Uma Espia Imperfeita

Uma Espia Imperfeita Kate Fansler convidada para ensinar a nova cadeira de Literatura e Direito na Faculdade de Direito Schuyler l que conhece uma secret ria chamada Harriet uma mulher discreta e misteriosa que parece se

  • Title: Uma Espia Imperfeita
  • Author: Amanda Cross
  • ISBN: 9727114555
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kate Fansler convidada para ensinar a nova cadeira de Literatura e Direito na Faculdade de Direito Schuyler l que conhece uma secret ria chamada Harriet, uma mulher discreta e misteriosa que parece ser uma vers o feminina de George Smiley Na verdade Harriet tem uma grande admira o por Le Carr e sente que a sua verdadeira profiss o espiar Numa institu o verdadKate Fansler convidada para ensinar a nova cadeira de Literatura e Direito na Faculdade de Direito Schuyler l que conhece uma secret ria chamada Harriet, uma mulher discreta e misteriosa que parece ser uma vers o feminina de George Smiley Na verdade Harriet tem uma grande admira o por Le Carr e sente que a sua verdadeira profiss o espiar Numa institu o verdadeiramente conservadora e mis gina, Harriet uma valiosa fonte de informa es, mas tamb m de d vidas para Kate O que teria acontecido nica professora catedr tica que alguma vez ensinou em Schuyler e que se afastou subitamente E o que estar por detr s da hist ria de um respeitado catedr tico da Schuyler que foi brutalmente assassinado pela pr pria esposa

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    1. Amanda Cross

      A psuedonym of Carolyn G Heilbrun.Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.

    773 thoughts on “Uma Espia Imperfeita”

    1. I may be grumpy lately, but this is my second bad review of a favorite author today. In the other books in this series, I have really liked the character of Kate and her husband Reed. Funny, literate, liberal and honest. This Kate is NOT honest. I'm disappointed to find that she has had affairs during her marriage. And her excuse that she finds "constancy the important element in a relationship, fidelity less so" is self-serving and disingenuous. I'm afraid that I can't see the distinction and n [...]


    2. Didn't remember I had read this, so I read it again! Pretty dire, actually, filled with political correctness and male chauvinist pigs and anger against educated women. If the 1990s in America were really like that, I'm glad I was/am living here in Italy.


    3. In back-filling my GR with books read decades ago, I suspect I am ranking many of them lower than I would have if ranked at the time. Ah well, so it goes; if I don't remember them well, I suspect they should get no more than "it was OK."



    4. I liked the first two books I read by Amanda Cross but it seems she wears a little thin with prolonged exposure. Her characters are all surface, without growth or change so it's hard to care about them unless there's a constant supply of new ones. You may ask why i keep reading them. Book club.


    5. Even if I liked the character of Kate Fansler as described in this book I probably still would have awarded it only one star due to the absurdities in the plot and the weakness of the dialog. The author sets up ridiculous ultra-reactionary straw men that Kate helps to bring down while teaching law students to rage against the machine. This in 1995? The villains in this book are caricatures of villains from decades earlier. That said, it is the smug righteousness of the heroine (who is certainly [...]


    6. I kept seeing books by this author, and they looked so good. Finishing this one (the first one I've read) left me thinking of three words: rotten, propaganda, tripe. An unsufferable main character does not make "elegant" and "polished" dialogue more tolerable (sorry, LA Times). A fighter for the poor and oppressed who is snobby? A bold woman who can cheat on her husband, yet raves against men who act that way and threatens her own husband's admirer? Hypocrite comes to mind. Whether it's unbeliev [...]


    7. Better than some, with much less annoying dialogue, an interesting plot, some relationship pieces I liked. I agree, the whole 'sexism in the law school' did not ring quite true -- although I think the people who find it unlikely in 1995 are forgetting that the entire Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas mess had just erupted a few years before this was written, and that in various places in the country (including a place I lived, and a law school I was aware of) the rhetoric that some of the students enga [...]


    8. i seem to have several of this series of books. this 212 page thin book is one i read while on the stationary bike. the heroine is somewhat likable, her husband a little stuffy. the most interesting person in the book is harriet, who is working as a supervisor of typists at the second rate law school. also interesting, with a smaller role, is the reclusive brother of the former sole female faculty member, who may or may not have died in an accident--perhaps it was murder. kate is teaching litera [...]


    9. A New York City university professor Kate Fansler mystery. Kate and her husband agree to teach at a city law school run by conservative males for a semester. She becomes involved in problems resulting from her feminist views, a mysterious older woman working at the school, and the case of a woman convicted of murdering her husband. This novel is less a mystery and more a story of Kate's "moody" behavior and series of experiences.


    10. Although author was supposedly a university prof, she certainly has no awareness of how courses are created, approved, etc. Who creates a course a week before the semester? Bah! I also remember liking Kate & her relationship with hubby in years past but she is bored, unethical & disagreeable in this one!


    11. I skimmed through this book because I never connected with Kate, the main character. She was moody and I never felt her character was solid. I did, however, like the Imperfect Spy of the title. (No spoilers here). Kate is not particularly nice and I wouldn't want to know her. I totally agree with Hayes's review below


    12. I have always liked Amanda Cross mysteries. They are so literate. This mystery has quotations from John LeCarre before each chapter, one character identifies with George Smiley, another with Hardy's Tess. There are references to other authors and one to Greek mythology. There are many subplots and is a very intriguing mystery.


    13. Tired. I appreciate its description of the remnants of academic patriarchalism, but Cross could not really be bothered to make the law school seem fully formed. As a result it was cartoonish and while the characters she formed were interesting, in the end they did not do much that was interesting and this short novel felt so much longer as a result.


    14. I hadn't read any of Amanda Cross's elegant mysteries in a couple of years and just casually picked this one up. My goodness, I've been missing some fun. I was enchanted to see all the quotes she uses from a favorite author of mine, John LeCarre. The story is twisty and surprising and features characters with real dimensions. This is a good read!





    15. So political at times that I want to abandon the series but the theme of spying and the literary and law references held my attention this time.


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