[read Thieves' Market] eBook AUTHOR A.I. Bezzerides


Forgotten Battlefronts Of The First World War fAck edition 35 The book starts out well enough setting up some interesting characters but it doesn t really deliver in the end Toldrom multiple points of view often switching seemingly paragraph to paragraph it did not seem particularly well written In some circles Bezzerides is hailed as a Steinbeck type writer While his subject matter here is worthy of Steinbeck Bezzerides does not deserve to Steinbeck type writer While his subject matter here is worthy of Steinbeck Bezzerides does not deserve to mentioned in the same conversation with the man who produced Grapes of Wrath At least the book wasn t very long I liked this book on the second read First time through I thought it overly dense descriptively I was expecting a 1 Hinamatsuri 1 fast paced noir with the intensity of the movie and this is not that kind of book After the second read I m impressed with the crushing psychological darkness Not aun read mind you but I can admire they way Bezzerides tunneled into what really drove his characters Unflinching Thieves Market is a dark and thrilling working class novel I had watched the Jules Dassin movie many years ago I never realized it was based on this Book Until Recently Two Outwardly until recently Two outwardly men who are completely torn apart inside enter into a partnership to buy apples rom a armer and drive them in their trucks to make a profit in the market Nick is a rookie slowly being eaten away by anomie caused by the death of his Widdershins Whyborne Amp Griffin 1 father life with his cruel mother and a horrible workplace Ed is a veteran butamily life and responsibilities are slowly pulling him down The two men struggle with each other their values wicked businessmen prostitutes and their own inner demons which threaten to consume them Clever one liners populate the dialog And like the desolate inner landscapes of the tortured characters the landscapes and the atmosphere through which the two men drive their trucks are described starkly by Bezzerides It was a cold Bewitched The Seraphine Chronicles 2 foggy morning and it was going to be one of those days with theoghorn blowing every three minutes and the Alistair Macleans Unaco fog rolling inrom the bay It could be seen hanging like an incubus over the canyon of the street but soon it would be coming down soaking the market Waves rolling in carrying on them the scum and sewage of the harbor and when the wind shifted a smell rose rom it the giant bad breath of and when the wind shifted a smell rose rom it the giant bad breath of city Thieves Market was published a year before Wages of Fear another novel with desperate working class characters embarking on an impossible mission I enjoyed it immensely Especially Nick s inner dialog when he looks back at his El Espa Los Amantes Proibidos N 1 father s life Youeel like he embarks on this mission only to save some kind of The Fender Bass family honor which was something I could identify with The ambiguous ending was interesting it seemed to suggest regenerationor Nick. Ndependent trucker soon landing in the brutal and crooked underworld of the produce markets of San Francisco Oakland Stockton and Los Angel. ,


Thieves' MarketBezzerides is best known Top Secret Ultra for screenplays ofilm noir and westerns such as Kiss Me Deadly The Angry Hills and Holiday For SinnersHe wrote a lot of episodes of TV westerns such as The Big Valley This book was adapted into Thieves Highway with Richard Conte The edition I read includes a new afterword by the author Definitely a with Richard Conte The edition I read includes a new afterword by the author Definitely a guy in common with Peckinpah No spoilers The Hags Contract Birthright 4 from me but if you like theilm Thieves Highway you ll ind the book harrowing and desperate The preface provides detail of the authors life You gotta love early reviews like Probably the best book about the underworld of ood distribution This book is right in my wheelhouse A book about vegetable packers and truckers in postwar Central Valley California and San Francisco A story of violence desperation and deception by the screenwriter of some classic Hollywood noir moviesThe story is thin but it s in its simplicity that the characters and world of the story are able to shine The details and the rackets all about a guy who just wants to sell some apples The Genesis Creation Story for aair priceA orgotten classic that deserves to be rediscovered A great often grueling but never exploitative novel about the brutal lives of working class men bringing produce to sell to unscrupulous operators at the old ruit and vegetable mart in San Francisco After reading unscrupulous operators at the old ruit and vegetable mart in San Francisco After reading many crime novels written in much leaner prose the lyrical ualities of Bezzerides prose are striking Bezzerides notes in h This is an excellent book about the small produce truckers who brought ood to market in post WWII California In very straightforward plain prose the book tells the story of Nick the son of Greek immigrants When his ather dies after a long life of just sueaking by Nick is determined He Won T Fall Into won t all into same cycle and enters the cutthroat world of independent trucking The bulk of the book concerns the trials he and his mentor Ed encounter in Solids Liquids And Gases finding and selling theirirst load The writing clearly comes Report Of The Utility Review Committee To The 1985 General Assembly from intimate personal knowledge of the life and the swindles that were a constant part of it It s a brilliant andascinating piece of noir literature Just watch the movie The writing is really atrocious Holds up nicely albeit dated by how California has changed over the decades But the atmosphere of trucking and the produce market is tremendous with the sensation that disaster is always just a step away The low life aspects are still uite potentIf Frank Norris had been alive Thieves Market was published 47 years after his premature death he d have applauded Originally published in 1949 this dark novel describes the struggles of a second generation immigrant named Nick Garcos to improve his lot in life and the obsta. A dark ast paced proletarian novel originally published in 1949 Thieves' Market was written out of the author's youthful experiences as Cles that stand in his way and in the WAY OF SO MANY OTHERS LIKE HIM WHO ARE of so many others like him who are to climb the economic ladder and grasp a slightly larger share of the American dreamThe book is set in post World War II California Nick s ather dreamed of owning his own trucking business but died a long slow death Annual Reports Of The Town Officers Of Hamilton Mass from an illness beaten down by life and in particular by his wife Nick s mother who is one of the most unpleasant characters a reader is ever likely to encounter in a novelNick who worshiped hisather and who hates his mother is determined to do better and to Paranormal Borderlands Of Science fulfill hisather s dreams Through rather dubious means Nick acuires the money to purchase a used truck He hooks up with a veteran trucker named Ed who agrees to show Nick the ropes and using Nick s money they buy two truckloads of apples in the Central Valley which they hope to sell at the market in San Francisco In detailing their struggles to do so Bezzerides attempts to expose the dark side of American capitalism in the late 1940 s It seems impossible or an honest man to have a chance in this system and corrupt people of every stripe attempt to take advantage of Nick at virtually every turn Nick and Ed are hardly paragons of virtue themselves but the crooks that they encounter especially at the San Francisco market are villains of the irst magnitude and Nick is the uintessential sheep being led to slaughterThis is a beautifully written book Bezzerides has a talent Object Of Desire for description that draws the reader immediately into the setting Oneeels totally immersed in the atmospherics of the scenes that Bezzerides describes and there s the ring of truth in the descriptions of the hard scrabble lives of the characters that populate them Even the minor characters
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very well drawnIf I any complaint about the book it lies in the act that there are no sympathetic characters or one to care about Nick the main protagonist has so many Bolt From The Blue Oblivion On Tour 2 flaws of his own that it s really hard to rootor him even as the system grinds him down Still this is a very good read which would make an excellent companion piece to Leonard Gardner s Fat City The books are set in roughly the same time and place and are populated by many of the same sorts of characters I like Fat City better mostly because there are appealing characters in it but Fat City better mostly because there are appealing characters in it but Market is definitely a book to look or if this type of novel appeals to you This was a decent book just decent I ordered this book on ebay after hearing Eddie Muller host of Noir Alley on TCM rave about it in his opening remarks to the movie Thieves Highway based on Bezzerides book I still haven t seen the movie I had trouble inding the book and paid up or a used paperb. Trucker carrying produce to the packing houses of California's Central Valley Immigrant Nick Garcos like his ather before him becomes an

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