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The Prisoner
     

The Prisoner

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by Thomas M. Disch
 

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He's a top-level agent, highly skilled and ultra-secret. But he wants out, and they won't let him quit. He quits anyway. Then suddenly comes the dawn when he wakes up in captivity, in a pleasant, old-style, seaside town-one packed solid with electronic surveillance hardware. This is The Village. And he is The Prisoner. If he was good enough, sharp enough to be a

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He's a top-level agent, highly skilled and ultra-secret. But he wants out, and they won't let him quit. He quits anyway. Then suddenly comes the dawn when he wakes up in captivity, in a pleasant, old-style, seaside town-one packed solid with electronic surveillance hardware. This is The Village. And he is The Prisoner. If he was good enough, sharp enough to be a top-flight cloak-and-dagger man, is he good enough to escape the men who've chained his life to the wall?

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Library Journal
Disch's 1967 sf novel was the basis for the cult favorite TV show of the same name. A secret agentDknown only as Number 6Ddecides to quit the spy game. However, one morning he wakes up in a pleasant seaside town in which he is essentially a prisoner to his former employers. The old TV series still has a following, and there's talk of a feature film adaptation with Russell Crowe. Note that ibooks also offers Robert Fairclough's The Prisoner: The Official Companion to the Classic TV Series (ISBN 0-7434-5256-9), which comes bundled with a DVD of the show's first episode. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743445047
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/1902
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas M. Disch (1940-2008) has published works in many different genres, from his science fiction books Camp Concentration and 334 to his well-known children's book The Brave Little Toaster.

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The Prisoner 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Of the 3 Prisoner paperback books that I am aware of, this is the best one. Not only for Prisoner fans, but racing fans too. You get an inside look at what its like to race a Lotus Super Seven or any other car for that matter. However, I do agree with another reviewer.... They should do a paperback series on The Prisoner like James Blish did for Star Trek -- adapting the episodes into short stories and coming out with several paperback books. 17 Prisoner episodes divided into 5.6 episodes per book would create 3 great paperbacks! Need a writer? Hey, I'm available! I have all seventeen scripts and have already tried adapting them into short stories. It would be fun!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was misled by the back cover paragraph 'closely based on the extraordinary TV series...'. I found no correlation between the series and the book. There were no multiple escape attempts, no attempt by the Village Administrators to extract information from him regarding his resignation, and, for an ultra-secret agent who wasn't suppose to trust anyone, he was too friendly with his fellow captives. I did like the 'pre-Village' mystery history on Number Six. But I did not like being kept in the dark about what really happened to him before he entered, and after he left, the Village. Overall, I would have prefered having the television series formated into a novel.