Frightening, heartbreaking and exquisitely calibrated, THE CONSTANT GARDENER is a profoundly moving story of a man ennobled by his wife's tragic murder, and a magnificent exploration of the dark side of unbridled capitalism. le Carre's record-breaking 500,000 copy international bestseller now comes to the big screen.
Directed by critically acclaimed Fernando Meirelles (CITY OF GOD), with an all-star cast featuring Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Pete Postlethwaite and Bill Nighy, and shot on location in Berlin, Kenya and the UK, THE CONSTANT GARDENER will be the film tie-in of the year.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 608 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 06/08/2005
- Category: Espionage & spy thriller
- ISBN: 9780340837092
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Review by trench_wench
Saw the film first, so maybe I missed out on some of the suspense, but still found the book to be an enjoyable page turner. I like Carre's dialogue in particular. I would like to read some more of his stuff I think.
Review by soulbyte
This book took me an age to get through. I read it on recommendation from my boyfriend because we wanted to watch the film but wanted to read the book first. The first part of the novel, i.e. the part which doesn't follow Justin on his journey is very dull. It plants the seeds of something great, which is why I carried on reading, however its not until about 200 pages in that the pace picks up, when Justin starts investigating his wife's murder. The book is thought provoking and the imagery of Africa is outstanding but I expected much more from the story.