A true classic of the genre - now a major film starring Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep. Directed by Jonathan Demme. As compelling and disturbing as when it was first published, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE continues to enthral readers with its electrifying action and shocking climax. 'Brilliant ... wild and exhilarating' The New Yorker. 'Apocalyptic ... Condon is wickedly skilful' Time. 'Savage ... frightening ... extraordinary' Kirkus. 'Shocking, tense ... high-grade adventure-suspense' San Francisco Chronicle. 'Original ... a breathlessly up-to-date thriller' New York Times
Richard Condon was born in New York City and worked in the movie business for twenty years before he started writing novels. In addition to THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE his bestsellers include PRIZZI'S HONOR. He died in 1996.