Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Book - 1992 | 1st Vintage crimeBlack Lizard ed.
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Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. First published in 1935, this novel reaffirmed James M. Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992.
Edition: 1st Vintage crimeBlack Lizard ed.
ISBN: 9780679723226
0679723226
Branch Call Number: FIC CAIN
Characteristics: 115 p. ; 21 cm.

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wyenotgo
Sep 19, 2016

Strictly for those who enjoy noir in its traditional form, as I do. A very quick read, no side-tracks, straight-ahead murder and skullduggery, complete with the requisite femme fatale. Written as if intended as basis for a film, which it indeed became.
The style is dated, the motivation of some of the characters sketchy, the sequence of events abrupt but that all goes with the genre.

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Miserswife
Nov 11, 2010

1st half was good, but got really dull.

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