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by Lawrence Wright

Free eBook God's Favorite: A Novel download ISBN: 1416562478
Author: Lawrence Wright
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 17, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 352
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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With a journalist's eye for detail, Lawrence Wright leads the reader toward a dramatic face-off in the Vatican embassy, where Noriega confronts his psychological match in the Papal Nuncio.

For other people named Lawrence Wright, see Lawrence Wright (disambiguation). ISBN 978-0-684-86810-3. Wright is the author of six books but is best known for his 2006 publication, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. A quick bestseller, The Looming Tower was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, and is frequently referred to by some media pundits as being an excellent source of background information on Al Qaeda and the September 11 attacks.

Maps of Panama on end papers. Lawrence Wright captures all the drama and black humor of Panama during the final, nerve-racking days of its legendary dictator, Manuel Antonio Noriega.

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In this fascinating work of historical fiction, Pulitzer Prize - winning author Lawrence Wright captures all the gripping drama and black humor of Panama during the final, nerve-racking days of its legendary dictator, Manuel Antonio Noriega. It is Christmas 1989, and Tony Noriega's demons are finally beginning to catch up with him.

In this fascinating work of historical fiction, award-winning author Lawrence Wright captures all the gripping drama and black humor of Panama during the final, nerve-racking days of its legendary dictator, Manuel Antonio Noriega. A former friend of President Bush, Fidel Castro, and Oliver North, this universally reviled strongman is on the run from the .  .

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law.

In the New World: Growing Up with America from the Sixties to the Eighties. Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. The author of six works of nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, he lives in Austin, Texas.

Lawrence Wright tells stories such as this in his new book. Wright serves up a campfire stew of memoir, reportage and historical digression. He is a typically Texas storyteller, an anecdotalist who wanders around and stops occasionally to point out the view, but somehow you end up getting where you’re going anyway. You can hear the New Yorker in his voice; his prose has a kind of polished informality.

Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are (1999)

Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are (1999). Remembering Satan (1994). Wright is the author of ten books, including The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, which spent eight weeks on The New York Times best-seller list and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Time Magazine pronounced it one of the 100 best nonfiction books ever written. God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State. Knopf, April 17, 2018.

In this fascinating work of historical fiction, Pulitzer Prize -- winning author Lawrence Wright captures all the gripping drama and black humor of Panama during the final, nerve-racking days of its legendary dictator, Manuel Antonio Noriega. It is Christmas 1989, and Tony Noriega's demons are finally beginning to catch up with him. A former friend of President Bush, Fidel Castro, and Oliver North, this universally reviled strongman is on the run from the U.S. Congress, the Justice Department, the Colombian mob, and a host of political rivals. In his desperation, he seeks salvation from any and all quarters -- God, Satan, a voodoo priest, even the spirits of his murdered enemies. But with a million-dollar price on his head and 20,000 American soldiers on his trail, Noriega is fast running out of options. Drawn from a historical record more dramatic than even the most artful spy novel, God's Favorite is a riveting and darkly comic fictional account of the events that occurred in Panama from 1985 to the dictator's capture in 1989. With an award-winning journalist's eye for detail, Lawrence Wright leads the reader toward a dramatic face-off in the Vatican embassy, where Noriega confronts his psychological match in the papal nuncio.
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Nea
There are terrific characters snd dramatic plot twists and horrific events but underneath it all there is a feeling of comedy. .i think wright had enormous fun writing this book. But like all his work it is rich in well researched information so that he brings tome and place vividly to life. The book is full of energy snd charm. I couldn't put it down.
Granijurus
An utterly arresting blend of fact and fiction, "God's Favorite" thrusts the reader into the bloody maelstrom of Panama under Noriega. The book is incredibly accessible, even entertaining, but it never loses its intent to put you into the heart of the situation, sparing no one, revealing everything. Of course, one cannot know what a historical figure thinks, believes or desires. Even their own words are tainted by the unswerving gaze of history. Wright, however, does not let his book rest on his assumtions of thoughts and feeling. He brings a trained observers calculated analysis and the well known documented facts of the situation to frame his narrative.
This is a truly delightful experience, crisp in style, engaging in content and memorable in the final experience. Recommended.
Drelalen
It's devastating that Wright's novel wasn't taken to tradepaper where it would have had a wider readership. This is a terrific thriller so authentic the book speaks directly, clearly and thrillingly. Wright is an execellent writer and this novel is one hell of a fine read. You'll be sorry if you miss it. Wright really has a handle on the reality of certain corrupt Latin politics and he renders it exciting fashion.

I can't fathom why this novel has had so little exposure. His publishers must be short-sighted or loony or both. I wish I had spoken up sooner here with a review since I read the book shortly after it was published. It remains in the top three of best thrillers I've read.
Malaris
Great read of a real life cartoon character.
Kekinos
Great book. Really clued you in on what was happening in Panama. Even though the book was fiction, it portrayed a lot of true events. Would highly recommend reading the book.
Nikobar
Though slightly slow at times, over all this was an interesting glimpsing into a particular time and place in the form of an entertaining story told though tangible characters.
Faulkree
well written and engaging, as it weaves facts with (semi) fiction. as someone from Panama, i have heard unofficial accounts of many of the story lines weaved in the plot,
definatly worth the reading.
geraldine
Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright describes the late 1980’s Panama awash in drugs and US dollars (military and CIA). He grafts a personality on to the stone (pineapple to some) faced Dictator Manuel “Tony” Noriega as he holds power.

Tony as portrayed understands his predicament, and he is cynically prepared to do anything to stay in power. He must stay in power, because, ugly and deformed, he would never be respected without it. One sub-plot is that he is in love and thinks that money and power is all that holds the free spirited Carmen to him.

There is a parallel story to Tony’s and this is that of the nuncio who has been warned by the Vatican to stay out of politics. This is impossible because the nuncio has an idealist young priest on his staff and Tony wants to make contact. There are cameos for Oliver North and Pablo Escobar and a host of colorful characters like the deluded Roberto Diaz Herrera and brash General Honeycutt.

The thoughts of Tony and the dialog throughout had me turning pages.

I checked Wikipedia to see how much of this was true. I saw that Noreiga was interested in the occult and eastern religions as the author shows and that in jail he “found Jesus”. As I write this he is still alive in a Panama jail (he served his US time) and is suing Activision for its depiction of him in a videogame.

If you are a purist regarding historical fiction, this is not for you, but if you want a fast paced novel loaded with irony based on true events you will love it.