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eBook Stark download

by Edward Bunker

eBook Stark download ISBN: 1842432648
Author: Edward Bunker
Publisher: No Exit Press; UK ed. edition (February 5, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1176 kb
Fb2: 1914 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

Edward Bunker writes about the netherworld of society’s outcasts with a passion and insight that comes from . Edward Bunker is a true original of American letters.

Edward Bunker writes about the netherworld of society’s outcasts with a passion and insight that comes from having lived life close to the bone. Bunker shoots straight-his direct and transparent prose captures the ‘primacy of violence’ that defines life in the slammer. His books are criminal classics: novels about criminals, written by an ex-criminal, from the unregenerately criminal view point.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Stark is a rat and a con-artist. The kind of guy Eddie Bunker met in San Quentin

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The kind of guy Eddie Bunker met in San Quentin. Stark thinks he can beat the suckers and outsmart the cops.

Edward Heward Bunker (December 31, 1933 – July 19, 2005) was an American author of crime fiction, a screenwriter, convicted felon and an actor. He wrote numerous books, some of which have been adapted into films

Edward Heward Bunker (December 31, 1933 – July 19, 2005) was an American author of crime fiction, a screenwriter, convicted felon and an actor. He wrote numerous books, some of which have been adapted into films. He was a screenwriter on Straight Time (1978), Runaway Train (1985) and Animal Factory (2000). He started on a criminal career at the very early age of five, and continued on this path throughout the years, returning to prison again and again.

Read Stark, by Edward Bunker online on Bookmate – Oceanview, Los Angeles, 1962. But he understood them. Stark was Eddie Bunker's first novel, written in the early 60s and a harbinger of the books that brought him critical acclaim such as No Beast So Fierce. Never published during his life time, the manuscript was only rediscovered after his death and is published in English for the first time by No Exit.

Edward Bunker is one of the acknowledged masters of crime fiction. Written in the late 1960's and discovered after Bunker's death in 2005, Stark is his first and perhaps his most explosive novel ever. Oceanview, California. The girls are beautiful. The squares here are ripe for the plucking-easy money for a man with a plan. Ernie Stark is a hophead and a grifter out to make a big score. If he has to screw over everyone in town, he will.

Published after Bunker's death, i would recommend this to anyone not yet familiar with Edward Bunker's crime fiction.

Stark is a rat and a con-artist. Published after Bunker's death, i would recommend this to anyone not yet familiar with Edward Bunker's crime fiction. Dummy watched; his ice blue eyes gave away nothing, but seemed to see everything. He was like a cobra, wound up and ready to spring.

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Stark is a rat and a con-artist. The kind of guy Eddie Bunker met in San Quentin

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Oceanview, Los Angeles, 1962. When a big score comes his way, he's lucky to escape with his life. Four others are not so lucky. Eddie Bunker described Stark as a story about a con man. Eddie didn't think much of con-men, because, as a rule, they preyed upon people weaker than themselves.

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Stark is a rat and a con-artist. Nobody's friend. The kind of guy Eddie Bunker met in San Quentin. Stark thinks he can beat the suckers and outsmart the cops. When a big score comes his way, he's lucky to escape with his life. Four others are not so lucky.
Comments: (7)
Bladebringer
Another good novel from Eddie Bunker....not his best.. however it is compelling enough to read in a few sessions. This is his first and that shows. Still his novel "No Beast So a Fierce" is the best of this genre and highly recommend the enjoyment that his work brings to the late night reader.
komandante
Edward Bunker writes about criminals and prison better then almost anyone else. His books are so special, raw and real because Bunker has been there, from Juvenile Lock-down to San Quentin. He lived by the Outlaw code, no killing innocents, no selling drugs to children, etc. Bunker learned the criminal code of conduct by growing up inside it. His voice rings true, his books lay bare the foul broken judicial system in this country that incarcerates more of it's citizens then any other country in the world - too bad no one's listening.
From what I've heard, this book was published after Mr. Bunker died, a found manuscript, so while it may not be as exceptional as his other books - anything written by Bunker is worth reading.
Olelifan
The first novel (but last published) of Edward Bunker is very much a pulp paperback of the 1950's and 1960's inspired piece of work. Bunker writes in a quick and hard-edged manner where everyone is fairly unlikable and out to get what they can for themselves from others.

