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User Review  - Sheila1957 - LibraryThing

The book the movie with Fred McMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, and Edward G. Robinson is based upon. I liked Keyes. He called it like it was but he could not prove it. I cannot say I liked the book better ... Read full review

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

The 1944 Billy Wilder directed film Double Indemnity has long been one of my favorite movies so I was quite excited to finally be reading the original story by James M. Cain. This hard-boiled classic ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

One can't feel much remorse for the fate of a James Cain character. They are sad and pitiable, but they are also reprehensible. Another good short novel -- the action ends in a poetic, tragic irony that truly appeals to the reader. A fine book. Read full review

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

This book isn't a straight out mystery as originally thought. It definitely noir, but a book about murder and insurance. A bored insurance salesman get involved with bored housewife who wants a more ... Read full review

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User Review  - page.fault - LibraryThing

There's "noir," as in, "it's-actually-hardboiled-but-that-requires-three-syllables-to-say," and then there's real "noir" as in, "this-world-is-so-dark-that-the-only-thing-that-stops-this-from-being-a ... Read full review

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

Short and to the point, well-written. Interestingly, the ending is different from the movie - darker in fact. The movie also changes the main character's last name from Huff to Neff. Apparently Huff was considered a little silly.... Read full review

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User Review  - the_terrible_trivium - LibraryThing

Cain does a rewrite of The Postman Always Rings Twice, this time on a train. Maybe only half as good, but that's still a whole heaping lot of good. Read full review

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User Review  - jahjahdub - LibraryThing

Cain is a great writer; great in a way I wouldn’t have noticed a few years ago. He breaks up opponents’ play deep in their own half, plays the simple pass and shoots when he can, usually from inside ... Read full review

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User Review  - idiotgirl - LibraryThing

It's a pretty creepy story. Want to watch the movie again. Bill Wilder. Read full review


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