Richard Condon





Richard Condon

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born
in New York, New York, The United States
March 18, 1915

died
April 09, 1996

gender
male

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Richard Thomas Condon was a satirical and thriller novelist best known for conspiratorial books such as The Manchurian Candidate.

After service in the United States Merchant Marine, Condon achieved moderate success as a Hollywood publicist, ad writer and Hollywood agent. Condon turned to writing in 1957. Employed by United Artists as an ad writer, he complained that he was wasting time in Hollywood and wished to write a novel. Without Condon's knowledge, his boss, Max E. Youngstein deducted amounts from his salary then fired him after a year giving him the amount of money he had deducted in the form of a Mexican bank account and the key to a house overlooking the ocean in Mexico. Youngstein told him to write his book. His second novel, The M
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Average rating: 4.04 · 16,294 ratings · 247 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
The Manchurian Candidate
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 15,357 ratings — published 1959 — 47 editions
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Prizzi's Honor
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 1982 — 25 editions
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Winter Kills
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1974 — 14 editions
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Prizzi's Family
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1987 — 8 editions
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Prizzi's Glory
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 50 ratings6 editions
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An Infinity of Mirrors
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1964 — 4 editions
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Mile High
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1968 — 5 editions
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Vertical Smile
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1971 — 3 editions
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The Whisper of the Axe
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 32 ratings7 editions
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Prizzi's Money
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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More books by Richard Condon…
“Mason took in enough cannabis smoke to allow a Lipan Apache manipulating a blanket over it to transmit the complete works of Tennyson.”
Richard Condon, Money Is Love

“Amateur psychiatric prognosis can be fascinating when there is absolutely nothing else to do.”
Richard Condon, The Manchurian Candidate
tags: humor

“Raymond stood as though someone might have just opened a beach umbrella in his bowels.”
Richard Condon, The Manchurian Candidate
tags: humor

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