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Double Indemnity

Cain, James M. (Book - 1992 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. First published in 1935, this novel reaffirmed James M. Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir .
Authors: Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977
Title: Double indemnity
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992
Edition: 1st Vintage crimeBlack Lizard ed
Characteristics: 115 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: James M. Cain
ISBN: 0679723226
9780679723226
Branch Call Number: FICTION CAIN
Subject Headings: California Fiction Murder California Fiction Avarice Fiction Guilt Fiction Insurance agents California Fiction
Genre/Form: Black humor (Literature)
Detective and mystery stories
Topical Term: Murder
Avarice
Guilt
Insurance agents
LCCN: 91050924
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Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches.


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Felt like a bit of a rehash of The Postman Always Rings twice, but surpasses it beautifully. Clever and much more suspenseful.

Nov 11, 2010
  • Miserswife rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

1st half was good, but got really dull.

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