The Postman Always Rings Twice
An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve.First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism,... show more
An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve.First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside, and was acknowledged by Albert Camus as the model for The Stranger.
Publish date: May 14th 1989
Pages no: 116
Edition language: English
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...
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.*
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.
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...
”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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