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Author: John le Carré
ISBN13: 978-0345385765
Title: The Night Manager
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Language: English
Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Ballentine Books Ed edition (June 1, 1994)

The Night Manager by John le Carré

When John le Carré is good, he is oh so good. In The Night Manager, he is at his best. Reaffirms le Carré’s status as one of the top spy novelists, ever. A beautifully polished, utterly knowing, and palpitating book. JOHN LE CARRÉ was born in 1931. He was educated at the Universities of Bern and Oxford, taught at Eton College, and served as Second Secretary at the British Embassy in Bonn and British Consul in Hamburg during the Cold War. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a wide reputation, which was consolidated by his trilogy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; and Smiley’s People. His recent work includes The Tailor of Panama, The Constant Gardener, and The Mission Song. His new novel, A Most Wanted Man, will be published in autumn 2008

Apparently, John le Carré preferred the recent television adaptation of The Night Manager to his original novel.

The Night Manager is an espionage novel by John le Carré, published in 1993. It is his first post-Cold War novel, detailing an undercover operation to bring down a major international arms dealer. Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier, is the night manager. We first meet him in that capacity at the Hotel Meister Palace in Zurich. He is on duty when the "worst man in the world", Richard Onslow Roper, arrives with his entourage on a cold blizzardy night.

3 5 6 24. 26 27 28 29 31. Letter by. John. It’s been one of the unexpected miracles of my writing life: a novel I had written more than twenty years ago, buried deep in the archive of a major movie company that had bought the rights but never got around to making the movie, suddenly spirited back to life and re-told for our times.

First published in 1993. ONE. On a snow-swept January evening of 1991, Jonathan Pine, the English night manager of the Hotel Meister Palace in Zürich, forsook his office behind the reception desk and, in the grip of feelings he had not known before, took up his position in the lobby as a prelude to extending his hotel's welcome to a distinguished late arrival. And this mildness of manner within a fighter's frame gave him a troubling intensity. You would never during your stay in the hotel confuse him with anybody else: not with Herr Strippli, the creamy-haired front-of-house manager, not with one of Herr Meister's superior young Germans, who strode through the place like gods on their way to stardom somewhere else. As a hotelier Jonathan was complete.

You say 'John le Carré' and people will automatically think of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. How does this differ from that concept of le Carré? Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is about someone on the inside. Smiley is older, and is much more about someone who is on the inside of the Circus. Pine isn’t on the inside; he is a free agent, who is recruited by an agent. The Night Manager doesn’t exist in the post-Cold war universe, it exists much more in the modern world, I think. There is more action. The bad guys don’t have particularly political or national-political affiliations

