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by Ross Macdonald


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There were no boys anywhere in sight.

Has Tom Hillman run away from his exclusive reform school, or has he been kidnapped? Are his wealthy parents protecting him or their own guilty secrets? And why does every clue lead Lew Archer to an abandoned Hollywood hotel, where starlets and sailors once rubbed shoulders with grifters-and where the present clientele includes a brand-new corpse. The Far Side of the Dollar. There were no boys anywhere in sight. The buildings of the school, widely distributed among bare fields and dripping eucalyptus groves, lay under the gray sky like scattered components of an unbuilt city.

Ross Macdonald is the main pseudonym that was used by the . The Far Side of the Dollar – 1965 (1965 CWA Gold Dagger Award winner).

Ross Macdonald is the main pseudonym that was used by the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar (/ˈmɪlər/; December 13, 1915 – July 11, 1983). He is best known for his series of hardboiled novels set in Southern California and featuring private detective Lew Archer. Brought up in the province of Ontario, Canada, Macdonald eventually settled in the state of California, where he died in 1983. His first books, patterned on Hammett and Chandler, were at once vivid chronicles of a postwar California and elaborate retellings of Greek and other classic myths.

The Far Side of the Dollar

The Far Side of the Dollar. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. Octavo, original half green cloth, original dust jacket. The Far Side of the Dollar, published the same year Macdonald was named president of Mystery Writers of America, won the famed Silver Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year from the British Crime Writers Association.

The "readability" of The Far Side of the Dollar is greatly enhanced by its wonderfully insightful descriptive prose.

This partcular June 1984 14th Bantam Books printing has one of the fabulous James Marsh covers I collect, in which the entire series of some 20-plus books were all published as a posthumous tribute to Macdonald, who died in 1983 and whose real name was Kenneth Millar, born an American, raised in Canada, and returned to California to write. The "readability" of The Far Side of the Dollar is greatly enhanced by its wonderfully insightful descriptive prose.

This book is filled with the hunger for fathers and fathering, and its tragedy is a consequence of fatherly failures, for .

This book is filled with the hunger for fathers and fathering, and its tragedy is a consequence of fatherly failures, for which mothers-and sons and daughters as well-must suffer. Like many others I have touched on the use of character In "The Far Side of the Dollar" Mr. Macdonald has created yet another well-written tale of hope, despair, love and self-interest.

Автор: Macdonald, Ross Название: The Far Side of the Dollar Издательство: Random House (USA) .

He was waiting for me. Did you get any sleep at all?. The loss of sleep had affected him hardly at all, except that his voice and bearing were less personal and more official. The loss of sleep had affected him hardly at all, except that his voice and bearing were less personal and more official ou’ve had an active twenty-four hours. I have to thank you for turning up the brother. His evidence is important, especially if this case ever gets into court. I have some other evidence to show yo. .But Bastian hadn’t finished what he was saying: I talked the sheriff into paying you twenty-five dollars per diem plus ten cents a mile, if you will submit a statement.

Author: Ross Macdonald. Has Tom Hillman run away from his exclusive reform school, or has he been kidnapped?

The Far Side of the Dollar. Author: Ross Macdonald. Has Tom Hillman run away from his exclusive reform school, or has he been kidnapped? Are his wealthy parents protecting him or their own guilty secrets? And why does every clue lead Lew Archer to an abandoned Hollywood hotel, where starlets and sailors once rubbed shoulders with grifters–and where the present clientele includes a brand-new corpse.

Macdonald, Ross, 1915-. New York : Bantam Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; americana. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

The result is Ross Macdonald at his most exciting, delivering 1,000-volt shocks to the nervous system while uncovering the venality and depravity at the heart of the case. Books related to The Far Side of the Dollar. The Simple Art of Murder.


