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by Patrick Alexander

eBook Death of a thin-skinned animal ePub
Author: Patrick Alexander
Language: English
ISBN: 0333212495
ISBN13: 978-0333212493
Publisher: Macmillan (1976)
Pages: 231
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 870
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ePub file: 1142 kb
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Patrick Alexander (1926 – 1997 or 2003) was a British novelist, thriller writer, journalist and screenwriter

Patrick Alexander (1926 – 1997 or 2003) was a British novelist, thriller writer, journalist and screenwriter. His novel Death of a Thin-Skinned Animal won the Crime Writers' Association "John Creasey Memorial Award" and was filmed in 1981 as Le Professionnel starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. Stephen Hunter admits that Alexander's novel inspired his own novel Dead Zero and questions where the inspiration ends and the theft of Alexander's idea begins.

Death of a Thin-skinned Animal Hardcover – October 14, 1976. Death of a Thin Skinned Animal" was an easy, fast read - just the kind of thing to get you through a long plane flight or an uncomfortable hour in the dentist's waiting room - but nothing more

Death of a Thin-skinned Animal Hardcover – October 14, 1976. by. Patrick Alexander (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Death of a Thin Skinned Animal" was an easy, fast read - just the kind of thing to get you through a long plane flight or an uncomfortable hour in the dentist's waiting room - but nothing more. The more closely the book is examined, the more full of holes it is. Warning - spoilers ahead. To begin with, the assassin believes that his original mission was blown by someone inside the British government. It may well have been, but we never find out.

Book by Alexander, Patrick. Death of a Thin Skinned Animal" was an easy, fast read - just the kind of thing to get you through a long plane flight or an uncomfortable hour in the dentist's waiting room - but nothing more

Book by Alexander, Patrick. I suppose that's fair, as everyone's life is full of unanswered questions.

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Patrick Alexander, Writer: Le professionnel. Patrick Alexander (1926-2003) worked as a journalist and later a TV script writer. His first novel, Death of a Thin-Skinned Animal (1976), won awards and was made into the film The Professional (1981), starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. His later novels included Show Me A Hero (1979), Soldier On The Other Side (1983) and Ryfka (1988).

Unirtay
Like the other reviewer, I was led to this bood by reading Steven Hunter's latest, "Dead Zero". I enjoyed that book, and was intrigued enough to track down and buy its inspiration.

"Death of a Thin Skinned Animal" was an easy, fast read - just the kind of thing to get you through a long plane flight or an uncomfortable hour in the dentist's waiting room - but nothing more. The more closely the book is examined, the more full of holes it is. Warning - spoilers ahead.

To begin with, the assassin believes that his original mission was blown by someone inside the British government. It may well have been, but we never find out. I suppose that's fair, as everyone's life is full of unanswered questions.

Our hero returns to the U.K. by obtaining passage on a cargo ship - either as a passenger or crew member - without benefit of money or identification. When the ship docks in the U.K. he goes ashore and makes his way to London. I suppose he could do this, as he's a trained secret agent. Fair enough.

When in the U.K., he immediately alerts the government by sending them a coded telex telling them he's going to complete his original assassination mission - his target is now in London. Then he goes off to stay with his ex-wife. Miraculously, the Special Branch people watching his ex-wife's flat don't see or apprehend him. The book is rife with this sort of silliness.

Our hero's target repeatedly engages the services of a particular prostitute, Doris. Between sessions with the target, Doris simply goes home. She is never identified by the hapless and inept Special Branch as someone who perhaps should be watched. Our hero is therefore free to meet with her repeatedly in pubs and quiz her about the target's security arrangements and personal habits. I didn't find this reasonable. After all, Special Branch trained him - you'd think they would have a better idea about how he would plan his attack.

Our hero's target is spirited away to a safe house in the country. Special Branch is certain that the attempt on his life will be made at this safe house, but somehow fails to secure its perimeter. Our hero literally walks up to the front door of the safe house and rings the doorbell. Similarly, he is escorted to the very room his target is in, with no one attempting to stop him. I simply found none of this credible.

This book suffers by direct comparison with Frederick Forsythe's "Avenger", which takes the same general idea, but which is much better (in my opinion) in the execution.

Like I said, an easy, fast read that will kill some time. Nothing more than that.
Wohald
Stephen Hunter praised this book as being the inspiration for his latest Bob Lee Swagger Novel, Dead Zero.

He stole the idea from it and gives it full credit. Kudos, Mr. Hunter.

I found it here on Amazon and it is a delight.

An English assassin has been sent to Africa to kill an Idi Amin-type dictator.

The plot is blown, he ends up in jail, and meanwhile the dictator is being wooed by the Brits for his country's oil and uranium.

But the assassin escapes and is determined to fulfill his mission.

A cliff-hanger. Buy it while you can.
Diab
Good novel - was referenced in a recent current book I read (Stephen Hunter, I think) so I ordered it. I found it to be a good read.
Meri
In order to write this review, I had to go back and look through the book to remember what it was about, I guess that about says it all.
you secret
There was a little more incite into the characters in this book as opposed to his writing of 'Ryfka'. However, it was similar in that it was a thin story line that was once again very predictable. I never felt that I was inside the head of any of the main players & there wasn't a single "twist or turn" that surprised or delighted me. Why he has a "cult" following is a complete mystery to me.
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