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Free download The Hunter æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free You probably haven’t ever noticed them But they’ve noticed you They notice everything That’s their job Sitting uietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers’ work habits the positions of the security guards Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds Surreptitiously jiggling the handle of an unmarked service door at the racetrackThey’re thieves Heisters to be precise They’re pros and Parker is far and away the best of them If you’re planning a job you want him in Tough smart hardworking and relentlessly focused on his trade he is the heister’s heister the robber’s robber the heavy’s heavy You don’t want to cross him and you don’t want to get in his way. Okay so I did this backwards read my first Parker via Darwyn Cooke s sixties retro illustrated version which I liked but you know the source material is better natch This is a short classic that introduces Parker a brutal thief bent in this first book on revenge Which you have to admit is an interesting iin media res place to begin right Betrayed and left for dead by his wife double crossed by Mal his partner in crime Parker rather methodically takes out person after person on the way to getting his money back Nothing personal Just businessParker is not an admirable guy He s a professional thief has ice only in his veins is not particularly sweet to women having been dumped by his wife and will kill if he has to And he feels he has to now Parker in addition to fighting for his fair share has some expensive tastes He s James Bond if Bond says things like this to set up his revenge I m going to drink his blood I m going to chew up his heart and spit it into the gutter for the dogs to raise a leg at I m going to peel the skin off him and rip out his veins and hang him with them He doesn t usually talk this way but this is him if you make him angry I listened to this book on audiotape I ll listen to 2 sure I m no dope Parker warned me I had to And you don t want to double cross Parker

