Cool Hand Luke: A Novel

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Da Capo Press, Aug 18, 1999 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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  - juniperjungle - LibraryThing

I had no idea what to expect from this, I knew of the film and the recent play adaptation but didn't know anything of the plot. A really interesting read, definitely paints a vivid picture of life for the men on the chain gang and bull gang. Read full review

Cool Hand Luke

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Pearce's 1965 novel depicts the lives of chain gang convicts with brutal honesty. The story, of course, was the basis for the film--Pearce also wrote the screenplay--starring Paul Newman in the lead role. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

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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