Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Richard Jessup, The Cincinnati Kid, Dell, 1965


Don Coffin said...

Wikipedia says Jessup wrote it as his reaction/response to the movie version of The Hustler. Whatever, it's a very good book, and the McQueen movie (directed by Norman Jewison after Peckinpaugh bailed out on the project) is also quite good. Hard to miss the similarities, though.

Bill Crider said...

A homage, perhaps. I read the book in hardback and really liked it. Liked the movie, too. Probably have done an Overlooked Movies post on it in the past.

George said...

I enjoyed reading all of Richard Jessup's novels.