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  • ISBN: 0316016764
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: John le Carre
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Reprint edition (August 1, 2008)
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  • Rating: 4.6
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The Mission Song is a thriller/espionage novel by John le Carré, published in 2006.

The Mission Song is a thriller/espionage novel by John le Carré, published in 2006. Set against the background of the chaotic East Congo, the story involves the planning of a Western-backed coup in the province of Kivu, told from the worm's-eye view of the hapless interpreter.

John le Carre's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim

John le Carre's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim. Immersing readers in two parallel dramas - one about the making of a spy, the other chronicling his seemingly imminent demise - le Carre offers one of his richest and most morally resonant novels. Magnus Pym - son of Rick, father of Tom, and a successful career officer of British Intelligence - has vanished, to the dismay of his.

The Mission Song, John le Carré's 20th novel in a career spanning nearly half a century, most .

The Mission Song, John le Carré's 20th novel in a career spanning nearly half a century, most famously in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1964), receives mixed marks. Critics who enjoy the novel praise le Carré's intricate plotting, atmospheric settings, and his ear for dialogue—all the trademark riffs of the undisputed master of the Cold War thriller now setting his sights on new enemies. THE MISSION SONG was on the USA Today's Top 150 Best-Selling books list for 4 weeks in September and October 2006, reaching the peak position of 15. John Le Carré has 2 novels on the USA Today best-seller list. He published most of his novels prior to the inception of the list.

John Le Carré has 2 novels on the USA Today best-seller list As I read THE MISSION SONG, I felt the story familiar. In fact, I so clearly visualized some of the opening scenes I figured I'd seen the movie. But there is no movie yet.

John Le Carré has 2 novels on the USA Today best-seller list. Bruno Salvador (aka Salvo), the love child of an Irish missionary and a Congolese woman, lives in England. As I read THE MISSION SONG, I felt the story familiar. The novel, first published in September 2006, is John Le Carré's most recent work. Surely, I had not read it before. But as I waded on, I realized I had.

That is essentially what he manages in this inspired performance of John le Carré's suspense novel about a planned coup in the Congo and the interpreter of mixed parentage who wrestles with his conscience and his past to determine what he is to do about it. The cast of characters is wide an. . The cast of characters is wide and exotic, and Oyelowo's capacity to invest them not only with sumptuous accents but also distinctive, often biting personality is matchless.

John le Carré was born in 1931. The Mission Song is his twentieth novel. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a wide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy, and Smiley's People. His recent novels include The Tailor of Panama, The Constant Gardener, and Absolute Friends. The Mission Song: A Novel.

Christopher Hope enjoys John le Carré's sunny tale of despair, The Mission Song. Salvo comes as a gift to the avuncular Mr Anderson, his controller in one of those hidden eyries that John le Carré creates for his spies. Though this time Le Carréland is not as familiar as it might at first seem. Anderson is a marvellous creation; a pillar of the Sevenoaks Chorale Society, a spymaster with ruthless yet Rotarian values whose means of using and abusing the hapless Salvo are both more kindly, and more cruel, than those of his old mentor Brother Michael, who wasn't above dishing out a bit of fondling along with his fond advice.

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Full of politics, heart, and the sort of suspense that nobody in the world does better, The Mission Song turns John Le Carre's laser eye for the complexity of the modern world on turmoil and conspiracy in Africa.Abandoned by both his Irish father and Congolese mother, Bruno Salvador has long looked for someone to guide his life. He has found it in Mr. Anderson of British Intelligence. Bruno's African upbringing, and fluency in numerous African languages, has made him a top interpreter in London, useful to businesses, hospitals, diplomats--and spies. Working for Anderson in a clandestine facility known as the "Chat Room," Salvo (as he's known) translates intercepted phone calls, bugged recordings, and snatched voice mail messages.When Anderson sends him to a mysterious island to interpret during a secret conference between Central African warlords, Bruno thinks he is helping Britain bring peace to a bloody corner of the world. But then he hears something he should not have...By turns thriller, love story, and comic allegory of our times, The Mission Song is a crowning achievement, recounting an interpreter's heroically naive journey out of the dark of Western hypocrisy and into the heart of lightness.
Reviews about The Mission Song: A Novel (7):
Zovaithug
Treachery. Suspense. Intrigue. Complicated. Surprises. Love. Disappointments. All wrapped up in an excellent, unusual writing style. A contemporary and realistic story. The emotions and thought processes of the characters are developed to the nth degree. I was spellbound in parts of it. As a boy, I liked the old Western movies where the good guy rides into town and solves the problem. It doesn't always turn out that neatly in Le Carre novels. This book borders on being an historical novel. Salvo was used. The depth of the using did surprise me. It's tempting to disclose my idea of where he ended up, but being somewhat familiar with Le Carre's feelings about the U.S., and having just finished reading "A Most Wanted Man"............
Phain
This review is for the Back Bay Books (Little, Brown and Company) paperback edition, November 2007, 337 pages. THE MISSION SONG was on the USA Today's Top 150 Best-Selling books list for 4 weeks in September and October 2006, reaching the peak position of 15. John Le Carré has 2 novels on the USA Today best-seller list. (He published most of his novels prior to the inception of the list.)

