"The Secret Agent" is a great work. It nice to see it appreciated by some of you in here. Most people I have spoken find boring or try to pick it to pieces. <br><br>I loved the book for its humor and candid portrayal of people. It just seems to poke fun an the whole 'spy' scene.<br><br>Conrad works his art with Mr. Verloc, a spineless pathetic "man." <br>And you can't help and be moved by Stevie and how sympathetic he is to the poor horse.