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The Ipcress File - Len Deighton
The Ipcress File
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Len Deighton's classic first novel, whose protagonist is a nameless spy - later christened Harry Palmer and made famous worldwide in the iconic 1960s film starring Michael Caine. The Ipcress File was not only Len Deighton's first novel, it was his first bestseller and the book that broke the... show more
Len Deighton's classic first novel, whose protagonist is a nameless spy - later christened Harry Palmer and made famous worldwide in the iconic 1960s film starring Michael Caine. The Ipcress File was not only Len Deighton's first novel, it was his first bestseller and the book that broke the mould of thriller writing. For the working class narrator, an apparently straightforward mission to find a missing biochemist becomes a journey to the heart of a dark and deadly conspiracy. The film of The Ipcress File gave Michael Caine one of his first and still most celebrated starring roles, while the novel itself has become a classic.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780586026199 (0586026193)
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Secret File (#1)
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
1.0 The Ipcress File
This has been praised as a literary thriller that helped shape the espionage thriller genre, and I've seen Deighton compared to Dickens, contrasted favorably to Ian Fleming. Frankly, this struck me as rather juvenile. Unlike Fleming, Deighton doesn't have a background in intelligence, and the book ...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
4.0 The Ipcress File
Good cold-war thriller, plenty to keep you guessing
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
4.0 The Ipcress File
Good cold-war thriller, plenty to keep you guessing
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it
0.0 The Ipcress File
Yes, but Kindle.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
a watch:After reading Michael Caine's biography What's It All About I decided the next time I want to knit a pair of socks, I would kill two birds with one stone i.e. watch Caine and re-visit that wonderful Deighton story. No - I cannot just sit with handies unoccupied.Trouble is, before I even pres...
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