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The Hot Spot - Charles Williams
The Hot Spot
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A dark, brooding masterpiece of guilt, greed, and lust in a town ripe for felony.Madox wasn't all bad.  He was just half-bad.  But trap a man like Madox in a dead-end job in a stultifying small town, introduce him to a femme fatale like the Harshaw woman, and give him a shot at a fast fifteen... show more
A dark, brooding masterpiece of guilt, greed, and lust in a town ripe for felony.Madox wasn't all bad.  He was just half-bad.  But trap a man like Madox in a dead-end job in a stultifying small town, introduce him to a femme fatale like the Harshaw woman, and give him a shot at a fast fifteen thousand dollars--in a bank just begging to be knocked over--and his better nature doesn't stand a chance. Merciless in its suspense, flawless in its grasp of the ways in which ordinary people hurtle over the edge, The Hot Spot is a superb example of fifties roman noir.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679733294 (0679733299)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 190
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
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I much prefer the original title and cover of the original edition...Visceral tone...lots of carnality...I've finished this book when in Lisbon the temperature has risen to 43ºC... The book's "temperature" and the weather temperature are one of a kind...This story of a guy caught in a web of two-tim...
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Madox is new to town when he hatches a scheme to rob the bank. At the same time, he's having an affair with his boss's wife and has the hots for the loan officer at the used car lot where he works. The robbery goes as smoothly as it can but Madox's life goes spiraling out of control in a web of sex...
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