It reminded me of Jim Thompson's writing, maybe his book The Getaway where the lead male and female like/loathe/distrust each other.

Not a great book, but not bad at all.
Shak
I enjoyed this, but it was an early work and it showed. Not his best but if you have read the rest of his books then I do recommend it.
Miromice
Sure this is far from Bunker's best work. Still, I found it an entertaining read and would recommend it to any Bunker fans out there.

The story is about a grifter trying his best to stay one step ahead of the law and set himself up for a big score. Although the characters are somewhat stereotypical and the dialog sometimes corny, the book still has plenty of heart and Bunker still manages to punch out plenty of gritty authenticity.

I'm glad they found this manuscript and that his estate had the wisdom and courage to publish it.
Felhalar
a real favorite
Moonshaper
I really like this book. It comes at you spare but not spartan, with little pretense or artifice, and thus seems unsullied by its 1963 vintage. It's a bit of Bukowski's honesty and bravado mixed up with the diamond-hard storytelling of Westlake's nom de plume, Richard Stark. (That coincidence begs some research.) Antihero Ernie Stark is described as a "two-bit hustler." He's also a dope fiend hooked on heroin, the "beast from the East." He's always working an angle, and he can't be trusted. We're told this as much as shown it. Some may not want to read about a junkie sociopath because an overwhelming dark need and nihilism is presumed, but there's playful optimism here. There's a lot we don't learn about Stark in the course of this short work, but he's nevertheless likable. He's not ruled by his weaknesses, but not guided by any moral compass, either. He's just trying to get by...as easily and comfortably as possible!

As the story opens, Stark is fresh out of police custody but never far from Lieutenant Pat Crowley's clutches. Stark's freedom is conditional: he needs to turn over "The Man," the ultimate source of his connection Momo's drugs. Because Crowley hates Stark, he doesn't make it easy. He's forever picking up, taunting, threatening and humiliating Stark. This doesn't faze Stark. He cons Crowley, hustles, shoots up, schemes to steal Momo's girlfriend Dorie, even while getting closer to partnering with Momo. In short, Stark lives his life, taking every setback in stride and rolling with every punch.

Tthe latter half of this novel is devoted to Stark's biggest hustle. If all goes according to plan, he'll get the girl, the big payoff, and freedom from the law. For a two-bit hustler, he's aiming high. With an ending that's neither rosy nor tragic, this is a terrific, fast read, an artlessly artful page-turner, a portrait of a criminal cool cat who always lands on his feet.
In 1962 in Oceanview, Los Angeles, Ernie Stark knows he has done a lot of so called terrible things in his life, just ask any of his friends, if he had any, but the "two-bit hustler" has never ratted out on anyone. However, he finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place (or at least the ocean and the continent). The rock is abusive LAPD Detective Lieutenant Patrick Crowley who demands Stark help him catch small time Hawaiian drug dealer Momo Mendoza or else.

Giving Mendoza to the cop is the hard place as that means cutting off his own drug supply; not giving Mendoza over to the cop means several horrific beatings and doing time on trumped up charges. Adding to his concern is the way the mute Dummy watches him as Stark wonders if he is being paranoid or if Mendoza's runner and perhaps enforcer, who did time for manslaughter, knows something. He has two days to do something, but how to out hustle a cop, a drug dealer, a killer and make it with Dorie Williams will require on hell of a scam.

Crime caper fans will devour this STARK historical tale (actually it was written in the 1950s) as everyone involved is playing a game of poker with scams, bluffs and calls being the norm in a winner take all environs. The key quintet bring alive the streets of early sixties Los Angeles as each seems genuine with personal motives and flaws. With a fabulous final Caddy spin, the late Edward Bunker provides a terrific DOG EAT DOG Noir starring cold nasty NO BEAST SO FIERCE as these players.

Harriet Klausner