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by Donald E. Westlake
I realized I was holding the rifle at port arms.
I realized I was holding the rifle at port arms. I wanted to shift to some other positon, but I couldn’t think of one, so I stayed the way I was. Meantime, the sentry was scooting into the building. Donald e. westlake series: Dortmunder.
When I started reading Help I Am Being Held Prisoner, I assumed it to be a really funny book that would have me. .This book by Donald E. Westlake is a witty fiction originally written around the 1970s which could be picked for an easy-peasy read.
When I started reading Help I Am Being Held Prisoner, I assumed it to be a really funny book that would have me laughing like an a-hole. And no, that wasn't because of what Stephen King wrote about the book (although that was partly the reason). But the main reason was the blurb. An amusing story which will certainly keep you occupied. Could be picked up for a one time read.
Westlake, nine years dead but still enjoying a very productive season .
Westlake, nine years dead but still enjoying a very productive season (Forever and a Death, 2017), returns in a bright reprint from 1974 that shows him working the field in which he remains unrivaled: the comic caper in which Murphy's law reigns supreme. Westlake, nine years dead but still enjoying a very productive season (Forever and a Death, 2017), returns in a bright reprint from 1974 that shows him working the field in which he remains unrivaled: the comic caper in which Murphy’s law reigns supreme.
He specialized in crime fiction, especially comic capers, with an occasional foray into science fiction and other genres
for Abby-the jentle jailer. 1. SOMETIMES I THINK I’M good and sometimes I think I’m bad. I wish I could make up my mind, so I’d know what stance to take. The first thing Warden Gadmore said to me was, Basically, you’re not a bad person, Kunt.
for Abby-the jentle jailer. Kunt, I said quickly, pronouncing it the right way, as in koont. With an umlaut, I explained.
MY NAME IS Harold Albert Chester Kunt. I am thirty-two years old and unmarried, though three times in my early twenties I did propose marriage to girls I’d become emotionally involved with. MY NAME IS Harold Albert Chester Kunt. All three rejected me, two with embarrassments and evasions that were in a way worse than the fact of the rejection itself. Only one was honest with me, saying, I’m sorry. I do love you, Harry, but I just can’t see spending the rest of my life as Mrs. Kunt.
This is one of Westlake's funniest crime novels from his golden era. A practical joker gets sent to prison and inadvertently .
Probably the best most enjoyable book I have read in 40 years, made me a Westlake fan for life, and also one of the very few books I had to put down because I was laughing so hard.
And that neck may just wind up in a noos. ELP I AM BEING HELD PRISONER is Donald E. Westlake at his funniest and his most ingenious, a rediscovered crime classic from the MWA Grand Master returning to stores for the first time in three decades. Hard-boiled Thriller & Crime.
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The big problem with Help I Am Being Held Prisoner is that much of it feels forced
The big problem with Help I Am Being Held Prisoner is that much of it feels forced. The basic biographical sketch of Künt-a guy who has a couple chips on his shoulders and sometimes deals with all that by doing little dirty tricks to people (and often in a way where it’s like he takes these actions against his own will)-is believable and makes for good reading. And perhaps it’s belaboring an unnecessary point by questioning the believability of what is simply a gimmick in a comedic heist novel. But it’s hard to care about Künt’s life in prison when the goings-on there seem so far-fetched.
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