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The Hot Rock (The Dortmunder Novels Book 1) by [Donald E Westlake]

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Length: 246 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Westlake s novel comes awesomely close to the ultimate in comic, big-caper novels; it s so filled with action and imagination. "The New York Times Book Review""" Westlake is a master hand at the running gag this Westlake brought on such a case of the laughing bends that I required decompression. "The Washington Post" [Westlake s] most durable character. Whatever can go wrong in the man s elaborate attempts at larceny invariably does, and in the most amusing and unexpected ways possible. "Los Angeles Times""

"Westlake's novel comes awesomely close to the ultimate in comic, big-caper novels; it's so filled with action and imagination." --The New York Times Book Review "Westlake is a master hand at the running gag this Westlake brought on such a case of the laughing bends that I required decompression." --The Washington Post "[Westlake's] most durable character. Whatever can go wrong in the man's elaborate attempts at larceny invariably does, and in the most amusing and unexpected ways possible." --Los Angeles Times --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008) was one of the most prolific and talented authors of American crime fiction. He began his career in the late 1950s, churning out novels for pulp houses--often writing as many as four novels a year under various pseudonyms--but soon began publishing under his own name. His most well-known characters were John Dortmunder, an unlucky thief, and a ruthless criminal named Parker. His writing earned him three Edgars and a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Westlake's cinematic prose and brisk dialogue made his novels attractive to Hollywood, and several motion pictures were made from his books, with stars such as Lee Marvin and Mel Gibson. Westlake wrote several screenplays himself, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his adaptation of The Grifters, Jim Thompson's noir classic.
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  • File size : 1696 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 246 pages
  • Publisher : mysteriouspress.com (1 June 2014)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00KFE6S02
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 1453234799
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crime thrillers as funny as this don't come along that often
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good light hearted crime novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable humerous crime caper.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reread
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