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by Donald E. Westlake

ePub BANK SHOT. download
Donald E. Westlake
Simon & Schuster Inc.; Jacket Torn edition (1972)
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He specialized in crime fiction, especially comic capers, with an occasional foray into science fiction and other genres

Westlake Donald - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. In Donald E. Westlake's classic caper novels, the bad get better, the good slide a bit, and Lord help anyone caught between a thief named John Dortmunder and the current object of his attention.

Westlake Donald - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. Книги 1-16 из 16. Bad News. Жанр: Иронический детектив. When John Dortmunder sets out to rob a bank, he really means it. He steals the whole thing. However, being caught red-handed is inevitable in Dortmunder's next production, when a TV producer convinces this thief and his merry gang to do a reality show.

Instead of robbing a bank, Dortmunder tries to steal the whole building. Encyclopedias are heavy, and John Dortmunder is sick of carrying them. While in between jobs, the persistent heist-planner is working an scam that's about to blow up in his face.

Westlake wrote several screenplays himself, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his adaptation of The Grifters, Jim Thompson's noir classic.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Westlake wrote several screenplays himself, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his adaptation of The Grifters, Jim Thompson's noir classic.

Bank Shot Donald Westlake 1 Yes, Dortmunder said. You can reserve all this, for yourself and your family, for simply a ten-dollar deposit. She was a pretty woman in her mid-thirties, small and compact, and from the looks of this living room she kept a tight ship. The room was cool and comfortable and neat, packaged with no individuality but a great passion for cleanliness, like a new mobile home. The draperies flanking the picture window were so.

1. Yes, Dortmunder said.

When John Dortmunder sets out to rob a bank, he really means it.

Author: Donald Westlake. One of the funniest conceptions you’re going to come acros. he ending is hilarious.

DONALD E. WESTLAKE has written numerous novels over the past thirty-five years under his own name and pseudonyms, including Richard Stark

DONALD E. WESTLAKE has written numerous novels over the past thirty-five years under his own name and pseudonyms, including Richard Stark. Many of his books have been made into movies, including The Hunter, which became the brilliant film noir Point Blank, and the 1999 smash hit Payback. He penned the Hollywood scripts for The Stepfather and The Grifters, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay

1972: by Donald E. Westlake- A novel.
  • Publication date: 1972, and very evocative of that point in time.

    Parker fans can enjoy Dortmunder capers too. They just have to get used to what might seem extraneous at first:

    Kelp drove one-handed for a minute while he got out his pack of Trues, shook one out, and put it between his lips. He extended the pack sideways, saying, ‘Cigarette?’
    ‘True? What the hell kind of brand is that?’
    ‘It’s one of the new ones with the low nicotine and tars. Try it.’
    ‘I’ll stick to Camels,’ Dortmunder said, and out of the corner of his eye Kelp saw him pull a battered pack of them from his jacket pocket.
    ‘True,’ Dortmunder grumbled. ‘I don’t know what the hell kind of name that is for a cigarette.’
    Kelp was stung. He said, ‘Well, what kind of name is Camel? True means something. What the hell does Camel mean?’
    ‘It means cigarettes,’ Dortmunder said. ‘For years and years it means cigarettes. I see something called True, I figure right away it’s a fake.’
    ‘Just because you’ve been working a con,’ Kelp said, ‘you figure everybody else is too.’
    ‘That’s right,’ Dortmunder said.

    Or this dinner planned by Herman X- the expensive tastes which mean he has to keep "liberating" banks:

    ... He had planned the menu with the greatest of care. The cocktails to begin had been Negronis, the power of the gin obscured by the gentleness of vermouth and Campari. The caviar and pitted black olives to nosh on while drinking. Then, at the table, the meal itself would start with black bean soup, followed by poached fillet of black sea bass and a nice bottle of Schwartzekatz. For the entree, a Black Angus steak sauteed in black butter and garnished with black truffles, plus a side dish of black rice, washed down with a good Pinot Noir. For dessert, black-button pie and coffee. For after-dinner drinks, a choice of Black Russians or blackberry brandy, with bowls of black walnuts to munch on again in the living room.

    I guarantee that once the characters are introduced this way, the heist itself goes off with Stark-like speed. It's like the book rolls uphill, then careers downhill.

    And just as there was Sara Lee pecan cinnamon coffee cake at the end of The Hot Rock, there is coffee and danish at the end of BANK SHOT.

  • I will read anything Donald Westlake has written, but in particular I will read any Dortmunder book I can get my hands on. Why? Because I love launghing out loud, and that activity is guaranteed when reading about poor Dortmunder, a terrific planner of crimes (in this case, a bank robbery) with a completely hapless set of partners. This is one of Westlake's best. I like to read in bed at night before I go to sleep, but I had to give up reading this particular story in bed, because I laughed so much that I shook the bed hard enough to wake up my husband...and it's a platform bed that ordinarily doesn't move! Westlake's cast of characters are a pure delight -- each has his/her characteristics and foibles, and somehow those characteristics always seem to stand in the way of a successful heist. Reading about Dortmunder's attempts to make the "big score" is like watching a slow-motion Keystone Cops-style train wreck. I love it.

  • The Dortmunder Novels number at least six, though I haven't checked lately. This one is number two. The novels are basically about some minor criminals and Dortmunder himself plans the capers.
    Dortmunder is good at it and his plans are detailed. Donald Westlake appears to write the stories quite seriously and with a dry realism that almost connects them to real life. One can imagine the quite accidental things that people do and the silly mess-ups they cause. In his dry way Westlake makes them exceedingly hilarious.
    One finds oneself laughing loudly and uproariously at quite ordinary 'accidents of omissions', in other words people simply forgetting what they should do. Little events occur that seem to cause the most unfortunate results.
    Donald Westlake is well into the same area as Carl Hiaasen; Elmore Leonard is another, however Westlake's stories are of a lighter nature. He joins with similar writers of ridiculous, 'almost normal' events; 'lightweight criminality'; and you will definitely love his stuff.

  • I am a big Westlake fan but this was a total failure. It's supposed to be a comic crime caper. The only problem is it's just not funny. I can see where the concept would seem funny, instead of robbing the money from the bank we will steal the whole bank. But after that nothing amusing happens. The characters are just silly, which is not necessarily funny. The ending is right out of the Keystone Cops, predictable and a happy ending for me since I was so glad I was done with the book.. Really a bad effort from a good writer.