» » Hard Feelings

Hard Feelings ePub download

by Jason Starr

  • Author: Jason Starr
  • ISBN: 1842430440
  • ISBN13: 978-1842430446
  • ePub: 1983 kb | FB2: 1753 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery
  • Publisher: No Exit Press; UK ed. edition (January 4, 2002)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 909
  • Format: lit azw lrf rtf
Hard Feelings ePub download

Jason Starr is the author of Cold Caller, Nothing Personal, and Fake . This book has been optimized for viewing. at a monitor setting of 1024 x 768 pixels.

Jason Starr is the author of Cold Caller, Nothing Personal, and Fake . He lives with his wife and daughter in New York City. For Sandy and Chynna.

Hard Feelings does a nearly faultless job of building tension and following Richie's descent into a world that . This is the first book I have ever read by Jason Starr, but I will definitely read his next one. He is a talented writer who wrote a very suspenseful, engaging book.

Hard Feelings does a nearly faultless job of building tension and following Richie's descent into a world that resembles the one in which he has previously lived, in the same way a grimace resembles a grin. Fans of Donald E. Westlake's The Ax and Scott Phillips's The Ice Harvest will love it. It may also be the first "take-out" noir novel, since in typical New York fashion, Richie and Paula, his wife, possess a stack of menus rather than a batterie de cuisine. Hopefully he will do better on the ending next time.

Ken Bruen,Jason Starr.

Read whenever, wherever. Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline.

In the morning, when the alarm went off, we were still hugging. I didn’t want to get up. It felt too good, having my wife back next to me, where she belonged. g her and I promised myself that I’d never let anything come between us again. We showered together. Although we didn’t have time to make love again, we kissed and lathered each other all over like newlyweds. We wished that it wasn’t a workday or we could call in sick, but we planned to be home early, by seven o’clock, and to spend the whole night together.

2 people like this topic. Want to like this page?

Jason Starr's hard boiled, gritty crime novels are thrilling and unpredictible. As usual, events spiral out of control, leaving you eagerly turning the pages.

Things aren’t going so well for Richie Segal  . Jason Starr's hard boiled, gritty crime novels are thrilling and unpredictible. Hard Feelings ends, like the other JS books I've read, with events the reader could never predict!. Oct 20, 2008 Roger Cottrell rated it it was amazing.

Penzler Pick, March 2002: Perverse as she was, I think Patricia Highsmith would approve. Gets better and better. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. This is the kind of book that starts out good and keeps getting better. I started reading the book in a bookstore at my local mall and after the first few pages I was hooked. The writer, Jason Starr, has a clean, hard edged style, reminiscent of the old hardboiled crime writers, but the story line is very modern.

Hard Feelings: Jason Starr. Richie Segal is a typical Jason Starr protagonist, a working man who’s pressured to breaking point by bills, work and relationships. I put the glass up to my lips and paused, asking myself, Do you really want to do this? Myself said, You bet. Hard Feelings follows its first person narrator, Richie Segal as his life slides out-of-control. Richie is a salesman, once a top salesman of computer networks, but when the book opens, he’s in a slump. The author creates a believable character, an ordinary working stiff who suddenly finds he can’t cope with life and only violence seems to let off pressure.

Love on the Internet gone wrong. Hard Feelings: A Novel.

Fifth title in Titan Books' Marvel fiction reissue program, featuring the classic Ant-Man story: Natural Enemy. Scott lang's criminal past comes back to haunt him! Scott Lang - the Astonishing Ant-Man - has a new life in New York City with his daughter, Cassie. Love on the Internet gone wrong. Reminiscent of Nick and Amy in Gone Girl, Jack and Maria have a tortuous history.

Moogugore
The comparison with Jim Thompson is obvious; one can only assume that was the target Starr was consciously aiming for. I think he falls badly short of the mark. He's got a tin ear for dialogue and with interior monologue he's even worse. That is a major handicap to an author who is describing a descent into madness, and at the same time it is precisely what Jim Thompson excelled at. Further, Starr seems to lack a voice of his own. It seems impossible to consider the book on its own without comparing it to others in the genre. Overall it is a very forgettable book.
Beanisend
At least it's over fast! This is one of those type stories you come across once in a while where you keep reading because the main character is so dumb, you wonder what he's going to do next. This one doesn't fail in that respect- he does increasingly stupid things far more often as the book progresses. I guess that chronicles his decent into insanity.

But the story rings false in a few places. For instance at one point, despite being married for some years, he and his wife settle in to chat about some of their most basic childhood memories. Now, I'm going to guess that most married couples have already shared those memories at some point. Anyhow, there are a few "Yeah, Right!" moments in the book, that really detracted from the story.
Ximinon
I agree with the other reviewers who enjoyed this book but were disappointed by the ending. It was quite a let-down, actually. This is the first book I have ever read by Jason Starr, but I will definitely read his next one. He is a talented writer who wrote a very suspenseful, engaging book. Hopefully he will do better on the ending next time.
Goldfury
HARD FEELINGS is the story of Richie Segal, a thirty-something man who, on the face of things seems to be living the American dream, but in reality is slowly disintegrating into the depths of hell. He is about to lose his job, his marriage is in trouble and he is trying to control his alcoholic tendencies. In the midst of this maelstrom, Richie accidentally bumps into Michael Rudnick, a childhood friend who sexually abused him. This sends Richie into a tailspin of dark and troubled memories, bouts of drinking, a loss objectivity, and an escalating desire for retribution. Richie has convinced himself that only this will set him free and enable him to salvage his marriage as well as his career.
Although the story unfolds at a slow pace, never does your attention wane because there is such a sense of doom behind every word. The suspense builds so subtly that when Richie acts out, you are more relieved than surprised. To say that what happens is predictable would not do justice to the writing or the story telling, both of which are gripping. That is probably because Richie, himself, is such a complicated and compelling character.
I would be remiss if I didn�t mention that I was a bit disappointed with the last few chapters. In these last pages, events seem to happen at a breakneck speed in sharp contrast with the rest of the book. At this point in the book, I also would have much preferred a less than expected ending. Nevertheless, I do not hesitate to recommend HARD FEELINGS. Just be prepared for a dark ride.
Mmsa
The first original novel ever published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard (probably best known for reprinting Jim Thompson's books ) is this crackling noir thriller about a computer salesman with an unhappy marriage whose life starts to go down the toilet. Richie Segal's wife threatens to leave him, he might lose his job; even worse, events from his past keep haunting him. He starts to lose his grip. Finally, he decides to take decisive action to put things right. Naturally, that is when his trouble really begins.
The first two-thirds of the book, in particular, are excellent; crisp prose, interesting characters (especially the protagonist), and an excellent set-up that had me thirsting to see what happened next. Starr has a keen eye for the vagaries, quirks, and tensions of ordinary, humdrum life. The tension is all the better because we don't know what this boring salesman might do. Unfortunately, though, the pay-off was something of a let-down. The story is really rolling when the author basically cuts things off and ends the book with a surprise, not-very-satisfying climax, with essentially no resolution. It seemed as if there must be fifty pages missing from this book which develop the ending into a more meaningful conclusion.
These problems do not spoil "Hard Feelings," but they do turn it from a potentially great book into only a very good one. Jim Thompson would have taken a story like this and really put the screws to Richie Segal and his tormentors, raising the tension and suspense closer to a hardboiled ideal. I still recommend "Hard Feelings" to you, but next time out I hope that Mr. Starr gives us more.
Reviewed by David Montgomery, Mystery Ink
E-Books Related to Hard Feelings: