Home Robert Harris The Ghost. The ghost will also be under pressure from the publishers to dig up something controversial that they can use to sell serial rights and to generate publicity at the time of publication.
Home Robert Harris The Ghost. IT WAS MY old friend the deaf taxi driver who picked me up from the hotel later that morning. Because I’d been booked into a hotel in Edgartown, I’d naturally assumed that Rhinehart’s property must be somewhere in the port itself. We need to book space in the stores. So the end of February – that’s it, period. What I like about your résumé,’ he said, consulting a sheet of paper on which I could see all my titles listed, ‘is that you’re obviously experienced and above all you’re fast.
The Ghost is a contemporary political thriller by the best-selling English novelist and journalist Robert Harris. In 2010, the novel was adapted into a film, The Ghost Writer, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Pierce Brosnan, for which Polanski and Harris co-wrote the screenplay. In 2007 British prime minister Tony Blair resigned.
Robert Harris is the author of Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium and Lustrum, all of which were international bestsellers. He is married to Gill Hornby and they live with their four children in a village near Hungerford. Also by Robert Harris.
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Robert Harris's The Ghost comes to bury Blair not to praise him in an outlandish but entertaining roman a clef, says .
Robert Harris's The Ghost comes to bury Blair not to praise him in an outlandish but entertaining roman a clef, says Anthony Holden. If you believe the hype for this book - that the novelist Robert Harris, sometime friend of Tony Blair, has interrupted his Roman trilogy to dash off a thinly veiled, possibly vengeful, novel about the former Prime Minister - then you also have to believe that Blair got up to all manner of nefarious things that we knew nothing about.
After five books set firmly in the past, Robert Harris returns with a contemporary novel that brings the reader face to face with some of the biggest issues of our time - the result is a gripping and genuinely thrilling read.
In Robert Harris’s amusingly acerbic new novel, a scribe for hire follows a ghost named Michael James McAra to. .The first part of The Ghost skewers the publishing business for creating and coddling hack memoirists
In Robert Harris’s amusingly acerbic new novel, a scribe for hire follows a ghost named Michael James McAra to Martha’s Vineyard. McAra is a ghost for one obvious reason - he fell off the Vineyard ferry and drowned - and also for another. He had been cobbling together the memoir of a former British prime minister. The first part of The Ghost skewers the publishing business for creating and coddling hack memoirists. When the narrator is summoned to his publisher’s offices in London, he finds a steel and glass structure nestled among the pebble-dash housing estates like an abandoned spacecraft after a fruitless mission to find intelligent life.
It is one of the best books I have read in months
Robert Harris is known the world over as a master of his trade. The Ghost is yet another signature, brilliant tour de force that will compel, captivate, and excite readers to the very last shocking page. It is one of the best books I have read in months. similar to Graham Greene's style.