Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Large Print - 2002
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Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. First published in 1936, this novel reaffirmed James M. Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir. Performed by James Naughton
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : G.K. Hall ; Bath, England : Chivers Press, 2002.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780783897752
Characteristics: 168 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.


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Sep 19, 2016

Strictly for those who enjoy noir in its traditional form, as I do. A very quick read, no side-tracks, straight-ahead murder and skullduggery, complete with the requisite femme fatale. Written as if intended as basis for a film, which it indeed became.
The style is dated, the motivation of some of the characters sketchy, the sequence of events abrupt but that all goes with the genre.

Nov 11, 2010

1st half was good, but got really dull.


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