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Dirty Harry (Dirty Harry:The Movies #1)

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to The CITY of San Francisco I will enjoy Killing one person every day until You pay me $100,000. If you agree say so within 48 hours in personal column San Francisco Chronicle and I Will set up meeting. If I do not hear from YOU it will be My next pleasure to kill a Catholic priest OR a nigger.


A psycho killer thinks he has the City of San Francisco over a barrel. P...more
Mass Market Paperback, Movie tie-In cover;1st Paperback Edition, 136 pages
Published August 18th 1971
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I'm sure you've all seen the now iconic Ditry Harry movies, and, to be honest, Rock's novelization of the movie doesn't really add much. But, even with that said, this novelization evokes so many wonderful memories of my brothers and I watching the movies, and of Clint Eastwood's brilliant performance as Dirty Harry Callahan that you'd be remissed to miss out on a very fun reading experience. You wouldn't want to live with that, would you, punk?


Phillip Rock's novelization of Dirty Harry does the two things well that any novelization must do well to be successful. One, it brings memories of the movie to life for people who've seen it without leaving out any glaring details or adding in anything too bizarre. Two, it works on its own terms, and almost makes you believe you're reading a wholly original work of fiction. Granted, that "wholly original" prose is still pretty pulpy and over-the-top, but I liked it.
David Mclaughlan
I read all the Dirty Harry books before I could go and see the movies.
Joe  Noir
Probably the best film novelization ever.
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Phillip George Rock was born in Los Angeles on 30 July 1927. He grew up in Beverly Hills and England, returned to America in 1940, and served in the U.S. Navy towards the end of World War II.

His first on-screen credit was for Escape from Fort Bravo (1953), directed by John Sturges and starring William Holden and Eleanor Parker. Rock then concentrated on writing novels and, in 1967, published his...more
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