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by Chester Himes
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 4 weeks ago
This was a bit silly, and very rough. I don’t know if it portrays life in Harlem in the 1950s realistically or not. If so, we comfortably-well-off white folks should all be ashamed. A few years back, some of the characters in an Easy Rawlins novel I was reading argued over who was the best author (m...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 5 years ago
If you like your hard boiled with a healthy dose of historical racism, this is the novel for you. Hardly long enough to be called a novel and tightly plotted. Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black NYC police detectives. Harlem is their beat. When a white pedophile sadistic perve...
blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it 6 years ago
This is the 2nd book in Chester Himes's Harlem Cycle and it's just as absurd and insane as his previous masterpiece in the series, A Rage in Harlem.
The Tipsybibliophile
The Tipsybibliophile rated it 8 years ago
This is the second novel in the The Harlem Cycle series and it was just as good to read as the first time...gritty and raw and fantastic, and at the end it left me in silent thought. The humor in these books at times is so twisted I almost felt mocked. This book is full of violence, but not just in ...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it 9 years ago
This is a deconstruction that doesn't feel like a deconstruction. You've got all the "good stuff" you expect from a hard boiled crime story (one of my favorite genres): violence, slang, a mystery, nicknames, sexual perversion, bad-ass protagonists, eccentric criminals, and so on. But it's all turned...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 11 years ago
Ulysses Galen is shot down in the streets of Harlem and Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are on the case. The prime suspect is a member of a gang calling themselves The Real Cool Moslems. After an incident with the Moslems, Coffin Ed is suspended. Good thing, since one of the girls that r...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it 12 years ago
Brutally violent murder mystery set in Harlem in the 1950's. Himes uses the story of two black detectives investigating the murder of a white man in Harlem to explore crime, poverty, and racism in the slums of New York.
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