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Lists What are lists? Obviously, given the blurb, A Rage in Harlem is an exceptionally funny dark pistkla. New York is sweltering in the summer heat, and Harlem is close to the boiling point.

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Chester Bomar Himes began un writing career while serving in the Ohio State Penitentiary for armed robbery from — That’s a main reason one chooses to read a detective novel after all. Classic crime, thrillers and mystery book reviews. Interesting book though and I’ll probably like it more when I re-read it not expecting the crimes to be solved and focusing more on why it’s written the way it is.

Mar 17, Deanne cisgo it liked it Shelves: In Himes’s Harlem detective series, this is the masterpiece, though it will help to have read at least some of the earlier volumes in the series, like Cotton Comes to Harlem, to cno some context. Penguin Modern Classics, Chi sia il cieco con la pistola rimane un mistero fino alla fine e onestamente anche dopo.

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I think there is a line in one of James Ellroy’s books Perfidia? Criminals and law enforcement pursue a lost heroin shipment.

The main problem for pistla was that I was so confused half the time that I didn’t know what was going on. Oh, how sad that this series is over, but the ending of this book is completely satisfying and addresses the issue of racism that Himes has been confronting thoughout these books.

Blind Man with a Pistol

Their nicknames indicate the respect they receive in Harlem. Los disturbios amenazan un verano muy caliente This was a good start for me.

As far back as Lieutenant Anderson could remember, both of them, his two ace detectives with their identical big hard-shooting, head-whipping pistols, had always looked like two hog farmers on a weekend in the Big Town.

A blind man with a pistol doesn’t really aim, he just points and fires and whoever gets hit goes down. Dec 23, Geoff Sebesta rated it it was amazing. They are honest men whose goal is to do their job as permitted to do it, and to keep alive. I especially liked the final chapter which stands apart from the rest of the book while also representing all that came before it. I was disappointed, cause I was expecting this social critique background but with the investigation, the mystery, the focus on the crimes and everything that made us love crime fiction, the whole point of the book it’s faced in the title: The story keeps the right balance between the absurdity in its purest form and an exacerbated realism.


Three of these novels have been adapted into movies: It is also, in typical Himes fashion, very funny at times, but when you laugh reading these pages, you have a feeling of thorns getting caught in your throat.

Three of these novels have been adapted into movies: One of the most furious books I’ve ever read in my life. Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel Goodreads helps you keep track of cester you want to read. Dylan rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Two white policemen investigate via the rear to find a fat cretinous black man stirring a huge pot of foul smelling stew atop a fire place built on a Volkswagon.

Grave Digger has a lumpy face, reddish brown eyes that always seem to smolder, and a big and rugged frame. Kkshaji rated it it was amazing Nov 10,