Double Indemnity
James M. Cain Barry Bostwick
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Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM By James M. Cain Barry Bostwick

Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches First published in 1935, this novel reaffirmed James M Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir.
  • Title: Double Indemnity
  • Author: James M. Cain Barry Bostwick
  • ISBN: 9780898457773
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Audio Cassette


Jeffrey Keeten Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
“I had killed a man, for money and a woman. I didn't have the money and I didn't have the woman.”One of the great Noir lines of all time. Cain wrote it. Raymond Chandler used it in the movie. I could stop my review right here because that line sums up the movie perfectly.But I can't. I love writing about books.Walter Huff met a woman. A married woman, a woman Huff would be willing to turn himself inside out if that would insure her love. Her name is Phyllis and she has a thought, not even a [...]
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Alejandro Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
Double as good!BOOK TO FILMI watched the film adaptation of Double Indemnity and I loved it!I think that the look of the actress Barbara Stanwyck is the very definition of a femme fatale. I am aware of other great examples like Rita Hayworth in Gilda, Lana Turner in The Postman always rings twice or Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep to name a few, but when the term of “femme fatale” comes to mind, the image of Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity is my first thought.When I watched for the first [...]
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Stephen Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
Ooh la lae femme fataleIntelligent, gorgeous, self-assured and drenched in enough sexual allure to stop a heart at 50 paces. These cold, calculating foxes are nature's consummate predators, guaranteed to ensnare any man by his short and curlies faster and tighter than a rusty zipper. In fact, the only adversary more likely to separate a man from his giblets is the femme bot toting high caliber machine-gun jubblies.Well, Double Indemnity has one of the most memorable of these vile, vexing vixens [...]
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Kemper Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
What is it with this James Cain? First, I tried reading The Postman Always Rings Twice to prepare for my civil service exam, but it was all about murder and didn’t have anything at all about postal regulations. Then I read Double Indemnity to try and become an insurance agent and once again, it’s nothing but a guy getting busy with another man's wife and then plotting to kill him. At least this one actually had some stuff about the insurance industry, and I did learn a bit about fraud. Still [...]
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Glenn Russell Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
The novel begins with first person narrator Walter Huff reflecting back on the sequence of events that started when he remembered a renewal over in Hollywoodland. We read: "That was how I came to this House of Death, that you've been reading about in the papers. It didn't look like a House of Death when I saw it. It was just a Spanish house, like all the rest of them in California." This sense of foreboding hangs over each and every sentence. Alert: my review contains what could be considered sp [...]
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Megan Johnson Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
To be honest with you, this book wasn't even on my radar. I was having lunch with someone when we got around to talking about my love for Crime Mystery Fiction and they suggested this as their favorite of those type books. Lo and behold, they have a copy of it and I read it that very day. At only a little over 100 pages, it's easy to read and the fast-pace of it makes it all fly by. Oh, and not to mention that it really is that good! Double Indemnity is about an insurance salesman who meets a wo [...]
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Dan Schwent Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
Walter Huff is an insurance salesman who gets mixed up with a man's attractive young wife and together they conspire to murder him. While waiting for the heat to die down, Huff gets involved with the woman's stepdaughter and things spiral out of controlWhile I wouldn't go as far as to call this my favorite noir novel, it's definitely as good as, if not better than, The Postman Always Rings Twice. Cain does a phenomenal job building the tension with his minimalist style. It may only be 128 pages [...]
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Richard Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
One of the most tightly written books I've ever read, by the godfather of the type of noir fiction that I love. Not. A. Word. Wasted. In the book, Walter Huff goes to the Hollywood Hills to sell a car insurance renewal to Mr. Nirdlinger. But he gets caught up and starts falling hard for Mrs. Nirdlinger, who doesn't waste any time asking about accident insurance. We can pretty much guess where that leads! But even though we know where this is going, like a car crash, we can't take our eyes away. [...]
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Richard Derus Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
BkC12) DOUBLE INDEMNITY by James M. Cain: I liked the book better than the movie.I don't think I agree with myself on this one. I like both book and movie, and the movie version is a wonderful treat available free on YouTube. I'll put the two on a par.Rating: 4.875* of fiveThe Book Report: Yet again I feel like a fool offering a summary of a story doubtless extremely well-known: Young wife of older, boring man seeks life insurance for the coot from desperately smitten insurance agent. His lust f [...]
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Jason Koivu Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
My god, the utter callousness of it all!It's not too spoilery to give you a summary of the book, however, if you intend to read Double Indemnity, I'd suggest not reading the next two sentences. SUMMARY: A woman consults an insurance agent about taking out a special kind of insurance on her husband, the kind which sends up red flags for the agent, red flags which he ignores. Seduced by the woman and greed, the insurance agent helps her commit murder. The flippant way in which human life is treate [...]
