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 Definition (1915 – 1996) A prolific and popular American political novelist whose satiric works were generally presented in the form of thrillers or semi-thrillers. [d] [e]

Small change to fix categories. Chris Day 19:36, 28 August 2008 (CDT)

Names in his books

"Throughout his life, Mr. Condon displayed a wry, even diabolical streak. He often named his characters after real people. For example, the characters in Raymond Shaw's infantry squad in "The Manchurian Candidate" were named for people associated with the Phil Silvers television show, "You'll Never Get Rich." His longest-running character, Dr. Weiler, was named after A. H. Weiler, a former film critic for The Times. In various Condon novels, Dr. Weiler turns up as an obstetrician, a cardiologist, a psychiatrist and the royal physician." Hayford Peirce 02:29, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

references to the Condon cult

<rexxxf>See two New York Times mentions at [1] and [2] and one from the Detroit Free Press at [3]</rexxxf>


You guessed correctly, Hayford: The missing "in" caught my attention.

Sure, it is the correct quote. In my edit I only reduced it to a shorter part because it does not fit into one sentence in this way

one of the early practitioners of what Pete Hamill called in a New Yorki Times review,
"the best of the practitioners of what might be called the New Novelism... "

If you want to keep the quote in its full length then the first part of the sentence has to be changed, I think.

--Peter Schmitt 23:57, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Oh, NOW I see what you mean -- I thought you had truncated the quotation, not what came BEFORE the quotation. Yes, I'll see what I can do about it -- it's not good the way it is. Thanks! Hayford Peirce 00:17, 30 July 2010 (UTC)