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Mystery and Suspense
Author: Joseph Kanon
ISBN: 1439156328
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Pages 528 pages
Publisher Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (July 6, 2010)
Language English
Category: Mystery and Suspense
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by Joseph Kanon


Both books, like Stardust, are set in the years immediately following World War II and reflect Kanon's considerable historical knowledge of the era. (From Mal Warwick's Blog on Books).

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Both books, like Stardust, are set in the years immediately following World War II and reflect Kanon's considerable historical knowledge of the era.

Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award–winning author of The Accomplice, Defectors, Leaving Berlin, Istanbul Passage, Los Alamos, The Prodigal Spy, Alibi, Stardust, and The Good German, which was made into a major motion picture starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. He lives in New York City.

Электронная книга "Stardust: A Novel", Joseph Kanon It brilliantly proves why Joseph Kanon has been hailed as the "heir apparent to Graham Greene" (The Boston Globe).

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Stardust: A Novel is set in Hollywood in the months immediately following World War II, and Kanon creates a vivid portrayal of the time and place that sounds very much like the truth

Stardust: A Novel is set in Hollywood in the months immediately following World War II, and Kanon creates a vivid portrayal of the time and place that sounds very much like the truth. Ben Collier, still in the Army, arrives home from Europe to discover that his brother, Danny, a successful movie director, is near death after an apparent suicide attempt.

Stardust is a fantasy novel by British writer Neil Gaiman, usually published with illustrations by Charles Vess. Stardust has a different tone and style from most of Gaiman's prose fiction, being consciously written in the tradition of pre-Tolkien English fantasy, following in the footsteps of authors such as Lord Dunsany and Hope Mirrlees.

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Joseph Kanon is the author of five previous novels Stardust, Alibi, The Good German, The Prodigal Spy, and Los . We hope you enjoyed reading this Atria Books eBook.

Joseph Kanon is the author of five previous novels Stardust, Alibi, The Good German, The Prodigal Spy, and Los Alamos. Alibi won the 2005 Hammett Award for Best Novel from the International Association of Crime Writers, and Kanon was the 2007 recipient of The Anne Frank Foundation Writes Award. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a book publishing executive. Atria Books/Simon amp; Schuster Author Page authors.

Hollywood, 1945. Ben Collier has just arrived from war-torn Europe to find his brother has died in mysterious circumstances. Why would a man with a beautiful wife, a successful movie career, and a heroic past choose to kill himself? Ben enters the uneasy world beneath the glossy shine of the movie business, where politics and the dream factories collide and Communist witch hunts are rendering the biggest star makers vulnerable. Even here, where the devastation of Europe seems no more real than a painted movie set, the war casts long and dangerous shadows. When Ben learns troubling facts about his own family’s past and embarks on a love affair that never should have happened, he is caught in a web of deception that shakes his moral foundation to its core. Rich with atmosphere and period detail, Stardust flawlessly blends fact and fiction into a haunting thriller evoking both the glory days of the movies and the emergence of a dark strain of American political life.
Nagor
Stardust takes place in 1945. WWII has ended, Europe is in ruins and lives have been shattered. In Joseph Kanon's book, Ben Collier is on the Chief, a train that runs from the east coast to the west coast, to attend to his brother's affairs. Once there, Ben learns his brother, Daniel, is lingering in a coma and not expected to live .Ben also learns that Daniel was either pushed or fell from the balcony of the apartment he rents for reasons that are unknown but are suspect.

Movies have a cast of characters and so does Stardust. There's Daniel who seems to be greater and far more interesting in death than he was in life. Lisel is Daniel's widow who came to the States early on in the war and has never acclimated to Hollywood or the life that plays out there.. Then there are those who came during and after the war to a new country with barely their lives. Other characters also came from Europe very little except for what could be smuggled out of Europe. Hollywood is a character in Kanon's story. It's the backdrop on which Stardust plays out.

