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Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye #2020

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye The classic novel of the Dillinger era in America Love as hot as a blow torch crime as vicious as the jungle from the original edition

  • Title: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
  • Author: Horace McCoy
  • ISBN: 9781852424336
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye By Horace McCoy, The classic novel of the Dillinger era in America Love as hot as a blow torch crime as vicious as the jungle from the original 1948 edition

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    1. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is hardboiled fiction in the finest tradition Whatever you believe pulp noir or hardboiled writing is, you ll find it here Tough guys, sexy women, crooked lawyers, dishonest cops, blackmail, betrayal, manipulation, sex and violence, it s all in Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, and it all hits home hard.As a fan of hardboiled crime fiction, you d think I d have fallen in love with this one and I would have had the cover bronzed and framed to sit above my fireplace If so, you d think w [...]

    2. The second of Horace McCoy s noir classics, republished in April by Open Road Media in a nicely formatted eBook with perhaps the most extensive biography of McCoy available Published in 1948 at the start of what scholars consider the beginning of the Noir Paperback era in crime fiction and the end of the hardboiled era of authors like Dashiell Hammett, Chandler and the pulp magazines and their authors , Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye leans towards the hardboiled genre, that had just past, but enters the [...]

    3. An intense book My opinion kept shifting But it was lively and entertaining, and I liked it overall Plenty of sex and violence, though the sex, at least, isn t graphic The other book of his I read, They Shoot Horses, Don t They famous, these days, because of an old movie is from 1935, and this is from 1948 Interesting It seems that McCoy, in those decades, was a big name in noir.

    4. Horace McCoy Tratado de inmoralidadHay escritores que est n condenados a ser recordados por algo que va m s all de ellos Pongamos por haber escrito guiones de pel culas para Raoul Walsh, Nicholas Ray o Henry Hathaway aunque ninguna memorable Pongamos por haber sido adaptado por Sydney Pollack Danzad, danzad, malditos o, esperando algo m s de conocimientos cinematogr ficos, por Jean Pierre Mocky Un linceul n a pas de poches Quiz s por una pel cula interpretada por James Cagney Coraz n de hielo tr [...]

    5. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is a 1947 novel by McCoy and it was made into a movie, released in 1950 starring James Cagney That movie was banned in Ohio because of its immorality and that it showed step by step how to commit crimes.It is too bad McCoy didn t write novels because what he did write was absolutely terrific This is noir era novel that is steeped in darkness and almost never leaves that dark, foreboding world Cotter is a on a prison work farm somewhere in the South and he s made a deal to [...]

    6. Uscito nel 1948, un tipico hard boiled in bianco e nero pi nero Doveva fare impressione a gente uscita dalla seconda guerra mondiale e ci riusc Ottimo esempio di assassino che si racconta lui il narratore e linguaggio da te lo dico tanto poi ti sparo Oggi, scrivere un giallo o un thriller o un noir qualsiasi cosa voglia dire noir ricordo nasce come giallo dal colore delle copertine, nere in Francia e gialle da noi agganciandosi troppo alla tecnologia rischia di fare invecchiare irrimediabilmente [...]

    7. Wow Hard boiled doesn t being to describe the writing style of Horace McCoy Having previously read his most famous work, They Shoot Horses, Don t They and another rather short novel, I Should Have Stayed Home, which could almost be a prequel to Horses, I wasn t quite prepared for Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye The protagonist is Cotter, a prison escapee who takes on and discards acquaintances, business associates, women, and admittedly very few friends along the way with hardly a thought to anyone but hi [...]

    8. just remembered this one which was an old republished noir i was guided to by Max Decharne, Mark Lamarr, Jonathon Ross, Joe Whitney, Huck Fuller etc nonmainstream London media characters from Decharne s band s song title the book itself is great, amoral, unpredictable, gritty and admittedly cruel and nasty i d give it 5 stars but it was printed in a shit font to reflect the lad mag culture of the Chris Evans Tony Blair era

    9. I did not like this novel As a point of fact I found it to be a colossal confusing bore I saw no purpose of the Margaret character and all the action was at the beginning only

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    11. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is considered to be a noir classic, first published in 1948 and made into a movie starring James Cagney in 1950 The story charts the scheming, amoral life of Ralph Cotter one of a set of aliases , who compulsively lies, cheats, steals and, with little prompting, kills or commits violence The strength of the book is the characterisation and the interplay between the main protagonists, especially Ralph and femme fatale, Holiday, who uses her sexuality to twist men round her l [...]

