Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Book - 1989
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James M. Cain, virtuoso of the roman noir , gives us a tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful story in Double Indemnity, an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches.

Walter Huff was an insurance salesman with an unfailing instinct for clients who might be in trouble, and his instinct led him to Phyllis Nirdlinger. Phyllis wanted to buy an accident policy on her husband. Then she wanted her husband to have an accident. Walter wanted Phyllis. To get her, he would arrange the perfect murder and betray everything he had ever lived for.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1989
ISBN: 9780679723226
0679723226
Characteristics: 115 p. ; 21 cm

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wyenotgo
Sep 19, 2016

Strictly for those who enjoy noir in its traditional form, as I do. A very quick read, no side-tracks, straight-ahead murder and skullduggery, complete with the requisite femme fatale. Written as if intended as basis for a film, which it indeed became.
The style is dated, the motivation of some of the characters sketchy, the sequence of events abrupt but that all goes with the genre.

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Miserswife
Nov 11, 2010

1st half was good, but got really dull.

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