The Boys from Brazil

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Pan Books, 1977 - English fiction - 237 pages
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User Review  - melydia - LibraryThing

Nazis! Genetic engineering! Mystery! Peril! Death! Did I mention Nazis? The premise is great, a nice little science-fictiony take on the old nature-vs-nurture debate. Perhaps not so timely today as it ... Read full review

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User Review  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin; {acquired prior to L/T}; (3*) Ira Levin's mid-70's thriller about a Nazi plan to repopulate the world through cloning and assassination certainly keeps the reader's ... Read full review

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About the author (1977)

Ira levin was born on August 27, 1929 in the Bronx, New York. He is best remembered for his novels which were made into feature films, Rosemary's Baby (1968, with Mia Farrow), The Boys from Brazil (1978) and The Stepford Wives (1975 and 2004). Levin's best-known play is Deathtrap, which holds the record as the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway. (It was also made into a feature film in 1982, starring Christpher Reeve.) His first novel, A Kiss Before Dying, earned him the 1954 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Ira Levin died in Manhattan from a heart attack on November 12, 2007.

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