Book Reviews of The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Author: James M. Cain
ISBN-13: 9780394725833
ISBN-10: 0394725832
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 120
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Vintage Books
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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Classic story well read by Stanley Tucci on 3 CDs. Unabridged. Banned in Boston when first published (1934) but now seems tame compared to current TV and films. Story develops like it was always meant to be a film. You can "see" the scenes from the words. Groundbreaking work from a new genre in the 1930's.
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Short, and to the point!
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It's a short read and one that holds your attention. I didn't want to set the book down. It's more of a crime murder than a whodunit mystery ... as who know who's murdering who. I look forward to seeing the movie now.
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I do not really like hardboiled detective fiction, and like is the wrong word to describe my response to The Postman Always Rings Twice. Rather, likeable or unlikeable, this book is unforgettable.
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I've read almost all the James Cain novels and this one is probably my favorite (Mildred Pierce running a close second). He really is a master of this genre. A scandalous story about lust and murder. Highly recommended.
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Loved this BOC. These folks are almost like you and me but with a kick. I can see why it is a classic.
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** spoiler alert ** This is a pretty violent (and sexy) book considering that it was written in the early 30s.

A wife tired of her loveless marriage and dead-end job meets a good-looking bad boy. Bad boy Frank is hired by Coras husband, Nick to work in their garage located right next door to their diner in which Cora works. Frank pops in for some lunch, sees Cora, and is instantly attracted to her. The feelings are mutual, so they plot to kill Nick.

Nick is so dense that he doesnt even notice the attraction between Cora and Frank, so why kill the poor guy? And he seemed like a nice enough guy that Cora could have come clean and asked for a divorce. But I guess if she had taken that route, there wouldnt be a juicy story to be told! The book had a Double Indemnity feel to it and both Cora and Frank get their just desserts in the end.

I never knew what this book was about until I finally picked up a copy and read it. And I have never seen the movie. The storyline is definitely made for TV and I will be watching the movie adaptation very soon.