Silverview by John le Carré Explored Part 1 – Episode 8

In Part one of this four part look at Silverview I welcome back Matthew Bradford to discuss John le Carré’s final complete novel. In our first part we talk about the main characters in this novel.

We discuss surprise over the speedy release of the novel, how this novel revisits many of le Carré’s favorite character archetypes and whether his character names are a bit too on the nose.

Plus we talk how much of this novel is drawn from life, how well drawn his female characters are this time around and do the book’s spy couple steal the show? All that and much more in this episode.

Spybrary’s discussion of Agent Running in the Field

Matthew’s twitter – @doubleosection

Matthew’s Website – Double O Section

Jeff’s site –

Jeff’s twitter – @spywrite

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4 responses to “Silverview by John le Carré Explored Part 1 – Episode 8”

  1. Are you on Apple podcasts? Can’t find you there

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    Steven Ritterman

    Well done, gentlemen….totally agree with Matthew’s comments re: archetype = comfort food…that was my sentiment exactly…looking forward to your next installment.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! The discussion only gets better from here!

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