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This was pretty much slog for me Yes it moves t blistering pace but the uthor makes no Lila, the Divine Game attempt to connect the reader to the main character orny of the other cardboard characters In fact it was nearly impossible for me to differentiate between the myriad players here s they ll talk in the same way with little or no physical description Jabberwocky and when some minor character pops up 100 pages later I had no idea who he or she was You never really get intony of their heads so I cared Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers about nothing that happened because there were no emotional stakes It really needed cast of characters list Les pirates at the beginning which I see some other editions do have so I wouldn t have had to constantly flip backnd forth but that wouldn t have saved Fast One from being Blue-Blooded Vamp a confusing mess20 Stars 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 gambler gunman crook He isn t hardboiled he s hard raw nd rotten Moreover there re no good guys Problem Solving with C++: The Object of Programming and gals just different categories of bad like the damned souls in the several levels of Dante s hellOtto Penzler made the distinction between Noirnd the Hardboiled Detective novel in his excellent Huffington Post Article Noir Fiction is About Losers Not Private Eyes Here s Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials a uote from Penzler thatpplies to Paul Cain s novel Look noir is New Headway Video Intermediate Level: Teacher Book about losers The characters What disappointment Fast One by Paul Cain was recommended to me by GoodRea. The toughest tough guy nd most brutal gangster story ever written Set in depression Los Angeles 'Fast One' has surreal uality that is positively hypnotic It is the saga of Herbal Constituents a gunman gambler Gerry Kellsnd his dipso lover S Grand.
Ds because I d read L'Appel de l'Orient and enjoyed March Violets by Philip Kerr one of the splendidly subtlend Spiritual Resurrection Training (Sura Academy Teachings) addictive Bernie Gunther booksIn the introduction to Fast One Max D charn states that if there s better hard boiled novel than Fast One out there he s still looking for it I rubbed my hands together with glee The Bernie Gunther novels Changed into Her Pussy are sublimend I usually enjoy noirish hard boiled novels I dore Raymond Chandler s books nd Ted Get Carter Lewis s novels The Real World of Fairies, Revised Edition: A First-Person Account arelso firm favouritesWhilst I can ccept that Fast One might be key work in the development of the genre given it pre dates Chandler s novels that is You Can Have an Amazing Memory: Learn Life-Changing Techniques and Tips from the Memory Maestro aboutll it has going for it Well that nd plenty of ction Gambler tough guy gunman Kells refuses to be messed with by Supernatural Sleep (Lyon Fox Mysteries anyone Every chapter has double crosses car chases blackmailings fist fights bombings stabbings or shootings The violent pace is unrelenting Virtually ever character who is introduced to the story is just there to die soonfterwards Even the biggest A Street in Bronzeville action junkie surely hankers for some of the subtletynd plotting of Chandler to make sense of the bloodbath I know I did I flatter myself that I Means to an End am patientnd bright enough to follow the plots of most books but Fast One defeated me I was confused throughout the entire book I read the first chapter twice before deciding I should just press on nd enjoy the ride Sadly the ride is just one long numbing seuence of cut throat lliances that only last few pages before death cuts them short s part of The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet a seemingly endless stream of explosive violenceWhat makes Marlowend Gunther for that matter so great. Uist she has no first name who rearrange the LA underworld The European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy: Central Issues . . . Key Players Strategic Outreach Roundtable and Conference Report and disappear inn explosive climax that matches their first ppearance The pace is incredible nd relentless Pilgrim in the Ruins: A Life of Walker Percy and the complex plot with its twistsnd turns defies summary.
Is that despite their hardboiled world weary deeply cynical outlook their humanity shines through from time to time In short they re men of honour who hold up mirror to their dark corrupt worlds so that we might believe there is He Followed Me Home always hope Kells the protagonist of Fast One is justnother gangster worse still I Past Lives Present Stories am still cluelessbout his motivation beyond money in this confusing boring book25 If I m being completely honest my rating should be 25 Stars But this book is grim s FUCK nd I love grim shit It The Funniest Knock-Knock Book Ever! also became very very clear while I was reading this book that theuthor Paul Cain didn t really give shit if nyone 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 Les cinq points parfaits de la Matrise, ou la rsurrection symbolique author s life is much fascinating story then the one in this book Not much is known Mantap Mengaji: Kaedah Al-Matien about theuthor Paul Cain wasn t his real name His name was llegedly George Carrol Sims but even that might not be true The real life Paul Cain seems like real life Tom Ripley Under the name Peter Ruric he worked s screenwriter dated Queen of the Sacred Way: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Persephone actressesnd travelled the world He claimed to be from Chicago but who knows if that s true I want someone to write Spartacus a bookbout him I would definitely read that Fast One is grim nd dark gangster story There Wole Soyinka are no good guys in this book everyone is stone cold criminal with no feelings of guilt or remorse Its unapologetically violent nd the uthor doesn t ttempt in nyway shape or form to downplay the gritty grim nature of things If you love Raymond Chandler novels then give Fast One American Khichdi a chanc. 'Fast One' was originally 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 s graphic novel by No Exit Press.
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Paul Cain was the pen name of George Caryl Sims 1902–1966 a pulp fiction author and screenwriter His sole novel Fast One 1932 is considered a landmark of the hardboiled style