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Bordersnakes (Milo Milodragovitch #3)

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  348 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
When a fickle twist of fate foils two assassins from snuffing out Detective C.W. Sughrue, P.I. Milo Milodragovich joins Sughrue in tracking down the would-be killers. The two men sweep across America and Mexico on a wild journey of hardcore violence, sex, and cyberspace--a journey that traverses the thin, volatile line between best friends, countries--and life and death.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 1996)
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Luca Lesi
Jan 21, 2015 Luca Lesi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Succede qualcosa quando si tocca il fondo roccioso della propria esistenza. Dalla melma viene a formarsi una certa chiarezza di vedute. La quale poi emerge e risorge, forse come la vita stessa.
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Bordersnakes è un altro grande romanzo hard boiled di James Crumley, che vede insieme Milo Milodragovich e C.W. Sughrue, i due amici cinquantenni (protagonisti singoli di altri romanzi) alla ricerca della propria giustizia perché chiunque decide che la vendetta è una roba brutta non ha mai perduto nulla d'
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Tom Vater
May 18, 2012 Tom Vater rated it really liked it
Bordersnakes by James Crumley, published in 1996 and this crime writer’s last novel, is all about bad men in a hostile world – a novel so macho and hard-boiled you will need to use your brains like a razor on a mirror to be able to snort up the insides of this crystalline, sick, turbo-paced ride through Texas.

Two out of control private eyes in search of money and revenge cruise through this beautifully written, vomit-inducing thriller, sliding from one unsavory moment of sex, drugs and ultra-vio
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Andrea P
Oct 07, 2012 Andrea P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perchè 5 le dai a "L'ultimo vero bacio" e nulla, tra quanto scritto da Crumley, lo eguaglia. Ma è solo questione dogmatica.
Perchè il primato vacilla davanti a questa storia che vede spalla a spalla e colpo su colpo (e che colpi, C. W. Sughrue e Milo Milodragovitch, i due self-distructive protagonisti dei suoi romanzi.
E non sai se ti coinvolge di più (pericolosamente) quello che fanno o quello che dicono.
Ma non è che importi poi tanto capirlo.
Adam
May 19, 2010 Adam rated it really liked it
Crumley takes his two favorite detective creations on a gonzo adventure, roadtrip, and revenge quest. Milo and Sughrue in car filled with cocaine and firearms travel the American West with the spirits of Chandler, Peckinpah, Hunter S Thompson, and Warren Zevon as guides and a soundtrack by Ely, Cowboy Junkies, Waits, Zevon, and Patsy Cline. Ridiculous, comic and brutally violent this is the book he probably meant to write with Mexican Tree Duck.
Linda Kelley
Apr 21, 2010 Linda Kelley is currently reading it
Once I find a good author, I tend to check out all his/her books and read them one right after the other. I love the way this guy puts words together...."His large brown eyes, as melancholy as prunes in Cream of Wheat...." Chuckled over that one. Looking forward to reading "The Muddy Fork and Other Things."
James
Aug 04, 2010 James rated it really liked it
Came across this jewel while suffering through a family get together. Dark, humorous and just what I needed to take my mind off family drama. I look forward to checking out Crumley's other work. Too bad there is not much of it out there!
Robert
Sep 02, 2013 Robert rated it really liked it
After a while you just read Crumley for the wonderful way the man had with words; the violence doubles and the plot turns back on itself more times than we care, as both Sugrue and Milo go about their business.
Ron Perkowski
Jul 24, 2012 Ron Perkowski rated it liked it
A cathartic Crumley, although perhaps trying to hard early and not acheiving his usually climatic climax. this book is clearly deserving, like most of his work, of a closer read than I was willing to give it.
Mitchell Logan
May 19, 2013 Mitchell Logan rated it it was amazing
Well done, the style might not be for everyone, but if it's the type you are looking for rest assured the execution is flawless.
John Acy Reinhart
Feb 24, 2013 John Acy Reinhart rated it liked it
Not every reader with its over the top violence, but I like its edginess.
Ken
Jul 07, 2011 Ken rated it did not like it
Actually, didn't even finish. Bad!
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James Arthur Crumley was the author of violent hardboiled crime novels and several volumes of short stories and essays, as well as published and unpublished screenplays. He has been described as "one of modern crime writing's best practitioners", who was "a patron saint of the post-Vietnam private eye novel"and a cross between Raymond Chandler and Hunter S. Thompson.His book The Last Good Kiss has ...more
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