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Double Indemnity - James M. Cain
Double Indemnity
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780380000609 (0380000601)
Publisher: Avon
Edition language: English
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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
4.0 DOUBLE INDEMNITY by James M. Cain
The book the movie with Fred McMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, and Edward G. Robinson is based upon. I liked Keyes. He called it like it was but he could not prove it. I cannot say I liked the book better than the movie. There are changes in the movie but the story line is similar. The endings are differe...
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
4.0 Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
Double Indemnity is a perfect crime scenario in which insurance man Walter Huff has all the angles figured. All but one, but it's a doozy: his partner is psychotic.Cain's previous novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, was about a couple of amoral types who were dangerous but hardly crazy. Phyllis N...
blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it
5.0 Double Indemnity
One of the most tightly written books I've ever read, by the godfather of the type of noir fiction that I love. Not. A. Word. Wasted. In the book, Walter Huff goes to the Hollywood Hills to sell a car insurance renewal to Mr. Nirdlinger. But he gets caught up and starts falling hard for Mrs. Nirdlin...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
4.0 Insure That Perfect Murder
Double Indemnity by James M. Cain There's "noir," as in, "it's-actually-hardboiled-but-that-requires-three-syllables-to-say," and then there's real "noir" as in, "this-world-is-so-dark-that-the-only-thing-that-stops-this-from-being-a-dystopia-is-that-it-supposedly-takes-place-in-the-real-world." Ja...
AmySea
AmySea rated it
I thought that Double Indemnity was a decent book. It was an easy novella to follow, the main character was likable (except that he was a murderer), and the writing was clean. It was also well narrated by James Naughton.The main character seemed a little quick to fall in love and be willing to kil...
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