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Trudi Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
There's a reason this is a classic and has stood the test of time, and you only have to read the first few pages to fully understand why. It all starts with a delicious chill up your spine, your eyeballs riveted to the page, your breath held, the "gotta know what happens next" monster rattling the bars of his cage. Your first thought: Strap on baby, this is gonna be g-oooodCain is a MASTER storyteller: his cutthroat instincts for plot and pacing unerring and enviable. His ear for dialogue is eno [...]
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Carol Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
OMG! I cannot believe the ending!Plain old downright great entertainment here from beginning to end with Cain's story of how to commit the perfect murder.While I was totally engrossed in the telling, there were a couple of times I had to stretch my imagination a bit, but I loved it just the same, and oh that endingraised my rating up a whole star!
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StevenGodin Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
I recently watched the multi-Oscar nominated Billy Wilder film classic from 1944 which remains one of my favourite films of all time ( Wilder scripted with Raymond Chandler). So had to read again on impulse over one night while the rain was lashing down outside, I settled down to be once again captured by Cain's moody masterpiece.This is simply put, quintessential noir. Dark, menacing, seductive and taut as wire, this short novel from James M. Cain really packs a nasty punch.Insurance investigat [...]
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K.D. Absolutely Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
"No one has ever stopped reading in the middle of one Jim Cain's book." - Saturday Review of LiteratureThis is true. This is my second Cain and I read this non-stop. Well, that was possible because it was Sunday today and I was just at home.I liked this better than his other equally popular book, The Postman Always Rings Twice (3 stars). Well, I have not seen the movie adaptation of this book while when I read "Postman," I had already seen and liked the Jack Nicholson-Jessica Lange movie in the [...]
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Giò Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
Devo riconoscere che, nonostante la mia scarsa passione per il genere noir/hard boiled, La morte paga doppio è davvero un gioiello. Condivido i commenti positivi al libro e aggiungo solo che la cosa stupefacente è quello che Cain ha saputo fare, in un romanzo tanto breve, rispetto alla costruzione della trama e la definizione dei caratteri. La sua scrittura essenziale e precisissima, la sua abilità nel creare tensione al massimo e colpi di scena perfetti dovrebbero essere un esempio per tutti [...]
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Lou Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
A day in the life of an insurance salesman, who looks for some extra bucks and meets a woman who wants to make more than just a few bucks. He thinks he knows all the tricks and has a plan, will it work? Hard boiled noir style thriller really keeps you wanting to see how the plan unfolds."All right, I'm an agent. I'm a croupier in that game. I know all their tricks, I lie awake nights thinking up tricks, so I'll be ready for them when they come at me. And then one night I think up a trick, and ge [...]
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Maria Clara Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
Sin lugar a dudas es una buena historia, con "femme fatale" incluida. Sin embago, lo que me ha llamado la atención de esta historia es su autor. Parece ser que le gustaban las novelas románticas, pero después de escribir El cartero siempre llama dos veces, ya no hubo manera de dar marcha atrás y escribir historias románticas.
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Cosimo Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
Avide maree Un ottimo noir, attraversato con intensità da passioni fatali e enigmatiche: una storia progettata con creatività e sapienza, che delinea un orizzonte umano inquietante e dipinge personaggi profondi e originali, mentre perseguono volontà determinanti. L'autore rende concreta e verosimile una psicologia prismatica e senza legge, con una tecnica sofisticata e selvaggia, senza mai perdere il centro del racconto e disfacendosi di ogni ipotesi prevedibile. Ombre, paure e desideri diseg [...]
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Roberto Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
L'altra metà della storiaContinuo a pensare che i romanzi diano quasi sempre il massimo nella prima parte. Gialli inclusi. La creazione dell'atmosfera, la descrizione e caratterizzazione dei personaggi, l'ideazione della scena, l'escalation della tensione, le riflessioni sulla situazione narrata valgono spesso molto più dello svolgimento seguente, che troppo di frequente si trasforma in routine e frettolosa chiusura di temi che non si riescono a gestire.Questo "La morte paga doppio" non fa ecc [...]
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David Schaafsma Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
Double Indemnity (1935) is written by the same author, James Cain, who wrote The Postman Always Rings Twice, which I also just read. I have more than once seen the great 1944 film, which was directed by Billy Wilder and co-written by Wilder and another wonderful noir detective writer, Raymond Chandler. It’s a tight little architecturally-designed novel about an insurance salesman who meets a woman interested in taking out accident insurance on her husband. For some reason (okay, she’s attrac [...]
