E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain

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Summary Fast One ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The toughest tough guy and most brutal gangster story ever written Set in depression Los Angeles 'Fast One' has a surreal uality that is positively hypnotic It is the saga of a gunman gambler Gerry Kells and his dipso lover S Grand. If I m being completely honest my rating should be 25 Stars But this book is grim as FUCK and I love grim shit It also became very very clear while I was reading this book that the author Paul Cain didn t really give a shit if anyone liked his story And for those 2 reasons I upped my rating to 3 stars Truly I think the story of the mystery surrounding the author s life is a much fascinating story then the one in this book Not much is known about the author Paul Cain wasn t his real name His name was allegedly George Carrol Sims but even that might not be true The real life Paul Cain seems like a real life Tom Ripley Under the name Peter Ruric he worked as a screenwriter dated actresses and travelled the world He claimed to be from Chicago but who knows if that s true I want someone to write a book about him I would definitely read that Fast One is a grim and dark gangster story There are no good guys in this book everyone is a stone cold criminal with no feelings of guilt or remorse Its unapologetically violent and the author doesn t attempt in anyway shape or form to downplay the gritty grim nature of things If you love Raymond Chandler novels then give Fast One a chance

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Summary Fast One ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 'Fast One' was originally a collection of stories featuring the gamblergunman Kells The tales ran in 'Black Mask' magazine from 1931 1932 This work has been occasionally republished most recently as a graphic novel by No Exit Press. uintessential 1930 s Noir This is not Chandler or Hammett s hard boiled fiction No Sam Spade Continental OP or Philip Marlowe No tough but basically decent guy working the mean streets who is not himself mean Gerry Kells the protagonist is mean He s a gambler a gunman a crook He isn t hardboiled he s hard raw and rotten Moreover there are no good guys and gals just different categories of bad like the damned souls in the several levels of Dante s hellOtto Penzler made the distinction between Noir and the Hardboiled Detective novel in his excellent Huffington Post Article Noir Fiction is About Losers Not Private Eyes Here s a uote from Penzler that applies to Paul Cain s novel Look noir is about losers The characters in these existential nihilistic tales are doomed They may not die but they probably should as the life that awaits them is certain to be so ugly so lost and lonely that they d be better off just curling up and getting it over with And let s face it they deserve itPretty much everyone in a noir story or film is driven by greed lust jealousy or alienation a path that inevitably sucks them into a downward spiral from which they cannot escape They couldn t find the exit from their personal highway to hell if flashing neon lights pointed to a town named Hope It is their own lack of morality that blindly drives them to ruin That pretty much sums up Fast One If you read this novel don t try to figure out who s doing what to whom and why Just go along for the violent action packed ride It s a roller coaster to hell and if you don t want to follow that route by all means skip it The Longest Afternoon you read this novel don t try to figure out who s doing what to whom and why Just go along for the violent action packed ride It s a roller coaster to hell and if Glory Goals and Greed you don t want to follow that route by all means skip it

Paul Cain Ð 5 Summary

Summary Fast One ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Uist she has no first name who rearrange the LA underworld and disappear in an explosive climax that matches their first appearance The pace is incredible and relentless and the complex plot with its twists and turns defies summary. Paul Cain wrote many short stories but astonishingly only this one full length novel And what a novel Praised by contemporaries such as Raymond Chandler on completing it I can see why Rarely has a amoral bunch of characters been assembled together in work of fictionThe two main characters no doubt have SOME redeeming ualities but I can t for the life of me work out what they may beIf you re a fan of hard boiled noir crime fiction do yourself a favour and read thisFast One also appears in this Black Mask omnibus along with many of his short stories The Paul Cain Omnibus Every Crime Story and the Novel Fast One as Originally Published In addition seven of his Black Mask short stories are available in Seven Slayers Great cover


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  1. says: E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain

    E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain Paul Cain Ð 5 Summary characters Fast One If I'm being completely honest my rating should be 25 Stars But this book is grim as FUCK and I love grim shit It also became very very clear while I was reading this book that the author Paul Cain didn't really give a shit if anyone liked hi

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    E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Paul Cain Paul Cain Ð 5 Summary Wikipedia says Paul Cain is the pseudonym George Caryl Sims used He wrote the one novel Fast One 17 Black Mask short stories and the movie script for the Boris KarloffBela Lugosi horror film The Black Cat I've seen The Black Cat and liked it The Fast One published in 1932 during the Depression and heyday of the celebrate

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    E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Paul Cain Paul Cain Ð 5 Summary Paul Cain is a bit of an enigma a terrific writer who published only one novel and some short stories before pretty much disappearing from print and from history At least easily uncovered history His one novel FAST

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    E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain Paul Cain Ð 5 Summary characters Fast One What a disappointment'Fast One' by Paul Cain was recommended to me by GoodReads because I’d read and enjoyed March Violets by Philip Kerr one of the splendidly subtle and addictive Bernie Gunther booksIn the introduction to 'Fast One’ Max Décharné states that if there's a better hard boiled novel than 'Fast One' o

  5. says: E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain

    E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain Paul Cain wrote many short stories but astonishingly only this one full length novel And what a novel Praised by contemporaries such as Raymond Chandler on completing it I can see why Rarely has a amoral bunch of characte

  6. says: E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Paul Cain Paul Cain Ð 5 Summary

    E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain Paul Cain Ð 5 Summary review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Paul Cain Originally a collection of short stories in the 'Black Mask' magazine 'Fast Fury' reads as such It is sometimes difficult to link the chapters up and the story described on the back cover blurb as 'complex with its twists and turns

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    characters Fast One E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain Paul Cain Ð 5 Summary uintessential 1930’s Noir This is not Chandler or Hammett’s hard boiled fiction No Sam Spade Continental OP or Philip Marlowe No tough but basically decent guy working the mean streets who is not himself mean Gerry Kells the protagonist is mean He's a gambler a gunman a crook He isn’t hardboiled; he’s hard raw and rotten Moreover there are no good guys and gals just different categories of bad like th

  8. says: E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain Paul Cain Ð 5 Summary

    characters Fast One Paul Cain Ð 5 Summary review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Paul Cain It's SENSATIONAL Swift and intense; in the mode of the very best hard boiled crime tradition A rich discovery of a mostly unknown 1930s talent Cain clobbers He whales Takes names and kicks butt He goes off On a rampage Gotta love it His techniue is superb Only one down side as far as I can see The side effect of such a fast movin

  9. says: E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Paul Cain Paul Cain Ð 5 Summary

    E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain Huh Well That was certainly a book This may be a case of me just not getting it This is generally considered on

  10. says: review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð Paul Cain E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain Paul Cain Ð 5 Summary

    E–pub/E–book [Fast One] ☆ Paul Cain This was pretty much a slog for me Yes it moves at a blistering pace but the author makes no attempt to connect the reader to the m

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  • Paperback
  • 221
  • Fast One
  • Paul Cain
  • English
  • 05 January 2019
  • 9781842431214