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by Jim Thompson

eBook The Getaway epub
  • ISBN: 075287960X
  • Author: Jim Thompson
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: ORION; New Ed edition (2006)
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • ePUB size: 1421 kb
  • FB2 size 1410 kb
  • Formats azw lrf lrf doc


Doc McCoy is the most skilled criminal alive.

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Books by Jim Thompson. After Dark, My Sweet. Thank you for your support of the author’s rights. Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company. 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

Little, Brown and Company. New York Boston London. Sure, sure, Jackson mumbled hastily. What about that place we’re holing up in? They really can’t extradite us from there?

Little, Brown and Company. What about that place we’re holing up in? They really can’t extradite us from there? Not no way? You got nothing to worry about, Rudy told him.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Doc McCoy knows everything there is to know about pulling off the perfect bank job. But there are some things he has forgotten-such as a partner who is not only treacherous but insane and a wife who is still an amateur.

The Getaway is a Dante-esque tour of the underworld, a place where no motive is pure and no tie is too sacred to be betrayed in a nightmarish split second.

The story of a bank robbery and its aftermath, of cross and double-cross, told with the unflinching eye of America’s greatest crimewriter. The Getaway is a Dante-esque tour of the underworld, a place where no motive is pure and no tie is too sacred to be betrayed in a nightmarish split second. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The Getaway is a 1972 American crime film based on the 1958 novel by Jim Thompson. The plot follows imprisoned mastermind robber Carter "Doc" McCoy (McQueen), whose wife Carol (MacGraw) conspires for his release on the condition they rob a bank in Texas

When it comes to pulling off the perfect bank job, Doc McCoy wrote the book.

When it comes to pulling off the perfect bank job, Doc McCoy wrote the book. But with a partner like Rudy Torrento, who is not only treacherous but insane, and a wife who is still an amateur, McCoy has forgotten something: when the crime is big and bloody enough, there is no such thing as a clean getaway. The Getaway by Jim Thompson is the story of a bank robbery and its’ aftermath and, as written by Jim Thompson, this is an intense twist filled story full of double crosses, violent encounters and.

Author: Jim Thompson. Publisher: Orion, 2002. The story of a bank robbery and its aftermath, of cross and double-cross, told with the unflinching eye of America’s greatest crimewriter.

Электронная книга "The Getaway", Jim Thompson And Doc begins to realize that the perfect bank robbery isn't complete without the perfect getaway to back it up. THE GETAWAY is the classic story of a bank robbery gone.

Электронная книга "The Getaway", Jim Thompson. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Getaway" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. And Doc begins to realize that the perfect bank robbery isn't complete without the perfect getaway to back it up. THE GETAWAY is the classic story of a bank robbery gone horribly wrong, where the smallest mistakes have catastrophic consequences, and shifting loyalties lead to betrayals and chaos.

I don't read many books twice but Jim Thompson novels - due to their concise, dirty power, their relentless violence and purity - can always draw me in for a second time. Some of the most psychological crime writing ever done. I love James M Cain and Elmore Leonard but Jim Thompson holds a special place in my heart. - Bruce Springsteen show more. Jim Thompson (1906-1977) was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma.

Comments: (4)
Runeshaper
My favorite Thompson novel, I have both film versions, and while the movies are all fine and well, they Just Don't Get It.

While the novel is exactly what is looks like, a hard boiled, hard core caper gone bad story full of double crosses and a dark view of the human condition, it is the last couple of chapters that make this simple crime story take wing and hurtle into the Abyss.

Sam Peckinpah was no shy and retiring director, but even he ended the film with the main characters heading over the border into Mexico. Such is the way of the world: the novel leads us to that point, but rather than a cheap, sorry-ass Hollywood ending, the book keeps digging into the bowels of hell.

If I were to teach a beginning lit class, this is one of the first books I would assign. Like Cain, Himes and Hammett, this is writing that is sharp, concise and brilliant. Like Nathaniel West, it is shocking in ways that are not gruesome or horrific, just human. Most importantly, like the King Of Horror (and Maine), it is a damn fine ripping yarn.

Brilliant.
Nikojas
Jim Thompson doesn't "transcend the genre", as is often said of good writers. He takes the genre of crime fiction and twists, bends and expands it in surprising ways. His mixture of crisp, clean action writing and psychological, even surreal dives into character makes "The Getaway" an astounding read. And a fun one. The creativity of Thompson's work reflects his hardscrabble upbringing and a pessimism that also fuelled the aloholism that would prove his undoing. His is a unique and terrific voice within crime fiction and American letters, and to read "The Getaway" is to experience Thompson in his prime.
Shakar
Enjoyed it a lot, but found the different ending (from the movie) surprising.
Usaxma
I kinda did The Getaway backwards. I saw the 1994 movie first. Then the 1972 original. Then the book. And while the book is surprisingly very solid I have to admit that Walter Hill's screenplay is actually better. The story is nearly exactly the same up until the final act. Doc McCoy gets out of jail, plans a bank heist, kills his double-crossing partner and goes on the lam with his wife after killing Jack Benyon. But instead of the satisfying conclusion of the film Jim Thompson deviates from the logical progression of the story and goes off in a bizarre tangent that leads to a depressing ending.

I've always said that movies of books should always be as different as they are similar. The Getaway is the best kind of starkly-written pulp fiction with on-the-nose dialogue and violence described with brutal frankness. I'm glad the film kept the natural tempo of the story instead of sticking with Thompson's "El Rey" ending. I can't imagine what he was thinking when he sabotaged his own novel this way. If it weren't for this it would be a solid 4-star review, as it is I'm afraid it's a 3-star.
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