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eBook Deadly Edge (Atlantic Large Print Series) ePub

by Richard Stark

  • ISBN: 0745183549
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Richard Stark
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: John Curley & Assoc; Large Print edition (May 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1434 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1919 kb
  • Other: lit azw lrf mobi
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 873

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Series: Atlantic large print. Hardcover: 206 pages. Publisher: J. Curley (1988).

Series: Atlantic large print. Overall the quality of the stories is very high. They are tightly plotted with dialogue fitted to the voices of the different characters.

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Deadly Edge bids a brutal adieu to the 1960s a. Book 2, 3 & 13. The Parker Omnibus: Volume 1. by Richard Stark. ore. Three Parker thrillers: "The Man With the Getaway.

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Deadly edge : a Parker novel, by Richard Stark ; with a new foreword by. Charles Ardai. Perhaps this is why the Parker series continued for so long and commanded such passion from readers; perhaps it’s why, even after twenty-three years of silence, Westlake ultimately found it irresistible to return to Parker and bring him back for another eight novels (and surely would have written still more if not for his untimely death on New Year’s Eve

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by. Stark, Richard, 1933-2008. Parker (Fictitious character), Criminals, Large type books. Bath, England : Chivers Press ; South Yarmouth, Mass. USA : Curley Pub. Collection. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana. Kahle/Austin Foundation.

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Richard stark series . Deadly Edge bids a brutal adieu to the 1960s as Parker robs a rock concert, and the heist goes south.

Richard stark series: Parker. 171. Published: 2012. Soon Parker finds himself-and his woman, Claire-menaced by a pair of sadistic, drug-crazed hippies. Los Angeles Times ) Richard Stark writes a harsh and frightening story of criminal warfare and vengeance with economy, understatement and a deadly amoral objectivity-a remarkable addition to the list of the shockers that the French call roman noirs.

Comments

Felolune Felolune
This is a standard review for the University of Chicago published Parker series by Richard Stark. Overall the quality of the stories is very high. They are tightly plotted with dialogue fitted to the voices of the different characters. The descriptions of places and objects are brief but clear and connected to the characters' perceptions.

Now the negatives: These stories average about $9.99, and I expect that some editing must have been done to warrant so high a price for what are rather short novels. There are egregious editing errors in every book in the series, some with only a few, most noticeably the first four books in the series. The rest have over a dozen spelling and grammar errors that were no doubt due to the OCR scanning process on the original books/manuscripts. The software just can't identify certain words and doesn't always fix hyphenated words back to whole words. Having the choice all over again, I would look for the paper backs and read those. The books just aren't worth the $9.99 average price.

Some errors in this one
Meztisho Meztisho
I'm not the first Stark fan to say this book is a failure; it does not merit the five stars others have given it. Consider: The first fifty pages describe Parker and his team chopping through the roof of a soon-to-be-abandoned concert arena. Chop by axe-chop, through the tar paper, through the wood, etc. - too much irrelevant detail makes for a boring start. Stark skips the heist-planning common to his other books, a device that serves to alert the reader as to what can go wrong. Surprisingly, this job goes smoothly, but then two killers come out of nowhere and start picking off the heist gang. Their back story is so minimal it’s almost as if two of Jasper Fforde’s characters wandered in from another book. Parker makes a stupid mistake by not shooting one of them when he has the chance. Why? At this point it's not about the money, the killers have already murdered and tortured three of the gang. Then, beyond reason, Claire obstinately refuses to vacate her house after Parker’s repeated warnings to get out before the killers appear. Speaking of repeats, there is a conversation between Claire and Parker that is repeated forty pages later. This is obviously an editorial error, not a literary device. This book reminds us that Westlake was producing three Stark books a year in addition to his other novels. This one feels like it was rushed into publication.
Vizil Vizil
Donald E. Westlake is beloved for the Dortmunder series of comic caper novels. This is the flipside; the dark world of the professional thief and practicing sociopath, Parker.

Parker doesn't enjoy killing. But only because it makes the trail he leaves red hot and dangerous. Parker does enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done; the looted armored truck, the empty bank, the purloined art object.

If Westlake did not invent the hardboiled crime novel, he certainly perfected it. He serves up elegant turns of phrase and plots as trim and muscled as Jack LaLanne, while also creating indelible, scary-as-all-heck characters with backstories and personalities which enhance the experience without getting in their way.

I've read almost all the Parker novels; I am saving a few like the last cake at the feast, because they have been difficult to get a hold of lately. This series of ebooks are a real bargain, in so many ways.

If you have not yet discovered Parker; I envy you the experience of plunging into his adrenaline soaked world. This one is a kind of linchpin, plumbing Parker's emotions while painting a deadly duo in opposition to him, and can serve as a great introduction.

But truly, each Parker novel is unique and delightful in its own right. Always fresh.
Vetitc Vetitc
Donald Westlake, writing as Richard Stark, pens the Parker books, about a professional thief. Parker is rational - he doesn't kill unless necessary to protect himself, he agrees to robberies when he can plan the caper himself, and once he has decided on vengeance, he gets vengeance no matter how long it takes. The books should be read in order. The character does grow, and the plots of earlier books are referenced in later books. Westlake is a wonderful writer; his characters are varied and interesting. If you like Parker, try the Dortmunder novels for a change of pace.
Billy Granson Billy Granson
A good story. Usually it is the job that goes south causing Parker his various problems, so the events make this an interesting story. I have tried to read the books on proper sequence so now looking for the next one...holding off on Butchers Moon.
Nikobar Nikobar
Parker is the original anti-hero. Over the top all the time. A great read.
Fearlessdweller Fearlessdweller
If you haven't read this series of novels, you are really, really missing on a classic.
This is a real addicting series. You can't really describe Parker; if you did he would sound like a psychopath, but he is no. He just lives by a totally different set of rules. He makes his living with Crime. He is highly intelligent and highly ruthless, but he does have his own code of honor.