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by William Goldman

eBook Marathon Man: A Novel ePub
Author: William Goldman
Language: English
ISBN: 0345439724
ISBN13: 978-0345439727
Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st Ballantine Books ed edition (July 3, 2001)
Pages: 336
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 253
Formats: lrf doc lrf docx
ePub file: 1453 kb
Fb2 file: 1651 kb

Marathon Man is a 1974 conspiracy thriller novel by William Goldman. It was Goldman's most successful thriller novel, and his second suspense novel

Marathon Man is a 1974 conspiracy thriller novel by William Goldman. It was Goldman's most successful thriller novel, and his second suspense novel. In 1976 it was made into a film of the same name, with screenplay by Goldman, starring Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, and Roy Scheider and directed by John Schlesinger. A former Nazi SS dentist at Auschwitz, Dr. Christian Szell, now residing in Paraguay, has been living on the proceeds of diamonds he extorted from prisoners there.

Three novels from a multiple Academy Award winner and the New York Times–bestselling author of The Princess Bride. In Boys and Girls Together, author William Goldman offers a beautiful tale of early adulthood inspired by his own experiences. In Marathon Man-the New York Times–bestselling thriller Goldman adapted into the classic film starring Dustin Hoffman and Sir Laurence Olivier-Columbia University student and aspiring marathon runner Thomas Babe Levy is trying to clear his late father’s name after accusations of Communist affiliation. But soon Thomas finds himself embroiled in a Nazi conspiracy-and running for his life.

So advice: If you are looking for a good book read one by William Goldman. The story is tight, the characterizations compelling, the time period is made authentic while it is still clearly fictional. It is smart, engaging and funny at times.

William Goldman’s Marathon Man was adapted by the author for the award-winning 1976 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier. Upon its publication, the Washington Post called it one of the best novels of the year, and it remains a powerful, horrifying read

William Goldman’s Marathon Man was adapted by the author for the award-winning 1976 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier. Upon its publication, the Washington Post called it one of the best novels of the year, and it remains a powerful, horrifying read. In the words of New York Times–bestselling author Harlan Coben: I found myself racing through it. You could have put a gun to my head, and I wouldn’t have been able to put down. This ebook features a biography of William Goldman.

The Novels of William Goldman: Boys and Girls Together, Marathon Man, and the Temple of Gold. The free online library containing 500000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

John Schlesinger's film is excellent. William Goldman's novel is even better. You have to read this book and then read it again many more times.

Tom Babe Levy is a runner in every sense: racing tirelessly toward. John Schlesinger's film is excellent. Aug 02, 2017 Laura rated it really liked it. Shelves: american-fiction,, espionage, read-2017, audio-books. From BBc Radio 4: William Goldman's dark cult thriller about a student whose world is turned upside down by a Nazi dentist and a network of spies. Dramatised by Stephen Keyworth.

William Goldman's Marathon Man makes this Early Bird Books list of the best book-to-film thrillers-written by. .

William Goldman's Marathon Man makes this Early Bird Books list of the best book-to-film thrillers-written by author Jon Land. Jon Land's 10 Best Bone Chilling Book-to-Film Thrillers. August 28, 2018 ·. youtube. Meet William Goldman.

Marathon Man : A Novel. Most people have likely at least heard of the movie (1976) if not the 1974 book Marathon Man by William Goldman and know something about the plot

Marathon Man : A Novel. Most people have likely at least heard of the movie (1976) if not the 1974 book Marathon Man by William Goldman and know something about the plot. I was curious to read the book and see if it held the same intensity as the movie. I was not disappointed. Goldman, perhaps best known as a screen writer, is first and foremost a writer. He does an excellent job carefully crafting his plot and setting up the tension.

Marathon Man is a 1974 conspiracy thriller novel by William Goldman. Goldman later expressed dissatisfaction with the novel, but it went on to be his most successful book to that date. Goldman wrote the novel in 1973 while living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. His concept began with the antagonist. Initially he wanted to write a story about Josef Mengele needing to travel to the United States for medical care, but he realized that he did not want to write a villain character who had frail health.

