|Plot Summary of A Perfect Spy|
Magnus Pym, a British intelligence agent, has disappeared after his father's funeral. His agency, tries to cover up the fact that he is missing, while searching for him. He has hidden in a small English seaside town, where he begins writing a long narrative about his life for his son. He tells him about his relationship with his own con man father, how he became a spy and then a double agent. Le Carre alternates between the search for Pym and the narrative of his life. He also paints a picture of both the British and American intelligence agencies as distrustful of one another and very often bogged down in red tape.
This synopsis report prepared by Jack Goodstein
|Chapter Analysis of A Perfect Spy|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- main char. spying/sabotage
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Eastern Europe
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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