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The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pie... by James M. Cain
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Jul 13, 11

bookshelves: noir-and-crime-fiction
Read in January, 2009 — I own a copy, read count: 8

James M. Cain should be required reading for English majors and aspiring writers -- Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice are quite perfect first-person novels that present narrators with singular and powerful voices. Mildred Pierce and the collected stories are also great, especially to have all in one volume bound in the durable Everyman fashion, but I'm sad they didn't put Serenade in here too, which is Cain's third masterpiece of first-person narration. All in all, I consider this collection indispensable.
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