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Free download The Hunter æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Him and on the man who took his money stealing and scamming his way to redemption “Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader draw him or her into the story and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible” Washington Post Book World  “El Leonard wouldn’t write what he does if Stark hadn’t been there before And uentin Tarantino wouldn’t write what he does without Leonard Old master that he is Stark does all of them one better” Los Angeles Times  “Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over Forget all that crap you’ve been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proust these are the books you’ll want on that desert island” Lawrence Block?. When a fresh faced guy in a Chevy offered him a lift Parker told him to go to hell The above is the first line of the first chapter of The Hunter the first Parker novel by Donald E Westlake writing as Richard StarkMr Westlake told an interviewer All fiction starts with language what kind of language do you use starts with the language then goes to the story then goes to the people And regarding his Parker novels specifically I want the language to be very stripped down and bleak and no adverbs I want it stark So the name will be Stark just to remind me what we re doing hereAs they say the rest is history Under the pen name of Richard Stark grand master of crime fiction Donald E Westlake went on to write 24 Parker novels number 1 16 from 1962 to 1974 then number 17 24 from 1997 to 2008 The Hunter introduces readers to Parker one of the most memorable characters in all of fiction That s right not just crime fiction but all fiction Physically Parker is big and shaggy with flat suare shoulders His hands swinging curve fingered at his sides looked like they were molded of brown clay by a sculptor who thought big and liked veins His hair was brown and dry and deadHis face was a chipped chunk of concrete with eyes of flawed onyx His mouth was a uick stroke bloodlessParker is always Parker he s never called by his first name if he has one at all but you can bet a mil if he did it wouldn t be Clarence or Alister or Yale Parker has been working heists for eighteen years roughly one a year where he joins other heisters on a job hit an ard car rob a bank steal jewelry that kind of thing usually going for cash since it s the cleanest On the job Parker is always the true professional all business focused keenly perceptive constantly thinking through the possibilities Parker is also the ultimate heister solid steady calm cold calculating keen on self survival and last but hardly least willing to kill whenever necessary Mr Westlake recounts his dealings with publishers When Bucklin Moon of Pocket Books said he wanted to publish The Hunter if I d help Parker escape the law at the end so I could write books about him I was at first very surprised He was the bad guy in the bookOh yea bad to the bone Here s what Dennis Lehane contemporary crime writer and lifelong fan of Richard Stark has to say Parker is as bad as he seems If a baby carriage rolled in front of him during a heist he d kick it out of his way If an innocent woman were caught helplessly in gangster crossfire Parker would slip past her happy she was drawing the bullets away from him If you stole from him he d burn your house or corporation to the ground to get his money back And that hardness remains consistent in all 24 Parker novels As per Mr Westlake I d done nothing to make him easy for the reader no small talk no uirks no pets I told myself the only way I could do it is if I held onto what Buck seemed to like the very fact that he was a compendium of what your lead character should not be I must never soften him never make him user friendly and I ve tried to hold to thatTurning to The Hunter recall Parker tells that driver of the Chevy to go to hell Parker s walking across the George Washington Bridge to Manhattan Parker s going for a very specific reason to find wife Lynn and a guy by the name of Mal Resnick since both wife and Mal pulled a double cross on him back in California during a heist As he takes long strides across the bridge Parker can feel his large hands around Mal s neck sueezing demanding Mal tell him how he can get his 45000 his fair split from that California job Then when Mal spills Parker tightens his sueeze until Mal s cowardly eyes bulge and he breaths no As to how it all plays out you ll have to read for yourself And I dare you to stop reading after you re done with chapter one Shifting to philosophy two of the many reasons why Richard Stark will appeal to a much wider audience than simply crime fiction buffs Number One On the Parker novels the great Irish authorcritic John Banville tells us This is existential man at his furthest extremity confronting a world that is even wicked and treacherous than he is Since I m a huge fan of existential literature with its themes of alienation absurdity freedom authenticity explored by such French authors as Jean Paul Sartre Albert Camus Georges Simenon and Pascal Garnier I m especially taken by Richard Stark Number TwoAnthropologists cite prior to the advent of agriculture six thousand years ago we humans were hunters for nearly one hundred thousand years In many ways Parker embodies this hunting spirit The Hunter so appropriate a title Thus on some level we can feel a kinship with Parker Also according to one of WestlakeStark s leading critics Parker is a wolf in human form Now of course wolves hunt in packs Parker is a heister and heisters like wolves work in packs But here s the rub the other men and women mostly men Parker must work with are human all too human with their bloody human emotions and human personalities that always seem to get in the damn way And herein lies the great drama of the Parker novels to see how Parker the wolf responds to all the many challenges and double crosses he must inevitably deal with So grippingAmerican author Donald E Westlake 1933 2008 Remembrance The Celtic Vampyre Saga #4 you’ve been telling In the Balance I Bring the Fire #35 yourself about War and Peace and Proust these are the books Would the Real Gerry Ryan Please Stand Up you use starts with the language then goes to the story then goes to the people And regarding his Parker novels specifically I want the language to be very stripped down and bleak and no adverbs I want it stark So the name will be Stark just to remind me what we re doing hereAs they say the rest is history Under the pen name of Richard Stark grand master of crime fiction Donald E Westlake went on to write 24 Parker novels number 1 16 from 1962 to 1974 then number 17 24 from 1997 to 2008 The Hunter introduces readers to Parker one of the most memorable characters in all of fiction That s right not just crime fiction but all fiction Physically Parker is big and shaggy with flat suare shoulders His hands swinging curve fingered at his sides looked like they were molded of brown clay by a sculptor who thought big and liked veins His hair was brown and dry and deadHis face was a chipped chunk of concrete with eyes of flawed onyx His mouth was a uick stroke bloodlessParker is always Parker he s never called by his first name if he has one at all but How to be a Teenage Millionaire you can bet a mil if he did it wouldn t be Clarence or Alister or Yale Parker has been working heists for eighteen Crash years roughly one a Red Fortress The Secret Heart of Russia's History year where he joins other heisters on a job hit an ard car rob a bank steal jewelry that kind of thing usually going for cash since it s the cleanest On the job Parker is always the true professional all business focused keenly perceptive constantly thinking through the possibilities Parker is also the ultimate heister solid steady calm cold calculating keen on self survival and last but hardly least willing to kill whenever necessary Mr Westlake recounts his dealings with publishers When Bucklin Moon of Pocket Books said he wanted to publish The Hunter if I d help Parker escape the law at the end so I could write books about him I was at first very surprised He was the bad guy in the bookOh Alien Warriors Captive Earthling yea bad to the bone Here s what Dennis Lehane contemporary crime writer and lifelong fan of Richard Stark has to say Parker is as bad as he seems If a baby carriage rolled in front of him during a heist he d kick it out of his way If an innocent woman were caught helplessly in gangster crossfire Parker would slip past her happy she was drawing the bullets away from him If Opening acts you stole from him he d burn My possessive bodyguard your house or corporation to the ground to get his money back And that hardness remains consistent in all 24 Parker novels As per Mr Westlake I d done nothing to make him easy for the reader no small talk no uirks no pets I told myself the only way I could do it is if I held onto what Buck seemed to like the very fact that he was a compendium of what Gene Everlasting your lead character should not be I must never soften him never make him user friendly and I ve tried to hold to thatTurning to The Hunter recall Parker tells that driver of the Chevy to go to hell Parker s walking across the George Washington Bridge to Manhattan Parker s going for a very specific reason to find wife Lynn and a guy by the name of Mal Resnick since both wife and Mal pulled a double cross on him back in California during a heist As he takes long strides across the bridge Parker can feel his large hands around Mal s neck sueezing demanding Mal tell him how he can get his 45000 his fair split from that California job Then when Mal spills Parker tightens his sueeze until Mal s cowardly eyes bulge and he breaths no As to how it all plays out Now You See Me you ll have to read for The Caverns Wise Woman yourself And I dare Doctor, How Can I Cum? Vol.2 (TL Manga) you to stop reading after The Broken you re done with chapter one Shifting to philosophy two of the many reasons why Richard Stark will appeal to a much wider audience than simply crime fiction buffs Number One On the Parker novels the great Irish authorcritic John Banville tells us This is existential man at his furthest extremity confronting a world that is even wicked and treacherous than he is Since I m a huge fan of existential literature with its themes of alienation absurdity freedom authenticity explored by such French authors as Jean Paul Sartre Albert Camus Georges Simenon and Pascal Garnier I m especially taken by Richard Stark Number TwoAnthropologists cite prior to the advent of agriculture six thousand Sunshine Has Rain years ago we humans were hunters for nearly one hundred thousand Memoirs of James Hardy Vaux years In many ways Parker embodies this hunting spirit The Hunter so appropriate a title Thus on some level we can feel a kinship with Parker Also according to one of WestlakeStark s leading critics Parker is a wolf in human form Now of course wolves hunt in packs Parker is a heister and heisters like wolves work in packs But here s the rub the other men and women mostly men Parker must work with are human all too human with their bloody human emotions and human personalities that always seem to get in the damn way And herein lies the great drama of the Parker novels to see how Parker the wolf responds to all the many challenges and double crosses he must inevitably deal with So grippingAmerican author Donald E Westlake 1933 2008

