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The Old Man and the Gun: And Other Tales of True Crime (edição 2018)

por David Grann (Autor)

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Literary Criticism. Sociology. True Crime. Nonfiction. HTML:Now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, The Old Man and the Gun is here joined by two other riveting true-crime tales.
"The Old Man and the Gun" is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. "True Crime" follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And "The Chameleon" recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a "worthy heir to Truman Capote" and "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today," as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.
Look for David Granns new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023!.
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Membro:loraineo
Título:The Old Man and the Gun: And Other Tales of True Crime
Autores:David Grann (Autor)
Informação:Simon & Schuster UK (2018), Edition: Film Tie-In, 144 pages
Coleções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:****
Etiquetas:true crime

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Three short true crime stories. I enjoyed all three, but the old man bank robber was my favorite. ( )
  loraineo | May 25, 2024 |
Pretty incredible stories. ( )
  grandpahobo | Dec 16, 2023 |
Three short accounts of various crimes, including; a lifelong bank robber and prison escapist, an author whose book reveals hints to a murder, and a man whose identity often changes.
This is a short and quick little read that is intriguing and keeps you engaged, but is overall a little forgettable. Not because of the writing, but more so the stories themselves that have more interesting anecdotes or 'fun facts' in them than anything actually worth a full story on or at least not how they are presented here. So, an entertaining quick read if you like true crime, but nothing noteworthy. ( )
  WhiteRaven.17 | Jun 11, 2023 |
"The Old Man and the Gun" is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. "True Crime" follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And "The Chameleon" recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a "worthy heir to Truman Capote" and "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today," as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.
  CalleFriden | Mar 6, 2023 |
An entertaining but completely unnecessary read, The Old Man and the Gun is a money-spinning movie tie-in comprising three of David Grann's true crime articles. The writing, while nothing special, delivers its information without fuss, and can be considered good examples of the craft of narrative journalism.

The topics chosen are engrossing: the titular 'The Old Man and the Gun' is the weakest, following an ageing bank robber, but the other two – a Polish writer whose violent novel bears details suspiciously close to those of an unsolved murder case from a few years earlier, and a French imposter who poses as a missing American teenager – really spark, and fulfil the old adage that truth really is stranger than fiction.

Despite this quick, readable entertainment, there's no need to pick up this book: not only were the articles previously published in The New Yorker, but all three – along with nine others not reproduced here – have already been published in the 2010 book The Devil and Sherlock Holmes. Consequently, this book seems lesser than the sum of its parts, and while Grann is a writer worth exploring, this one can be safely ignored. ( )
  MikeFutcher | Dec 24, 2022 |
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Literary Criticism. Sociology. True Crime. Nonfiction. HTML:Now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, The Old Man and the Gun is here joined by two other riveting true-crime tales.
"The Old Man and the Gun" is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. "True Crime" follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And "The Chameleon" recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a "worthy heir to Truman Capote" and "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today," as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.
Look for David Granns new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023!.

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