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ISBN:0007395779
Author: Len Deighton
ISBN13: 978-0007395774
Title: Close-Up
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins; Reissue edition (June 9, 2011)
Pages: 400

Close-Up by Len Deighton



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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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Deighton’s incendiary novel of the film industry back in print after 20 years. A Hollywood Babylon for our time.

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

Deighton’s 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. Abundantly blessed with charm, genius and wealth, the one gift he most desires – everlasting youth – seems within his grasp when an eminent writer begins the star's biography. But painful memories and suppressed scandals threaten to expose the fiction of his life.

Dazzled by flattery and numbed by threats, the biographer is caught up in the big-daddy world where books are properties, films are investments, ratings are rigged, and stars and directors are bought and sold like slaves at an auction.

The rituals, the wheeler-dealing politics, and back-stabbing tactics of the richest industry in the world have never been more effectively portrayed. And at the heart of this glittering machine, a brilliant star who will do almost anything to remain untarnished.

This new 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.

Reviews: 4
Pruster
Everything of his that I've read has been great. This is no exception. I just finished The IPCRESS File yesterday. I was glad that I had the luxury of not going to work today because it let me stay up until I finished the book at 3 A.M. Yes, I really did like it that much.
Nnulam
Len Deighton is the master of the spy /war /history / movie book. His strengths are in the character development, quirky details of things, amazingly droll humour and strong story story lines. I have enjoyed some of his books more than others, but the ones I have enjoyed less have upon re-reading simply revealed my lack of understanding of what he was doing. The days when I could go into a bookstore and look round in the expectation of finding a new Len Deighton book were among the best of my life. Read and savour!

Of similar vein in many respects are Nelson De Mille and Derek Robinson.
Zorve
Excellent!
Mr.Twister
this wasnt one of Deightons best books, a little of of date and not worth the read.