Originally Posted by issybird
Ah! The Cold War! Good times!.
You guys just want the other one to win.
I've not read a James Bond book, but I've seen some Bond films and I'd say some of those films are Cold War spy thrillers that are light, fun and a good time!
I'm not saying the le Carré is as light as Bond, but let me put it this way: it seems like the more enjoyable read of the two options.