The Boys from Brazil

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Pan Books, 1977 - English fiction - 238 pages
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Excellent!! Well-written and engrossing plot. - Goodreads
Meh. Mediocre writing; fanciful premise. - Goodreads
A smart and thoroughly enjoyable page turner. - Goodreads
Poss. the best ending of any novel I've read - Goodreads
The writing is terrible. - Goodreads
The plot of this book is amazing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Stephen Reid - Goodreads

A fun thriller with an interesting premise, if a bit dated by now. At the time of publication it must have seemed quite current, because of speculation about Nazis hiding out in the jungles of South ... Read full review

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User Review  - Patrick Smith - Goodreads

A superb 1978. The storyline is original and thrilling but it feels old. Everyone knows Mengele is dead nowadays so the story suffers a bit. Overall a fantastic thriller. Read full review

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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