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The Black Ice Score: A Parker Novel
The Black Ice Score A Parker Novel
Author: Richard Stark
Three guys wearing black suits and holding guns were giving Parker a lesson in economics. All about the haves and the have-nots. The good guys in a new African nation were missing a treasury full of diamonds. They were the have-nots. The nation's corrupt leader had stashed the rocks somewhere in New York City. He and his henchmen were the h...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780226771090
ISBN-10: 0226771091
Publication Date: 4/15/2010
Pages: 168
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Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Book Type: Paperback
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All the Parker books by Richard Stark (Donald Westlake) are great. I'm reading my way through them in order and enjoying them very much. I have also read most of the Donald Westlake Dortmunder series, in which the protagonist is a character variation of Parker whose experiences are hapless and comic. So this book, The Black Ice Score, is a partner to the Dortmunder book, The Hot Rock, which was made into a mediocre movie with Robert Redford. Anyway, if you love Stark/Westlake's writing the novels are a delight to compare. Stark's prose style for the Parker books is, well, stark. Sparse prose. Action exactly described. A cheerless world. And Parker never ruminates about anything. Westlake's prose style and character descriptions are a funny variation in The Hot Rock. Recommend both!