The Postman Always Rings Twice

Kobo ebook | November 3, 2010

byJames M. Cain

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An amoral young tramp.  A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband.  A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve.

First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside, and was acknowledged by Albert Camus as the model for The Stranger.


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An amoral young tramp.  A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband.  A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve.First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classi...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 3, 2010Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307772942

ISBN - 13:9780307772947

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick read, very enjoyable I enjoyed the dialogue and felt transported to the era. In the way that I was put the head of the protangonist, it reminded me of being in Holden Caufield's mind as I read "Catcher in the Rye". Worth the trip.
Date published: 2013-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from tough guy noir "The Postman Always Rings Twice" is one of those great tough guy noir novels set in Los Angeles of the '30s. Bad young guy falls for a young married woman ....but that doesn't last for long...her married state, that is. They attempt, then fail, then try again, and succeed in removing the husband, permanently, from the scene, all the while re-defining 'tough love'. Great story.
Date published: 2011-07-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dark Fiction at its Best "The Postman Always Rings Twice" is dark crime noir at its best. When Frank Chambers meets Cora Papadakis, it's all about sex and greed...and how far a man and woman will go to satisfy their urges. Cain has the ability to say a lot in a short novella. The book moves along at a fast pace. You can't help but be instantly pulled in and won't be able to stop reading until the final paragraph. I like this type of dark fiction where i can just let my mind believe in the villain.
Date published: 2011-05-18