Legacy of Spies, by John Le Carre': a book review by Endre Barath, Jr.

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Legacy of Spies, by John Le Carre’ : a book review by Endre Barath, Jr.

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  As a Beverly Hills Realtor, there are times I need a distraction from the everyday activities or should I say the twists and turns of real estate negotiations. I find that a book especially a Spy Book provides me with this distraction. Lucky for me ‘Legacy of Spies’ by John Le Carre’ just came out.

Just to give a background, I have discovered John Le Carre’ when I was still a youngster, having left Communist Hungary and living in Austria during the middle of the Cold War. The book and subsequently the movie by the same name “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” starring Richard Burton, made me a fan for life. Interestingly this was Le Carre’s second book. As the years flew by, his writing improved and I enjoyed his characters, who became almost like my friends, my acquaintances as well as some my enemies.

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Over the years of reading Le Carre’s books I have detected an agenda and a political positions, I would call it a subtle distaste for the Military Industrial players and with a bit of an anti-United States spy organizations position. Having just finished reading “The Secret History of the CIA” I was able to connect the dots and see who some of his fictional characters were modeled after.

Just to be clear, you do not need to have read his previous books to enjoy this one.

This story has, what I consider different layers of perspectives. The views of the “old cold war warrior”, the views of the children who survived and the views of the current Government’s Young Turk Attorneys protecting or trying to mitigate or trying to find fault with “the old ways”.

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Legacy of Spies was a fun and fast read, which has inspired me to reread the book that made him famous and I guess reading it with an older man’s perspective should be interesting was well. I enjoyed the book and if you are into Le Carre’s writing I would recommend it highly.

If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at  http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

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Hannah Williams
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Sounds like you are on a roll Endre Barath, Jr.  on spy novels . This one  sounds like a winner . Always like you book choices

Oct 29, 2017 04:35 PM #1
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Endre

Thank you for sharing the book review for the John Le Carre book. Sounds like an interesting book.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 29, 2017 06:09 PM #2
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Steve Higgins
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Hi Barath,

Good post. I too enjoy reading when I have time. I was able to read The Cartel by Don Winslow which I thoroughly enjoyed this summer as my sales were slow. I like to read books that are recommended, I will add this one to my list. I am planning to start The Kite Runner when on vacation in Dec.

Oct 29, 2017 06:10 PM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Hannah Williams  this was a fast read and loved it, Endre

Oct 29, 2017 06:24 PM #4
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lou Ludwig if you never read a Le Carre' book this is a fun read, Endre

Oct 29, 2017 06:25 PM #5
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Steve Higgins  I fell out of the groove for reading, now I put it back on the priority and this one is a good read, Endre

Oct 29, 2017 06:26 PM #6
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Since we have had a dusting of snow and it is cold, it may be time to settle down and read a good spy book. Thanks for the review.

Oct 29, 2017 06:29 PM #7
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Endre,

It has been a while since I read a Le Carré book.  Thank you for the review on A Legacy of  Spies.  A

Oct 29, 2017 07:19 PM #8
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Sounds like an intiguing read Endre Barathe, Jr.  Maybe I'll have to take a break from self-help and add this to my next list...

Oct 29, 2017 09:41 PM #9
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Rebecca Gaujot  I am sorry to hear that it is dusting....we have no right to complain last two days we were freezing it was 65 degrees...on a side not great book to warm up to, Endre

Oct 29, 2017 11:17 PM #10
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  then it is time for a La Carre':) Endre

Oct 29, 2017 11:17 PM #11
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Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate  I love self help but there is a time to relax and tune out:)Endre

Oct 29, 2017 11:18 PM #12
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Good morning Endre.

I've seen his books on the stand from time to time.  Never read the jacket to give me an idea of what was inside.  Now, I'll go hunting for one, taking a closer look 

Oct 30, 2017 02:34 AM #13
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Kat Palmiotti
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Thank you for the review! I saw a story on 60 Minutes recently about this author, and as a result, I picked up one of his books from the library and took it on a recent trip. I couldn't get into the story so it was a book I didn't finish. Perhaps I should try this one and see if I was a bit hasty in "writing" him off.

Oct 30, 2017 03:31 AM #14
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Steven Nickens
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Endre, love a good spy book, I will keep my eye out for a copy.

Oct 30, 2017 04:50 AM #15
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Gabe Sanders
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Thanks Andre.  I have always enjoyed reading John Le Carre's novels.

Oct 30, 2017 06:54 AM #16
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Endre I love spy stories so I would probably enjoy reading this book.

Oct 30, 2017 01:41 PM #17
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Laura Cerrano
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It’s interesting to know any kind of classified documents even exist and that’s pretty cool :)

Oct 30, 2017 10:21 PM #18
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Laura Cerrano
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I have to just add really quickly that this may be a way to get me into thie genre in reading it more

Oct 30, 2017 10:22 PM #19
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Endre Barath, Jr. - I started reading this book weeks ago. Today, I started from the beginning again. It must stir up many nerves for you. I can't imagine what it was for you to grow up in another country; then be part of the Military. You're brain must be filled with memorabilia. 

I hope you get to go on vacation soon and you get someone to take care of your pets. 

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