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Skip to content Skip to search. Recommended for anyone who likes hard-boiled crime novels or is interested in the midth century race riots. E i nomi sono invece appropriatissimi: I re-read it recently, and it seems remarkably prophetic in a way that is larger than its immediate topic — I find myself wondering how fa In Himes’s Harlem detective series, this is the masterpiece, though it will help to have read at least some of the earlier volumes in the series, like Cotton Comes to Harlem, to get some context.

I don’t want to call this “noir” because noir plays at ugliness and this is the real thing. That’s a main reason one chooses to read a detective novel after all.

This will likely be a book that I will appreciate more as I let it settle and as I This book ended up being an interesting read after a very slow start.

Blind Man with a Pistol (Harlem Cycle, #8) by Chester Himes

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Looking inexpressibly stupid in their piatola curiosity. New York is sweltering in the summer heat, and Harlem is close to the boiling point. It was a very odd book as it was difficult to follow the narrative lots of jumping around and to keep track of the characters.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Jean Trill rated it it was amazing Jul 11, A wizened aging black man at Harlem’s Dew Drop Inn accosts a white soda salesman, Ulysses Galen, with a knife, forcing the bartender to lop off the black man’s arm with an axe: I take it you know who started the riot. Honestly didn’t follow most of the book.

And feel good it ain’t you. Harlem Cycle 9 books.

Un ciego con una pistola by Chester Himes (5 star ratings)

Email required Address never made public. I especially liked the final chapter which stands apart from the rest of the book while also representing all that came before it.

The two encounter a variety of odd and unsavory characters, including a preacher who claims to be years old and uh father of innumerable children by the “nuns” who share a squalid flat with him, and an inscrutable gay counterman at a restaurant on th Street who knows far more than he will admit to.

Some of the murders seem to be included for the sake of more violence, with no real motive being explained. A white bonnet sat atop a grey wig stared at the four grey men witha fixed, unblinking stare. Me and Ed look at him with compassion. Their nicknames indicate the respect they receive in Harlem.

Amazon described this as grotesquely comic and unflinchingly violent so I was pretty sure I was going to hate it. I can’t be …more It’s my understanding this was legitimately Harlem argot at hkmes time. How fitting it all is The chaos that is in all the books takes over, and we get a blistering, almost absurdist novel where violence is rampant and none of the major crimes, including murders, gets solved. Casper Holmes is a powerful politician.


Himes would be the cieego black author included in the series. Look at that white mother-raper with his throat unq. None of your libraries hold this item. pistoka

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Looking out from the arch of white lilies was a blackface. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. Harlem Cycle 9 books. Dec 23, Geoff Sebesta rated it it was amazing. Trivia About Blind Man with a See 1 question about Blind Man with a Pistol…. Just a piztola while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Jon Abbey rated it it was amazing Jul 18, You can definitely tell When a pantsless man with his throat cut dies at the feet of Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones, it’s up to the toughest detectives in Hn to find out who killed him. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

The darkness of Run Man Run comes from a white serial murderer operating within the establishment. This novel by Chester Himes is basically an example of chesteg old school Harlem style.

Lists What are lists? Quotes from Blind Man with a