    12. Quite possibly the dullest noir thriller it s ever been my displeasure to read In fact, after several weeks of struggling through leaden prose narrated by a boring, piss poor anti hero, I stopped reading it The novel starts with a bang, as the protagonist stages a daring prison escape, but then it all comes to a halt in a small town, where the narrator wanders around with little plan, blackmailing crooked cops, falling for the wrong woman, and pontificates at length on how brilliant he is and co [...]

    13. Well, I throughly enjoyed this book I first saw the film many years ago and as a collector avid watcher of Cagney films the film became my number 1 favourite of all time I m glad I watched the film before I read the book as the film was slightly watered down by Warner Brothers This meant that I got far enjoyment out of the book as I was getting a lot of the same.Horace McCoy has captured the essence of 1940 s America actually it s 1920 s in my opinion I was literally thrown back in time readi [...]

    14. Well, this was an amazing story about a college graduated criminal decided to demonstrate that he chose to be a criminal, and he was a criminal not because a drunk father hitting him and her mother in the slums of society, but because he proceeded to exercise his will and intelligence for criminal purposes Lots of arrogance and hubris on his behaviour, toppled with disdain towards fellow criminals on either side of the law.The smell of a Spanish perfume huele de noche when meeting a rich spoilt [...]

    15. Part thriller, part mystery, noir tale, part psychological unveiling, a dark kaleidoscope of violence and emotion this remarkable novel of 1948 by the author the Depression classic They Shoot Horses, Don t They keeps the reader off guard from start to finish, to the point where we sympathize with the cold blooded killer who is the narrator protagonist No one in the book is without blame or guilt, none of them are admirable or good people, yet they are fascinating creations within the dark world [...]

    16. This book had most of the elements you would expect in a hard boiled noir novel Sexy women, several corrupt characters from cops, lawyers to the main protagonist s cohorts Every one with their own motive The book starts with a bang with a great description of the prison life and breakout The book moves along at a great pace until part 2 when Ralph meets M Dobson and then the author starts to pull in elements, bit at a time, of Ralph s past that forms his later actions but also drags the book dow [...]

    17. This book was really good I discovered it after I watched the movie starring James Cagney Because of the movie, though, I knew the ending, so I wasn t surprised too much The main character, Ralph Cotter, was extremely interesting and very disturbing at times The other characters were good too, though Holiday Ralph s moll got irritating at times The story starts out with a bang, but towards the middle of the book, the story lags Other than that, this book was really good read.

    18. This is a plot driven, page turning novel told from the perspective of an escaped convict, criminal type Put this narrator up there with Scarface There are a lot of highly improbable plot twists but that was OK by me I enjoyed the mid Century take on psychology and philosophy too This book doesn t hit the masterpiece level like They Shoot Horses, Don t They but it was absolutely a compelling read.

    19. Well, it did get interesting toward the end, and I definitely didn t see the ending coming Overall, it wasn t an enjoyable read I like an unreliable narrator, but not an entirely unlikable one This one is painfully pretentious, without its being tempered by any self doubt His psychic depths make the ending so odd, and must provide fodder for some analytical reads, but I don t think I ll bother with any McCoy.

    20. from the first line this novel takes off with a whirlwind topped only by Jim Thompson at his best Read this before They Shoot Horses Don t They, indeed was the only reason why I read that book, and in all honesty I couldn t get enough One of the graphic sex and violence novels from that era I cannot imagine how they got away with making a film of this at that time

    21. The Time mag review form 1948 starts If one of the dead end kids were to write a novel, with the aid of an unabridged dictionary, the result might be something like Kiss Tomorrow Good Bye It is one of the nastiest novels ever published in this country Recommendation enough for crime noir fans

    22. Atypical late 40 s crime novel Sociopathic main character reminded me of some of El Leonard s crazed dirtbags Some excellent writing and very funny dialogue that hasn t dated in 60 years Interesting to read a book like this that was years ahead of most other books of the genre.

    23. This is one intense book Extremely graphic for a late 40s crime novel Closer to what came out in the late 50s and that s only with Jim Thompson and even later.UPDATE, June 22, 2010 It s intense in terms of content matter, but it s kind of pretentious, and now getting a little annoying.

    24. Started out promising but only made it to pg.95 it got tedious real fast Perhaps I ll try to get back into it at a later date Had high hopes as I love noir and especially the crazy ass novels of Jim Thompson in the 50 s.

    25. Un poco raro, no era lo que esperaba por la sinopsis, sobretodo el personaje, no me da la idea ni cercana a la descripci n que hacen de l en la contraportada.

    26. A hard boiled classic While McCoy is mainly known for They Shoot Horses, Don t They , this book is his masterpiece It deserves to be rediscovered.

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