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lilredrooster
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August 16th, 2019 at 11:00:35 AM permalink
Hemingway's short story "Fifty Grand" is about a crooked boxing match
William Faulkner called it the greatest American short story ever written


all of Hemingway's short stories can be read for free at the link
"Fifty Grand" is on page 185


https://antilogicalism.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/hemingway.pdf
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EvenBob
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August 16th, 2019 at 12:34:11 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

Hemingway's short story "Fifty Grand" is about a crooked boxing match
William Faulkner called it the greatest American short story ever written



Hemingway was the master of short
stories. Read 'Big Two Hearted River'
or 'The Hills Like White Elephants'.
He sets a mood like nobody else.

He later claimed all his novels
started out as short stories. You
start with an idea and it expands
and expands till you have an actual
book.
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August 17th, 2019 at 8:36:47 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Like most, I started reading with comic
books. I devoured them, and reread
and reread them.



For me the addiction was Sci-Fi. I still have, after 60+ years, one of the Tom Swift Jr books I read as a kid.
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August 17th, 2019 at 10:43:23 AM permalink
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For me the addiction was Sci-Fi. I still have, after 60+ years, one of the Tom Swift Jr books I read as a kid.



Tom Swift! Jesus wept, I just uncovered 5 or so of these last year when I gutted my basement. Haven't thought of them in 25yrs.
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lilredrooster
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August 31st, 2019 at 3:23:36 AM permalink
"The Killer Inside Me" by Jim Thompson




very creative and compelling crime fiction

written in the first person................................. the narrator is a killer
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EvenBob
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August 31st, 2019 at 10:35:23 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

very creative and compelling crime fiction

written in the first person................................. the narrator is a killer



Hemingway wrote a couple of his novels
in the first person. He said it draws people
into the story more than 3rd person does.
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August 31st, 2019 at 10:46:43 AM permalink
Gamblers of Yesteryear by Russell Barnhart.

Stories of Generals and Princes in the 1600-1800's playing with PILES of gold coins on single bet. That would be crazy to see.
EvenBob
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August 31st, 2019 at 11:13:03 AM permalink
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Gamblers of Yesteryear by Russell Barnhart.

Stories of Generals and Princes in the 1600-1800's playing with PILES of gold coins on single bet. That would be crazy to see.



They bet with real money playing
roulette. Usually different currencies.
There were often heated arguments
over who owned what bet. It took
so long to do payouts that they
only got in half a dozen spins an hour.
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lilredrooster
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August 31st, 2019 at 11:14:07 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Gamblers of Yesteryear by Russell Barnhart.

Stories of Generals and Princes in the 1600-1800's playing with PILES of gold coins on single bet. That would be crazy to see.




yeah, his book "Beating the Wheel" about a few who found a way to beat roulette was a really fun read - they way he tells the stories is great
𝘈 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴.... ᴴᵉʳᵐᵃⁿ ᴹᵉˡᵛⁱˡˡᵉ
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August 31st, 2019 at 2:52:25 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

Quote: TigerWu

Gamblers of Yesteryear by Russell Barnhart.

Stories of Generals and Princes in the 1600-1800's playing with PILES of gold coins on single bet. That would be crazy to see.




yeah, his book "Beating the Wheel" about a few who found a way to beat roulette was a really fun read - they way he tells the stories is great



Cool, haven't heard of that one... I'll have to check it out! I, too, like his writing style.

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