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Head of State

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    Andrew Andrew Marr(Author)
Andrew Marr's first novel is a darkly comic tale of deception and skullduggery at Downing Street and Whitehall. Making full use of his unrivalled inside knowledge of the British political scene, Marr has created a sparkling entertainment, a wholly original depiction of Westminster and its denizens, and a fascinating, irreverent glimpse behind the parliamentary curtain.

"Clever dark humor, witty prose, and a rigorously constructed plot add up to a thought-provoking read." "Publishers Weekly" (Starred Review) "Witty. Imaginative. Irreverent." "Kirkus" (Starred Review) "The tantalizing sense that the important actions of politics take place just out of sight, hidden from all but a tiny circle of insiders, pervades this novel and is perhaps its true subject. The author, Andrew Marr, is well placed to deliver such a story, being one of his country s most prominent political journalists." "The New York Times" "As one of the U.K. s top political journalists former editor of The Independent and political editor of the BBC Andrew Marr knows his way around the backrooms of British politics." "Toronto Star" Praise for the work of Andrew Marr:

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Book details

  • PDF | 352 pages
  • Andrew Andrew Marr(Author)
  • Overlook Press; Reprint edition (16 Feb. 2016)
  • English
  • 6
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
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  • By Jude56 on 7 June 2015

    Rubbish. Save your money for something else. I ploughed on with this book simply because it's our next book club read, but it was dire. The plot could have been entertaining but the shallow characterisation and clunky prose were not redeemable. I would have awarded it no stars, had that been possible.

  • By Geoff on 7 September 2017

    I have always enjoyed Andrew's English style and vocabulary in his political/historical books. However, that style does not transfer to thriller writing. The result is a rather stolid and turgid novel. It takes 100 pages to set the scene and introduce the very large numbers a actors. Tihe story verges on farcical with the end poorly resolved. Andrew, I suggest you stay with the day job.

  • By David E on 21 August 2016

    Poor book, poor story, poor character development, dumbed down too much for the common reader, might as well watch a rubbish American Spy film, at least the pain would be over faster.Surprising given that Andrew Marr is normally a good writer. Avoid at all costs

  • By Robin, Warwickshire on 21 February 2017

    Disappointing. I would have expected better from Andrew Marr. I couldn't decide whether it was intended to be light hearted or serious. It failed on both.

  • By Carolyn Cook on 26 April 2017

    Another purchase for a book group read, but it wasn't really that great. The most interesting thought to emerge is, what do the government really hide from us? I expect there's a long list.....

  • By Anonniemouse on 8 April 2017

    Dreadful - I wish I'd read the reviews before I bought it, but I was sufficiently attracted by its author to think it would be readable. Wrong! It starts off quite promisingly but rapidly deteriorates into complete rubbish. I only stuck it to the end in case it redeemed itself, which it didn't.

  • By SeedyTea on 28 May 2017

    Very interesting and current plot line with some excellent observations. It got a bit silly and hurried towards the end, but I enjoyed reading it.

  • By C.M. Ellis on 30 July 2017

    wasn't impressed I was disapointed in it

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