The Queen's Gambit : Now a Major Netflix Drama Paperback / softback
by Walter Tevis
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NOW A MAJOR GOLDEN GLOBE-WINNING NETFLIX SERIES'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. 'I loved it. I just loved it, it really drew me in and I know nothing about chess...
The writing about addiction is just fantastic. I underlined so many bits of it... I didn't want it to end' Bryony Gordon on BBC Radio 4'Few novelists have written about genius - and addiction - as acutely as Walter Tevis' Telegraph
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- Format:Paperback / softback
- Pages:256 pages
- Publisher:Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date:29/10/2020
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