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The comedy is finished

Donald E. Westlake

The comedy is finished

by Donald E. Westlake

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Published by Hard Case Crime in [London, England] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Kidnapping,
  • Comedians,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Donald E. Westlake
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3573.E9 C67 2012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination351 p. ;
    Number of Pages351
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25224597M
    ISBN 109780857684080, 9780857684097
    LC Control Number2012371494

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'The Comedy Is Finished' was written in the mids and naturally feels dated. While I consider myself a big fan of Donald Westlake, I've always preferred his comedies. This one however is no comedy and putting a comedian in the centre of the story is daunting, but a master like Westlake pulls it of with gusto and throws in several plot turns and surprises/5(51).

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The reason it never got published is almost as interesting as the book. Westlake’s tale involved an aging Bob Hope-type comedian who is kidnapped off his set by a revolutionary band of fanatics, like the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) that kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst in Both a fascinating time capsule and a strong character-driven crime novel, Donald E.

Westlake’s The Comedy Is Finished is sold on its cover as “The MWA Grand Master’s Great Lost Novel.” Reportedly begun by the prolific writer in the late s, it was withdrawn from publisher submission when ’s King of Comedy was released — ostensibly because the book’s.

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Book review: ‘The Comedy Is Finished,’ by Donald E. Westlake. By the time Donald E. Westlake died on the last day of at the age of 75, he had published more than novels and several works of nonfiction.

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