1) The late American author, Richard Condon (The Manchurian Candidate, Winter Kills, Prizzi's Honor etc.) had a different character in every one of his novels with the same name. although it was a different person. Usually that character would be a minor figure or part of the sub-plot but not necessarily. What was that person's name?
2) In the front of most Richard Condon novels there is a quotation or epigraph from The Keener's Manual, from which the title of the book was often taken. eg;
Minutes trudge,Hours run,
Years fly,Decades stun.
Summer thrills,Autumn sates,
Winter kills.What is The Keener's Manual?
(Winter Kills 1974)
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