[✓ The Big Bite || ✓ PDF Read by ☆ Charles Williams] #2020


  • Title: The Big Bite
  • Author: Charles Williams
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

  • The Big Bite By Charles Williams A car accident ended John Harlan s pro football career But maybe it wasn t such a disaster after all For Harlan knows something about the accident that no one else does And there s a lovely, calculating lady who will give him a hundred grand if he promises not to tell There s only one problem at football he d been a pro, but at blackmail he s strictly an amateur AnA car accident ended John Harlan s pro football career But maybe it wasn t such a disaster after all For Harlan knows something about the accident that no one else does And there s a lovely, calculating lady who will give him a hundred grand if he promises not to tell There s only one problem at football he d been a pro, but at blackmail he s strictly an amateur And amateurs usually get hurt Mystery and intrigue, like it used to be written, like it comes along in real life B O T Editorial Review Board
    Charles Williams
    Charles Williams 1909 1975 was one of the preeminent authors of American crime fiction Born in Texas, he dropped out of high school to enlist in the US Merchant Marine, serving for ten years before leaving to work in the electronics industry At the end of World War II, Williams began writing fiction while living in San Francisco The success of his backwoods noir Hill Girl 1951 allowed him to quit his job and write fulltime.Williams s clean and somewhat casual narrative style distinguishes his novels which range from hard boiled, small town noir to suspense thrillers set at sea and in the Deep South Although originally published by pulp fiction houses, his work won great critical acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury 1953 becoming the first paperback original to be reviewed by legendary New York Times critic Anthony Boucher Many of his novels were adapted for the screen, such as Dead Calm published in 1963 and Don t Just Stand There published in 1966 , for which Williams wrote the screenplay Williams died in California in 1975.

    The Big Bite By Charles Williams

    Commentaires:

    Carla Remy
    Such a good book The suspense, the speed Just readable and satisfying And his endings are often unpredictable This one was great Charles Williams is definitely one of my favorite writers.

    Steven
    Moving on up to the top ten noirs with a bullet Great on so many levels How it ultimately fits into my rankings of Charles Williams novels and crime noir in general will have to wait until I ve completed my re reading of his books and a lot of this genre , but safe to say that not many will eclipse this one because it has the full package.It is similar to A Touch of Death in that they both have ex football players as protagonists Kind of a toss up between the two in that you can t go wrong with [...]

    David
    A pro football player, forced into retirement by injury, tries blackmail as a new career, and noir ensues Most of The Big Bite is top tier Charles Williams, but the narrative is marred by its ending, which comes from a bit too far out in left field Read A Touch of Death first a similar Charles Williams novel executed with greater elegance, and easily available from Hard Case Crime.

    Mark
    The Charles Williams I read, the I am becoming convinced that he is the great unsung crime fiction writer of the 1950 s and 60 s Williams has the storytelling chops of John D MacDonald if not quite the same level of sophistication of prose style but he s a much better pure writer than 95% of his contemporaries on the spinner rack and the soul and sensibilities of James M Cain I don t believe THE BIG BITE is generally seen as one of his best, but it s a humdinger, impossible to put down, with a [...]

    Andrew Diamond
    Charles Williams The Big Bite is very good crime noir thriller, though it s not quite up there with his brilliant 1953 noir The Hot Spot.John Harlan s pro football career has ended after another driver hit him in what appeared to be a drunk driving accident After his recovery, Harlan is in very good shape by normal standards He s in his late twenties, strong, and fit He just lost that extra bit of quickness that it takes to compete at the highest level of sport, and now that he can t play footba [...]

    Dave
    Charles Williams is, without question, one of the top writers to come out of the fifties The Big Bite is typical of the excellence of his writing It is a story about a down on his luck professional football player, who just can t seem to turn as quickly since he was rear ended by a drunk The doctors say his leg is all healed, but it just isn t the same and his career is over They d stuck it back on, all right, and it looked like a leg, but something was gone This isn t good As the narrator, John [...]

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    TilakRaj Kaushik
    This one is a fast paced thriller from Charles Williams.First person narrative is full of humor and sarcasm,will keep you chuckling all the way.Brilliant ending will make your jaw drop.My only complaint is that there is unbelievable coincidence used,which is hard to digest,but it can be taken as fiction liberty.

    Steve
    entertaining, in a 1950 s, film noir kinda way.

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