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Free download The Hunter æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Because he’ll stop at nothing to get what he’s afterParker the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous mystery novels is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir  Lauded by critics for his taut realism unapologetic amorality and razor sharp prose style and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency Stark is a master of crime writing his books as influential as any in the genre The University of Chicago Press has embarked on a project to return the early volumes of this series to print for a new generation of readers to discover and become addicted toIn The Hunter the first volume in the series Parker roars into New York City seeking revenge on the woman who betrayed. When PARKER is after youIT S PRETTY MUCH 45 to 50 stars I haven t read oodles of crime fiction but this is certainly one of the best I have read so far Parker is a pinnacle of the noirish badass main character He s simply superb In this first installment Parker returns to New York to even up the score with some former crew mates who double crossed him and left him for dead UhBIG MISTAKE for them Now Parker is out for payback and it s pretty much lights out for his former associates who soon come to the realization that they are in a world of hurt The further I got into the story the I started seeing Parker as almost inhuman like an irresistible force Single minded doesn t begin to describe him for those on his bad side He will keep coming until one of you is dead and HE DOES NOT NEGOTIATE Basically he is one serious BAD ASS MOFO Seeing Parker portrayed in such a visceral gritty way was a lot of fun Definitely not a good guy but he is the kind of bad guy that you can t help but root for even when he is doing some pretty naughty things I found him to be a very compelling character In addition to Parker there is a fast paced plot and great NOIR LUSCIOUS style writing Overall a very entertaining read HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION


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    (New) [The Hunter] Author Richard Stark Richard Stark ñ 5 Read & Download Free read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ñ Richard Stark This is a classic hard boiled novel the first book in a series that would ultimately run to twenty four books published between 1962 and 2008 The series featured a brutal smart amoral professional criminal known only as Parker who worked with crews of other professional criminals and usually focused on robbing banks ard cars or other such tar

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    (New) [The Hunter] Author Richard Stark Free read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ñ Richard Stark A very cold book about a very hard man Master thief Parker has been left for dead betrayed by his partner and his wife and now he's out for revenge If you like sociopath heroes this is the noir for you particularly if you also appreciate a spare efficient prose styleThe Hunter has been filmed twice 1 the stylish

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    (New) [The Hunter] Author Richard Stark Okay so I did this backwards read my first Parker via Darwyn Cooke’s sixties retro illustrated version which I liked but you know the source material is better natch This is a short classic that introduces Parker a brutal thief bent in this first book on revenge Which you have to admit is an interesting iin media res place to begin right?

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    (New) [The Hunter] Author Richard Stark This is not a graphic novel It is the Richard Stark novel that includes eight or nine full page illustrations by Darwyn CookeI can not recommend this book highly enoughNot is it a great example of great writing by Mr Westlake it is also an amazingly well produced book Beautifully bound in leather and cloth with extraordinary end pa

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    (New) [The Hunter] Author Richard Stark Richard Stark ñ 5 Read & Download Free read The Hunter When PARKER is after youIT’S PRETTY MUCH 45 to 50 stars I haven't read oodles of crime fiction but this is certainly on

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    Richard Stark ñ 5 Read & Download Free read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ñ Richard Stark (New) [The Hunter] Author Richard Stark When we meet Parker we don’t know much about him He’s just a guy with shabby clothes and a bad attitude walking across the George Washington

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    (New) [The Hunter] Author Richard Stark Four men collaborate on a heist and everything goes well until one man decides he can't share and tries to off t

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    (New) [The Hunter] Author Richard Stark The Hunter Donald Westlake aka Richard Stark writes the first Parker NovelI wrote an absolutely brilliant review of The Hunter A Parker Novel last night Trust me it really was Then it simply vanished The laptop hiccuped and all those wonderful words went off to where good words go to dieRichard Stark was a guy

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    Free read The Hunter Free read ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ñ Richard Stark Richard Stark ñ 5 Read & Download “When a fresh faced guy in a Chevy offered him a lift Parker told him to go to hell” The above is the first line of the first ch

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    (New) [The Hunter] Author Richard Stark 710The first book in the Parker series is a clear illustration for me of the need for half stars here on Goodreads I know three stars means a positive reaction but often people interpret it as a mediocre book and The Hunter may be flawed as far as I'm concerned but it is definitely not mediocre It has in fact mos

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  • Paperback
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  • The Hunter
  • Richard Stark
  • English
  • 02 February 2020
  • 9780226770994