommend this book to others.

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GripLitGrl
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#PrinceOfJuly #InternationalLover @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88
I didn't read the book but loved the mini series first book that came to mind for today's prompt

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💜💜 1y
vkois88 👍💜👍💜👍 1y
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quirkyreader
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This was Number 80 for my #MountTBRchallenge, as well as the latest instalment for the year of Le Carre.

Eyelit Way to go!! 1y
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quirkyreader
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Onto my next chunkster of a Le Carre.

Beckys_Books Haven't read the book but loved the miniseries! 1y
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brendanmleonard
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Although the book remains unread by me, I thoroughly enjoyed this miniseries on Amazon Prime. Equally tense and gorgeous to look at, the most fascinating characters are the ones played by Olivia Colman and Elizabeth Debecki. Although it's a little violent, it's great fun and escapist entertainment for these chilly winter nights. I'll definitely be reading the book next year.

Dragon The mini series was so good! Tom Hiddleston 💕🐉 2y
Tomigirl44 The miniseries is great - watched it twice - both Tom Huddleston and Hugh Laurie play their parts well. 1y
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Katiesbookishlife
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Could not get into this book at all, had to bail which I don't do very often. I think the Jonathan Pine character just didn't appeal to me at all, which is a shame as I really enjoyed the mini series. Oh well, onto the next book 📚

saradxxiii Still Alice is so, so good. I read it five or six years ago and still think about it sometimes. (edited) 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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Anyone read this one? I'm trying to get into it, but I'm having trouble. Does it pick up? I've only read one other Le Carre, The Constant Gardener, and I found it slow to start but then gripping. I'm trying to decide whether this is worth sticking out to see if it's the same...

swishandflick I haven't read it but have been meaning to because I loved the series!! 2y
DGRachel I haven't read this one, but I find all of Le Carre's books start slow, but there's usually a great reward for hanging on. That said, there are lots of great books in the universe - if you want to bail, do it. 2y
rabbitprincess I bailed on this one. I found the shifts in chronology annoying. Normally I love le Carré though so it might just be that book in particular that's weird. 2y
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TheKidUpstairs @DGRachel I'm going to give it until 25% ( I'm reading it on my kobo). I really like the main character, so I'm willing to give it as much of a try as i can. But in the end, you're right, too many great books to give too much time to one I'm not feeling! 2y
TheKidUpstairs @swishandflick I want to watch the series! I love Hugh Laurie, and Tom Hiddleston is 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 2y
TheKidUpstairs @rabbitprincess good to know I'm not the only one having a hard time with this one. I'm going to try for a bit more, but I may end up bailing if it doesn't grab me soon! 2y
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zsuzsanna_reads
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Today's UK Kindle daily deal that's on my tbr list!

CoffeeCatsBooks Nice, I loved the mini series! 2y
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Christy2318
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I spent the last 3 nights watching The Night Manager. So much better than the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy movie. Now I need to actually read some Le Carre. Probably something I haven't seen on film.

LauraJ Great cast! 2y
EvieBee I'm with you there. I want to read le carre! 2y
EloisaJames I haven't seen any--but the books are absolutely wonderful!! 2y
Oblomov26 The spy who came in from the cold is one of his earliest and I think his best; dark, cynical and perfect 2y
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Augustdana
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I'm almost finished my current read, I've been slowly turning the pages, not wanting it to end. But I'm obviously thinking about my next one. I watched the night manager series first and loved it, ?? so I figured I'll get into my first Le Carré.

Pam.Kokomo I just brought home from the library "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold." My first by this author too! I will add this one to my TBR. 2y
Augustdana @Pam.Kokomo I've heard good things! 2y
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Faith_in_words
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After watching and living the TV show à des weeks ago, I've finally managed to find time to read the book! I just started but I already love it! (And having the image of Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine definitely helps! ὠD)
#thenightmanager #jonathanpine #johnlecarre #spynovel #tomhiddleston

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swishandflick
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FINALLY got around to watching this awesome show, got three episodes in and randomly thought "hmm, I wonder if this is actually based on a book I haven't heard of yet?" and lo and behold! Whoops, haha.

julesG The TV series is great. Both, Laurie and Hiddelstone, are wonderful. 2y
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BookBelle84
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This was beautiful to look at and fascinating and suspenseful to watch! Will definitely add the book to my #tbr

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FairyHighRoad
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I usually read the book first before watching the movie or miniseries, but I can't say no to Loki and Dr. House together! Another book to add to the TBR pile...

