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The Postman Always Rings Twice - James M. Cain
The Postman Always Rings Twice
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First published in 1934, The Postman Always Rings Twice caused a scandal with its explosive mix of violence and sex, and immediately became a bestseller. The torrid story of Frank Chambers, the amoral drifter, Cora, the sullen and brooding wife, and Nick Papadakis, the amiable but inconvenient... show more
First published in 1934, The Postman Always Rings Twice caused a scandal with its explosive mix of violence and sex, and immediately became a bestseller. The torrid story of Frank Chambers, the amoral drifter, Cora, the sullen and brooding wife, and Nick Papadakis, the amiable but inconvenient husband, has become a classic of its kind, and established Cain as a major novelist with a spare and vital prose style and a bleak vision of America.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780752861746 (0752861743)
Publisher: Orion
Pages no: 116
Edition language: English
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Opinions of Saturn
Opinions of Saturn rated it
3.0 The Postman Always Rings Twice
It’s difficult to not make a review of THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE into a comparison the author’s most acclaimed noir novels, DOUBLE INDEMNITY. Both involve a couple who attempt to commit the perfect murder, both focus on how the main characters’ flaws manifest post-murder, and both have insuranc...
danae
danae rated it
It was alright. I don't think i'll ever read it again. I didn't like the dialogue, but the general plot was good. *Review written on November 14, 2014.*
NightLizard's Cave
NightLizard's Cave rated it
3.5 Rotten Relationships...
Rotten people, rotten souls, rotten motivations and bittersweet justice. It was good. I have another book by the same author and I am sure I am gonna read it very soon.
From Dark Places
From Dark Places rated it
4.0 The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic crime tale from James M. Cain and to be honest you just can't read this without Jack Nicholson being prominent in your thoughts. Luck is on Frank Chambers side when he gets dumped in southern California with no car and no cash, doesn't sound too lucky ad...
JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it
5.0 THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE BY JAMES. M. CAIN
”Stealing a man’s wife, that’s nothing, but stealing his car, that’s larceny.”John Garfield and Lana Turner in the 1946 movie.Frank Chambers is a drifter, a man who, when life gets too heavy, catches the next boxcar out of town or puts his thumb out on the nearest highway. Being comfortable or achie...
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