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MOBI ð ↠ Raoul Whitfield Whitfield's first novel and the one critics like best Hammett loved it but then Whitfield and Hammett were drinking buddies The story begins with Mal New introduction to this edition by Pete Hamill New Gregg Press series is edited by Otto PenzlerGreen Ice opens with the release of Mal Ourney from Sing Sing where he has served a short term In this Whitfield's first novel and the one critics like best Hammett loved it but then Whitfield and Hammett were drinking buddies The story begins with Mal Ourney's release from a two year prison sentence While in prison Ourney apparently develops sympathy for the small time crooks he meets and hatches a plan to get the big guys when he gets out Rumors of this spread outside the prison walls and he is a target for a frame up within hours of his release

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PDF Þ BOOK Green Ice » [PDF / Epub] ⚣ Green Ice ✈ Raoul Whitfield – Helpyouantib.co.uk Whitfield's first novel and the one critics like best Hammett loved it but then Whitfield and Hammett were drinking buddies The story begins with Mal Ourney's release from a two year prison sentence W Whitfield's first novel and the one critics like best H Ourney's release from a two year prison sentence While in prison Ourney apparently develops sympathy for the small time crooks he meets and hatches a Legend has it that Dashiell Hammett was very fond of this first novel actually a reworking of five short stories by Whitfield On the other hand Hammett and Whitfield were drinking buddiesso there's that Actually this is pretty decent early noir Mal Ourney gets out of prison after doing two years for a crime committed by a woman for which he took the rap He is almost immediately thrust in to a byzantine plot that involves nearly a dozen murders Ourney isn't actually a detective but acts the part in the story Of course everyone else thinks he's a criminal And they insist on thinking that even when it doesn't make a bit of sense for them to do so And that's one of the definite problems with the work Everyone here is pretty profoundly stupid including our protagonist who waltzes in to set up after set up Still the dialogue is pretty good The plot is properly far fetched It's kind of cool to hear some archaic slang that I haven't run across before continued reference to cigarettes as pills Worth a read as a very early example of literary noir

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Green IcePlan to get the big guys when he gets out Rumors of this spread outside the prison walls and he is a target for a frame up within hours of his release Reading this novel is like treading water fun at first but mostly exhausting and futile This is the first novel to my knowledge that I've given one starThe story follows Mal Ourney after a two year stretch in prison Mal is released and plans on cleaning up the big guys in town who exploit the small time crooks But word of his plans have gotten out and his friends start dropping dead all connected with some South American emeraldsMy problem with this novel is that it's a terribly over complicated story that’s too hard to follow while the characters themselves just aren't interesting enough to care about in the first place Where's my motivation? The course of events is never entirely clear and they get told and re told in truths and half truths by everyone Ourney encountersIt became humorous that every time we introduce or re introduce a character they start re interpreting the whole plot line over again and you know none of it can be trusted because it will get contradicted in a few pages anyway so who cares? It's like the author was thinking Maybe so and so is the murderer nah let’s try the puzzle piece sideways and see if it fits nah but it filled a few pages successCharacters are cookie cutter one dimensional types and there's hard boiled pulp cliche's all over the place The THIRD time Ourney got knocked out I literally laughed out loudWhen I say reading this novel is like treading water I mean it's a constant surging wave of names and slang and inferences about who knocked off who Slang like “yegg” “white” up the river” and pill No one is going to remember this story much a day or two after they’ve read it but I think the experience of trying to keep up with the fast pace is actually entertaining at times but I tired of it and just wanted it to endI like my hard boiled pulp stories to have a bit atmosphere This novel is so focused on dialogue and it's plotline that we don't establish a real sense of place except in a few instances I like feeling not a puzzle I want vivid descriptions of a seedy bar or a flea bag motel this book has very little patience for mood or toneHere's a good example of the dialogue you'll get hereWin Donner struck me as being white” I said “I trusted him up the river He told me a lot—and it went pretty deep I got the idea that just a few humans were using a lot of other humans as they wanted then framing them smashing them—rubbing them out It looked pretty rotten to me I'm not sentimental—I'm curious I'd like to smash some of the ones who use the others upYeah