The Real Cool Killers
Publish date: May 5th 2011
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Edition language: English
Series: Harlem Cycle (#2)
This was a bit silly, and very rough. I don’t know if it portrays life in Harlem in the 1950s realistically or not. If so, we comfortably-well-off white folks should all be ashamed. A few years back, some of the characters in an Easy Rawlins novel I was reading argued over who was the best author (m...
If you like your hard boiled with a healthy dose of historical racism, this is the novel for you. Hardly long enough to be called a novel and tightly plotted. Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black NYC police detectives. Harlem is their beat. When a white pedophile sadistic perve...
This is the 2nd book in Chester Himes's Harlem Cycle and it's just as absurd and insane as his previous masterpiece in the series, A Rage in Harlem.
This is the second novel in the The Harlem Cycle series and it was just as good to read as the first time...gritty and raw and fantastic, and at the end it left me in silent thought. The humor in these books at times is so twisted I almost felt mocked. This book is full of violence, but not just in ...
This is a deconstruction that doesn't feel like a deconstruction. You've got all the "good stuff" you expect from a hard boiled crime story (one of my favorite genres): violence, slang, a mystery, nicknames, sexual perversion, bad-ass protagonists, eccentric criminals, and so on. But it's all turned...
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