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by Walter Tevis

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Walter Tevis
Warner Books (August 1, 1984)
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Boomer got the money from his backer, handed it to Eddie. This time Eddie did not take out his wallet. They were like old friends, old lovers

Boomer got the money from his backer, handed it to Eddie. He folded the bills and pushed them down into his pants pocket while Boomer stood watching. They were like old friends, old lovers. The week apart and the trip and the money had changed everything for him and they could both feel it. He knew what to do and so did she. They lay on her sofa bed afterward and talked.

The Color of Money book. It’s not among Walter Tevis’ best books and I wouldn’t even say it’s worth reading to find out what happened next to these characters (the answer: not much!) if you liked The Hustler - definitely a e-author-only novel. Apr 01, 2015 Lee rated it it was amazing. I was aware that this book followed The Hustler, but since I was holding it in my hand at the Attic, used book store, I thought I would read it first anyway.

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Tevis writes about pool with power and poetry and tension

Fast Eddie Felson was the best in the country. Tevis writes about pool with power and poetry and tension. From the opening scene of this fine book, the reunion between Eddie and Fats twenty years after, the staccato beat of the prose and finely drawn characters grab the reader and don’t let go. You don’t have to like pool to like this book, to appreciate its sense of living on the edge.

by. Tevis, Walter S. Publication date. New York : Warner Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

The Color of Money is a 1984 novel by American novelist Walter Tevis. It is the sequel to his 1959 novel, The Hustler. The novel is set twenty years after The Hustler. Fast Eddie now runs a pool hall of his own. Eddie persuades Fats to go on a national tour.

Tevis's book paints a very different picture of Fast Eddie in the 80's. The color of money is, as a novel, far superior to the filmed version starring Cruise and Newman. The film is underrated, and has many fine points but when compared to the book it is very, very disappointing. The novel starts slowly, retracing the last 25 years of hustler Eddie Felson and him building a new future for himself.

Walter Stone Tevis (February 28, 1928 – August 9, 1984) was an American novelist and short story writer. Three of his six novels were adapted into major films: The Hustler, The Color of Money and The Man Who Fell to Earth. Tevis was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in the Sunset District, near the Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate Park

From the opening scene of this fine book, the reunion between Eddie and Fats twenty years after, the staccato beat of the prose and finely drawn characters grab the reader and don’t let go.

After 20 years of hibernation, former pool champion "Fast" Eddie Felson is playing exhibition matches with former rival Minnesota Fats in shopping malls for prizes like cable television. With one failed marriage and years of running a pool hall, Eddie is now ready to regain the skills needed to compete in a world of pool that has changed dramatically since he left it behind. The real challenge comes when Eddie realizes that in order to compete successfully, he must hone his skills in the game of nine-ball as opposed to the straight pool that had once won him fame. With a new generation of competitors, fear and doubt and the daily possibility of failure arise, giving Fast Eddie a new challenge to overcome. The Color of Money is the source of the 1986 film starring Paul Newman in the role he had originated in The Hustler.
  • The message of the novel and film adaptation are essentially the same:
    if you deny your true self, you will be left feeling empty and unfulfilled in life. You cannot give in to fear or society's definitions of who and what you should be at any point in your life. Scorsese and writer Richard Price took a lot of liberties with the story for the film adaptation. I like what they did, but I found the novel The Color of Money compelling for somewhat different reasons.

    Tevis does a wonderful job of updating his Fast Eddie Felson character from the original novel, The Hustler, and the opening scenes in this book where Minnesota Fats "coaches" a middle-aged and tired Felson are outstanding. I have even more appreciation for Fats than I did in The Hustler, and it's unfortunate that Scorsese and Price chose not to include him in the movie.

    Tevis has a great understanding of what drives certain people to excel at something as opposed to just getting by in life. The winner's mentality is at the heart of this novel -- as it was in The Hustler -- but now the idea is centered more around not giving up, despite what society tells each of us about what we can or cannot do (based on factors such as age, etc.).

    Felson's midlife crisis is the bane of his existence, and it is only the acceptance of who he is and what he loves to do that can deliver him from his ennui. Relationships and suburban comforts are merely distractions for Felson. He needs to get back into the game that made him touch greatness when he was in his 20s.

    For fans of The Hustler, this is a great compliment. If you've seen the movie a bunch of times, you will still discover a fresh story here. The angle is a bit different, and Tevis' perceptions about what it takes to rise above mediocrity are priceless.

    Classic novel by a classic writer.

  • This novel is profoundly disappointing and vastly inferior to its predecessor.
    In the Hustler, the characters were sharply defined, their struggles were real. This novel is slack and self-indulgent, and full of cliché. Sure: Eddie re-unites with Fats who imparts great wisdom then conveniently dies. Eddie falls in love with a modern edgy chick. Eddie becomes an art dealer. Eddie's art gallery is ransacked for no apparent reason other than to turn him loose for the rest of the plot. Eddie makes a comeback. Despite learning a new game and not having played competitively for 25 years- Eddie wins a major professional tournament!! . zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    It is almost impossible to believe that the same author wrote these books................

  • When I was old enough to reach the green felt, my father put a pool cue in my hand and taught me how to play pool. It's been an obsession ever since. Such is true to Fast Eddie.

    This book picks up many years after The Hustler and Eddie is at a place in his life where he seems to have lost control again. It was great seeing Minnesota Fats and Eddie as friends later in life, and Tevis does a great job showing us how legends are created and marketers try to make a fast dollar off of them. (This is not a recurring theme in the book, but just an exploitation in the beginning.)

    My favorite point is when Eddie is playing a friendly game with an acquaintance who has no idea of Eddie's background. The acquaintance brags about the mastery of pool in his younger days, and how he was known as "the 'Fast' Eddie" of his college campus.

  • I felt as if the writer's craft matured along with Fast Eddie. I can feel this will be one novel I'll read multiple times.

  • This is one of the best novels I've ever read. It's much and different than the movie based upon it though I recommend that film as well. Very character driven. Thoughtful and introspective. I identified with Eddie Felson. His fears, strengths and wins and like 'The Hustler' what it means to be a true winner and a man of real character is what the book is really about. Highly recommended.

  • I'm a big fan of the movie, particularly the first restaurant scene with it's triangle of small timer, scheming girlfriend, and semi-retired hustler. But, thought the book was MUCH better. I enjoy his writing style, and although the ones I've read were on short side (Hustler, Queens Gambit, and COM), he always seems to draw me into the story. His writing is always anchored in the drama of recognizing/overcoming the psychology of self doubt and making ones way to redemption and/or self improvement. Highly recommend the book.

  • This was a pleasant surprise! I Did not know how far different it is from the movie. If you love pool and the original Hustler book and movie, you will love this book.

  • If you enjoyed reading The Hustler, then chalk your cue for the Color of Money. It's fast and loose as Eddie would say.