[PDF] Miss Freedom By Andrew Cartmel – serv3.3pub.co.uk

[PDF] Miss Freedom By Andrew Cartmel – serv3.3pub.co.uk [Epub] ❦ Miss Freedom ➜ Andrew Cartmel – Serv3.3pub.co.uk A novel based on the iconic British TV series The Prisoner starring Patrick McGoohan by noted British script editor and author Andrew Cartmel Doctor Who A team of British agents attempt to infiltrate A novel based on the iconic British TV series The Prisoner starring Patrick McGoohan by noted British script editor and author Andrew Cartmel Doctor Who A team of British agents attempt to infiltrate The Village to rescue Number including the mysterious agent code named Miss Freedom But who can he trust.


2 thoughts on “Miss Freedom

  1. Philip Philip says:

    Andrew Cartmel's Prisoner novel Miss Freedom is a decent enough Prisoner story but for all its aspirations to be a classic 1960s style spy novel in the tradition of John Le Carré Adam Hall and Len Deighton little than that It certainly hasn't the intellectual pyrotechnics to match Jon Blum and Rupert Booth's The Prisoner's Dilemma Dilemma had a real sense of urgency about it of having something important to impart which could only be told as part of a Prisoner story; by comparison Miss Freedom is not lazy exactly but certainly languidThere's certainly much that's taken directly from the seventeen TV episodes Number 6 faces a clinically insane Number 2 Hammer into Anvil and a beautiful woman of ambivalent loyalties The Chimes of Big Ben and passim who place him in a subsidiary reality A B and C Living in Harmony where he's encouraged to tell a spy story with himself as the central character The Girl Who Was Death etc etc etc Such elements as might seem newish there's a rescue mission afoot to spring Number 6 from the Village and the ousted Number 2 was actually on his side are actually ringing the changes on these established elementsCartmel clearly knows his Prisoner but most of his story is essentially pastiche well written and perfectly competent pastiche but unambitious The most interesting thing perhaps is the way Number 6 redrafts his spy story as he's telling it constantly revisiting earlier story elements and rewriting them The fact that his fiction comes dangerously close to overlapping his reality might indeed suggest again not exactly a new idea to the Prisoner aficionado that the Village itself is the product of Number 6's shellshocked fantasiesCartmel's biggest innovation though is in making his psychotic New Number 2 a sexually motivated serial killer which makes for some deeply uncomfortable moments Given that a criticism freuently levelled against Cartmel's previous fiction has been his willingness to play the violence against women card I might almost have found this creepy if there hadn't been some evidence that he was attempting to address this tendency with a degree of complexity on a thematic levelBasically though with this one you're not really missing much I feel less guilty about picking up one of the only 100 copies in existence now


  2. Justin K. Rivers Justin K. Rivers says:

    I'm not a fan of TV tie in books but this novel based on Patrick McGoohan's ITV series The Prisoner is pretty damn good Andrew Cartmel the last cript editor for classic Doctor Who has written an excellent novel set in the world of The Prisoner Cartmel's prose is particularly exuisite It is specific tactile and cadenced The plot is standard Prisoner fare secret agents psychosis inducing drugs power struggles and the overarching desire to escape It is a bit edgier than the original series and although it theoretically takes place in the late 60's it does not feel dated or nostalgic I wish Cartmel would write some original novels because his writing really is a joy


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