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Nadjaj
The Night Manager | John le Carre
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I loved the miniseries so picked up the book after and really liked it. I'm not sure I would have followed all of the twists and turns if I hadn't watched it, but the movie was quite different from the book so they were both enjoyable. Spy thriller with a little more moral/ethical dilemmas than the usual fare.

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rabbitprincess
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Welcome to Day 2 of rabbitprincess's Inadvertent Tom Hiddleston Film Festival. 😬 Plan today is to watch two episodes. I can't binge watch; I have to ration out my TV.

Dragon I enjoyed this mini series 💕 3y
CaramelLunacy We are watching this as well! We are three episodes in. 3y
rabbitprincess @Dragon I'm finding it a bit easier to follow than the book 😳 @CaramelLunacy I love Hugh Laurie! ❤️ Of course Hiddles is nice too 😉 3y
CaramelLunacy @rabbitprincess I have a soft spot for Hiddles and for Tom Hollander 3y
rabbitprincess @CaramelLunacy Tom Hollander is a joy to watch. I wish I'd seen more episodes of Rev. 3y
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ScarletQuill
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Reading in bed. Does it help that I'm picturing Tom Hiddleston as I read? Yes. Yes it does. #spynovel #readinginbed

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ScarletQuill
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This is how I party. #bookturday #booksandicecream #yes

BibliophileMomma Looks exactly like how I party. 😉😉 3y
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Zsuzsa
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Tea and a good book, best company :)

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Dragon
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I'm going to have to read this book. Just watched a video on the Guardian website. Tom Hiddleston reading from the book. Sigh 😄 photo is a screenshot

Laura317 Tom Hiddleston. Blissful. Sigh... 3y
Alisnazzy Swoooooon 3y
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Gezemice Is this a video read? 😍☺️ 3y
Dragon @Gezemice it is a short video and he is reading from the novel with his beautiful accent full of emotion. It's awesome 3y
Gezemice I just watched it. I must say watching is distracting... had to look away to follow the story, lol 3y
Dragon @Gezemice distracting is a perfect description 😃 3y
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LisaJo
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I just put the books away for the night. Why? The Night Manager marathon is on AMC. I enjoyed it so much the first time, I'm going to watch it again. #SometimesTheMovieIsGood

ReadingOver50 I liked that show too 😀 3y
alisonrose It was so good!!! 3y
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wonga
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if the book is always better than the movie then this will be awesome :)

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MeganMarieWrites
The Night Manager | John le Carre
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I tried...I really, really tried. Maybe if I'd have gone into it fresh, without watching the show first I would have done better with the book, I don't know. Too much description of people and places, not enough story.

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MeganMarieWrites
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Part of me is glad that I watched the mini-series first so that I have a picture of the characters in my head...

Erincruey I noticed that playing "The Old Republic" has really helped me when reading "Annihilation". The characters make more sense and the settings seem more real since "I've been there" (at least in game, ha ha!). Books make great companions for other forms of entertainment! 3y
MeganMarieWrites @Erincruey you would LOVE The Night Manager!! It was a six part series on AMC with Tom Hiddleston as the lead. It originally aired on the BBC and AMC picked it up! 3y
Erincruey @MeganMarieWrites I must watch this now lol! 3y
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MeganMarieWrites
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I love it when my holds come in...even if it means reading three or four books at once!

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missryan
The Night Manager | John le Carre
Mehso-so

I really wanted to enjoy this, but the writing style nearly caused me to quit halfway through. The plot is extremely intriguing and the pacing works well. The biggest problem is narrators can often change mid-sentence. 3/5 stars.

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bblake24
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Tons of suspense, definitely held my breath for the last 100 pages!

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Heather_Reads
The Night Manager | John le Carre
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Subtle, complex, and proper spy work - there's no flashy James Bond type stuff here. This was my second reading of THE NIGHT MANAGER and just like rereads of other le Carré novels, there's a new layer to be peeled back with every reading. Heads up: more intricate than the tv adaptation.

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Heather_Reads
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This is the perfect book for a rainy afternoon - you can cosy up in bed and completely immerse yourself in the tangled and layered web that le Carré weaves (no books were harmed in the taking of this picture).

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Heather_Reads
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"'When God finished putting together Dicky Roper,‘ he told Rooke earnestly over a Friday evening curry, ‘He took a deep breath and shuddered a bit, then He ran up our Jonathan to restore the ecological balance.‘” So excited to start a reread of this.

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Relaxed_Reader
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Off to a good start. Mr Pine intrigues me...