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The Postman Always Rings Twice Double Indemnity Mildred Pierce and Selected Stories

Emotional violence is the tale of a woman with a taste for shiftless men and an unreasoned devotion to her monstrous daughter All three novels were immortalized in classic Hollywood films Also included here are five masterful stories–“Pastorale” “The Baby in the Icebox” “Dead Man” “Brush Fire” “The Girl in the Storm”–that have been out of print for decade. I don t know what to say about these They embrace savagery These stories know how to moveThree novels in my edition and five short stories Of the novels Mildred Pierce by far the longest surprisingly slow and subtle in comparison with the reckless pace of the first two Pierce also the least satisfying ending Double Indemnity the most satisfying ending and maybe the most satisfying overall But The Postman Always Rings Twice has a clout to it that filling station the moment of grace in the ocean holding his breath underwater at the endAll of them hard to figure out what to think about the main charactersThis is the first time I ve ever paid much attention to the Chronology at the front of these books and there s something to it 1888 Chandler born 1894 Fitzgerald born 1899 Hemingway born Nabokov born 1901 Death of ueen Victoria Marconi transmits message across Atlantic 1925 The Monkey Trial in Dayton Tennessee finds for Genesis signalling the withdrawal of Southern culture into otherworldliness 1937 In the US around 75 million visit the movies every week

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These three classics from the master of the noir novel along with five otherwise unavailable short stories are electric with the taut narrative voice the suspense and the explosive violence and eroticism that were James M Cain’s indelible hallmarks The Postman Always Rings Twice Cain’s first novel–the subject of an obscenity trial in Boston the inspiration for Camus’s Th. This is certainly a big collection and I have to say that perhaps reading all of the stories in one shot was not the greatest idea It all tends to kind of blur together at points However I shall discuss each portion separately and try to be fairThe Postman Always Rings Twice still gets 4 stars because it is really very well written tense and suspenseful but I do feel it kind of lags after the initial trial However that last line packs way of a punch than I recalled A 1 writing thereDouble Indemnity Still giving it 5 stars Probably the best Cain story in my opinion and not just because it s about insurance Lots of scheming deception and uick wits Somewhat different from the movie version but it worksMildred Pierce Going between 3 and 35 stars I wish I d known just how LONG this story is when I first started Because I m used to the economical Postman and Indemnity I was uite unprepared for this sprawling pretty much almost novel I did find the characterization very well done and was somewhat emotionally invested in the story but my interest ebbed and flowed and than once I thought with some exasperation When is this story going to be over already And is anybody going to get killed yet I think this one deserves a reread though considering that it is so different from Postman and IndemnitySelected Stories Pastorale s narrative voice didn t do a whole lot for me but The Baby in the Icebox was pretty interesting How could it not be with a title like that Good plot in that one Didn t really think much of Dead Man was somewhat receptive to Brush Fire and uite frankly didn t see much of a point to The Girl in the Storm So a bit underwhelming on the short story front perhaps because I was on a Cain burnout especially with the marathon that is Mildred PierceIn short if you get this collection don t read it all at once Savour a story at a time Read it at home with a minimum of distractions Soak in the atmosphere and the characterization Then rent the movie of Double Indemnity with Barbara Stanwyck You could also rent Postman with Lana Turner and Mildred Pierce with Joan Crawford but I haven t seen those so can t give an opinion on them The Count Of Monte Cristo of the noir novel along with five Divorce Amp Remarriage of an 5 Elementos Tomo 1 obscenity trial in Boston the inspiration for Camus’s Th. 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E Stranger–is the fever pitched tale of a drifter who stumbles into a job into an erotic obsession and into a murder Double Indemnity–which followed Postman so uickly Cain’s readers hardly had a chance to catch their breath–is a tersely narrated story of blind passion duplicity and of course murder Mildred Pierce a work of acute psychological observation and devastating. I m not sure how I wound up at Cain I think Dennis Lehane spawned some googling of influences but I m glad I did I hunted down Postman from the library and initially wasn t aware of the contents so was pleasantly surprised to find some familiar names though I ve never seen any of the movie or tv versionsPostman is starkly savage and straight to the point with a wonderful pace and set up For my money though Double Indemnity was the best of the bunch It shares some common themes with Postman but has a satisfying depth a great femme fatale and a thrilling ending After that one two punch Mildred Pierce is a strong contrast Long lazy and happy to take time it manages to cast a compelling tale from a collection of somewhat unlikeable characters and in Veda creates a most unpleasantly devious creature It s good stuff and in uiet contrast to the flashy and brutal early stories though still manages to pack a few punches and some emotional heft I uite enjoyed itI also uite enjoyed the short stories rounding things off in particular Baby in the Ice Box which was just bonkers and the brief but powerful Brush FireCain has a way with language that strikes to the core It s commonplace and essential and really sells the concepts he works with There s a distinct poetry in the prose contrasting with the harshness of the people and the lives he portraysI m compelled to add a copy to my personal shelves There s a lot of re reading potential here and they feel like stories you could grow old with Excellent stuff