The night manager : a novel. by Le Carré, John, 1931-. Publication date 1993. Topics Spy stories, English. Publisher New York : Knopf. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on October 21, 2009.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • AMC Miniseries event April 19 Tues 10/9c   John le Carré, the legendary author of sophisticated spy thrillers, is at the top of his game in this classic novel of a world in chaos. With the Cold War over, a new era of espionage has begun. In the power vacuum left by the Soviet Union, arms dealers and drug smugglers have risen to immense influence and wealth. The sinister master of them all is Richard Onslow Roper, the charming, ruthless Englishman whose operation seems untouchable. Slipping into this maze of peril is Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier who’s currently the night manager of a posh hotel in Zurich. Having learned to hate and fear Roper more than any man on earth, Pine is willing to do whatever it takes to help the agents at Whitehall bring him down—and personal vengeance is only part of the reason why.   Praise for The Night Manager   “A splendidly exciting, finely told story . . . masterly in its conception.”The New York Times Book Review   “Intrigue of the highest order.”Chicago Sun-Times   “Richly detailed and rigorously researched . . . Le Carré’s gift for building tension through character has never been better realized.”People   “Grimly fascinating, often nerve-wracking, and impossible to put down.”Boston Herald
Reviews: 7
I have read reviews of Le Carre's post cold war novels that treat them as of a lower quality than his classics. I must disagree with that view. Le Carre's more recent works evoke the murky alliances of modern powers, whether state or private, with a deft touch. His tales paint compelling, relatable victims, villains, and heroes, navigating today's brutal world of big money, omnipresent surveillance, and bought and sold governments. The NIght Manager works both on the personal level as a story of fully drawn people struggling in difficult circumstances and in terms of the big picture where compromised institutions perpetuate their existence by supporting the very evils they were established to combat. An eloquent examination of our times.
I enjoyed The Night Manager, but I will say I enjoyed it AFTER I watched the Amazon Prime series by the same name. I was so captivated by both the superb acting and the story, that I then bought and read the book. It was very helpful that I could rely on the film to have sorted out the characters, as there are so many. There are the Brits, the Americans, the foreigners, etc. I do not think I would have been able to keep all the characters straight had I not seen the film. Having said that, it was enjoyable to read the book and see how it differed from the screen version. In general, John Le Carre is a skilled novelist and one can bank on most of his books as a good read.
Pine and Roper, protagonist and antagonist respectively, are well drawn, but there are just too many minor characters in the book, most of whom we know primarily by name. Thus, the book is a bit of a slog, requiring constant looking back to recall who is who. It also suffers from several long scenes made up entirely of dialogue. On the one hand, it's a well-plotted espionage thriller; on the other, it dissolves into confusion as one tries to disentangle internecine struggles among British agencies and similar ones amongst the "Cousins." The author sometimes displays a willful opacity that seems a little contemptuous of even his most seasoned readers. I have heard that the AMC mini-series is a model of clarity.
Although I'd seen the TV series I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Set earlier than the TV Series it contained more back story and different locations The characters were more complex. Despite knowing the type of ending I still found the tension building and had to put it down several times because my heart was pounding. So well written. What a master yarn-spinner this man is.
The Night Manager describes the murky trade in deadly arms, and the equally murky corridors of government agencies that aid and abet it if this so happens to advance The National Interest. The novel is populated by colourful characters, and has a pace that will leave the reader at times breathless, and at other times admiring the effortless prose and delightful turns of phrase so typical of Le Carre.
Although Smiley catapulted him the fame, and I still re-read them regularly, it’s the non-dagger novels like The Honourable Schoolboy and The Night Manager where his writing is so rich, so full of flawed but loveable human characters, and the plots and sub-plots and viewpoints duck and weave and bob like corks in a torrent creek. Above all, Le Carre remains hugely entertaining.
The two drawbacks I had with this novel is that it is too British [slang, local jargon, insider references] and the ending. I did see the mini-series on TV and liked it enough to read the book which is usually better than the video. After building characters, plot and tension for several hundred pages, it was like "let's wrap this up and get on with something else". I felt there were too many loose ends and an unacceptable leap to finish the narrative. This leap was more than my imagination could logically accept. Still, it was a good read and except for my confusion with the end, I enjoyed the book.
John le Carre at his best: nail-biting suspense against a backdrop of an inept and corrupt MI6. Which just serves to make the good guys really good, and the bad guys really bad. The "worst man in the world" is the man who can sell high-tech illegal arms and ordinance to governments and terror groups who should never get their hands on such weapons. Le Carre gives us the ultimate British patriot in Jonathan Pine, a devotee of T.S. Lawrence, whose desire to bring down illegal arms salesman Dickie Roper amounts to his own personal jihad. But pay attention to the goings-on at MI6. That's where even more retribution and blood-letting will take place.
Note: this 1993 book has a different ending than the recent TV movie, but is otherwise the same thriller.
Before reading Mr. Le Carre's latest book I would have been hard-pressed to think he would top what I always thought of as his best, namely, Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy. And while The Night Manager is crafted very differently from the now-aged masterpiece, it evokes perhaps an even greater suspense, but this time with the fear generated not by a hard, Russian or East German adversary, but by the evil lurking within the offices of the British and American secret services themselves. The so-called "bad guy" arms purveyors seem almost tame by comparison with the corrupted secret service types whose machinations thwart Le Carre's protagonist and his handlers. Le Carre's depiction of the English old-boy network is simply superlative, and the result is a true masterpiece of modern-day espionage mired in pernicious bureaucracy and worse.