Comments: (7)

GYBYXOH
Nobody reads Ross Macdonald much anymore, but this was one of several books Amazion asked me to review this week, so I'm doing my best to oblige them. This partcular June 1984 14th Bantam Books printing has one of the fabulous James Marsh covers I collect, in which the entire series of some 20-plus books were all published as a posthumous tribute to Macdonald, who died in 1983 and whose real name was Kenneth Millar, born an American, raised in Canada, and returned to California to write. Most of Macdonald's books have deep Freudian themes to them, and are old-style hard-boiled literature whose fans included such notable greats as Eudora Welty and the editor of the New York Times Book Review. It's hard to find him in print anymore, but Black Lizard/Vintage is doing a good job of tring to keep his books afloat. Macdonald writes of the promised land, the sunny valleys of California, and the family tragedies and mysteries behind the secret doors. It's best to start off reading him chronologically, with the three non-Archer novels he wrote during World War II, and then slowly move chronologically into the Lew Archer series, which once comprised a TV series starring Peter Graves and the movie "Harper" with Paul Newman as the Archer character (remember, he liked titles that began with "H", like "Hud" (Larry McMurtry's first book, "Horseman Pass By", and also "Hombre." "Dollar" is a great mystery and you should read everything Ross Macdonald wrote and all the great books of essays and one especially superb biography about him.
sobolica
Chapter I of The Far Side of the Dollar finds veteran PI Lew Archer visiting a reform school for rich teenagers. Young Thomas Hillman a recent admission to the facility has gone AWOL and Archer has been hired by the school's headmaster to find him. A fairly straightforward case, right? Wrong. As in all Ross Macdonald novels, the plot becomes ever increasingly intricate as the narrative unfolds.

There's plenty of standard Ross Macdonald fare packed into the pages of this very engaging book. Family dysfunction that spans the generations, hidden blood relationships between characters, a young person's journey to claim a birthright heretofore denied as well as jealousy and greed leading to murder most foul.

The "readability" of The Far Side of the Dollar is greatly enhanced by its wonderfully insightful descriptive prose. Another very appealling aspect to this novel is the extremely vivid and at times emotionally wrenching way the characters are developed. Highly recommended.
Celen
I have been reading Ross MacDonald novels for over forty years now, and am currently in the process of rereading them all. In my view, he is the greatest of the thousands of American (he was Canadian, actually) detective novelists and the novels seem stronger now than when they first appeared forty or fifty years ago. MacDonald's detective Lew Archer is one of the most interesting of all fictional investigators, tough, smart, sensitive, and all too human. MacDonald is a great storyteller, and the plots are dazzling. What strikes me most after all of these years is the beauty of his very spare style, and his note-perfect recreation of post-war California. Every book from The Doomsters (1958) on is a masterpiece of the genre, and the five early Lew Archer novels are impressive, too, especially The Barbarous Coast. He is really writing Greek tragedies, under the guise of mystery thrillers. The Far Side of the Dollar is one of the gems of the whole series. I can't recommend this work too highly for anyone who appreciates literate detective fiction.
Runehammer
This book, like all Ross Macdonald's books, are more appropriately "why-dunits" than "whodunits." He aspired at first to write in Chandler's style, then found his own voice. Lew Archer is more the conscience of the series than the protagonist, and he reflects this in his investigations. Macdonald's Archer is a roving conscience that gives both reason and understanding to his characters, as well as the motivations for why they behave as they do. Maconald, through Archer, offers rationalization for people and their motives. I find something new with every re-reading of Macdonald's books.
Rasmus
Love Ross Macdonald books. The tough gumshoe, the cheap blond, Southern California in the 50's, murder, and incest. What can be better. Sometimes you need a pencil and paper to write down the clues, but that is part of the fun. An author that needs t be rediscovered.
just one girl
Good read. Did a nice job of keeping the story moving without giving away the plot ending. Interesting characters, well developed.
Skillet
Read it and you will understand why Ross MacDonald (and Raymond Chanlder) are the founders of todays best mystery mystery novels..
Well paced, solid writing and a step back into a time just past.
The Far Side of the Dollar download epub
Mystery
Author: Ross Macdonald
ISBN: 0850317541
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Allison & Busby; New Ed edition (1988)
Pages: 256 pages