Grandmaster

Grandmaster Justin Gilead and Alexander Zharkov are two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world who are driven by forces they cannot understand to battle against each other for only one of them ca

  • Title: Grandmaster
  • Author: Warren Murphy Molly Cochran
  • ISBN: 9780765311634
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • Justin Gilead and Alexander Zharkov are two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world who are driven by forces they cannot understand to battle against each other for only one of them can be the Grandmaster.

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    1. GrandmasterBy Warren Murphy and Molly CochranSummery courtesy of Otto Penzler and the Mystery Writers of America present Grandmaster by Warren Murphy and Molly Cochran, winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original in 1985.Two men, born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, driven to oppose each other--for only one man may be the Grandmaster.Justin Gilead and Alexander Zharkov, two men driven by powerful forces they can neither understand nor deny--driven to fight eac [...]

    2. This book is precisely what "How I became a famous novelist" is all about. What began as an interesting theme, soon turned into a mystical crackpot of extremely cheesy narration of the life of a protagonist, who undergoes hardships that no one has ever heard of. Pretentious, cheesy, predictable and for creating a complete lack of any satisfaction for the reader in me, except for a very fine quote:-"What accounts for the bravery of weak men at the moment if death?"this goes down into the bin.

    3. I picked this up probably hoping for something as ingenious as'Remo Williams: the Destroyer'but was disappointed. Although I respect the reputation Murphy has in men's action literature (and the 'Remo' character is a gem) this aborted series was just really too lurid. Turgid reading. Too many coincidences, too much over-juxtapositioning of the two character's life-stories. It was a muscular, throaty read; lots of ka-pow! biff! sock! punch! but just not enough restraint.

    4. When I first starting reading this book, I was thinking it was another cold war chess match spy story. Was I wrong! What a compelling story of good vs evil, white vs black, yin and yang. I really enjoyed the development of Justin Gilead, the good guy and the battle he goes through to avenge the death of his mentor and the other monks who raised him. The cat and mouse game with Russian Alexander Zharkov keeps the story moving along.

    5. This was one of the best books I can remember I've read it when I was a child and was really caught up in this book, I can only recommend this to read who likes books about Spies, Chess and the ColdWar times.

    6. This book has got to be on the list of my all time favorites. Although I read this book over 20 years ago I still keep it on my shelf and periodically I read it. It is a great story about good verses evil and how one can't survive without the other. Wonderful masterpiece!!

    7. A very good book. I loved how the Grandmaster trained by picking up a piece of paper, crumbling it in his hand and then smoothing it out on the floor for several years.

    8. Warren Murphy and Molly Cochran's Grandmaster is well worth a read for fans of 80's spy thrillers. If you can find it, grab it!

    9. Good ReadI enjoyed the story. It won't win any awards,but is a good read. I read something like this in between more serious literature.

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