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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A successful radio DJ unwittingly incites a psychopath to murder. Devastated, he renounces his former life and sinks into despair. Then he meets Parry, a former professor of medieval history, now a bum searching for the Holy Grail in New York. Their lives become entwined.

Jack Lucas is a man who has always looked down at life from the top. He is the menace of Manhattan's ai
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 7th 1992 by Penguin Group (first published 1991)
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Katya
Note: This little romp turned into my crazy musings on cinema and books. Feel free to just trust the rating, and see the movie.

The Fisher King is a 1991 adaptation (I think), of the movie with the same name starring Jeff Bridges. Jack, our protagonist, starts off as a mean radio host whose scathing remarks push a depressed caller into comitting mass murder in a trendy Manhattan bar. Jobless and depressed, he lives day by day until he meets Parry, a homeless man, who saves him from being burned
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Ivan Bogdanov
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Свалям една звезда само, защото е книга по сценарий и наследява някои ограничения на филма. Иначе - това е КНИГА. А филма гледайте задължително!
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Apr 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just another reminder of how words and actions affect other people, even when you don't know the person. I love the movie, and the book is even better! ...more
Monkey  Businness
Niente può eguagliare la profondità data dalla recitazione di Robin William ma il romanzo è scritto benissimo, tanto da sembrare realmente narrato da Jack Lucas.
Consiglio a tutti questa lettura, anche a chi non ha mai visto il film.
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