They Shoot Horses Don't They Author:Horace McCoy The dark underside of the 1930's is made starkly immediate in this slashing novel of Hollywood and the marathon dance craze. Against a breathtakingly vivid background of savage competition and senseless violence, two desperate young people are carried along to their ultimate confrontation with their unrelenting fate... — This edition includes the... more » complete screenply of the unforgettable motion picture.« less
This is the original book and the Hollywood screenplay. I was interested in reading this after seeing the movie starring Jane Fonda. The movie was highly rated. Horace McCoy did a good job with the vernacular of the 1930's, but there were parts of the screenplay I liked better.