The Ghost

The Ghost

Book - 2007
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From the bestselling author and literary mind behind Imperium, Pompeii, and Fatherland comes this compelling, modern political thriller ripped from todays headlines.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.
ISBN: 9781416551812
Call Number: HARRIS
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Northeastern States -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Fiction.
Ex-prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Ghostwriters -- Fiction.
Alternative Title: Ghost writer


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Jun 29, 2016

Well written but the last third part was better.

Gripping read with unexpected ending. Hard to put down.

carrilis Mar 06, 2014

Very good, fast paced novel.

Nov 22, 2011

Economist. loosely based on post political Tony blair.

debwalker Jan 04, 2011

Harris wrote the screenplay for the film Ghost Writer, and "with Polanski’s help, managed to give new vibrant life to his crime novel, The Ghost, about a disgraced Tony Blair-like former British Prime Minister and what happens when the man he hires to write his memoir stumbles upon some shady episodes in the PM’s past. It’s rare to find such a compellingly complex thriller in print or on film, much less both."

Oct 06, 2010

I really liked this book. The suspense is well crafted and the book well written. I especially liked the sense of humour and rather sardonic turn of phrase of the eminently believable narrator.

Aug 25, 2010

A suspenseful, engaging well written thriller. I thoroughly enjoyed this book

Aug 11, 2010

I saw the movie The Ghost Writer which I thoroughly enjoyed, so I got the book The Ghost. I was totally enthralled and pleased that the movie had been true to the book. Of course the fact that Robert Harris wrote the screenplay was a big plus. I am now looking forward to reading his other books.

Birgit Armsdorfer
Sep 23, 2009

If you liked Imperium and Pompeii (like I did), you might be disappointed by this book.
It's a thriller, but I just could not get interested in the story, and it has its lenghts (e.g., was it really necessary to copy and paste pages and pages of a google search?)
It probably helps if you know about British politics, with background information it could be a lot more interesting.

Mehitabel Mar 05, 2008

Robert Harris writes excellent literary thrillers. This is one of his best.


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