The Chancellor Manuscript

The Chancellor Manuscript

by Robert Ludlum
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Chancellor Manuscript' is one of Ludlum's better thrillers, paving the way for his subsequent classic 'Bourne Identity' in that the hero, like Jason Bourne, thinks he may be going mad, and the madness is (or was, in Bourne's case) induced by others. In 'The Chancellor Manuscript' a thriller author, Peter Chancellor, writes a controversial book that attracts the attention of a group of wealthy intellectuals known as Inver Brass. Knowing that Chancellor is a best-selling thriller writer, Inver Brass uses him for their own ulterior motives. They have him write a thriller using ther premise of the assassination of J. Edgar Hoover. They figure that when Chancellor writes this book he will discover who among their group is a traitor. They even resort to endeavoring to drive him mad when he comes too close to exposing them. Chancellor can't distinguish fact from fiction. As he writes his novel, all that he has written, to his shock, seems to be coming true. Moreover, impossibly, various antagonists are actually trying to kill him, a fiction writer! Inver Brass attempts to persuade him and those around him that he is losing his marbles, succumbing to paranoid delusions conjured by his muse. Throughout Ludlum's novel, the reader must distinguish between the fiction of the novelist Chancellor and the reality of the events encompassing him--leading to a fascinating thriller. 'The Chancellor Manuscript' turns out to be a thriller within a thriller, which all comes together credibly in the end. --Bryan Cassiday
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book. It is written masterfully, and knowladges when the reader might be getting bored with a certain subject before you even know you're getting bored. This is intense to say the least. Mr. Luddlum has created a master piece that will have you guessing. hoping, gasping, and wondering until the last. This is a must have for any Luddlum fan, or just a lover of books. Fantastic. However, I do have one complaint about this book. That is it gets very provacative and graphical at a multitude of parts. However, this is easily over looked because of the ingenius plot and characters he has created. Although this book is not for children under 18. It is a must read for those ready to bear through the provacative writing. I gave this 5 stars because it simply deserved the rating.
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