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eBook A Diet of Treacle (Hard Case Crime Novels) ePub

by Lawrence Block

  • ISBN: 0843959576
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Lawrence Block
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hard Case Crime; Reprint edition (January 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 205
  • ePub book: 1715 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1288 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 519

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Grifter's Game (Hard Case Crime) by Lawrence Block Mass Market . It is an interesting title for block's 1961 novel about the Beat generation as they evolved into hippies.

Start reading A Diet of Treacle (The Classic Crime Library Book 11) on your Kindle in under a minute. Perhaps it's an allusion to the characters aversion to working for a living. Perhaps its a reference to their drug use. In any event, Block doesn't romanticize the Beats the way Kerouac did.

A Diet of Treacle book. I was disappointed by this one. I'm a big Lawrence Block fan but this was less of a crime novel and more of a story about beatniks living the beatnix lifestyle. Drug deals lead to murder after a beautiful college student gets. Jul 09, 2015 Neil McCrea rated it liked it. Shelves: crime-fiction, beats, hard-case, nyc, druggy-drug-drug. A Diet of Treacle is early Lawrence Block indulging in a bit of beatsploitation. The title comes from Alice in Wonderland and refers to a trio of sisters who lived in the bottom of a well and ate nothing but treacle.

The first novel to be published under Block's name was Grifter's Game (1961). Pads are for Passion (Beacon Books, 1961) (reissued by Hard Case Crime as A Diet of Treacle). Community of Women (Beacon Books, 1963)

The first novel to be published under Block's name was Grifter's Game (1961). It started as an erotic novel but, as Block would later write, "I decided it might be a cut above what I’d been writing, so I wrote it as a crime novel with the hope it might work for Gold Medal. He has since published more than fifty novels and more than a hundred short stories, as well as. a series of books for writers. Community of Women (Beacon Books, 1963). The Sex Shuffle (Beacon Books, 1964) (reissued by Hard Case Crime as Lucky at Cards).

A Biography of Lawrence Block

To all stoop-sitters, everywhere. Once upon a time there were three little sisters, the Dormouse began in a great hurry; and their names were Elsie, Lacie, and Tillie; and they lived at the bottom of a well-. What did they live on? said Alice, who always took a great interest in questions of eating and drinking. They lived on treacle, said the Dormouse. A Biography of Lawrence Block. And pot had it all over heroin or morphine or cocaine-the hard stuff that sent you on the nod and left you in a fog until it wore off and you were down on the ground. No, Joe Milani weightily concluded, pot was so much better.

Author: Sheldon Lord Series: Collection of Classic Erotica Publication Year: 1961 ASIN: B00BBPVZN4 ISBN: 9781453208502.

Sinner Man. The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes. Author: Sheldon Lord Series: Collection of Classic Erotica Publication Year: 1961 ASIN: B00BBPVZN4 ISBN: 9781453208502. A vintage tale of lust and drugs in Greenwich Village. Sick of living respectably with her grandmother, Anita Carbone hops a downtown train. She finds Greenwich Village-the Village of Kerouac and Dylan, but also of Joe and Shank, two small-time dope peddlers more than happy to welcome a square into their midst.

Destination, rates & speeds. 2. A Diet of Treacle (Hard Case Crime Novels). Published by Hard Case Crime (2008). ISBN 10: 0843959576 ISBN 13: 9780843959574.

I called it A Diet of Treacle, with an epigraph .

I called it A Diet of Treacle, with an epigraph quote from Alice in Wonderland. It wound up at Beacon Books, where they published it with the title Pads Are for Passion. I used a pen name on the book-Sheldon Lord, a name I’d used before and would use again. Years passed, as they’re apt to do. Hard Case Crime, which had reprinted several of my early crime novels, was casting about for something else of mine, and I remembered the book. Founder Charles Ardai not only liked the book, he even liked its original title. Lawrence Block (b. 1938) is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and an internationally renowned bestselling author.

A Diet of Treacle Block Lawrence Неизвестно 9780857683045 Блок Лоренс: SEX, DRUGS, AND MURDER IN THE LAND OF THE LOTUS EATERS . A Diet of Treacle, Block Lawrence. Варианты приобретения.

A Diet of Treacle Block Lawrence Неизвестно 9780857683045 Блок Лоренс: SEX, DRUGS, AND MURDER IN THE LAND OF THE LOTUS EATERS Anita Carbone was a good girl - and it bored her. Thats .

Detective and mystery stories. New York : Hard Case Crime Novel. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana.

