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Horace McCoy

Horace McCoy

·3.88·7,259 Ratings
“ Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt. ” ― Norman Cousins
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  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

    1995·
    ·3.85·4,337 Ratings
    The marathon dance craze flourished during the 1930s, but the underside was a competition and violence unknown to most ballrooms—a dark side that Horace McCoy's classic American novel powerfully captures."Were it not in its physical details so carefully
  • Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 40s

    1997·
    ·4.36·760 Ratings
    Evolving out of the terse and violent style of the pulp magazines, noir fiction expanded over the decades into a varied, innovative and profoundly influential body of writing. The eleven novels in The Library of America’s adventurous two-volume collecti
  • Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

    1996·
    ·3.92·293 Ratings
    Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is a kind of success story. A Phi Beta Kappa scholar succeds in turning himself into a vicious and completely immoral criminal - a man whose contempt for law, order, and human life drives him relentlessly into a career of unrelieved
  • I Should Have Stayed Home

    1998·
    ·3.65·289 Ratings
    The acclaimed expos? of 1930s Hollywood: the gigolos, the starlets, the fan magazines and the despair behind the glitter. I Should Have Stayed Home tells the story of two jobless roommates and movie extras. After Mona gains notoriety for cursing a judge d
  • No Pockets in a Shroud

    1998·
    ·3.51·116 Ratings
    In the city of Coltron, Mike Dolan wages a lone war against corruption. Surrounded by lies, he wants to print the truth in his paper. Mike's friends try to stop him with words, but his enemies - the society abortionist, the discredited baseball player, an
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