2 Works in Call for the Dead - John le Carré
Fandoms: Call for the Dead - John le Carré, LE CARRE John - Works, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - John Le Carré
19 Sep 2018
George Smiley works up his courage, and telephones Inspector Mendel to make good on cancelled plans.
11 Aug 2017
It had never been George Smiley's habit to nurture affection. In the long evenings in hospital, staring out at the London night, he had searched his mind for an explanation, a way to reconcile himself with the foreign desire to like Inspector Mendel. Collaboration was familiar to him, a sterile and professional form of interaction that he had long since perfected, carefully honing his skill in detaching himself from the realities of relationships. Though always a master of self effacement, his wife's flight to the arms of a Cuban lover had left him with the most concentrated part of himself, the deeply dispassionate core of his being that, when presented with the awkward hospitality of this thin, quietly competent Inspector, had completely and utterly betrayed him.