Stardust is a good read. The only way to improve Kanon's book would be to use a good editor. So, my question is: where have all the good editors gone? Writers have fabulous ideas around which to base a novel. But it is the editor who takes the novel in its most raw and rough form and makes it shine like a diamond. A good editor would have tightened up Stardust and made a good book better.
Bralore
Ben Collier, nee Kohler is a soldier with the Signal Corps tapped to make a movie about the horrors of the concentration camps. On his way back to the states to do this job and see his estranged brother, he learns that his brother has 'fallen' from a hotel balcony in a suicide that is hushed up as an accident. Ben becomes sure that his brother was murdered, the question is by whom and why. Searching for answers, Ben Collier tours a post-war Hollywood and America on the verge of replacing a hot war with a cold one.

The plot and characters in this book are intricate and clever, but the real magic is in the atmosphere and the dialogue. Stardust invokes not only silver screen Hollywood but the pictures that made it a legend. Think Double Indemnity and Out of the Past to get some idea of the flavor of Stardust. The book is dialogue driven and there isn't so much as a wrong grace note. The characters have the cynical patter and the heartbreaking melodrama of the noir films that inspired them without ever falling into parody. Other reviewers comment that the book could have been shortened and tightened, but the reader would have been the loser as depth would have been lost. More importantly time in a magical, lost, probably illusory world would have been shortened for the reader.

Stardust is a great way to spend time in a Hollywood that never was, but a Hollywood we all know just the same. Highest possible recommendation to those who love noir, Silver Age Hollywood or literary mysteries. Stunning.
Jonariara
Ben Collier, born Reuben Kohler, a German-American Jew raised in the film industry by his famous director father, leaves Germany in the days immediately following the end of the Second World War in Europe to visit his brother Danny, who lies in a coma in a Hollywood hospital. There, he finds himself embroiled in complex ways with Danny's widow, Liesl, and the star-studded German emigre community in Southern California; with Danny's seemingly impenetrable past; with Sol Lasner, head of one of the early Hollywood studios, and Lasner's right-hand man, "Bunny" Jenkins, a former child star in England; and with a Right-Wing Congressman who stands in for Richard Nixon -- not to mention assorted Communists, fellow-travelers, and the FBI in the era of J. Edgar Hoover. As the plot unfolds in all its complexity, the euphoria of victory in Europe and (later) in the Pacific gives way to the hysteria of the Red Scare, the Hollywood Blacklist, and the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee.

This brilliant novel, structurally a murder mystery, is better viewed as a compelling portrait of Hollywood in the days preceding the Blacklist. Kanon skillfully paints a canvas peopled by both real and imagined icons of the times, including movie stars such as Paulette Goddard in the foreground and Greer Garson, Cary Grant, and Marlene Dietrich in the background; the writer Ben Hecht; German emigres such as Bertolt Brecht, Thomas Mann, and Lion Feuchtwanger; and a smattering of well-known studio heads and politicians. Even FDR gets into the act late in the game, however indirectly.

In the hands of a hack writer, this story could well have become unreadable. But Kanon infuses the tale with suspense that grows slowly and then at an accelerating rate as his self-doubting hero, Ben Collier, becomes enmeshed in the mystery. Kanon's nuanced portraits of his characters bring them to life and make them difficult to ignore or forget: the talented and promising Jewish actress forced to the sidelines by the Red Scare; the aging, once-powerful studio head who is losing control of the company he founded; the closeted gay film executive caring for his gravely wounded lover; the brilliant German actress groomed for stardom on the fast track; the death camp survivor with eyes that never come to life. Every one of these and many other credible characters emerges from the pages of Stardust as multidimensional and profoundly human.

A former publishing executive, Kanon is the author of four previous novels. Among them are Los Alamos and The Good German, which later was adapted to film in a production starring George Clooney. Both books, like Stardust, are set in the years immediately following World War II and reflect Kanon's considerable historical knowledge of the era.

(From Mal Warwick's Blog on Books)