A novel based on the screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Peter George and Terry Southern.
“The mordant humour and Swiftian satire leave certain hallowed institutions reeling against the ropes”
Herman G. Weinberg
“The best comedy since sound came to Hollywood, or if not that, the best of the post-war years.”
Richard Schickel, ‘Life’
“A tragi-comic masterpiece”
‘Films and Filming’
“The most courageous film ever made… its style is Juvenalian.”
Robert Brustein, ‘New York Review of Books’
A landmark film of genius by Stanley Kubrick, Dr Strangelove was widely hailed as a cinematic masterpiece. Rarely have human folly, vanity and selfishness been portrayed so sharply on screen. The film was a huge critical and box office success and its influence, as one of the best cult movies of all time, remains just as powerful today.
The film was based on the original novel Red Alert by Peter George, a former flight lieutenant in the RAF. Now the author has himself novelised the nightmarish comedy that emerged from the final screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern and himself. With a generous selection of stills from the film, Peter George’s novel allows us to enjoy the wit, suspense and terror from a fresh perspective. Vintage and timeless satire.
Dr Strangelove is published as part of the Independent Voices series, dedicated to publishing writers who provide alternative viewpoints and challenge conventional wisdom, making available work that has been unavailable in the UK although it is as relevant today as on its original publication.