[ [EBOOK] Fast One ] by Paul Cain – latinboyz4play.com
EBOOK Fast One by Paul Cain – latinboyz4play.com
This was pretty much a slog for me Yes it moves at a blistering pace but the author makes no attempt to connect the eader to the main character or any of the other cardboard characters In fact it was nearly impossible for me to differentiate between the myriad players here as they all talk in the same way with little or no physical description and when some minor character pops up 100 pages later I had no idea who he or she was You never No Limits (Brutal Master really get into any of their heads so I cared about nothing that happened because there were no emotional stakes Iteally needed a cast of characters list at the beginning which I see some other editions do have so I wouldn t have had to constantly flip back and forth but that wouldn t have saved Fast One from being a confusing mess20 Stars It s SENSATIONAL Swift and intense in the mode of the very best hard boiled crime tradition A Liar, Liar rich discovery of a mostly unknown 1930s talent Cain clobbers He whales Takes names and kicks butt He goes off On aampage Gotta love it His techniue is superb Only one down side as far as I can see The side effect of such a fast moving tale is I can t keep track of who s body that was on the floor a moment ago because another character came in and disposed of it and now the hero is chasing someone we should know the name of but we don t But it is soooo worth it The mayhem in this little book very eminiscent of Dashiell Hammett s Red Harvest Much for today s writers to learn from here Much also which will appall and dismay today s mamby pamby warriors for social justice Yes be warned there are slurs galore in this eadSlim short page count but blazing hot ead Pulse pounding action I very much ecommend it Originally a collection of short stories in the Black Mask magazine Fast Fury eads as such It is sometimes difficult to link the chapters up and the story described on the back cover blurb as complex with its tw. The toughest tough guy and most brutal gangster story ever written Set in depression Los Angeles 'Fast One' has a surreal uality that is positively hypnotic It is the saga of a gunman gambler Gerry Kells and his dipso lover S Grand.
Ists and turns defies summary uite no surprise thereGerry Kells comes to town with the intention of being the top man there are uite a number of floozies plenty of money floating about much of it seemingly for no apparent eason and there are numerous bumpings off many of them uite sudden and out of the blue The characters however are far from memorable those that do get bumped off being as memorable as those who continue through the book that is until they are also killedHard boiled it may be but I find it very difficult to agree with the strapline on the cover of the book which has Raymond Chandler proclaiming Some kind of highpoint in the ultra hardboiled manner I would hate to come across a low point in the genre What a disappointment Fast One by Paul Cain was ecommended to me by GoodReads because I d ead and enjoyed March Violets by Philip Kerr one of the splendidly subtle and addictive Bernie Gunther booksIn the introduction to Fast One Max D charn states that if there s a better hard boiled novel than Fast One out there he s still looking for it I ubbed my hands together with glee The Bernie Gunther novels are sublime and I usually enjoy noirish hard boiled novels I adore Raymond Chandler s books and Ted Get Carter Lewis s novels are also firm favouritesWhilst I can accept that Fast One might be a key work in the development of the genre given it pre dates Chandler s novels that is about all it has going for it Well that and plenty of action Gambler tough guy gunman Kells efuses to be messed with by anyone Every chapter has double crosses car chases blackmailings fist fights bombings stabbings or shootings The violent pace is unrelenting Virtually ever character who is introduced to the story is just there to die soon afterwards Even the biggest action junkie surely hankers for some of the subtlety and plotting of Chandler to make sense of the bloodbath I know I did I fla. Uist she has no first name who earrange the LA underworld and disappear in an explosive climax that matches their first appearance The pace is incredible and elentless and the complex plot with its twists and turns defies summary.
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Tter myself that I am patient and bright enough to follow the plots of most books but Fast One defeated me I was confused throughout the entire book I ead the first chapter twice before deciding I should just press on and enjoy the ide Sadly the ide is just one long numbing seuence of cut throat alliances that only last a few pages before death cuts them short as part of a seemingly endless stream of explosive violenceWhat makes Marlowe and Gunther for that matter so great is that despite their hardboiled world weary deeply cynical outlook their humanity shines through from time to time In short they are men of honour who hold up a mirror to their dark corrupt worlds so that we might believe there is always hope Kells the protagonist of Fast One is just another gangster worse still I am still clueless about his motivation beyond money in this confusing boring book25 Wikipedia says Paul Cain is the pseudonym George Caryl Sims used He wrote the one novel Fast One 17 Black Mask short stories and the movie script for the Boris KarloffBela Lugosi horror film The Black Cat I ve seen The Black Cat and liked it The Fast One published in 1932 during the Depression and heyday of the celebrated armed bank obbers like Dillinger is egarded as a hardboilednoir classic I can see why Gerry Kells the protagonist arrives in LA and decides he wants to be the top dog of the criminal underworld There are lots of double crosses femme fatales and loose money The pace is elentless and I sometimes got a little lost in keeping up with Kells and all the characters he deals with There s not much character development and Kells emains something of an enigma He wants to grab the money but he can t bring himself to un with it There is always one complication to deal with before he s eady to blow town I enjoyed the hectic ide of a hardboiled novel that eminds me a little of Dashiell Hammett s Red Harves. 'Fast One' was originally a collection of stories featuring the gamblergunman Kells The tales an in 'Black Mask' magazine from 1931 1932 This work has been occasionally epublished most ecently as a graphic novel by No Exit Press.
Paul Cain was the pen name of George Caryl Sims 1902–1966 a pulp fiction author and screenwriter His sole novel Fast One 1932 is considered a landmark of the hardboiled style