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Queen's Gambit: Now a Major Netflix Drama

Queen's Gambit: Now a Major Netflix Drama
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Queen's Gambit: Now a Major Netflix Drama
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  • ISBN: 9781474622578
41,60 Lei
52,00 Lei
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NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES starring Anya Taylor-Joy from Academy-Award nominee Scott Frank and BAFTA nominee Allan Scott

'Superb' Time Out 'Mesmerizing' Newsweek 'Gripping' Financial Times 'Sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years - for the pure pleasure and skill of it' Michael Ondaatje 'Don't pick this up if you want a night's sleep' Scotsman

When she is sent to an orphanage at the age of eight, Beth Harmon soon discovers two ways to escape her surroundings, albeit fleetingly: playing chess and taking the little green pills given to her and the other children to keep them subdued. Before long, it becomes apparent that hers is a prodigious talent, and as she progresses to the top of the US chess rankings she is able to forge a new life for herself. But she can never quite overcome her urge to self-destruct. For Beth, there's more at stake than merely winning and losing.

'Few novelists have written about genius - and addiction - as acutely as Walter Tevis' The Telegraph

Superb, TIME OUT

Gripping reading . . . Nabokov's The Defense and Zweig's The Royal Game are the classics. Now joining them is The Queen's Gambit, FINANCIAL TIMES

The Queen's Gambit is sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years - for the pure pleasure and skill of it

Mesmerizing, NEWSWEEK

Don't pick this up if you want a night's sleep, SCOTSMAN

More exciting than any thriller I've seen lately; more than that, beautifully written

What Walter Tevis did for pool in The Hustler, he does for chess in The Queen's Gambit, PLAYBOY

A psychological thriller, NEW YORK TIMES

Walter Tevis is famous for writing The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth, but this is my favorite book of his. It is about a girl who, guided by her somewhat unreliable mother, becomes a child prodigy at chess. Even if you do not know how to play chess, it is a great thriller, Literary Hub

Tevis was a great storyteller
Detalii
Autor TEVIS, Walter
An apariţie 2020
Editura W & N
Nr pagini 256
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: walter tevis