- 9780330486255 The Ice Harvest (Phillips, Scott)
- 9780345440198 The Ice Harvest (Phillips, Scott)
- 9780330481373 The Ice Harvest (Scott PHILLIPS)
- 9780786185764 The Ice Harvest (Phillips, Scott)
- 8057092001943 The Ice Harvest
2000, ISBN: 0345440188
Gebundene Ausgabe, ID: 1386767525
[EAN: 9780345440181], Neubuch, [PU: Ballantine Books, New York U. S. A.], LITERATURE & FICTION - ROMANE ERZÄHLUNGEN LITTÉRATURE, Literary Collections|Continental European|French, Fiction|Mystery & Detective|Suspense, Fiction|Legal, Fiction|Mystery & Detective|General, Fiction|Mystery & Detective|Hard-Boiled, Jacket, Marfree, acidfree Fine 1stEd in unclipped shiny dj - both Gift Qual; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 0.85 x 7.24 x 6.58 Inches; 217 pages; Knockout Noir, Jan 10, 2001By Ms. Nancy F. Jones (Milwaukee, WI USA) - I have to love a writer who can tell a great story in under 300 pages. And make no mistake, this is a great story. Mean, lowdown and dirty, with a cast of characters who have not one redeeming quality between them. It all takes place in Wichita on Christmas Eve in 1979. Charlie is a shady lawyer who, with his partner, Vic, has stolen enough money from their mob connected boss to leave town and start a new, better life. While Charlie waits to hook up with his partner, who has the money, and to catch his plane, he wanders aimlessly around town in a snowstorm, visiting the strip clubs owned by his boss, drinking too much, and visiting his angry ex-wife and the children he has always neglected. Phillips captures the lonely, dreary lives of the strippers, drunks and employees of the seedy clubs and bars still open on a snowy Christmas Eve. There's an incriminating photo, a package full of money, and lots of double dealing. Charlie is a man who has some good intentions and impulses, but generally manages to overcome them. It's a violent book, funny and ironic, too. Phillips creates an atmospheric world of lonliness, brutality and sleaze. It's a stunning debut. I can't wait for the follow-up.
BobPrudhomme, Relentless Bookfinder, New York, NY, U.S.A.  [Rating: 2 (von 5)]
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1979, ISBN: 0345440188
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. He's killing time before leaving town, but where is he going? And why? Scott Phillips' sketch of a crooked lawyer on the lam is amusingly ironic: though there's violence aplenty in the novel--including a morbidly comic finger-breaking scene starring Spencer, a philosophical bouncer at the Sweet Cage, one of the strip clubs Charlie oversees for Bill Gerard--this is Waiting for Godot rather than Goodfellas. Phillips masterfully sets up the reader's expectations for action and adventure, dropping cryptic hints about Charlie's past, present, and future, then gleefully keeps Charlie in a holding pattern, circling from one strip club to another, from bars to massage parlors to his former in-laws' house. But when the world isn't scripted by Beckett, all waiting games must come to an end. Charlie's gamble--it would be cheating to tell you more than that it involves a little cocaine, a beautiful woman of indeterminate origin, a Christmas package full of cash, and an embarrassing ph contemporary,hard-boiled,literary,literature and fiction,mystery,mystery thriller and suspense,psychological thrillers,suspense,thrillers Suspense, Ballantine Books
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[EAN: 9780345440181], [PU: Ballantine Books], MYSTERY AMERICA, Fiction|Mystery & Detective|Hard-Boiled, Fiction|Mystery & Detective|Suspense, New York. 2000. Ballantine Books. 1st Printing. Very Good In Dustjacket. 217 pages. November 2000. hardcover. Cover illustration by Phil Heffernan. 0345440188. keywords: Mystery America. inventory # 34203. FROM THE PUBLISHER - ‘BITTERLY FUNNY. [A] SLEEK FIRST NOVEL. NOIR CRIME. HAS FOUND A STERLING NEW CHAMPION IN PHILLIPS.’ - The New York Times Book Review. ‘A FUTURE HARD-BOILED CLASSIC–TIGHT, COLD, AND CACKLING WITH IRONY. On Christmas Eve [in Wichita], a mob lawyer is skipping town with the cash. But in this boozy, neo-noir world–James M. Cain meets George V. Higgins–the best-laid plans of bagmen turn brutal.’ - The Dallas Morning News. ‘OMINOUS, ACTION-PACKED. This is a confident, wry debut. [that] may remind readers of Fargo or Pulp Fiction.’ - Detroit Free Press. ‘I SIMPLY CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT SCOTT PHILLIPS WILL DO NEXT. [This] funny, tough first novel felt like it was written by an old pro, an Elmore Leonard we’ve never heard about who’s discovered a place where the criminals are really dumb, the low-lifes are oh-so-fun to watch and, if somebody just happens to get what he deserves, there’s no one to blame.’ - RICHARD RUSSO, Author of Straight Man. ‘A DARKLY COMIC, SOMETIMES BRUTAL PIECE OF NOIR FICTION.’ - The Denver Post. Finalist for the Hammett Prize.
zenosbooks, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.  [Rating: 4 (von 5)]
Versandkosten: EUR 17.69
2000, ISBN: 0345440188
[EAN: 9780345440181], [PU: Ballantine Books], Fiction|Mystery & Detective|Suspense, Fiction|Legal, Fiction|Mystery & Detective|General, Fiction|Mystery & Detective|Hard-Boiled, This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: '[A] funny, craftily malevolent first novel, an ice-pick-sharp crime story that sustains its film noir energy all the way to an outrageous whammy of an ending.' ?The New York Times ?[An] 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.' ?Chicago Tribune From the Trade Paperback edition.
Book Deals, Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.  [Rating: 4 (von 5)]
Versandkosten: EUR 64.68
2000, ISBN: 0345440188
Gebundene Ausgabe, Erstausgabe, ID: 1528919746
[EAN: 9780345440181], Fine, [PU: Ballantine Publishing, New York], BILLY BOB THORNTON, Fiction|Mystery & Detective|Hard-Boiled, Fiction|Mystery & Detective|Suspense, First edition; signed by Phillips on the Title page accompanied by a drawing of a melting ice cube; authors first book and basis for the film of the same name starring Billy Bob Thornton (released December '05); "The Ice Harvest" was included in "Black, Brown and Shades of Gray: Firsts in Film 2005" by Kevin Johnson an article in "Firsts: The Book Collectors Magazine" (October 2006, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 46 - 53) describing the books that inspired particular movies in 2005 - price-clipped, otherwise in as- new condition.
Seldom Seen Books, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.  [Rating: 5 (von 5)]
NOT NEW BOOK Versandkosten: EUR 12.00
The Ice Harvest
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780345440181
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0345440188
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