KINDLE [The Prisoner]


  • Paperback
  • 242
  • The Prisoner
  • Thomas M. Disch
  • English
  • 15 October 2018
  • 9780743475334

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READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ The Prisoner SUMMARY Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Thomas M. Disch Soner If he was good enough sharp enough to be a top flight cloak and dagger man is he good enough to escape the men who've chained his life to the wal. I liked the writing style of this the sparseness the cyclical feeling of it I don t know if it d be easier to get if I d known anything in advance if I d seen the series maybe I didn t know this was based on a TV series I assumed it d be the other way round with a big name like Disch I found some things weirdly predictable especially the end like I had seen the series or read something about it at timesWeird anyway but enjoyable and well written well structured Not a favourite but I don t know I might keep it around I do want to try of Disch s work

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The Prisoner

READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ The Prisoner SUMMARY Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Thomas M. Disch He's a top level agent highly skilled and ultra secret But he wants out and they won't let him uit He uits anyway Then suddenly comes the dawn when he. Thomas Michael Disch 1940 July 4 2008aka Thom Demijohn Leonie Hargrave Victor Hastings Cassandra KnyeA top level agent highly skilled and ultra secret But he wants out and they won t let him uit He uits anyway Then suddenly comes the dawn when he wakes up in captivity in a pleasant old style seaside town one packed solid with electronic surveillance hardware This is The Village And he is The Prisoner If he was good enough sharp enough to be a top flight cloak and dagger man is he good enough to escape the men who ve chained his life to the wallA famous line I Am Not a NumberThis was also a great T V show

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READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ The Prisoner SUMMARY Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Thomas M. Disch Wakes up in captivity in a pleasant old style seaside town one packed solid with electronic surveillance hardware This is The Village And he is The Pri. Surprisingly good for a TV novelization is praise too faint to serve this book This is not merely a good tie in it s good Speculative fiction Perhaps I shouldn t be surprised Disch is acclaimed as an inventive author who didn t succumb to the limits of his genreThen again such acclaim is all too common thrown at any author who deviates from the most predictable forms Disch is than this His literary aspirations shine through in both form and contentHis dialogue is snappy and referential replete with wry insight and involved psychology His style is somewhat contrived but that is difficult to avoid with an author who deploys such a deliberate and controlled handAnd this contrivance this self aware clever style is in no way out of place in the Prisoner universe Like McGoohan Disch is twisting and playing with the tropes of spy literature including its trite dialogue and mixing them with post modern counterculture deconstructionPerhaps the most surprising part is how well his voice in this novel matches with the television series itself The inscrutable layers are there as is the unyielding heart of six the crushing weight which at every turn you feel must finally overcome him and all the multivariate allusions to how his predicament parallels the sum of human experience imagined as a struggle between the individual and communal urgesI don t usually include examples from the books in uestion but there is one which I feel illustrates perfectly how Disch s writing meshes with what made the series great Feel free to skip it if you d rather read it for yourself though it s a momentary insight not a plot point At one point Number Six has again escaped to London and is trying there to make contacts to tell his story and to seek allies to protect him from return He rushes about the city in a furor contacting anyone trying to decode stolen tapes calling offices trying to set up appointmentsAt every turn he is met by difficulty His calls are not returned appointments are put off and no one can find a machine to play the stolen tapes Six is wracked by paranoia seeing everywhere the hand intent to snatch him back infiltrating everyone and everythingThen he realizes that being trapped so long in The village he had grown used to it to its constraints but also its convenience its minuteness He realizes that he had merely forgotten that the world is a difficult confused maddening place that seems to set upon you at every turn to inconvenience you and drive you backThe poignancy of this simple insight to me shows all the strength of Disch s storytelling skill and grasp of psychology and than that unveils a new and fundamental truism about the world of The Prisoner and the changes it has wrought in Number SixI have a great ardor for the original series but this has hardly made me ready to accept all interpretations I found the most recent televised reimagining to be sadly lacking but not so this book It extends itself exploring the mythology not limiting itself to the content of the show But then how could any author hope to capture the tone of such an unpredictable ever changing creature without being similarly bold and unfetteredSome hardliners may resent the direction the book takes but I appreciated that Disch was not content to wrest McGoohan s laurels preferring to draw high his aim in hopes of winning his own In my purview he succeededThen some months later I was in a comic shop in midtown Manhattan and came across a book which listed and rated books which were tie ins to films and television series Curious I thumbed through it to see if there was an entry on this book To my edification there was and it read This is the single best tie in novel ever written


