Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Little Murders” as Want to Read:
Little Murders
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Little Murders

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  78 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Samuel French acting edition of LITTLE MURDERS
Paperback, 72 pages
Published February 14th 2011 by Samuel French Trade (first published 1968)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Little Murders, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Little Murders

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 126)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Tony
Apr 15, 2010 Tony rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: drama
Feiffer, Jules. LITTLE MURDERS. (1968). ****. All the action in this play takes place in the New York apartment of the Newquists in the Upper West Side. Through the windows we hear the noises of the city: construction, traffic, helicopters, police sirens, fire engines, and the occasional gunshot. The main door to the apartment opens – which takes a considerable amount of time since there are two double locks – and in comes Marjorie Newquist. She is almost hidden behind two large shopping bags. S ...more
Pat
This play is as relevant to our media driven society today as it was when it was written in 1967. Biting satire that Feiffer does so well.
Victoria
Didn't quite know what to expect, was incredibly impressed with the ease at which this world presented itself. The whole family is insanely bizarre, the situation turns out to be more surreal than it initially lets on and despite the ridiculous feel of some of the specific happenings every character felt real, their situations felt pretty real. It was also easy to draw connections and see why everything was being pulled into the extremes they were. I dunno, basically really enjoyed it despite no ...more
First Second Books
Really brilliant and hysterical. The kind of play that makes you laugh and then instantly feel like a worse person for finding it funny. Dark comedy at its best. As another reviewer pointed out, this is even more relevant today, 40+ years after it was written. Based on the stills included in this volume I totally need to hunt down the movie version.
Colleen Venable
Really brilliant and hysterical. The kind of play that makes you laugh and then instantly feel like a worse person for finding it funny. Dark comedy at its best. As another reviewer pointed out, this is even more relevant today, 40+ years after it was written. Based on the stills included in this volume I totally need to hunt down the movie version.
Robert
Read with Portland Playreaders
Charles Berman
relentless and hilarious satire.
David
great play
Aidan
Aidan marked it as to-read
May 01, 2015
Voracious
Voracious marked it as to-read
Apr 22, 2015
Lilo
Lilo marked it as to-read
Nov 24, 2014
Savanna Harvey
Savanna Harvey marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2014
Anna
Anna added it
Oct 31, 2014
Marina
Marina added it
Sep 28, 2014
Anne
Anne added it
Aug 27, 2014
Annette
Annette marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2014
Κώστας Βος
Κώστας Βος marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2014
Pantheav
Pantheav marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2014
Heather Miller
Heather Miller marked it as to-read
Jun 27, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
5116
Jules Feiffer is the acclaimed author-illustrator of several books for children, including BARK, GEORGE; MEANWHILE . . .; and I LOST MY BEAR; and the illustrator of THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, by Norton Juster. Jules Feiffer is also a renowned editorial cartoonist, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. He has been the recipient of an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, a London Theatre Critics Award, an ...more
More about Jules Feiffer...
Bark, George A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel The Man in the Ceiling Rupert Can Dance

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »