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The Hustler is a 1959 novel by American writer Walter Tevis. It tells the story of a young pool hustler, Edward "Fast Eddie" Felson, who challenges the legendary Minnesota Fats. The Hustler was adapted into a 1961 film of the same title, starring Paul Newman as Fast Eddie and Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats. The film was a critical and commercial success and was nominated for multiple Academy Awards. It remains widely regarded as a classic.

Walter Tevis’ The Hustler was an instant classic. The book never takes that step and also leaves it ambiguous as to whether Eddie will ever play high-stakes pool again whereas the movie makes his choice very clear

Walter Tevis’ The Hustler was an instant classic. It received critical acclaim at it’s publication and of course being made into a movie. The book never takes that step and also leaves it ambiguous as to whether Eddie will ever play high-stakes pool again whereas the movie makes his choice very clear. A lot of the book's dialogue was reproduced word-for-word in the movie and Bert is less sinister in the book than he is in the movie.

Paul Newman shines as cocky poolroom hustler "Fast" Eddie Felson in Robert Rossen's atmospheric adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel. Newman's Felson is a swaggering pool shark punk who takes on the king of the poolroom, Minnesota Fats (a cool, assured Jackie Gleason in his most understated performance).

The book quickly won a respected readership and later an audience for the movie with the same name starring .

The book quickly won a respected readership and later an audience for the movie with the same name starring Paul Newman and Jackie "A wonderful hymn to the last true era when men of substance played pool with a vengeance. -Time Out. When it was first published in 1959, The Hustler was the first-and the best-novel written about billiards in the 400-year history of the game. Otherwise, I loved The Hustler - Walter Tevis does it again! Tevis worked briefly in a pool hall and he really captures the atmosphere of those places where he must’ve seen real life Eddie Felsons come through and hustle the locals.

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If Hemingway had the passion for pool that he had for bullfighting, his hero might have been Eddie Felson (Time). The novel that inspired the classic film starring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason, The Hustler tells the story of Fast Eddie Felson, a young pool player who hustles suckers in small towns, looking for stake money so he can reach his goal: a marathon match in Chicago against Minnesota Fats

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Comments: (7)

Otiel
"The Hustler" is related to the movie by Paul Newman, and later the movie "The Color of Money" with both Newman and Tom Cruise. The book is a surprisingly good classic though, since it opens up the hidden struggle of every man: how should we respond to life challenges? Hidden within every man is the secret desire to win and dominate. If there are docile men out there, it is not because they are born that way, but it is because they have subconsciously developed a losing mentality, complete with the accompanying excuses and rationalization. This book beautifully dissect the psychology behind it, but even more than that, strongly suggests a way out of this negative spiral.

A very masculine book; I believe every man should read this, and unloose their shackle of a humdrum life and start living life the way it has always been intended to be: victorious, purposeful, and in full.

As a side note, most females will not be able to resonate with the concepts in this book, however, it will give you a fascinating insight into the male's psyche, and might make them better understand what is going on in the minds of their counter-gender.
Blacknight
You probably know the story of “The Hustler” from the 1961 Paul Newman movie of the same name. It’s the tale of small time pool hustler Eddie Felson who wants to move from the small time to the big time by playing the best pool player, Minnesota Fats. He loses to Fats, falls for a woman, gets his thumbs broken, is taught how to win by gambler Bert, and has a rematch with Fats. It’s all there, the pleasure comes in the prose of Tevis’ writing.

The prose is sepia tinged as it should be for the world it’s conjuring for the reader. Tevis uses highly descriptive language, he‘s painting the words on thickly. I recently read Tevis’ “The Man Who Fell to Earth” which was written only about five years after “The Hustler” and he doesn’t use the thickly descriptive adjectives as he does in “Hustler.” It’s obviously a choice Tevis made in the writing.

The conclusion of “The Hustler” is a little more straightforward than the movie, and leaves you a bit more in limbo, because that’s where Tevis’ leaves Eddie, in limbo with Sarah. Are they made for each other? Are they both locked into their “contract of depravity” and they can only be with each other? After the second match with Minnesota Fats has Bert sunk his claws far enough into Eddie to keep him hustling for him?

“Walter Tevis’ “The Hustler” was an instant classic. It received critical acclaim at it’s publication and of course being made into a movie. Tevis’ may have been a bit out of step with his contemporaries in incorporating a more traditional writing style than Jack Kerouac or The Beats but Tevis’ style holds up after almost sixty years and still reads as freshly as the day it was written.
Celen
"The Hustler" is one of my all-time favorite movies and after many years I finally got around to reading the original Walter Tevis novel. The movie is pretty true to the book but improved the book a great deal by resolving the story line of Fast Eddie's relationship with Sarah. The book never takes that step and also leaves it ambiguous as to whether Eddie will ever play high-stakes pool again whereas the movie makes his choice very clear. A lot of the book's dialogue was reproduced word-for-word in the movie and Bert is less sinister in the book than he is in the movie.

"The Hustler" is a fast, lean read and worthwhile if you're a big fan of the movie. Written in a time when just about any town of reasonable size had a pool hall, young readers would probably be clueless reading the book now.
Tuliancel
This gripping tale presents "Fast" Eddie Felson and the shady world of hustling pool. Eddie is young and immensely talented, but flawed by arrogance and naivety. After hustling small-timers in hundreds of backwater taverns and billiard parlors, Felson heads to Chicago with his partner Charlie. Their destination is Bennington's, where Minnesota Fats reigns as the nation's top player. Eddie and Fats duel in a classic high-stakes match that lasts nearly two days. When Fats eventually cleans Eddie out, the young man's life changes drastically. Broke and beaten, Eddie now struggles for his own soul - complicated by his troubled new girlfriend and their dual love for the bottle. Eddie also must return to scuffling pocket money from small-timers in cheap bars. After a serious injury, Eddie teams up with a sharpie named Bert. A shrewd judge of character, Bert knows when to bet big and when to walk away. With Bert as his stake horse, Eddie learns some psychology on winning and losing, vital lessons for the road towards another crack at Minnesota Fats.

Author Walter Travis (1928-84) used his work experience in a pool hall to write this remarkable 1959 novel. The book is somewhat different from the classic 1961 movie with Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason, so it should hold your suspense even if you saw the film. Overall, this is a superbly gritty, fast-reading novel.
SARAND
Saw the movie many times, and the book is a bit more in detailing. Walter tevis a true to life story teller. A lot of education about hustling as all the characters in this story reveal. A must read.
Skunk Black
This is a well-written story that gives the reader that emphasizes a man's devotion to the game of pool, the importance of practice, concentration and skill-building, and the inside poop on pool hustling. However, in comparison to the magnificent 1961 film, this reviewer was disappointed with the novel because the characters from the film just aren't there. There's much more description than there is dialogue between characters, and the characters just aren't as intriguing as those in the film.
The Hustler (Abacus Books) download epub
Contemporary
Author: Walter Tevis
ISBN: 0349101493
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: ABACUS BOOKS (SPHERE); First Edition edition (1990)
Pages: 192 pages