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The View from Pompey's Head

by Hamilton Basso

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521. The View from Pompey's Head, by Hamilton Basso (read 26 Sep 1957) There is a Wikipedia article on this book. Many years after I read the book (and made no contemporary written comment thereon) I saw the movie based on the book. ( )
  Schmerguls | May 21, 2013 |
A dissapointment. The book was essentially a look at life in a small southern town, where lineage meant evertything. The idea for the plot was good and the presentation of the plot was good but it never matured into anything of real substance. ( )
  elsyd | Apr 6, 2010 |
View From Pompey's Head was a best seller and made into a movie the year after it was published. It's smart and sexy with enough drama to make it interesting on the big screen. Anson is a stuck-in-a-rut lawyer in New York City. Married with a family he is trying to make his way in the big city despite being a small-town southern boy who hasn't been home in 15 years. It's not that he was running away from Old Pompey, Georgia - but trying to outgrow it. That's his story on the surface, anyway.
Through a series of coincidences Anson has a work assignment that returns him to his old stomping grounds. A client of his law firm is being sued for embezzlement. Royalties from an author have gone missing. It looks bad for the firm because the client is dead and can't defend himself and what is worse, all evidence points to his guilt. Anson, having ties to the author's remote hometown, is picked to try to get to the bottom of the mystery. ( )
1 vote SeriousGrace | Oct 29, 2009 |
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