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Four Lives at the Crossroads Audiobook

Four Lives at the Crossroads: Collection of Classic Erotica, Book 19

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Four Lives at the Crossroads is the latest addition to the Collection of Classic Erotica. But it came very close to being shoehorned instead into the Classic Crime Library.

Back in the late 1950s and early '60s, when I was finding myself as a writer and producing a great quantity of books under pen names, some of the books I wrote were as much crime fiction as they were erotica. Indeed, several of those titles by Andrew Shaw and Sheldon Lord have since been republished under my own name by Hard Case Crime and Subterranean Press - and subsequently astonished me by garnering respectful reviews. Borderline, Lucky at Cards, and A Diet of Treacle are examples, and so to a degree is my forthcoming Hard Case title, Sinner Man. A little light editing made them acceptable crime fiction for a contemporary body of listeners.

Four Lives at the Crossroads almost made the cut. After Charles Ardai at Hard Case considered it and ultimately decided against it, I weighed adding it to my Classic Crime Library. A dark, savage tale of an armed robbery gone wrong, it's not a bad fit for the CCL - but the erotic content is high, and the editing required to make it less an erotic novel and more a crime novel seemed disproportionate. The metaphor that occurred to me, I must admit, was that of putting lipstick on a pig.

I did some light editing anyway, much of which consisted of reversing the helpful contributions of some unnamed editor at Nightstand Books. So here's Four Lives at the Crossroads, available for the first time since its initial appearance in 1962. I can but hope you'll enjoy it.

©1962, 2016 Lawrence Block (P)2016 Lawrence Block

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    Richard G. 09-13-16
    Richard G. 09-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the story is compelling & keeps you wanting more.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Four Lives at the Crossroads?

    The schoolteacher's ultimate reaction to Luke's aggression.


    What about Theo Holland’s performance did you like?

    His narration of the various characters made me feel like I was a fly on the wall watching events unfold.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Young love & crime--- will it pay?


    Any additional comments?

    Count me 'in' for more Lawrence Block read by Theo Holland.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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