Cool Hand Luke: A Novel

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Da Capo Press, Aug 18, 1999 - Fiction - 304 pages
4 Reviews
Out of his experiences working on a chain gang, Donn Pearce created Cool Hand Luke, war hero turned "pretty evil feller," whose refusal to "git his mind right" becomes part of his fellow convicts' mythology of survival.
 

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User Review  - encephalical - LibraryThing

I haven't watched the movie in years, but the PTSD and reintegration of WWII vets into society angle was either elided or I totally forgot about it. I was surprised at how good the writing was. Couldn't help but think of The Stockade of From Here to Eternity. Read full review

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User Review  - knightlight777 - LibraryThing

I wanted to see how closely it followed the movie. Generally it did with a few scenes changed or added, most notably the boxing match with Dragline and the visit from his mother. I was surprised to learn this was Donn Pearce's first novel. He also wrote the screenplay. Read full review

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Donn Pearce is the author of the Academy Award- nominated screenplay of Cool Hand Luke. He lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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