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Es an indication of why Disch "WAS PROBABLY RIGHT TO BE OFFERED "probably right to be offered gig he made a mentally stimulating job of it than say Philip K Dick possibly would have despite some multiple identity and dystopian overtones that would now be considered Dickian Certainly one for the completists of either Disch or The Prisoner but in many ways actually better than might be expected Surprisingly good for a TV novelization is praise too faint to serve this book This is not merely a good tie in it s good Speculative fiction Perhaps I sho This was a decent attempt at novelizing the classic 1967 British television show The Prisoner The book Was Published After The Show published after the show 1969 and attempts to detail the Village and Number 6 As in the show Number 6 relentlessly deals with his antagonist Number 2 and makes every effort to escape The book mimics the show s smart and ick dialogue filled with literary and classical allusions intrusive and constant surveillance and psychological manipulation I went back and checked out most of the show after reading The book adapts a few episodes for instance The Arrival where Number 6 arrives to the Village and makes an impulsive escape attempt The episode A B and C where Number 6 The Little Bit Naughty Book of Wild Sex Positions undergoes dream manipulation in order to extract the reason for his resignation And episode Many Happy Returns when Number 6 gets away but is tricked into being brought backestioning who is really running the Village The book indirectly references The Schizoid Man and Hammer Into Anvil but does not incorporate them into the plot The book is spot on with recreating some parts of the show and then creates other elements However in my honest opinion the show did a better job only because the book was limited as to what it presented I would recommend and give this story a chance if you enjoyed the show Be seeing you A bit disappointing I m a big big fan of the original TV series and Disch s seuel I suppose we could regard it as the non canon eighteenth episode lacks something spark or surreality The Village doesn t feel like Portmeirion there s a lot of long winded mazy dialogue that would have been done a lot pithier in the serial In his defence I believe Disch had only caught a few episodes when he wrote this He has a good arch style though and this book s miles better than the godawful Western episode Living In Harmony Perhaps Ballard or Al. Wakes p in captivity in a pleasant old style seaside town one packed solid with electronic surveillance hardware This is The Village And he is The Pri. ,
I have not seen either the original series or the remake I saw this book at the library and thought at first it was the book that the series was based on I rmemeber a friend telling me abou the series and about Number Six After I checked out the book I realized it was written after the series came out I liked the book p La muralla verde until the ending The ending made no sense to me and was a disappointment because I was interested in the storyp ntil that pointPerhaps if I saw the series I would change my mind pointPerhaps if I saw the series I would change my mind that point but after reading the book I have no desire to see "The Series I Liked The "series I liked the style of this the sparseness the cyclical feeling of it I don t know if it d be easier to get if I d known anything in advance if I d seen the series maybe I didn t know this was based on a TV series I assumed it d be the other way round with a big name like Disch I found some things weirdly predictable especially the end like I had seen the series or read something about it at timesWeird anyway but enjoyable and well written well structured Not a favourite but I don t know I might keep it around I do want to try of Disch s work This new Penguin edition of Disch s novelisation the one that in his lifetime he resented every reprint of is timed to coincide with the recent miniseries remake Disch contracted to write this for a small fee while particularly short of cash even before he caught a few episodes of it on US television and he felt no particular affinity to the series but went on to create his own kind of embellishment on what he had seen with little regard as to how his novel might match the series end result It certainly diverges from it in any number of ways but that s possibly explained by the very likely grafted on notion that this was meant as a seuel Number 6 has been recaptured and he goes through the motions once with similar tenacity but with a very different set of results I didn t see this as a seuel at all but I like the notion that The Prisoner s deliberately inexplicable nature can give rise to different interpretations and outcomes from its themes Given the circumstances of its conception this isn t considered a great Disch novel nderstandably so although I still found it to be elegant throughout particularly the elouent cat and mouse dialogue between Number 6 and Number 2 which felt exactly as it should and which giv. He's a top level agent highly skilled and Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller ultra secret But he wants out and they won't let himit He its anyway Then suddenly comes the dawn when he.
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