The Postman Always Rings Twice
A work of hard-boiled detective fiction from the master, James M. Cain. A drifter gets a job at an isolated diner and gas station, then quickly sinks into a lustful relationship with the proprietor's young, sexy wife. Because in the world of Cain's fiction only a beat separates the urge from the... show more
A work of hard-boiled detective fiction from the master, James M. Cain. A drifter gets a job at an isolated diner and gas station, then quickly sinks into a lustful relationship with the proprietor's young, sexy wife. Because in the world of Cain's fiction only a beat separates the urge from the act, it is easy for the pair to move from consummated lust to a plan to murder the husband. The consequences unfold in surprising ways.
Publish date: November 3rd 2010
Pages no: 127
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...