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The Postman Always Rings Twice (James Cain)

Let's end the year with a shorter work.  

The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1934 crime novel by James M. Cain.

The novel was quite successful and notorious upon publication, and is regarded as one of the more important crime novels of the 20th century. Fast-moving and brief (only about 100 pages long, depending on the edition), the novel's mix of sexuality and violence was startling in its time, and saw the book banned in Boston.[1]

It is included in the Modern Library 100 Best Novels list.[2]

The novel has been adapted as a motion picture seven times (see Adaptations). The 1946 version is probably the best known, and is regarded as an important film noir.

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  • alexis k.

    I got a little lazy about the cold and the darkness this evening so I didn't make it our. I loved the book though. Sorry not to come out.

    December 15, 2013

  • Bre

    I can't get out of work this early but at least I read the book for the second time. I continued with Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce. It's tough to determine which is better: Mildred Pierce or The Postman.

    December 14, 2013

  • Tracy

    Just found this group recently. Hoping to meet you all at this meeting if all goes as planned. =)

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited to meet everyone!

    November 9, 2013

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