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Grifter's Game (Hard Case Crime, #1) - Lawrence Block
Grifter's Game (Hard Case Crime, #1)
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780843953497 (0843953497)
Publisher: Hard Case Crime
Pages no: 205
Edition language: English
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The Professor
The Professor rated it
3.0 “Her hubby was a crook and I had his supply in the hotel safe”
Sex-bomb manipulates player into offing her money-bags husband but the person really pulling the strings is the author. This starts off in familiar waters but Block’s plot turns are, as usual, quite delicious and the narrative ends up going to some surprisingly nihilistic placesThis short novel is a...
MarginMan rated it
4.0 Mona
I read Mona years ago. It was a different edition than the one shown here. Not a fan of this cover. Anyway...It was definitely a page-turner. Might have given it 5 stars. But I wonder if certain aspects hold up well in our era. I'm used to reading books from earlier generations, but not every reader...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it
3.5 Grifter's Game (Hard Case Crime, #1)
I hope that the men I know take it as a compliment that I had a little trouble buying-in with this one. Don't get me wrong, Lawrence Block knows how to write his genre better than most, so I'll take some of the blame for my failure to suspend disbelief. [spoiler] Call me cynical, but if one roll i...
blackguysdoread rated it
4.0 Grifter's Game
I've started reading and enjoying Lawrence Block's Matt Scudder series this year and I decided to try this book out, a hard-boiled early one-off by the author which also happens to be the first reprint by the popular Hard Case Crime series. A drifting con man (his name might be David Gavilan, or it ...
JasonKoivu rated it
4.0 Grifter's Game (Hard Case Crime, #1)
More than just good salacious fun! Grifter's Game, even 50 years after its original publication, still manages to surprise and morally offend...and I loved it! Block has you helplessly rooting for scumbag Joe Marlin, as he cons his way into money and into bed. His falling for a girl holds, at its ba...
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