10 thoughts on “The Postman Always Rings Twice Double Indemnity Mildred Pierce and Selected Stories

  1. says:

    A Pioneer Of American NoirJames M Cain 1892 1977 is best remembered for a series of novels he wrote while working as a screenwriter in Hollywood during the 1930s including The Postman Always Rings Twice Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce These novels were highly popular in their day and were made into several classic movies Sometimes denigrated as pulp or even as trash these novels offer their own vision of American life and ma

  2. says:

    BOOK 94 Mid 20th Century North American Crime Readathon Round 3I'm including a few exemplary short stories and novellas and screenplays to cover all bases in my readathonHere Cain's short Pastorale deserves a noti

  3. says:

    This is certainly a big collection and I have to say that perhaps reading all of the stories in one shot was not the greatest idea It all tends

  4. says:

    I'm not sure how I wound up at Cain I think Dennis Lehane spawned some googling of influences but I'm glad I did I hunted down Postman from the library and initially wasn't aware of the contents so was pleasantly surprised to find some familiar names though I've never seen any of the movie or tv versionsPostman i

  5. says:

    This is a terrific collection of some of the very best of James M Cain's fiction I really enjoyed rereading The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity but it was my first time reading of Mildred Pierce that really made an impression on me Mildred Pierce is a novel of high uality and an extraordinary character study of a wo

  6. says:

    For anyone wanting to explore the works of Cain I highly recommend this Everyman's Library edition The editor made great choices regarding what to include and in which order Each of the three novels was better than its predecessor and the short stories at the end are like lovely niblets of almost too ripe fruit

  7. says:

    I had previously read the longer works in this collection but kept it kicking around until I could get to the short stories I am glad I did They were great reads and Cain doesn't lose any of his skill when penning shorter work Although I've read and reviewed the novels before I would be doing a disservice to those who have not if I didn't mention how awesome Cain is Mildred Pierce is one of my favorite novels Tom Wolfe is uoted as saying t

  8. says:

    I don't know what to say about these They embrace savagery These stories know how to moveThree novels in my edition and five short stories Of the novels Mildred Pierce by far the longest surprisingly slow and subtle in comparison with the reckless pace of the first two Pierce also the least satisfying ending Double Indemnity the most satisfying ending and maybe the most satisfying overall But The Postman Always Rings

  9. says:

    West Coast America in the 1930s was obviously a tough place Few jobs prohibition scandals and lots of murders and the people all seem uneducatedI liked 'Double Indemnity' which had some similarities with the classic 'The Postman Always Rings Twice' with a murder insurance fraud sex and a sad ending 'Mildred Pierc

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    If you are a fan of film noir these are the stories the movies were based on I also really enjoyed reading Mildred Pierce in particular even though it does not read as dark as Postman or Double Indemnity Will not describe any as it would spoil the plots

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