The Hot Rock: A Dortmunder Novel (John Dortmunder)

3,95 durchschnittliche Bewertung
( 3.695 Bewertungen bei Goodreads )
 
9781468309126: The Hot Rock: A Dortmunder Novel (John Dortmunder)

John Dortmunder leaves jail with ten dollars, a train ticket, and no way to make money save for his good, clean name.

John Dortmunder leaves jail with ten dollars, a train ticket, and no way to make money save for his good, clean name.

His friend Kelp picks him up in a stolen Cadillac and speeds away from Sing-Sing, telling the story of a $500,000 emerald that they just have to steal. On their ride back to the city, Kelp lays out the plan. It’s not a simple heist, but after a few years in the clink, Dortmunder could use a challenge.

Adapted into the 1972 film starring Robert Redford and George Segal, this thrilling, often hilarious caper is the seminal work of fiction by a true master of the craft―and one of the classic crime novels of the twentieth century.

Die Inhaltsangabe kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

About the Author:

Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008) wrote over a hundred novels under his own name and pseudonyms. Many of his books have been made into movies, including The Hunter, which was filmed as Point Blank; the 1999 smash hit Payback; and the 2013 movie Parker. The winner of the three Edgar Awards, he was named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, the highest honor bestowed by the society, in 1993.

Review:

“Westlake’s novel comes awesomely close to the ultimate in comic, big-caper novels; it’s so filled with action and imagination.” —The New York Times Book Review “Westlake is a master hand at the running gag this Westlake brought on such a case of the laughing bends that I required decompression.” —The Washington Post “[Westlake’s] most durable character. Whatever can go wrong in the man’s elaborate attempts at larceny invariably does, and in the most amusing and unexpected ways possible.” —Los Angeles Times

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

(Keine Angebote verfügbar)

Buch Finden:



Kaufgesuch aufgeben

Sie kennen Autor und Titel des Buches und finden es trotzdem nicht auf ZVAB? Dann geben Sie einen Suchauftrag auf und wir informieren Sie automatisch, sobald das Buch verfügbar ist!

Kaufgesuch aufgeben