The original novel for "The Hustler", which starred Paul Newman and Piper Laurie.
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Walter Tevis (1928–1984) published The Color of Money, a sequel to The Hustler that was also made into a motion picture, and Mockingbird, which was nominated for a Nebula Best Novel award.Review:
This book sees the poetry of the pool game ... Fast Eddie's ascent up the ladder from pool shark to full-time hustler is the story of the will to power, told in cool fifties style GUARDIAN If Hemingway had the passion for pool that he had for bullfighting, his hero might have been Eddie Felson TIME A wonderful hymn to the last true era when men of substance played pool with a vengeance TIME OUT A fine, swift, wanton, offbeat novel THE NEW YORK TIMES Tevis writes a stark, cut-down prose that admirably suits his tale of people who live on the edge of desperation in fifties Chicago IRISH TIMES
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