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by Scott Phillips MD Facp Facmt Faact,Professor Grover Gardner

ePub The Ice Harvest download
Author:
Scott Phillips MD Facp Facmt Faact,Professor Grover Gardner
ISBN13:
978-0786185764
ISBN:
0786185767
Language:
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (January 25, 2005)
Category:
Subcategory:
Mystery
ePub file:
1792 kb
Fb2 file:
1581 kb
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Rating:
4.1
Votes:
327

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.

It's Christmas Eve, 1979, in Wichita, and Charlie Arglist, a crooked lawyer and strip-club owner, is drunkenly making the rounds before he blows town for good. Getting progressively drunker and deeper in trouble, Charlie needs to drop off a photograph of a local official in a compromising position and steal some drug money. Before it's all over, a lot of people are going to wind up dead.
  • Maybe it's just me but I found 'Ice Harvest', both the book and movie, confusing and difficult to follow, although basically the book is OK. I love John Cusack though and watch his movies because he tends to pick scripts that are a little dark and complicated. And I liked both of those things in the book and movie so maybe I'll go back and rewatch the movie to see if I can find what I've been missing.

  • 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. Phillips also masterfully creates an atmosphere of quiet unease and steadily mounting tension, that reaches critical mass with startling clarity. The characters' snowy fuzzyness and alcoholic hazes blanket the text seamlessly. Like most crime noir characters, they inhabit a world of fate and doom---but often of their own making. What boosts the novel far beyond the ordinary is the ease with which telling details are gently sprinkled into dialogue and interior monologues. This puts a feeling of time and place subtly into the core of the novel, providing an anchor that permits the development of plot and characters a freedom that might otherwise be cartoonish, but here never is. This is a sterling work that will engage any fan of crime fiction, character studies, explosive violence, dark humor, or superior storytelling.

  • I don't think this is the place she would have expected to get back to by clicking her heels three times. Lots of sex (which nobody seems to be enjoying very much} and violence. Wonderful use of the irony of Christmas celebration as the pitiable, half-way likeable, alcoholic, ex-lawyer goes around the strip joints and porno shops and rackets he runs for the sinister boss he is trying to double-cross. He's risking his life to escape with a half-share of $250,000. Tension builds up about whether her will make it.

  • The book settles early into a nice, readable pace. Details paid out a bit at a time. The weather and mood are foreboding, growing steadily darker towards dawn. Believably flawed characters. Not the deepest of stories or plot, but it's somehow captivating and enjoyable. A much welcomed read.

  • Saw the movie first and it is really good. The book is wonderful.

  • Gritty, real characters. Quick moving plot that kept me involved and wanting to know who does what next during the entire read.

  • Not enough bad things to say. Basically, it's a cliche bad thriller that badly wants to be a bad movie (the kind you see at the $1 theater). The beginning is incredibly slow going. Lots of pointless drunkenness, with unconvincing scenes (like walking over your ex-wife's new furniture with muddy shoes) which I think are supposed to be "clever" (according to one of the newspaper reviews). Lackluster writing, zero character development, zero story line, dumb ending. Will make a great fire starter.

  • 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. In reality it is a boring, backwards, redneck, Koched out, Brownback hell with deteriorating school districts, ubiquitous strip malls full of Target Stores, Chipotle, Whole Foods and high end Chick-fil-a outlets, a uge prairie with a few small towns full of tweakers and one college town with education snobs and another with Monsanto sponsored agriculture cowboys and a DHS laboratory full of the deadliest viruses known to man. I prefer Scott's version better and so he is one of those rare authors whom I will run out and read everything he has written.