(In a Lonely Place) [PDF/EBOOK] ¾ Dorothy B. Hughes

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In a Lonely Place Free read Ê 6 Postwar Los Angeles is a lonely place where the American Dream is showing its seamy underside and a stranger is preying on young women The suggestively named Dix Steele a cynical vet with a chip on his shoulder about the opp. Read this on the way to LA recently because that s where the book is set This is first class noir What truly sets it apart is the prose style so elegant and sculpted The author s first book was a book of poetry in the Yale Young Poets series and I can say I wasn t surprised at all I delighted in these sentences Hughes really ought to be better known as she than holds her own against Chandler and Hammett

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In a Lonely Place Free read Ê 6 Osite sex is the LAPD's top suspect Dix knows enough to watch his step especially since his best friend is on the force but when he meets the luscious Laurel Gray a femme fatale with brains something begins to crack The basi. There wasn t any girl worth getting upset over They were all alike cheats liars whores There d only been one decent one among them and she was deadHis name is Dix Steele He s young and handsome a real lady killer possibly in every sense of the word He has very structured ideas about how women should behave He s fond of women who wait alone in dark lonely places There s this one woman in particular who reminds him of a girl he used to know back in Englandhe d definitely like to get to know her betterThis is an unusual story in that the killer has gone out of his way to rekindle an old friendship with a war buddy who is now a cop Flirting with possible discovery uickly becomes a thrill for Steele and he insinuates himself and into his friend s life I was surprised how intriued I became with the lives of these characters since I m not usually too wild about people who have dinner at the club Unlike many books I ve been reading lately this one held my interest the whole way through to the endOriginally published in 1947 the killings depicted in this book seem tame by today s standards It s probably the least violent book about a serial killer that I ve ever read

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In a Lonely Place Free read Ê 6 S for extraordinary performances by Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame in the 1950 film version of the book In a Lonely Place tightens the suspense with taut hard boiled prose and stunningly undoes the conventional noir plot. It is absolutely criminal that this amazing book has ever gone out of printNational treasure Hughes s The Expendable Man might have maintained its social relevance better but this is the finer book Fans of Chandler and other vintage crime will slurp this down and it s worth reading for its description of forties Los Angeles alone even without all the restBut the rest Dix Steele makes all other characters from that era s so called hardboiled fiction look like pantywaist pussies This book is disturbing and still has the power to chill and shock even this jaded reader almost seventy years down the lineI ve always been repulsed by our culture s popular fascination with serial killers The main thing that bothers me about it is a widespread lack of recognition that serial killers are nearly always committing what are essentially hate crimes against women and that both the murders and our obsession with their lurid details reflect and amplify our society s wider and arguably subtle misogyny This is a point Dorothy Hughes must have been acutely aware of and her interest in the dynamics of gender and class seems ahead of its time and is sure to delight today s students of Women and Gender Studies which is no doubt why CUNY s Feminist Press did the good work of reprinting itUndergraduate English class essay fodder aside this book was a blast While Dix is never exactly a sympathetic character he is certainly an empathetic one and this novel from the perspective of an evil villain totally works The end portion I thought was a bit less tight than the rest and felt somehow both bloated and rushed like maybe Hughes was on a deadline and in a hurry to get done it wasn t bad just slightly less awesome than what I d expected Aw but it was still plenty awesome thoughIf you like this sort of thing postwar urban anomie claustrophobic narration that makes you wake up in the middle of the night with a sour sense of dread that the world is a horrid fucked up scary place you had really better check this one out


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    Free read Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Dorothy B. Hughes Dorothy B. Hughes î 6 Summary (In a Lonely Place) [PDF/EBOOK] ¾ Dorothy B. Hughes “Once he’d had happiness but for so brief a time; happiness was made of uicksilver it ran out of your hand like uicksilver There was the heat of tears suddenly in his eyes and he shook his head angrily He would not think about it he would never think of that again It was long ago in an ancient past To hell

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    (In a Lonely Place) [PDF/EBOOK] ¾ Dorothy B. Hughes Free read Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Dorothy B. Hughes review In a Lonely Place If you were a single gal living in post war Los Angeles you’d probably find Dix Steele absolutely dreamy After all he’s a big hand

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    (In a Lonely Place) [PDF/EBOOK] ¾ Dorothy B. Hughes review In a Lonely Place Read this on the way to LA recently because that's where the book is set This is first class noir What truly sets it apart is the prose style so elegant and sculpted The author's first book was a book of poetry in the Yale Young Poets series and I can say I wasn't surprised at all I delighted in these sentences Hughes really ought to be better known as she than holds her own against Chandler and Hammett

  4. says: (In a Lonely Place) [PDF/EBOOK] ¾ Dorothy B. Hughes Dorothy B. Hughes î 6 Summary Free read Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Dorothy B. Hughes

    (In a Lonely Place) [PDF/EBOOK] ¾ Dorothy B. Hughes My introduction to Dorothy B Hughes is In a Lonely Place her 1947 crime novel that upon its reissue in 2017 by New York Review Books Classics with an afterword by Megan Abbott launched magnificent reappraisals b

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    Free read Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Dorothy B. Hughes (In a Lonely Place) [PDF/EBOOK] ¾ Dorothy B. Hughes Dorothy B. Hughes î 6 Summary This novel from Dorothy Hughes a portrait of a sociopath in post WWII Los Angeles was very loosely adapted in to the under appreciated noir classic movie directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria GrahameNotice m

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    (In a Lonely Place) [PDF/EBOOK] ¾ Dorothy B. Hughes There wasn't any girl worth getting upset over They were all alike cheats liars whores There'd only been one decent one among them and she was deadHis name is Dix Steele He's young and handsome a real lady killer possibly in every sense of the word He has very structured ideas about how women should behave He's fond of women who wait alone in dark lonely places There's this one woman in particular who reminds him of a girl he used to know

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    (In a Lonely Place) [PDF/EBOOK] ¾ Dorothy B. Hughes First the bottom line I loved this novel It reads like something from Patricia Highsmith with its focus on exploring the mind of a sociopath but actually predates Highsmith's first novel by three years or so Second re the film book and movie are really two very different entities so I can understand how if someone sees the film first and then reads the book disappointment might set in The same is true vice versa I read

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    (In a Lonely Place) [PDF/EBOOK] ¾ Dorothy B. Hughes Such a refreshing change to read a crime novel without all of the gory blood and violent details The portrait of a serial killer is expertly crafted here and not only could you feel the tension building up the you could almost reach out and touch the dark foggy atmosphere Loved it#indiebuddyreads rock

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    review In a Lonely Place Dorothy B. Hughes î 6 Summary (In a Lonely Place) [PDF/EBOOK] ¾ Dorothy B. Hughes It is absolutely criminal that this amazing book has ever gone out of printNational treasure Hughes's The Expendable Man might have maintained its social relevance better but this is the finer book Fans of Chandler and other vintage crime will slurp this down and it's worth reading for its description of forties Los Angeles alone even without all the restBut the rest Dix Steele makes all other characters from

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    Free read Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB î Dorothy B. Hughes Dorothy B. Hughes î 6 Summary review In a Lonely Place He fled from the goodness of that home and his hatred for Laurel throttled his brain If she had come back to him he would not be shut out an outcast in a strange cold world He would have been safe in the bright warmth of

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  • Paperback
  • 256
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Dorothy B. Hughes
  • English
  • 17 March 2020
  • 9781558614550