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Double Indemnity - James M. Cain
Double Indemnity
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2.50 15
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780380000609 (0380000601)
Publisher: Avon
Edition language: English
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 Double Indemnity
Yikes! I read this on one day, and I read at only half the speed required for success in college, or so I was told back in my youth. Well, it was short, but also compelling. Not something one could easily put down once begun. Cain is a good author, if you like noir-y kinds of things. This is about a...
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 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 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...
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