Six Days of the Condor (The Condor #1)
CIA operative Malcolm, codenamed Condor, discovers his colleagues butchered in a blood-spattered office, he realizes that only an oversight by the assassins has saved his life. He contacts CIA headquarters for help but when an attempted rendezvous goes wrong, it quickly becomes clear that no one can be trusted. Malcolm disappears into the streets of Washington, hoping to e...more
To younger readers the plot will seem unoriginal. A low level intelligence analyst stumbles across a conspiracy hidden within the ...more
In the quiet Washington D.C. neighborhood near the Capitol is a pristine townhouse. Its plaque reads American Literary Historical Society. The headquarters ostensibly is for literary analysis, advance and achievement, but no one gets passed the front desk. Unless of course proper clearance is shown and verified. The Society is actually a Company Department Office. The research analysts read mystery and thriller novels and pass any scenarios that are too close to the mark of past an ...more
One of the employees there, Ronald Malcolm, advises another employee (Heidegger) to ig ...more
"Six Days of the Condor" is one of the foundation lying books of this genre. It's an early model. It's like a 70ties car compared to new, 2012 vehicles. It has everything, but everything is just far shittier in every regard. The plot is very simple. There are no twists (that's an ex ...more
And the book itself. I must have liked it, 'cause 4* rating. I just cannot remember why. But Robert Redford and Fay Dunaway will be forever imprinted in my brain.
La trama del libro è presto scritta: Malcolm è un agente della CIA, non un uomo d'azione, ma un lettore di romanzi gialli che cerca coincidenze tra le trame dei libri ed azioni criminali del mondo reale. La sezione per la quale lav ...more
A.K A. Six Days Of The Condor
These people won't even give a straight answer about the title of the book.
It's all about a CIA operative whose job it is to read... how cool is that.
Read this book and you'll know everything there is to know about espionage.
Also loosely adapted by Hollywood into what I thought was a good movie.
If you believe any of this, maybe spy thrillers actually aren't for you.
I did enjoy the book.
I thought the plot was decent, and the handling of our hero's abilities to foil the "bad guys" as qui ...more
Dead bodies on every page. Reminded me of all the whodunnits on TV now.
Granted, I had to finish it the minute I got home with 33 pages to go, but I wouldn't recommend it to my Goodreads friends.
Yes, reading it today the technology and some of the plot devices come across as rather antique, but if you remember pay phones, and the world without communications at the speed of light for all matters, you will really enjoy a trip back to a simpler tim ...more
Overall, it's a fun read for the most part, but not very memorable.
Weaknesses: a bit too much exposition; unnecessary introducti ...more
In the film, the tension is maintained throughout, and the viewer's attention is held, effortlessly. Sadly, I found that the reverse ...more
From 1974 - 1978 he was an investigative journalist for the famous muckraker Jack Anderson. Best known as the author of [Book:Six Days of the Con ...more