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.
©1934 James M. Cain; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"A good, swift, violent story." (Dashiell Hammett)
It's hard to go wrong with this one. good narration. great noir/existential story. a classic and another that i can return to and enjoy many times. Cain is great and look forward to newly discovered Waitress.
I have long been a huge fan of James M. Cain, having read several times his best novels: The Postman Always Rings Twice; Double Indemnity; and Mildred Pierce. Stanley Tucci's reading of The Postman Always Rings Twice was absolutely terrific! His intonations, accents, emphases, pauses--every aspect of his performance is spot on, as he catches subtle nuances that a less sensitive reader might easily miss. I cannot overemphasize how satisfying this audio version of Cain's classic novel is. First-rate, in every way.
I loved it. I bought it completely and deeply enjoyed it.
The Greek's wife was really impressive.
I liked everything about this dark story with lots of twists and turns in the plot. I am new to this author and highly recommend him to someone who would like discovering a new author. All four of Cain's audiobooks that I have heard have the uncanny trait of outstanding narration. I wish other book narraters were as expertly chosen.
scheeming, deceitful, lowlifes
i felt it was too rushed. that there could have been more details in the last part of the book. it was ok i guess.
all the lying and scheeming sort of made me wonder what did the two protagonists see in each other anyway?
the book was not as good as the movie. i rarely say this. but it was enjoyable.
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