» » All Shot Up

eBook All Shot Up download

by Chester B. Himes

eBook All Shot Up download ISBN: 0141196491
Author: Chester B. Himes
Publisher: Penguin Books (May 1, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 208
ePub: 1847 kb
Fb2: 1454 kb
Rating: 4.2
Other formats: lrf lit lrf mbr
Category: Other

Chester Himes wrote about African Americans in general, especially in two books that are concerned with labor relations and African-American workplace issues. Himes, Chester B. (1960). All shot up. London: Panther. (1961).

Chester Himes wrote about African Americans in general, especially in two books that are concerned with labor relations and African-American workplace issues. If He Hollers Let Him Go-which contains many autobiographical elements-is about a black shipyard worker in Los Angeles during World War II struggling against racism, as well as his own violent reactions to racism.

He leaned the wheel against the side of the car, lowered the axle to the pavement, glanced briefly up and down the street and began jacking up the outside wheel. He had the wheel jacked up and the dust cap off and was fitting his wrench to a lug, when the lights of a car, turning into the street from Convent Avenue, caused him to jump back into the shadows.

All Shot Up. Chester Himes. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading. The dramatic and explosive hardboiled classic: From murderers to prostitutes, corrupt politicians and racist white detectives, Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, Harlem’s toughest detective duo, must carry the day against an absurdist world of racism and class warfare.

My first Chester Himes book (and the 5th in his Harlem Cycle), All Shot Up is filled with wonderful writing, dark humor, violence and crisp pacing. More than any of these things, Himes also recreates a Harlem landscape where dirty cops are on the The cool, young colored nurse at the desk lifted a telephone and spoke some words.

All Shot Up (Penguin Modern Classics). As usual, Himes is better at the first 95% of the story than he is in wrapping up the last 5%. As usual, female characters are, at best, conniving villains or throwaway props. The good stuff is so good that these quibbles hardly matter. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

It began with Snake Hips, The bartender said, polishing a glass to occupy his hands. Snake Hips, Grave Digger said incredulously. The danseur, the bartender corrected with a straight face. What did he have to do with it?. He danced outside and we were watching him, and that’s how we saw it happen. Without a coat or hat? By himself? He left here and went outside to dance in this weather without a hat or coat-by himself?

All shot up. by. Chester B. Himes. ark:/13960/t1xd23d7b.

But when a white man is shot dead in a Harlem street one steamy evening it means trouble, big trouble. Plenty of people had motives for killing Galen, a big Greek with to. The Heat's On (Harlem Cycle, by Chester Himes.

A golden Cadillac big enough to cross the ocean has been seen sailing along the streets of Harlem. A hit-and-run victim's been hit so hard she got embedded in the wall of a convent. A shootout with three heistmen dressed as cops has left an important politician in a coma - and a lot of money missing. And Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are the ones who have to piece it all together. "All Shot Up" is chaotic, bloody - and completely unforgettable. Chester Himes wrote detective fiction darker, dirtier and more extreme than anyone else dared.
Comments: (7)
I will say this about all Chester Himes novels. His description of the action is like being there. This is not surprising since he had been there and had real reference points. What a difference in the writing between someone who has lived the life and someone who is just imagining it.
Vital Beast
Spare on words, and hard on action. Grave Digger and Coffin Ed work their way around the gay side of Harlem in search of thieves and murderers. I couldn't quite follow the action at times, but Himes tied it all up in the end and I found the read enjoyable. This is my first Chester Himes novel. I liked the spare style and could almost feel him sitting in front of an old touch key portable trying to get as much action into as few words as possible. Its a lesson many writers could benefit from.
Old time crime is best. Himes creates a lively scene.
Hard reading in the beginning until you get use to writing. I like the plot though. I will read Chester Himes again.
This book captures the pulse of Harlem. I was captivated by thee tough as nails detectives and the twists this book takes in its 170 odd pages. The ending is fabulous and unexpected. I would also highly recommend reading "The Conjure Man dies" by Rudolph Fisher, another excellent murder mystery based in Harlem.
Lots of action, lots of laughs and the 2 toughest detectives since Spencer & Hawk. If you like Harlem, if you like detective novels, if you like action, this is the book for you. A very quick read. Fans of Walter Mosely should read this book. I wonder if good ol' Bill Clinton is up on Mr. Himes. My only thought is why were there only 2 movies made from Mr. Himes books. And why did I just discover him after I saw one of the movies (A Rage In Harlem)
The story is engaging and well written but the formatting is a complete mess. Paragraphs are copied from one section to another in way that makes zero sense.
I like Chester Himes stories and writing but in this book, "All Shot Up" the editing, or lack of editing, was extreme. I'm pretty sure the "intent" in the ambulance was really and "intern" and I suspect when the bullet went through the man's hat it "nailed" it to his head and didn't "hailed" it do is hear. It was like that all the way through wishsomewholeparagraphswritten withnospacesbetweenwords. I still like Chester Himes' books. The editing in this one was horrible.