Tired of being a good girl, Anita Carbone gets more than she bargained for when she, arriving in Greenwich Village, meets a troubled young war veteran and his drug-dealing roommate, who has a penchant for murder. Original.

Comments

Kelerana Kelerana
This book was first published decades ago by a very young and (obviously greatly talented) Lawrence Block, and it tells the story of a collection of very shady characters who inhibit a slummy part of New York City, without work, without love, and without hope. We are introduced to Joe Milani who, after fighting in Vietnam comes back disillusioned and dramatically changed. He drops out of college after displaying glimpses of genius and settles for a life of pot and alternative delusionment. We also meet the the downright evil Mr Shanks who is a dealer in small time drugs but is such a loose cannon, the reader can't rely on him for anything good. From stage left, we have the lovely and full of potential, college undergraduate Anita Carbone, who happens to be enjoying a private coffee at the same diner as Joe Milani and his "buddy" Shank.

Time passes. The souls meet and interact and it soon comes to pass that Joe and Anita fall head over heels in love. They decide to(share a flat with Mr Shank and that is when their lives start to fall apart. I shall say no more of the plot but it goes to show that it takes heroic efforts from a flawed character to avert their destiny and alas, for one of the trio, they fail to save themselves.

This story is beautifully written and structured by Mr Block. The first half reads more like a love story than a crime novel but that is not meant to be a put down. It is a tad slow compared to the other books in the series but it all builds up to an unforgettable climax which makes the book feel more like a Shakespearian tragedy than a modern day noir classic. It does not quite end up in the tragedy category (thank goodness!) but it still remains one of the better Hard Case Crime releases of recent years.

BFN Greggorio!
Rude Rude
The duration of Lawrence Block's writing career is almost as impressive as how far he has come during it. Frankly, many Block works of the 1960's are marginal in contrast the the solid stride he hit in the late 1970's and then the truly excellent works from the 1980's on.

And one might imagine a book about a young virgin being seduced into both the drug and Beat counterculture to be more typical of his early works. However, in contrast to Such Men Are Dangerous, A Diet of Treacle has some real substance to it.

First of all, his sense of the place and the time is quite good. You can walk around Washington Square and see it with your own eyes from his descriptions. Two, he has the narcotics squad/pusher dynamic down very well. And he also does a convincing job of portraying Anita Carbone, the young innocent whose life changes inexorably as she becomes infatuated with Joe Milani.

That said, the book is a bit of an overwrought morality play, especially the way hard Case has publicized it. There is a certain inevitability to where the book goes, but the characters are engaging and the locale is described in intriguing detail. If you like Block or the Beat scene, this is well worth a few hours.
Darkraven Darkraven
A short tale that keeps your interest with well developed characters and unconventional situations. Joe is aimless, Anita submissive and Shank vicious. An unlikely trio together at first by accident and then by inertia. Events overcome them and Joe finds a hidden reserve and resolve.
LadyShlak LadyShlak
Weird title but very good book.
Bukus Bukus
Lawrence Block understands character building and the little flaws that make people real and this story is a nice example of his understanding. It is also nice to see good triumph over evil even at a cost to the good.
Skilkancar Skilkancar
An interesting reading experience for an adolescent or someone who is just beginning to appreciate mysteries. Of course, Block's writing is very high level; the story did not grab me, but some people might identify strongly with his characters. I like his other books better.
Dream Dream
I have decided that it must be Block. But then again it might be my desire to go cheap by buying his stuff. This has to be the poorest selection I have made of Kindle offerings.
Treacle is a British term for molasses. A treacle tart is a traditional English dessert. Treacle is also a medicinal compound used as an anttode for poison. It is also mentioned in Chapter 7 of Alice in Wonderland. It is an interesting title for block's 1961 novel about the Beat generation as they evolved into hippies. Perhaps it's an allusion to the characters aversion to working for a living. Perhaps its a reference to their drug use. In any event, Block doesn't romanticize the Beats the way Kerouac did. Their lives aren't filled with the glory of discovering the beauty of the world. Instead, in this novel, their lives are a descent into hell. Three youths drop out of society and end up in the East Village together. Shank is a bit of a psychopath. He deals first pot and then heroin. Joe returns from a stint in military service and rooms with Shank. He spends his days sitting in the park. Getting stoned, and picking up chicks such as Anita. She left her square life and square boyfriend to come to the village. Eventually she moves in with Joe and shank who scares the crap out of her. Drugs, public sex, parties, are their lives as they descend into rape murder junk and running from the law. Truly, a dark portrayal of the beatniks and hippies in 61. It is well written and easy to read. Block wrote well even in his early days.