- Author:Joan Didion
- Publisher:Alfred A. Knopf (1996)
- Pages:216 pages
- Subcategory:Thrillers & Suspense
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The Last Thing He Wanted is a novel by Joan Didion. It was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1996
The Last Thing He Wanted is a novel by Joan Didion. Knopf in 1996. The story centers around Elena McMahon, a reporter for the Washington Post who quits her job covering the 1984 United States presidential election to care for her father after her mother's death. In an unusual turn of events, she inherits his position as an arms dealer for the . Government in Central America.
Joan Didion is that rare thing: an American woman of letters whose pronouncements on that country's way .
Joan Didion is that rare thing: an American woman of letters whose pronouncements on that country's way of life are considered to bear great weight. Journalist, essayist, novelist and columnist, her intelligent and perceptive observations have probed her nation's psyche for three decades. This is certainly the case in The Last Thing He Wanted, which chronicles the mishaps of a novice on the scene of international arms smuggling on an unnamed Caribbean Island.
This is the first Joan Didion book I've read and definitely the last. I had somehow missed the memo on The Last Thing He Wanted
This is the first Joan Didion book I've read and definitely the last. The best thing about this book is the spare writing style. At first, I really liked how she would select certain phrases uttered by various characters and repeat them to give them greater impact. But after awhile, it got, well repetitious. I had somehow missed the memo on The Last Thing He Wanted. When I looked for her work on the shelf, I always went strait for some vintage copy of Play It as It Lays or to the early nonfiction, always passing over her last novel because the title was too vague, the cover image of file folders not helping the case against its dimness.
Joan Didion was born in Sacramento, California
Joan Didion was born in Sacramento, California. Библиографические данные. The Last Thing He Wanted Vintage International.
Oscar winners Anne Hathaway and Ben Affleck star in director Dee Rees's gripping thriller based on Joan Didion's novel. Movies Based on Books, Dramas, Political Dramas, Thrillers, Political Thrillers. A hard-hitting reporter becomes entangled in the story she’s trying to break when she helps her ailing father broker an arms deal in Central America.
He had known she was an American because he recognized in her voice when she spoke to a waiter the slight flat . Elena McMahon got caught, but not in the glare. If you wanted to see how she got caught you would probably begin with the documents.
He had known she was an American because he recognized in her voice when she spoke to a waiter the slight flat drawl of the American Southwest, but the American women left on the island were embassy or the very occasional reporter, and neither would be sitting at apparent loose ends in the Intercon coffee shop. There are documents, more than you might think. Depositions, testimony, cable traffic, some of it not yet declassified but much in the public record.
A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, from the author of The Last Thing He Wanted and A Book of Common Prayer. Somewhere out beyond Hollywood, resting actress Maria Wyeth drifts along the freeway in perpetual motion, anaesthetized to pain and pleasure, seemingly untainted by her personal history.
Автор: Didion, Joan Название: The Last Thing He Wanted Издательство: Random House (USA) Классификация . Here is the one writer we always want to read on California showing us the startling contradictions in its and in America s core values.
Here is the one writer we always want to read on California showing us the startling contradictions in its and in America s core values.
Alone on the dock where her father berthed the Kitty Rex. Working loose a splinter on the planking with the toe of her sandal. the sweet heavy air of South Florida. Standing in the door of the frame shack, under the sign that read RENTALS GAS BAIT BEER AMMO. Leaning against the counter. Watching Elena through the screen door as he waited for change. Angle on the manager.
a life of celebrity fundraisers and from her powerful West Coast husband, Wynn Janklow, whom she has left, taking Catherine, her daughter, to become a reporter for The Washington Post