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eBook Point Blank ePub

by Donald E. Westlake,Richard Stark

  • ISBN: 0805281991
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Donald E. Westlake,Richard Stark
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Not Applicable (June 1, 1985)
  • ePub book: 1279 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1170 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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He specialized in crime fiction, especially comic capers, with an occasional foray into science fiction and other genres

Donald E. Westlake writing as Richard Stark. Filmed as Point Blank with Lee Marvin and Payback with Mel Gibson.

Donald E. She shot him just above the belt and left him for dead. WESTLAKE has written numerous novels over the past thirty-five years under his own name and pseudonyms, including Richard Stark

DONALD E. WESTLAKE has written numerous novels over the past thirty-five years under his own name and pseudonyms, including Richard Stark. Many of his books have been made into movies, including The Hunter, which became the brilliant film noir Point Blank, and the 1999 smash hit Payback. He penned the Hollywood scripts for The Stepfather and The Grifters, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay

DONALD E. He penned the Hollywood scripts for The Stepfather and The Grifters, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay

Mysterious Press, Warner Books) as Richard Stark (1) Parker-1 (magazine abridged 1st chapter of Point Blank as "The .

Mysterious Press, Warner Books) as Richard Stark (1) Parker-1 (magazine abridged 1st chapter of Point Blank as "The Exploiters", February, 1968, For Men Only). под Ричард Старк} Охотник; Преследователь; Неуловимый (также: Прямой наводкой; В упор; Пустое место) (а также: Расплата; Оплата). Strange Affair (1962, Monarch Books) as Edwin West (Penguin Books Australia Ltd various: Donald E. Westlake, Lawrence Treat, Dashiell Hammett, George Sumner Albee, Alan Ryan, Others. (story-?) Love in the Lean Years (February 1992, Playboy; also in "A Good Story and Other Stories", 1999).

Westlake Donald - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. In Donald E. Westlake's classic caper novels, the bad get better, the good slide a bit, and Lord help anyone caught between a thief named John Dortmunder and the current object of his attention. Книги 1-16 из 16. Bad News. Жанр: Иронический детектив. However, being caught red-handed is inevitable in Dortmunder's next production, when a TV producer convinces this thief and his merry gang to do a reality show. He penned the Hollywood scripts for The Stepfather and The Grifters, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay

Donald Edwin Westlake (July 12, 1933 – December 31, 2008) was an American novelist and screenplay author most famous for his "comic caper" novels.

Donald Edwin Westlake (July 12, 1933 – December 31, 2008) was an American novelist and screenplay author most famous for his "comic caper" novels. If Chester had a failing, it was that he believed people were what they thought they were. The Hunter (1962), using the pseudonym Richard Stark.

Mobile version (beta). Westlake, Donald E as Stark, Richard - Parker 01 - The Hunter (Point Blank) . Westlake Donald E. Download (txt, 247 Kb) Donate Read. EPUB FB2 PDF MOBI RTF.

Shot and left for dead by his wife and partner, Parker, a con man, survives to plot his revenge

Comments

thrust thrust
With The Hunter, I started reading the Parker series by Robert Stark (nom de plume of Mystery and Science Fiction writer Donald E. Westlake). The 24 novel series began in 1962 and ended with Westlake's death in 2008. The very good crime series is being revived by Amazon Kindle. The new Kindle Apps are nicely integrated with dictionary, translation, and Wikipedia.

I remember reading Westlake’s stories in Ellery Queen’s Magazine years ago and liking his simple and direct writing. His characters defined themselves by action and real time introspection. The epitome of this living and thinking in the present time is Parker, the main character of the first novel in the series, The Hunter. He is a large man with a personality founded on solitude and emotional reticence and a mostly single-minded approach to getting what he wants.

Parker is committed to a life of often violent criminal activity, felonious robberies, rewarded by months of leisure between crimes at luxury hotels. In The Hunter, Parker is married to the one person in the world he cannot live without. He knows the marriage leaves him vulnerable in the criminal world, but he cannot help himself. Parker and Lynn get involved in a heist and their plans and actions among thieves are good on the surface but treacherous behind the scenes.