Bruno Salvador (aka Salvo), the love child of an Irish missionary and a Congolese woman, lives in England. He is the toy boy for an aggressive journalist whenever she is not sleeping her way to success, but the story is not about her. Salvo is on the verge of leaving his wife. He's just fallen in love with Hannah. She's from the Eastern Congo and much more to his liking.

Salvo is an interpreter. He speaks English, French, Swahili and a several obscure Congolese languages. British intelligence provides Salvo with a temporary identity and loans him to powerful elements to interpret rival warlords negotiating a secret deal to save the East Congo from the Rwandans and the fat cats in Kinshasa. It should have been a lucrative job for three days work. But Salvo interprets more than he should and discovers a betrayal that he and Hannah must expose.

As I read THE MISSION SONG, I felt the story familiar. In fact, I so clearly visualized some of the opening scenes I figured I'd seen the movie. But there is no movie yet. The novel, first published in September 2006, is John Le Carré's most recent work. Surely, I had not read it before. But as I waded on, I realized I had.

I vividly remember the plot and characters in THE CONSTANT GARDNER, although I didn't see the movie. If Hollywood films THE MISSION SONG, I'd like to see it. Maybe the movie will be more memorable than the book.
Funny duck
I love reading LeCarre'. You do have to take your time, focus, follow every word and sometimes go back and read some things again to make sure you have it. But the stream of consciousness of the character is riveting and sometimes shocking as various events sneak up on you an catch you off guard like you are personally experiencing something totally unexpected that grabs you out of nowhere by the throat. You become the main character. Here are some additional thoughts:

1. There is a lot of thoughtful information about Africa, its beauty, natural resources, and how it is being manipulated by big business and little is being done to help protect the people and the ridiculous bloodshed and horrible raping of the country. Could it be true that USA and GB actually allow some of this to take place?

2. There is a lot of irony in this book. Some of the worst characters turn out to be some of the best and vice versa. It paints a picture of the world that you might not like and yet it also, in the end, leaves some hope.

3. LeCarre' is such a pro at describing the subtleties of spying. This book is full of instructions on how rookies and pros react and handle things. It's obvious that he knows his stuff.

4. As much as I enjoyed it, I still found that there were too many cliches such as the wife Penelope, the magazine she works for, the bad guys in government and Africa, the almost virgin Mary like girlfriend, etc. And yet certain of the characters are unforgettable and hopefully alive and doing well in Africa.

Another great book.
Felolune
As a life-long devotee of John le Carre's work - about the only fiction I will read other than Graham Greene - I was very excited when my young professor son told me a new book had been released. I ordered it immediately and a few days later sat down excepting to consume it in one of my typical le Carre `one sitting' reading - in fact it took two days, on and off.

As you can probably tell by that lead in, I was actually rather disappointed. While sympathetic to Africa and its problems the book is not `vintage' le Carre and proved one of the very few of his works that will not likely be read again (and again) and not recommended to my sons to add to their collections. It is always a conundrum this; when authors, needing to develop their skills and stretch the genre, explore new characters, offer a fresh approach, and then their regular readership - almost guaranteed by the previous work - then miss the well-loved characters, or an echo of the ideas from the previous books.

Recognizing that conflict then, and stepping aside from my usual expectations of John's work, it is of course extremely well crafted fiction and it may lead novel readers into the main body of his work with its demands for a dedicated, thoughtful, reader.
inetserfer
Easy to follow the plot, characters one loves until heartbreak.
I have been an admirer of Mr. le Carte and after reading this book would be happy to do his laundry and cook his meals.
Would recommend this book to anyone having half a brain.

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