+612 9045 4394
Rogue Male : New York Review Books Classics - Geoffrey Household

Rogue Male

New York Review Books Classics

Paperback Published: 6th November 2007
ISBN: 9781590172438
Number Of Pages: 182

Share This Book:


RRP $29.95
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

Passing through a foreign country, a professional big game hunter finds himself wondering whether he might be able to infiltrate the local dictator’ s compound, target the dictator,
perhaps take him down. He has his target in his sites— should he follow through?— when he is seized by security, imprisoned, tortured, and condemned to death. And yet he escapes. He flees though enemy territory and succeeds at last in reaching his native England, only to realize that at home, too, he cannot be safe: a mere border will not divert his pursuers from their revenge; the British government cannot protect him without seeming to endorse his actions. He has no chance but to go under the radar, to find a spot for himself outside the bounds of society, to retreat as a fox does to its earth. He is a hunter. Who should know better how to escape pursuit? Soon, however, our hero discovers that he is dealing with men who are no less out of the ordinary than he is.
Geoffrey Household’ s masterly command of suspense is everywhere evident in the pages of "Rogue Male." At the same time, the book— described by the author as a “ bastard offspring of Stevenson and Conrad” — is an astonishing exploration of the lure of violence, the psychology of survivalism, and the call of the wild.

Industry Reviews

"A story that grows wilder and woollier with every passing sentence...Short, sweet, and compulsively readable, we dare you to try and put it down." --Men's Journal, #1 on the list of "The 15 Best Thrillers Ever Written" "The quintessential cat-and-mouse thriller. The plot is simple and unbearably suspenseful...Household boils down his narrative to its rawest elements, and the effect is gut-wrenching." --Playboy

"Household...helped to develop the suspense story into an art form." -The New York Times

A "classic of adventure suspense." -Los Angeles Times

"Rogue Male must forever remain a classic." -John Gardner

"To my enormous pleasure, I read it almost in one sitting and was gripped from beginning to end. The writing is incredibly clear and the action comes so quickly that it is difficult to believe how much happens in the first five pages...It quickly becomes one of the most vivid lone wolf stories I have read." --Conn Iggulden, author of The Dangerous Book for Boys

"The quintessential man-on-the-run thriller." --Booklist

A "riproaring adventure yarn about a man being chased by the agents of a cruel dictator." -The Financial Times

"Rogue Male remains as exciting and probing as ever, and the reason lies as much in its incisive psychology and timeless crispness of language as in its sensational plot." -The Times (UK)

"Simply the best escape and pursuit story yet written, with lip-chewing tension right to the end." -The Times (UK)

"Rogue Male is that rare literary species-a thriller which has lasted...Its title has passed into the language; you can buy T-shirts and mugs stamped with the phrase. Two films have been made..." -The Daily Telegraph

"A great book about an assassin who's a big game hunter and goes to Europe on the eve of World War II...It has the best opening page I've ever read and is not nearly as well known as it should be." - Robert Harris, The Daily Mail (UK)

"And if you prefer your yarns more ripping, Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household is the rippingest I've read. Hunter becomes hunted becomes hunter again with scarcely a quiver of a stiff upper lip. Brilliant." -The Times (UK)

"Rogue Male...has achieved deservedly classic status. It's an exciting story, told in a crisp, no-nonsense style reminiscent of John Buchan." -The Mail on Sunday (UK)

ISBN: 9781590172438
ISBN-10: 1590172434
Series: New York Review Books Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 6th November 2007
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.21

This product is categorised by