Len Deighton asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work. Source ISBN: 9780007395774.
Close-Up is well-imagined and well-written but it doesn’t break any moulds. In fact, considering the extravagance, cynicism and obscenity of some of the competition, Close-Up is quite cosy and conservative. It fits very snugly into ‘the mould’. That seems to be the most scandalous event in the book. Deighton is too nice, too decent to give real bite to his satire, let alone convey real fear at Stone’s plight. Len Deighton’s novels. 1962 The IPCRESS File Through the thickets of bureaucracy and confusing misinformation which surround him, an unnamed British intelligence agent discovers that his boss, Dalby, is in cahoots with a racketeer who kidnaps and brainwashes British scientists.
Close-Up may not be the most immediately appealing Len Deighton novel, because it is so different from anything else he wrote. It is in this way similar to John le Carré's The Naive And Sentimental Lover, but is less ambitious and, partly as a result, much more successful. This is one of Deighton's best novels - it is just not a thriller. Aug 14, 2012 Tim rated it really liked it. Deightons novel about the film world written presumably because of his own experiences.
ru - The legendary, incendiary novel of the film industry back in print after 20 years. A Hollywood Babylon for our time Marshall Stone, international superstar and charismatic member of Hollywood's elite.
This reissue includes a foreword from the cover designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a brand new introduction by Len Deighton, which offers a fascinating insight into the writing of the story.
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Len Deighton (born 18 February 1929) is an English author known for his novels, works of military history, screenplays and cookery writing. Len Deighton: The Master Thriller Writer Turns Seventy". The Book and Magazine Collector. Diamond Publishing Group (180). Milward-Oliver, Edward (1987). The Len Deighton Companion. ISBN 978-0-586-07000-0.
Len Deighton grew up in Marylebone, London; born to a chauffeur and mechanic (his father) and a part time cook (his mother), Len has often spoken of witnessing the arrest of Anna Wolkoff, a Nazi Spy, and the impact it had with regards to sparking his interest in spy stories at the tender age of 11. Len worked as Railway Clerk shortly after leaving school. He eventually performed his national service as a photographer for the Royal Air Force’s Special Investigation Branch; following his discharge, he pursued his studies at Saint Martin’s School of Arts in London in 1949