William Goldman's remarkable career spans more than five decades, and his credentials run the gamut from bestselling novelist to Oscar-winning screenwriter to Hollywood raconteur. He's beloved by millions of readers as the author of the classic comic-romantic fantasy The Princess Bride. And he's notorious for creating the most harrowing visit to the dentist in literary and cinematic history--in one of the seminal thrillers of the twentieth century. . . .MARATHON MANTom "Babe" Levy is a runner in every sense: racing tirelessly toward his goals of athletic and academic excellence--and endlessly away from the specter of his famous father's scandal-driven suicide. But an unexpected visit from his beloved older brother will set in motion a chain of events that plunge Babe into a vortex of terror, treachery, and murder--and force him into a race for his life . . . and for the answer to the fateful question, "Is it safe?"
Kazigrel
I did not really know much about the book going in, but it did not disappoint (and now I really want to watch the movie). The characters are pretty well fleshed out (maybe the main character a little too much so), and the suspense is tangible. I will say, I actually liked a few of the side characters quite a bit more than the main guy (he was a little whiny through most of it), but he improved as the book went on.

Without getting too spoiler-y, I can say I was VERY happy that Babe was not just making stupid decisions throughout the book. As his character grew and changed (realistically), he was largely responsible for his own success/failure, and that is refreshing. Too often authors get lazy, their characters do not spot the obvious, and they make idiotic decisions based on their own stupidity. Not (so much) the case with Babe, and it really made for a fantastic narrative.

The reason it only gets 4 stars? Golding has a tendency to be a bit *too* verbose at times. It doesn't detract much, but it would be better if he could cut some his longer paragraphs down.
Armin
I don't normally read thrillers but Goldman is just irresistible. The relationships are actually really emotional and provide a backstory that adds meaning to the whole conflict. Aside from the suspense/mystery component, the story fundamentally involves a man finding the resourcefulness and courage within himself to rise above life threatening obstacles. In addition Goldman is a master humorist- the beginning scene with the two old men driving crazily is hilarious. I find that few writers can describe action such as distance running in an interesting, engaging way, but Goldman achieves this by describing the runner's thoughts, the inspiration he finds in his hero Abebe Bikila, and including the physical agony he feels and how much he wants to give up.

I watched the movie with Dustin Hoffman after reading this book and I like the book much better. There are a few scenes they do very well, including the scene with Lawrence Olivier as the dentist, which reminded me of the movie Brazil, but the ending is very different and, I feel, not as good.

Overall I'm impressed by how well Goldman draws together many different worlds- seamlessly bringing together Nazis, Columbian historians, and assassins. He must know and read a lot about many things in order to write about them so believably. I feel I learned a lot and I enjoyed the experience.
Rainbearer
I have read many of Goldman's novels. Riveting is a reasonable word to describe his writing in general, and this is a very good example of his early work. So advice: If you are looking for a good book read one by William Goldman. The story is tight, the characterizations compelling, the time period is made authentic while it is still clearly fictional. It is smart, engaging and funny at times. A fast fun read.
This book has some fairly gruesome content.
If you want a true story about actual spies and espionage go elsewhere.
If you don't like that trailers reveal elements of a movie, then you should read the forward after you are finished with the book.
Coiwield
I loved the movie Have watched at least 7 times and wanted to know if there were any major differences between the movie and the author/screen writer. I thought the first part of the book, the part covering the driving scene between a Jew and Nazi was better in the book. It is difficult to include all aspects of a book when converting it to a movie. Something has to go. But this was in the vein of just a few books who can dictate the action and details of the movie. I enjoyed it already knowing what was coming. J. G. Jones
Painwind
One of my favorite books ever - a pleasure to read from start to finish!
Chuynopana
William Goldman's "Marathon Man" is my favorite novel of all time. I have probably reread it 20 times. It can act as a virtual textbook on the creation of suspense and terror. Goldman has a firm grasp of what frightens people. He juxtaposes different points of view very effectively and creates characters which you cannot help but care about. It contains what is probably the most famous (and infamous) torture sequence ever commited to paper. The novel is violent but doesn't glorify violence which is a very delicate line to walk on. Goldman is wordsmith without peer. His prose sparkles and is memorable. He lately has been concentrating on screenplays and has not written a novel since 1986 (which coincidentally was a sequel to this novel called "Brothers".) I can only hope that he finds the time to produce a few more novels. Thirteen years has been too long to wait for another Goldman novel. Read all of his novels, you won't be disappointed.
Shomeshet
I bought this book to replace my previous copy which disappeared some years ago. The way in which two completely separate and apparently unrelated story lines are joined together in the middle of the book through a single word makes for one of the best surprises I have ever read.

The first thing I did with this new book was to use my jigsaw to cut the binding off of it so I could scan it and turn it into an eBook that I could read on my Kindle. Now that I have it stored on my computer, I won't have to worry about THIS copy of the book disappearing the way the last one did. :)
I'm glad I found this old novel! Goldman' writing style is engaging and easy to read. He doesn't throw in a lot of unnecessary fluff, which I appreciate. I couldn't put this one down, and for me, that's saying something!
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