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Nancy Oakes Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
It's a shame that most people are more familiar with the movie based on this novel than with the book itself. Don't think for a moment that if you've seen the movie you've read the book because it's just not so. There are a number of differences between page and screen, and also, watching the movie doesn't allow you to really enter and experience Cain's dark and cynical worldview as much as reading the book does. If nothing else, the ending of this book (as compared to the movie) is just phenome [...]
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Grazia Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
Libro voltapagina Dicesi libro voltapagina un libro che non si riesce a smettere di leggere fintantoché non se ne è voltata l'ultima pagina.Un libro voltapagina si caratterizza per avere capitoli brevi ed incisivi che terminano con un colpo di scena o con un cambio di prospettiva.Un libro sufficientemente sintetico, che non porti a saturazione il lettore.Che abbia una scrittura asciutta, che incuriosisca senza affaticare, che non faccia uso di una parola in più di quelle necessarie per descri [...]
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Bettie☯ Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
bbc/programmes/b03jyp1cDescription: Walter Huff has a good steady job in the insurance business and leads a quiet life. Then he meets and falls in love with Phyllis, an unhappily married woman, enquiring about accident insurance for her husband. They come up with a plan in which Phyllis's husband will die an unlikely death, by falling from a moving train. The 'accidental' nature of his demise will trigger the 'double indemnity' clause of the policy, forcing the insurance company to pay the widow [...]
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Tfitoby Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
I loved her like a rabbit loves a rattlesnake.Walter Huff (not Neff) the insurance agent pays his client Mr Nerdlinger (not Dietrichson) a visit for an auto-renewel and his entire life changes. That one decision is the catalyst for multiple dead bodies in this taut hardboiled thriller from James M. Cain.Right off the bat this was clearly not the Billy Wilder/Raymond Chandler movie, that classic pairing took Cain as a starting point, rejigged things and created cinematic gold. This book is not as [...]
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Mish Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
Double Indemnity is the second book I read of James M. Cain. I was initially worried going into Double Indemnity as found a few scenarios sounded almost identical to what I read The Postman Always Rings Twice - where the wife of a rich business man teams up with her lover to plot her husbands murder. But fortunately the likeness ended there. Their affair and the characters were nothing like what was in Postman. They were a well-educated couple - a nurse and insurance broker - that were in a love [...]
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Sandra Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
Questo breve giallo per me è un capolavoro. Michele Mari ne dà, in un saggio ne I demoni e la pasta sfoglia, una definizione azzeccatissima: “La trama è un miracolo di ingegneria giuridico-medico-psicologico-cronologico.-topografica: complessissima ma all’apparenza semplice, secondo l’aurea regola della sprezzatura che contraddistingue i classici”.Ed è proprio così: ogni pezzo si incastra perfettamente col successivo, i colpi di scena sono mirabilmente calibrati, i personaggi emergo [...]
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j Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
This is one of those books that wound up the victim of its own success. That is to say, I've seen the Billy Wilder movie, and I thought it was better -- it certainly had a much better ending anyway; this one is melodramatic to the point of being nonsensical -- and I also saw Body Heat, which is basically the same story except everything is more sexy and violent and there's a lot of that nudity you only find in movies from the '80s, and also it was filmed during the brief window of time when Kath [...]
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Arghavan Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
[من کلی ریویو نوشته‌بودم برای این که آقا. :)) پرید همه‌ش؟ :))]یک. “I had killed a man, for money and a woman. I didn't have the money and I didn't have the woman.”شاید که بشه کتاب رو توی همین یه جمله‌ش خل‍اصه کرد.دو.آقای جیمز ام. کِین با تقریبِ خوبی باهوش‌ترین ه.داستان حول محور قتل می‌گذره (view spoiler)[با توصیفِ جزءبه‌جزءِ [...]
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Marwan Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
How come I've never heard of James M. Cain before, I mean the book was amazing, I've enjoyed every minute of it. A thrilling noir novel where the protagonist is the villain ( with little conscience). The story revolves around Walter Huff, an insurance agent who one day comes to visit his client, Mr. Nirdlinger in his house in order to renew his car insurance. However, he's met by his beautiful wife, Phyllis Nirdlinger, and he falls under her spell. Together they plot to kill the husband after ma [...]
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Tiffany Reisz Jul 18, 2019 - 06:45 AM
Noir AF!Remember, kids, crime doesn't pay.
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Double Indemnity By James M. Cain Barry Bostwick Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches First published in 1935, this novel reaffirmed James M Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir.

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