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Listening to Higgins' characters tell you the story while you watch for the twists and turns of the plot in their dialogues is one of the great joys in reading.Published 1 month ago by alan k felsen
Dark story. The way the book was. written, in an effort to recreate the way these guys talked, made the book a challenge to follow.Published 1 month ago by Harold Flint
Higgins wrote this after gaining experience with Eddie Coyle. And Cogan is a classically structured, violent, funny masterpiece, perhaps BETTER than Eddie Coyle. Read morePublished 1 month ago by the prof
The early George V. Higgins books wrote about
crime better than anyone else did.
This story is one of his best. Read more
Apparently, the late Higgins was a radical representative of "Tell, Don't Show" school of writing. The book consists almost entirely of dialogue (some say it's brilliant) but it's... Read morePublished 3 months ago by NoteBleue
This writer writes like ELmore Leonard so it's a quick read, being 90% dialog. I enjoyed it - but then I like the movie Killing Them Softly, which is based on this book.Published 4 months ago by kei.
Higgins wrote about the Boston underworld, novels driven by people talking and not descriptions. I thought this book was not quite as good as "The Friends of Eddie Coyle", but... Read morePublished 7 months ago by H. Carter
Many years ago I read Higgins's most famous novel, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, and didn't get what all the fuss what about. Read morePublished 7 months ago by A. Ross
The language is, well, robbers' stuff. Personalities and references to each of such are opaque but, please, stick with it. The tale is compelling and well written.Published 10 months ago by Allan Hoite