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by Scott Phillips MD Facp Facmt Faact,Professor Grover Gardner
For all that it involves organized crime, naked women, grumpy bouncers, a serious snowstorm, and a hero with a profound drinking pattern, The Ice Harvest is a quiet little book-noir-ish, certainly, but never to excess. As the novel traces Charlie Arglist's trail around his small Kansas hometown on Christmas Eve, 1979, the lawyer's literal footprints are clear enough, given the whopper of a blizzard that's descended, but his metaphorical path is far less obvious.
28 December 2019 at 12:40. The champers is on ice. e a heap of financial changes on the way, too.
The Ice Harvest is a delightfully mean-spirited book. Bleak in its humor, darkly funny in its bleakness, it has the unmistakable feel of classic noir fiction. I’m sure Jim Thompson and James M. Cain would’ve loved it, and I can’t think of any higher praise. SCOTT SMITH, author of A Simple Plan. astonishing debut novel from a writer who manages to put a funny, modernist spin on a piece of our noir past: Jim Thompson frosted with a blast of Jonathan (Motherless Brooklyn) Lethem. A deliciously nasty little book.
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The Ice Harvest is the debut novel of Scott Phillips. The story, set in 1979, was published to wide acclaim in 2000. It is Christmas Eve in Wichita, Kansas and snowing steadily. The streets are deserted, traffic is light, and most people have returned home. But family get-togethers are the last thing on Charlie Arglist's mind, and home is the last place he needs to be. Charlie has to get out of town in nine and a half hours, having stolen nearly a million dollars.
THE ICE HARVEST wonderfully captures a "twilight zone" sense of the semi-surreal as it traces and loops its way . Scott Phillips knows exactly how to Make Kansas Great Again! I don't know the official title of this genre but I call it Country Pulp Western Noir
THE ICE HARVEST wonderfully captures a "twilight zone" sense of the semi-surreal as it traces and loops its way through a holiday time in the fictional year of 1979 in the fictional city of Wichita in the fictional state of Kansas. The characters are believable eccentrics and one of author Phillips' strengths is creating the feeling that each of them have as intriguing a tale as the one we are following through Charlie Arglist. Scott Phillips knows exactly how to Make Kansas Great Again! I don't know the official title of this genre but I call it Country Pulp Western Noir. He makes Kansas sound like an exciting, crime filled, drug fueled, passionate, sexy, destination full of life and adventure.
Sadly this debut from Scott Phillips failed to live up to expectations. It's a solid piece of noir writing told without resorting to embellishment and extremes of plot to Mostly read whilst killing time waiting for English public transport to turn up. Compared to Cain and Thompson this novel seemed to have a high pedigree of hype going for it, having recently thoroughly enjoyed the John CUsack movie adaptation there was a little added pressure when I found this in a war zone/book shop in Brighton.
There was no other money
There was no other money use. An all-string orchestra made its way through a tepid arrangement of White Christmas as he drove along the blank drifts and poorly kept fences on either side of. The road.
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