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Packed and Loaded Conversations with James M. Cain

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In these never-before-published interviews, the author of Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Mildred Pierce discusses his first notions to be a writer, his newspaper days, his Hollywood years, and Marilyn Monroe with brutal honesty and in a tone and vernacular that only a master like Cain could command. Also in this critical, tell-it-like-it-is study, Ca ...more
Paperback, 90 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Nimble Books (first published May 25th 2010)
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Rex Fuller
Jun 28, 2013 Rex Fuller rated it really liked it
Unvarnished Cain. A gentle and utter lack of pretension endears him. He sounds every bit like one of his characters all the way through: direct, unpolished, sincere, taking only the work seriously, not himself.
Douglas Castagna
Jan 29, 2016 Douglas Castagna rated it it was amazing
Insightful interviews from James M Cain that shed some light onto the man behind Postman and other seminal classics. I liked the layout of the ebook, and the way Cain would go off on what seemed to be tangential but it all relates to the original question. What sticks out the most about this small volume is how we get to see the man, and his personality, through a few long answers to some questions. Highly enjoyable and I wish it were at least three times as long. I would love to actually hear t ...more
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Aug 03, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The best thing I learned from this book is that my all time favorite book is also James M. Cain's alltime favorite book.

That book is Alice in Wonderland!
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James Mallahan Cain was an American journalist and novelist. Although Cain himself vehemently opposed labelling, he is usually associated with the hardboiled school of American crime fiction and seen as one of the creators of the 'roman noir'.

He was born into an Irish Catholic family in Annapolis, Maryland, the son of a prominent educator and an opera singer. He inherited his love for music from h
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