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  1. says: REVIEW The Prisoner KINDLE [The Prisoner] Thomas M. Disch ✓ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD

    REVIEW The Prisoner KINDLE [The Prisoner] Thomas M. Disch ✓ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD Thomas Michael Disch 1940 July 4 2008aka Thom Demijohn Leonie Hargrave Victor Hastings Cassandra KnyeA top level agent highly skilled and ultra secret But he wants out and they won't let him uit He uits anyway Then suddenly comes the dawn when he wakes up in captivity in a pleasant old style seaside town one packed solid with electronic surv

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    KINDLE [The Prisoner] This was a decent attempt at novelizing the classic 1967 British television show The Prisoner The book was published after the show in 1969 and attempts to detail the Village and Number 6 As in the show Number 6 relentlessly deals wit

  3. says: REVIEW The Prisoner Thomas M. Disch ✓ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD SUMMARY Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Thomas M. Disch

    KINDLE [The Prisoner] I loved this weird Kafkaesue waking nightmare until we got to the end and everything was suddenly explained I had the same reaction to the 1997 Michael DouglasSean Penn movie The Game Don't look at the man behind the curtain But let's be realistic The Prisoner was a popular series at the time and is apparently being remade According to boxofficemojocom The Game grossed a respectable 109M worldwide Kafka on the other hand died a miserable de

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    SUMMARY Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Thomas M. Disch Thomas M. Disch ✓ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD KINDLE [The Prisoner] 'Surprisingly good for a TV novelization' is praise too faint to serve this book This is not merely a good tie in it's good Speculative fiction Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised Disch is acclaimed as an inventive author who didn't succumb to the limits of his genreThen again such acclaim is all too common thrown at any aut

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    KINDLE [The Prisoner] Thomas M. Disch ✓ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD REVIEW The Prisoner A book based on the TV series which just like I considered the TV series was pointless and a waste of my time readingwatching Saying that it does capture the 1960s TV show perfectly so maybe a good read for fans of the show? 1 out of 12

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    KINDLE [The Prisoner] This new Penguin edition of Disch’s novelisation – the one that in his lifetime he resented every reprint of

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    KINDLE [The Prisoner] This is an odd little story based on the famous television series from the '60s It's certainly not up to the liter

  8. says: SUMMARY Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Thomas M. Disch KINDLE [The Prisoner] Thomas M. Disch ✓ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD

    KINDLE [The Prisoner] I liked the writing style of this the sparseness the cyclical feeling of it I don't know if it'd be easier to get if I'd known anything in advance if I'd seen the series maybe I didn't know this was based on a TV series I assumed it

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    KINDLE [The Prisoner] Thomas M. Disch ✓ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD SUMMARY Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Thomas M. Disch A bit disappointing I'm a big big fan of the original TV series and Disch's seuel I suppose we could regard it as the non canon eighteenth episode? lacks something spark or surreality The Village doesn't feel like Portmeirion; there

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    REVIEW The Prisoner Thomas M. Disch ✓ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD SUMMARY Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Thomas M. Disch I have not seen either the original series or the remake I saw this book at the library and thought at first it was the book that the series was based on I rmemeber a friend telling me abou the series and about Number Six After I checked out the book I realized it was written after the series came out I liked the book up until the ending The ending made no sense to me and was a disappointment because I was inte

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