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Feb 27, · The first half of Love is a Racket is as strong as any mystery novel that I've read. The second half - while still good - cannot quite sustain the momentum. Another flaw is that the book isn't realistic in places - the reader has to suspend disbelief in order to enjoy the story.
Nevertheless, Love is a Love is a racket book is a fine novel/5(10). The first half of Love is a Racket is as strong as any mystery novel that I've read. The second half - while still good - cannot quite sustain the momentum. Another flaw is that the book isn't realistic in places - the reader has to suspend disbelief in order to enjoy the story.
Nevertheless, Love is a Racket is a fine novel/5(10). Love Is a Racket. In his first novel since Stray Dogs, John Ridley offers up a brilliant noir farce about a small-time con man who finally gets it right just before it all goes wrong/5.
LOVE IS A RACKET [John Ridley] on viewyoursitedemo.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. LOVE IS A RACKET: John Ridley: viewyoursitedemo.com: Books Skip to main content/5(10). Dec 02, · Love Is a Racket is like a great s film noir overhauled for the modern age, with the edges sharpened and the ironies spiffed up but the twisted soul intact.
Fans of Elmore Leonard and Jim Thompson will love it. -- Author of The Intruder and Slow Motion Riot5/5(2). Jul 08, · The best-selling author of Everybody Smokes in Hell leads you to a place where desire has a body count, trust can take you down from point-blank range, and love is the biggest racket in town.
Love Is a Racket (UK title: Such Things Happen) is a American pre-Code romantic comedy-drama film, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Ann Dvorak. The movie was written by Courtney Terrett from the novel by Rian James, and directed by William A.
Wellman. Cast [ edit ] Douglas Fairbanks Directed by: William A. Wellman. Love Is a Racket is, at turns, a sarcastic and funny book that tells it like it is and paints a vivid picture of life on the streets.
It also shows to what extremes people will go in order to survive, especially when it involves matters of the heart usually someone else's. Love is a racket: a novel. [John Ridley] -- A failed Hollywood scriptwriter catches sight of a homeless woman who resembles a dead actress.
He dresses her up and has her approach a producer who loved the actress. All part of a get-rich scheme.
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Editorial Reviews. Douglas Fairbanks Jr.'s Jimmy Russell in Love is a Racket is the kind of reporter who does his research at Sardi's and writes the daily column without bothering to remove his hat. In other words: Walter Winchell. The legendary Broadway tattler influenced quite a few movie characters in the early '30s but, alas, Fairbanks doesn't quite fill the bill; for that, Junior is a Brand: Warner Archives.
Everything's a racket for Jeffty Kittridge, ex-wannabe scriptwriter living on the skids in Hollywood. He's seen jail twice and he's a big-time loser, getting bigger all the time.
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Love Is a Racket by John Ridley. Knopf. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
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Love Is A Racket A Novel (Book): Ridley, John, A failed Hollywood scriptwriter catches sight of a homeless woman who resembles a dead actress. He dresses her up and has her approach a producer who loved the actress. All part of a get-rich scheme. By the author of Stray Dogs. Love is a Racket by John Ridley starting at $ Love is a Racket has 5 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace Same Low Prices, Bigger Selection, More Fun Shop the All-New viewyoursitedemo.com.
Get this from a library. Love is a racket. [John Ridley; Peter Jay Fernandez; Recorded Books, Inc.] -- A failed Hollywood scriptwriter catches sight of a homeless woman who resembles a dead actress. He dresses her up and has her approach a producer who loved the actress.
All part of a get-rich scheme. Love is a Racket audiobook, by John Ridley Jeffty Kittredge is a small-time Hollywood con in deep debt to a shark with a need to collect.
If he can just come up with a plan—or maybe even only a partner—Jefty is sure he’ll be on his way to salvation. What he comes up with instead is Mona. The best-selling author of Everybody Smokes in Hell. Second thuggishly pulp-styled novel by Ridley, whose Stray Dogs () was filmed as the Oliver Stone dud U Turn.
As James M. Cain found and Jim Thompson later confirmed, the female is the deadlier of the species. Jeffty Kittridge, a scriptwriter who has written only one unsubmitted script (A Kick to the Heart), which the various lowlifes here read and pronounce beautiful, is a Author: John Ridley.
The best-selling author of Everybody Smokes in Hell leads you to a place where desire has a body count, trust can take you down from point-blank range, and love is the biggest racket in town. © International Famous Players Radio (P) Recorded Books, LLC More from the same.
Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Love Is a Racket by John Ridley (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. War Is A Racket WAR is a racket.
It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to. Angelica Baker's "Our Little Racket" is one of the most entertaining and engrossing novels that I've rad in a long, long time.
It takes place in "preppy," rich and "snooty" Greenwich, Connecticut. The book centers around the D'Amico family, mainly Bob, the father of four /5. 31 quotes from Smedley D. Butler: 'I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers.
In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in Jun 18, · Directed by William A. Wellman. With Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ann Dvorak, Frances Dee, Lee Tracy.
Jimmy writes the 'Up and Down Broadway' column for the New York Globe, and he is head over heels for Mary. But Mary is more interested in her career and is looking at starring on Broadway with the help of Boncour. However, there is a problem with the rubber checks that she has written.
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The best-selling author of Everybody Smokes in Hell leads you to a place where desire has a body count, trust can take you down from point-blank range, and love is the biggest racket in town.
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© International Famous Players Radio (P) Recorded Books, LLC. Stiff Little Fingers, Ro Link. Children of the Boneyard Stones. The History of the Screaming Dead. Cost (GBP): This may explain why Ridley's second novel, ''Love Is a Racket,'' blends elements of the noir novel with the Hollywood novel.
True to the first genre, the book's hero, a hard-drinking con man named Jeffty Kittridge, owes money to Dumas, a bad guy with a deceptively soft voice who just might kill him.Love Is a Racket () Plot.
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