Westlake’s writing is so good that the reader roots for the success of Parker but realizes from the beginning of the novel that something has gone very wrong with the “job.” I kept looking for more information about the history and motivation of Parker, hard to do when the character is constantly focused on the present criminal activity. He makes decisions and frequently acts out violently but without displays of angry emotions. After his acts, he shows no remorse, attending only to the present challenge.

The biggest challenge for Parker in The Hunter is dealing with “the syndicate,” a crime organization that becomes interested in his activities. He does not want anything to do with the criminals in the far-flung group based in New York. But, Parker realizes that you can’t always get what you want in a life based on illegal gains and functional mayhem. He has revenge on his mind for a double cross by a syndicate member.

I have already read the next 3 novels in the Parker Kindle series. Each book is short (The Hunter is 208 pages) and fast reading. The payoff for the reader is an understanding of an increasingly complex character with few if any socially redeeming qualities. He does show situational compassion to losers now and again.
Orevise Orevise
Richard Stark was an alter ego if you will for the late Donald Westlake. Where DW always wrote with at least a dash of good humor and fun, his Richard Stark novels are no laughing matter! Stark wrote the "Parker" series of hardboiled crime novels. The Hunter is book one of about two dozen books which chronicle the adventures of Parker as he wreaks mayhem on society and especially anyone foolish enough to double cross him. This first story was the basis for several films, some good, some not so good. The novel is excellent! Stark's spare and no-nonsense prose gets the blood churning and the pages turning. This is really good writing and the world is worse for the loss of Donald Westlake/Richard Stark.
The good news is that this is the first book and there are plenty more to keep you up way too late once you're hooked on them.
Wrathshaper Wrathshaper
This is the first installment of Donald Westlake's long running series about an amoral, anti-hero and professional criminal named Parker. The story is a simple one. Parker comes to New York looking for revenge on a guy who stole his wife and left him for dead in a double-cross after a big robbery. The book was written in the early 1960s, but hold its own into the 21st century. The writing is crisp and direct. The story moves at a rapid pace and the cast of characters, mostly low level criminals, is engaging. I would highly recommend the book to any reader looking for an action-packed crime story or anyone interested in the work of one of the top crime writers of the last century.
Risky Strong Dromedary Risky Strong Dromedary
Donald E. Westlake was one of the most amazing and perhaps least known American writers of the 20th Century. As unbelievable as it sounds, he was the author of over 100 novels, screenplays, and short story collections written under 14 pen names, both male and female, and his books have been made into 24 movies prior to his death six years ago. I suspect all the pen names are one reason for his relative anonymity compared to dozens of less talented writers with far fewer writing credits. I’m sure he cried all the way to the bank. That said, Westlake was best known for two utterly different series of crime novels. One is the thirteen ‘Dortmunder’ novels — comic capers by a gang of dimwitted and always unlucky crooks. The best of these, and the best of his movies, are “The Hot Rock” and “The Bank Shot.” Read the books or rent the movie. You’ll die laughing. On the other hand, his second series is the 26 ‘Parker’ novels written under the name Richard Stark. ‘Stark’ is also a pretty good description of the lead character, the stories, and the writing. They are well beyond noir. Parker is a brutal, remorseless killer and the stories about him, such as “The Hunter,” the first of them, and “The Outfit,” the third, usually deal with violent crime and revenge. Parker doesn’t believe in ‘proportional response.’ When crossed, he kills everyone in sight and “lets God sort it out;” or he would if he believed in anything except money, which he doesn’t. Unlike Dortmunder, who has many redeeming character traits and is impossible to dislike, Parker has none, zero. No character arc, no quirky habits, no funny sidekick. He is a loner and a humorless killing machine. Hence, my dilemma. I loved Westlake’s other books; and then I read “The Outfit,” and I hated it. However, all the literary critics and Hollywood-types love the Parker character, the dramatic plots, and the technical stuff, so I figured I must be a dolt and missed something. To give it another chance, I read “The Hunter.” Same result. I didn’t like it either. The best comparisons I can draw are to some of the early Ed McBain 87th Precinct stories or a couple of less-successful Elmore Leonard novels, but maybe I just don’t ‘get’ it. Read them yourself and see what you think. William F. Brown is the author of 5 suspense novels: The Undertaker, Amongst My Enemies, Thursday at Noon, Winner Take All, and now Aim True, My Brothers.