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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

When Cain published this work in 1934 he opened up a new field for writers, and defined a new subgenre .. the hard-boiled noir crime novel. Frank Chambers is a drifter, who gets tossed off a truck on ... Read full review

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User Review  - annertan - LibraryThing

What a good story. I thought it would be a murder mystery, but it was more like Crime and Punishment. The culprits had their just desert in the end. I didn't see the plot twist in the end. Read full review

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User Review  - reganrule - LibraryThing

I was under the mistaken impression for an embarrassingly long period of time--based on the title alone--that between the cover lay a schlocky romance about an adulteress and her mail deliverer. It is ... Read full review

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User Review  - varwenea - LibraryThing

What a fast read! Even the sentences feel choppy and blunt. Don’t ask me why, but I had black & white in my head with mafia men-speak, hat tilted downwards, cigar dangling off the side of the mouth ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gregorio_Roth - LibraryThing

The Postman Always Rings Twice, by James Cain, is told just like they played it. The description of the old Gas Station in the middle of nowhere, on a lone highway, is a model for setting (I hope to ... Read full review

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

Here is a book about a man and a woman who have a love affair and keep attempting to kill her husband. It's fun. But something I didn't quite get was the title--there were no postmans? Thank you ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

A good short novel with economy of words. The characters/actions are a little dated, but he has such a wonderful way with words, it can be easily forgiven. Read full review

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