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Fat Chance
Keith Laumer
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Fat Chance

3.3  ·  Rating details ·  10 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Published (first published February 1st 1975)
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Fraser Burnett
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Encouraged to read this after a big up from Hisownself, Joe R. Lansdale. I'm glad that I did. First-person gumshoe narrative, written in 1971, as an affectionate homage to Chandler. Wise-cracking, tough guy who drinks constantly. Loved it.
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
I have not read any hard boiled detective stories before, and based on this offering I doubt I will return to the genre anytime soon. The plot was confusing and lacked sympathetic characters, and the narrator's slang was so dated as to be impenetrable. I'll stick with Agatha Christie next time I have a hankering for a juicy murder mystery.
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1978 grade D

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John Keith Laumer was an American science fiction author. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and a U.S. diplomat. His brother March Laumer was also a writer, known for his adult reinterpretations of the Land of Oz (also mentioned in Keith's The Other Side of Time).

Keith Laumer (aka J.K Laumer, J. Keith Laumer) is best known for his Bolo stories and his sa
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