His novel - The Hustler is brilliant. Was made into a film long time ago with Paul Newman.The Queen's Gambit - Walter Tevis
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Classic Tevis. Rise to power and descent into alcoholism. Makes me want to take up chess. But, obsessive that I am, I know that were I to do so, I would be lost to the world for ever. As I would if I took up railway modelling.
I've read most of his books and really enjoy them.