A Very Private Gentleman: A Novel
Publish date: January 26th 2004
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Media Tie In
, Spy Thriller
Slow, pensive, contemplative look at a secretive maker of custom guns for assassinations. Hiding away in a mountain village in Italy, trying to both stay secret but live life fully. You can taste the crisp mountain air, savor the red wine the very private gentleman drinks with the local priest....hi...
Anyone who has seen The American with George Clooney will not recognize this book. The opposite is also true. They are very different. The book is literate; the movie is entertaining (unless you like car crashes and piles of bodies dripping gore in which case you will be bored -- I was not.)...
I was inspired to read this novel after recently seeing a trailer for the film "The American," starring Mr. George Clooney. I was immediately irked by the title change. Let me quote briefly from the book: "I do not claim to be either English or French, German, Swiss, American, Canadian, South Afric...