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The Company review Û 3 With a sharp eye for the pathos and absurdity of the Cold War Robert Littell crafted his first novel the now legendary spy thriller The Defection of AJ Lewinter Christopher Lehmann Haupt of The New York Times called it a perfect little gem the best Cold War thriller I've read in years and the praise kept coming with critics hailing Littell as the American Le Carreacute New York Times and raving that his books were as good as thriller writing gets The Washington Post For his fourteenth novel Robert Littell creates an engrossing multigenerational wickedly nostalgic yet utterly candid saga bringing to life through a host of characters historical and imagined the over 40 years of the CIA the Company to insiders At the heart of the novel is a stu. I am not a patient person when it comes to books so if I m going to invest the time to read something this long it better be worth itI ve read The Company three timesI can t comment on how accurate Littell s depictions of the inner workings of the US and USSR s secret intelligence and espionage agencies are but it sure seems authentic And on top of that there are a number of excellent storylines running concurrentlyEven if you re not into spy books this is top grade drama Domicile 1 read in years and the praise kept coming with critics hailing Littell as the American Le Carreacute New York Times and Individual Motivation Within Groups raving that his books were as good as thriller writing gets The Washington Post For his fourteenth novel Robert Littell creates an engrossing multigenerational wickedly nostalgic yet utterly candid saga bringing to life through a host of characters historical and imagined the over 40 years of the CIA the Company to insiders At the heart of the novel is a stu. I am not a patient person when it comes to books so if I m going to invest the time to Why I Am a Jew read something this long it better be worth itI ve Cursed by Darkness Befallen Tides #1 read The Company three timesI can t comment on how accurate Littell s depictions of the inner workings of the US and USSR s secret intelligence and espionage agencies are but it sure seems authentic And on top of that there are a number of excellent storylines Ship of Magic running concurrentlyEven if you

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The Company review Û 3 Nningly conceived mole hunt involving such rivals and allies as the MI6 KGB and Mossad Racing across a canvas that spans the legendary Berlin Base in the 1950s the front line of the simmering Cold War to the Soviet invasion of Hungary the Bay of Pigs the Afghan war the Gorbachev putsch and other major theatres of operation for the CIA The Company tells a thrilling story of agents imprisoned in double lives fighting an enemy that was amoral elusive formidable Littell tells it like it was CIA agents fighting not only the good fight but sometimes the bad one as well Littell also brilliantly lays bare the warring within the Company to add another dimension to the spy vs spy game the battles between the counterintelligence agents in Washington li. One of the great cold war spy novel epics Belongs on the shelf next to le Carr s Karla Trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy The Honourable Schoolboy Smiley s People and Mailer s Harlot s Ghost Lisa Star and the Solstice Academy rivals and allies as the MI6 KGB and Mossad Racing across a canvas that spans the legendary Berlin Base in the 1950s the front line of the simmering Cold War to the Soviet invasion of Hungary the Bay of Pigs the Afghan war the Gorbachev putsch and other major theatres of operation for the CIA The Company tells a thrilling story of agents imprisoned in double lives fighting an enemy that was amoral elusive formidable Littell tells it like it was CIA agents fighting not only the good fight but sometimes the bad one as well Littell also brilliantly lays bare the warring within the Company to add another dimension to the spy vs spy game the battles between the counterintelligence agents in Washington li. One of the great cold war spy novel epics Belongs on the shelf next to le Carr s Karla Trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy The Honourable Schoolboy Smiley s People and Mailer s Harlot s Ghost

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The Company review Û 3 Ke the utterly obsessive real life mole hunter James Angleton and the covert action boys in the field like The Company's Harvey Torriti the Sorcerer a brilliant and brash rule breaker and dirty tricks expert who fights fire with fire and his Apprentice Jack McAuliffe recruited fresh out of Yale who learns tradecraft and the hard truths of life in the field As this dazzling anatomy of the CIA unfolds nothing less than the world's future in the second half of the twentieth century is at stake At once a celebration of a long Cold War well fought an elegy for the end of an era and a reckoning for a profession in which moral ambiguity created a wilderness of mirrors The Company is the Cold War's devastating truth its entertaining tale its last wo. Robert Littell is no Tom Clancy and I mean that in only the best sense Littell s style and subject matter are probably closer to that of John le Carre than to the over the top actionadventure novels that Clancy Company crank out Just as le Carre s George Smiley bore little resemblance to fellow Englishmen James Bond Littell s Jack McAuliffe bears little similarity to Clancy s Jack Ryan Don t take this as a knock at Clancy whose books I happen to enjoy It s just that like Ian Fleming did with his most famous creation you can t really take any of Clancy s novels as a serious look at what real intelligence agencies are doingWhile Littell s CIA may use their fair share of high tech toys in their efforts to protect the homeland McAuliffe and his fellow veterans of Cockroach Alley spend most of their days sitting in dinghy little offices going through the translated radio and phone messages of their counterparts in the Soviet Union Beginning at the very beginning of what would become known as the Cold War Jack and his fellow recruits into the newly created Central Intelligence Agency find themselves in the very center of events that would make headlines and history From the construction of the Berlin Wall through the planning of the Bay of Pigs and on to the downfall of the Soviet Union Littell shows us the inner workings of the CIANot only does Littell introduce us to these Americans he also allows us to see what may have been going on in the opposite camp Along with Jack Ebby and Leo Littell s Three Musketeers we also meet Yevegny Tsipin a second generation KGB operative and the mysterious spymaster Starik the Old Man both of whom believe that it is their role to bring down the US for the glory of Communism and the Soviet Union While the CIA sends Jack and the others around the world on various assignments Yevegny finds himself secreted into the US where he assumes several identities over the years as an undercover agentLittell shows us two generations of Company employees as they each make their mark on some of the incidents that shaped the later part of the Twentieth Century We see Jack Leo and Ebby marry and watch as their sons and daughters each take their turns working to make America safe from its enemies Whether you believe Littell s version of events is up to you but he certainly has done an amazing amount of research leaving the reader to feel that things should have happened this way even if they didn tAlong with his own cast of characters Littell shows us glimpses of such actual American personages as JFK and his brother Robert William Casey and Allen Dulles We also get to meet notorious folks such as Sam Giancana Kenneth Philby and Vladimir Putin Whether fictional or factual Littell brings to all of these characters a sense of reality showing us human beings capable of the vices and virtues we all share In some cases it doesn t really matter if the person is real or not as they all leave an impression and impact on the story The novels 800 plus pages explore the Cold War and the personalities who helped shape several generations Littell doesn t soft pedal nor vilify the CIA as much as he shows us how human beings usually attempting to do what they thought was right or at least prudent to move the political economic and social events for a greater purpose Whether or not we believe in that purpose isn t important in the end Littell rightly uses uotes and allusions to Lewis Carrol s ALICE IN WONDERLAND through out as the world in which these characters move about truly is something from the far side of the looking glass


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  • Hardcover
  • 894
  • The Company
  • Robert Littell
  • English
  • 10 January 2018
  • 9781585671977