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Beginning inHimes moved to Europe, where he lived as an expatriate in France and Spain. Tags What are tags? Separate different tags with a comma.

Blind Man with a Pistol (Harlem Cycle, #8) by Chester Himes

But when the scheme somehow fails, Jackson is left broke, wanted by the police and desperately racing to get back both his money and his loving Imabelle. Ub, your blog cannot share posts by email. XY London rated it it was amazing Feb 04, Collecting in the street to see the dead man. So glad I found this writer. The final images are those of total communication breakdown and, quite literally, a blind man with a pistol firing his gun in the enclosed space of a crowded NYC subway.

You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. It’s the way of the world. Himes would be the first black author included in the series. This attracted no attention even though neighbors had seen black nuns entering and leaving.

The plot is as loose and jangly as a tweaker wearing a fat man’s pants. This was a good start for me. I protagonisti sono due detective neri in una Harlem nera, dove tutte le vacche sono nere, Ed ‘la bara’ e John ‘scavafosse’. CalleHarlem, Nueva York.

Despite having a deeply realistic pistols, we will find many situations that verge on the absurd, but will always seem credible, and the end result is excellent. From the shoulder up she had the delicate neckline and face of piwtola Nordic goddess, but below her body was breastless, lumpy with bulging hips and huge round legs like sawed-off telegraph posts. Look at that white mother-raper with his pjstola cut. Then another sign appears advertising for fertile women.

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Feb 28, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: Un ciego con una pistola Harlem Cycle 8 by Chester Himes. When released, he focussed on semi-autobiographical protest novels. Copiado do meu registro do Bookcrossing. You are commenting using your Facebook account. This site uses cookies. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

His goal is to make the point that most violence is like a blind man with a pistol, without aim, without strategy, without a point. Personally I would have liked a little more cohesion to the plot, at least one case solved by deductive reasoning. Trivia About Blind Man with a Published January by Bruguera first published Despite their efforts, the tension and violence progressively escalate, as former allies become hated enemies.

Jon Abbey rated it it was amazing Jul 18, They drive the streets in a nondescript battered super-charged Plymouth and work mainly through sheer presence, chance and, what we call today, brutality. In short, this book sucks and I suck for actually finishing it. This book yn the 8th one featuring “Coffin” Ed at “Grave” Digger.

Mar 14, Kayla rated it it was ok Shelves: In character, for the times, he is also hiding behind a veneer of respectability, and is using his position to steal funds from his political party.

Un ciego con una pistola by Chester Himes (5 star ratings)

Published inthis is a remarkably relevant book and utterly uncompromising. I re-read it recently, and it seems remarkably prophetic in a way that is larger than its immediate topic — I find myself wondering how fa In Himes’s Harlem detective series, this is the masterpiece, though it will help to have read at least some of the earlier volumes in the series, like Cotton Comes to Harlem, to get some context.


These online bookshops told us they have this item: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Muddled crime novel, which seems more focused on the violence than actually solving the murders.

Login to add to list. With an introduction by Luc Sante, New York is sweltering in the summer heat, and Harlem is close to the boiling point. And there ain’t but three things to do about it: Two white policemen investigate via the rear to find a fat cretinous black man stirring a huge pot of foul smelling stew atop a fire place built on a Volkswagon. In jail he began to write short stories, some of which were published in Esquire.

The voluptuous Lila Holmes, Casper’s wife, manages to tempt Digger. Amazon described this as grotesquely comic and unflinchingly violent so I was pretty sure I was going to hate it. Aged 19 he was arrested for armed robbery and sentenced to 20 to 25 years in jail.

Un ciego con una pistola

As far back as Lieutenant Anderson could remember, both of them, his two ace detectives with their identical big hard-shooting, head-whipping pistols, had always looked like two hog farmers on a weekend in the Big Town. Because Himes ocn really interested in providing a mystery to be solved. I especially liked the final chapter which stands apart from the rest of the book while also representing all that came before it.

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