Considered the best spy novel of all-time, featuring Cold War espionage, “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” shows what similarly amoral lengths both sides will go in the name of national security. Time magazine named the book in its top 100 novels list, saying it is “a sad, sympathetic portrait of a man who has lived by lies and subterfuge for so long, he’s forgotten how to tell the truth.”
I liked the economy of the writing. Classic. I felt pulled into an era of paranoia and hopelessness.