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The Getaway - Jim Thompson
The Getaway
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Doc McCoy knows everything there is to know about pulling off the perfect bank job. But there are some things he has forgotten--such as a partner who is not only treacherous but insane and a wife who is still an amateur. Worst of all, McCoy has forgotten that when the crime is big and bloody... show more
Doc McCoy knows everything there is to know about pulling off the perfect bank job. But there are some things he has forgotten--such as a partner who is not only treacherous but insane and a wife who is still an amateur. Worst of all, McCoy has forgotten that when the crime is big and bloody enough, there is no such thing as a clean getaway.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679732501 (0679732500)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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A Few Thoughts
A Few Thoughts rated it
2.0 The Getaway
Film is a masterpiece, book not so much.Another fine exception to the book-is-better-than-movie rule.
blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it
5.0 The Getaway
4.5 stars. The Getaway begins with what would usually be the middle of most heist stories and is mostly about the aftermath of the crime (hence the title). But the story is not your usual "Bonnie and Clyde"-type thriller. This highly suspenseful yarn is ultimately about the disintegration of this co...
Dantastic Book Reviews
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3.0
Doc McCoy, Rudy "Piehead" Torrento, and an accomplice rob the Beacon City Bank and immediately begin double crossing each other. Can Doc McCoy and his wife make it to Mexico before Torrento takes them down or the police catch them?The Getaway it the tale of a bank heist and its aftermath, told in J...
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it
4.0
Given he falls into genres of which I read a lot, I'm gobsmacked to have discovered Jim Thompson only recently. Why is reading so motivated by fashion? If there is something that should be above fashion, or outside it, why would this not be it?Of course, it could just be a case of trying to corner t...
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