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  • Paperback
  • 362
  • Nightwebs
  • Cornell Woolrich
  • English
  • 28 July 2017
  • 9780752851709

10 thoughts on “Nightwebs

  1. says:

    So I read a few selections from this collection of Woolrich's short fiction sampling from throughout his career starting in the pulps and rig

  2. says:

    NYCs elevated trains in the '30s cheap bars honky tonkclubs furnished rooms the flash of neon signs and aromaof cigarette smoke w crummy booze Woolrich Maybe saltsprays in Atlantic City or looming suburban shadows Woolrich a writer of sadism paranoia He grips evenw implausiblity; he chokes you with suspenseWoolrich deletes the always boring to me detectiveHis peops are lonelies the devastated on their ownSome are killers No one usually h

  3. says:

    In his lengthy introduction Woolrich's biographer Francis Nevins uses about the writer's work the term Functional Illogic This is cool but I'm still puzzling it out I myself call it Dreamlike logic Is this what he meansThi

  4. says:

    Woolrich was insanely prolific especially for such a supposedly fragile alcoholic By the time I found this book in my store I thought I'd read most of his short stories but almost all of these were new to me and great late night fun Like High

  5. says:

    I could not put this book down his stories varied from amusing twists to truly horrifying visions of criminal minds A shame he isn't read widely these days

  6. says:

    I love Woolrich's seedy array of loners and oddball characters He's almost always interesting I say 'almost always' as some stories can seem a bit unfocussed and for me fail to grab the attention eg Mamie 'n' Me and One And A Half Mu

  7. says:

    Cornell Woolrich was the poet laureate of noir His career as a pulp writer spanned the ‘30s and ‘40s His output was large and distinguished by many successful screen adaptations Yet Woolrich is little known outside of crime novel aficionados Perhaps it is because of the intense darkness he found beneath the sunlit worldhttpfireandswordblogspotcom2007

  8. says:

    Read so farGraves for the living The red tide The corpse next door You'll never see me again Dusk to dawn Murder at the automat 2Death in the air 2Mamie 'n' me The screaming laugh One and a half murders Dead on her feet One night in Barcelona The penny a worder 2The number's up Too nice a day to die Life is we

  9. says:

    We read 'Graves for the Living' for last month's book club It was the creepiest thing I've ever read At around 50 pages the is the perfect read aloud for Halloween night This story is said to be the second scariest ghost storybut I think it's better that number one 'The Monkey's Paw'

  10. says:

    Excelent collection of crime and suspense stories

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Nightwebs

Cornell Woolrich was a haunted man who lived a life of reclusive misery but he was also a uniuely gifted writer who explored the classic noir themes of loneliness despair and futility His stories are masterpieces of psychological suspense and mystery and they have inspired classic NYCs elevated trains in the 30s cheap bars honky tonkclubs furnished rooms the flash of neon signs and aromaof cigarette smoke w crummy booze Woolrich Maybe saltsprays in Atlantic City or looming suburban shadows Woolrich a writer of sadism paranoia He grips evenw implausiblity he chokes you with suspenseWoolrich deletes the always boring to me detectiveHis peops are lonelies the devastated on their ownSome are killers No one usually has any money butgood or bad they re coping with neuroses and the painof living Woolrich himself having sold storiesand novels to the movies than anyone endured extrememental pain and alcoholism Time critic Richard Corlisscalls him the godfather of film noirHis brief marriage was a sham and shamed he moved backin with Mum they lived on and on in NYC hotels She hadno idea what he was up to when he wasn t at his typewriterHis works have been adapted x Hitchcock Truffaut FassbinderPlus B dirs you never heard of Woolrich was a man trappedand this ghastliness of the unspoken is what he capturesHe can leave you paralyzed in a nightmare that becomesthe American Scream

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Movies like Hitchcock's Rear Window and Truffaut's The Bride wore Black This collection brings together twelve of his finest most powerful and disturbing talesContains the stories Graves for the Living The Red Tide The Corpse Next Door You'll Never See Me Again Dusk to Dawn Murder I love Woolrich s seedy array of loners and oddball characters He s almost always interesting I say almost always as some stories can seem a bit unfocussed and for me fail to grab the attention eg Mamie n Me and One And A Half Murders I would recommend another collection to first timers Night And Fear in which the hit rate is higher than this collection Still probably half of these are pretty good Graves For The Living The Corpse Next Door You ll Never See Me Again The Screaming Laugh and the carefully constructed and atmospheric One Night In Barcelona I also liked much of Dusk To Dawn particularly the typically bizarre Woolrich scenario of a pickpocket in a dark cinema getting his sleeve caught in the jacket of the man he s trying to rob it s just a pity that the story then goes on to suffer from one of Woolrich s shortcomings which I can usually accept namely a lack of logicbelievability as this minor criminal all of a sudden enters a different bloodthirsty leagueWorth a read but I d go for the commonly available Night And Fear collection first Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide unfocussed and for me fail to grab the attention eg Mamie n Me and One And A Half Murders I would recommend another collection to first timers Night And Fear in which the hit rate is higher than this collection Still probably half of these are pretty good Graves For The Living The Corpse Next Door You ll Never See Me Again The Screaming Laugh and the carefully constructed and atmospheric One Night In Barcelona I also liked much of Dusk To Dawn particularly the typically bizarre Woolrich scenario of a pickpocket in a dark cinema getting his sleeve caught in the jacket of the man he s trying to rob it s just a pity that the story then goes on to suffer from one of Woolrich s shortcomings which I can The White Nights of Ramadan usually accept namely a lack of logicbelievability as this minor criminal all of a sudden enters a different bloodthirsty leagueWorth a read but I d go for the commonly available Night And Fear collection first

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At the Automat Death in the Air Mamie 'n' Me The Screaming Laugh One and a Half Murders Dead on Her Feet One Night in Barcelona The Penny a Worder The Number's Up Too Nice a Day to Die Life is Weird SometimesNB The last four stories are not included in the Crime Masterworks edition Read so farGraves for the living The red tide The corpse next door You ll never see me again Dusk to dawn Murder at the automat 2Death in the air 2Mamie n me The screaming laugh One and a half murders Dead on her feet One night in Barcelona The penny a worder 2The number s up Too nice a day to die Life is weird sometimes