Billion-Dollar Brain

Billion-Dollar Brain

by Len Deighton

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ISBN-13: 9780007342990
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 512,295
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Born in London, he served in the RAF before graduating from the Royal College of Art (which recently elected him a Senior Fellow). While in New York City working as a magazine illustrator he began writing his first novel, ‘The Ipcress File’, which was published in 1962. He is now the author of more than thirty books of fiction and non-fiction. At present living in Europe, he has, over the years, lived with his family in ten different countries from Austria to Portugal.

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Billion-Dollar Brain 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Billion Dollar Brain is the last of Deighton's WOOC(P) nameless spy novels. (The spy may or may not be featured as the narrator of later works.) It is a bit hard to get a handle on the objective of the book. Was it a satire of the far right wing of the 60s GOP, a right wing that still exists 50 years later? Was Deighton exposing the foolish paranoia of both East and West? Our anonymous guide may not be a reliable witness to events. By book's end he may literally have pushed an old friend under a bus. I don't think Deighton was ever again able to put together such a twisted, dizzying, witty narrative. By the end we have been in numerous locations and are a bit disoriented. Maybe the best way to sum it up is to call the spy genre's parallel to Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye.
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Tina52 More than 1 year ago
A pretty good book for reading!!!