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Mr. Arkadin by Orson Welles
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Mar 21, 12

Read from March 20 to 21, 2012

It's not even clear if Welles wrote this, but I have to say this book is very much like his film career- flashes of brilliance mixed in with some self-indulgent tedium. But, above all, its a shame his demons prevented him from writing or directing more because the brilliance is there. Really astute, noir writing that Chandler would have envied and a Felliniesque cast of characters. Any Welles fan will gobble it up like caviar!
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