"[Le Carrï¿½'s] novels are so brilliant because they're emotionally and psychologically absolutely true, but of course they're novels." --New York Times Book Review
"Le Carrï¿½'s prose remains brisk and lapidary. His wit is intact and rolls as if on casters... I might as well say it: to read this simmering novel is to come in from the cold." --New York Times
"Le Carrï¿½ is such a gifted storyteller that he interlaces the cards in his deck so they fit not simply with this book, but with the earlier ones as well." --The Atlantic
"A kind of eulogy for the present as well as the past, A Legacy of Spies
is haunting." --Chicago Tribune
"Swift and satisfying." --USA Today
"We wish for more complexity and logic in our politics, so we look to make political art that is logical and complex: a genre defined by John le Carrï¿½." --New Republic
"The spy master's latest Smiley novel entwines today's world with a lost one... Ingenious."--Washington Post
"Intricately plotted and richly satisfying." --Star Tribune
"Gripping."--The Christian Science Monitor
"[Le Carrï¿½] can convey a character in a sentence, land an emotional insight in [a] phrase & demolish an ideology in a paragraph." --Publishers Weekly (starred)
"Any reader who knows le Carrï¿½'s earlier work, and quite a few who don't, will assume that any attempt to second-guess the mandarins of the Service will backfire. The miracle is that the author can revisit his best-known story and discover layer upon layer of fresh deception beneath it."
--Kirkus Praise for John le Carrï¿½
"One of our great writers of moral ambiguity, a tireless explorer of that darkly contradictory no-man's land."
--Los Angeles Times
"No other writer has charted--pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers--the public and secret histories of his times."
"I would suggest immortality for John le Carrï¿½, who I believe one of the most intelligent and entertaining writers working today."
--Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune
"The constant flow of emotion lifts le Carrï¿½ not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practicing."
"A writer of towering gifts."