PRIZZI S HONOR Is No Ordinary Story Of Boy Meets Girl Charley Partanna Is A Faithful Lieutenant For The Prizzis, New York S Most Powerful Mafia Family The Object Of His Affections Is Irene Walker, A Los Angeles Based Tax Consultant But It S Her Freelancing That Pays She S A Hit Woman For The Mob She Has Also Cheated The Prizzis Out Of An Unforgivably Large Sum Of MoneyThis Is Very Dangerous Moonlighting Indeed, And Eventually It Places Charley S Oldest Loyalties In Conflict With His Newest One Which WinsHis Best Book Since THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATEhe Mixes Caricature And Character As Easily As Charley Hacks Off Thumbs Chicago Tribune Book World
Richard Thomas Condon was a satirical and thriller novelist best known for conspiratorial books such as The Manchurian Candidate.After service in the United States Merchant Marine, Condon achieved moderate success as a Hollywood publicist, ad writer and Hollywood agent Condon turned to writing in 1957 Employed by United Artists as an ad writer, he complained that he was wasting time in Hollywood and wished to write a novel Without Condon s knowledge, his boss, Max E Youngstein deducted amounts from his salary then fired him after a year giving him the amount of money he had deducted in the form of a Mexican bank account and the key to a house overlooking the ocean in Mexico Youngstein told him to write his book His second novel, The Manchurian Candidate 1959 , featured a dedication to Youngstein The movie made from it in 1962, made him famous Prizzi s Honor 1982 was likewise made into a successful movie.Condon s writing was known for its complex plotting, fascination with trivia, and loathing for those in power at least two of his books featured thinly disguised versions of Richard Nixon His characters tend to be driven by obsession, usually sexual or political, and by family loyalty His plots often have elements of classical tragedy, with protagonists whose pride leads them to a place to destroy what they love Some of his books, most notably Mile High 1969 , are perhaps best described as secret history And Then We Moved to Rossenara is a humorous autobiographical recounting of various places in the world where he had lived and his family s 1970s move to Rossenarra, Co Kilkenny, Ireland.
- 320 pages
- Prizzi's Honor
- Richard Condon
- 20 June 2018 Richard Condon