I haven’t read any John Le Carré books but I love the film and TV adaptations. Unfortunately I am not kidding. I just don’t read that much. DUUHHHHHH.
Errol Morris has made a documentary about Le Carré—real name, David Cornwell—and per this Slate article, it’s super interesting.
Cut to the chase: his lifelong fascination with spies and deception was basically something he lived in real life—to have a ton of affairs.
Well, it’s not a good thing—but it makes sense!