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by Donald E. Westlake


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by Donald E. Westlake. A hard case crime book. This book is a work of fiction.

by Donald E. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. E-book ISBN 978-1-78565-683-5. Design direction by Max Phillips. Typeset by Swordsmith Productions.

I was standing holding a carton of explosives in my arms, between one man with a rifle and one man with a pistol. The sentry’s hands snapped open, and I just barely kept the rifle from falling to the ground. But I did keep hold of it, got it into two hands, and backed away with it. All right, soldier, Eddie said.

The late Donald Westlake was capable of doing both drama and comedy well, and as a lighthearted story written for . When I started reading Help I Am Being Held Prisoner, I assumed it to be a really funny book that would have me laughing like an a-hole

The late Donald Westlake was capable of doing both drama and comedy well, and as a lighthearted story written for yucks it works surprisingly well. I was worried in the early going because I really dislike practical jokers, and I thought that he’d be asking a reader to find Harry’s pranks hilarious. When I started reading Help I Am Being Held Prisoner, I assumed it to be a really funny book that would have me laughing like an a-hole. And no, that wasn't because of what Stephen King wrote about the book (although that was partly the reason). But the main reason was the blurb.

MY NAME IS Harold Albert Chester Kunt. I am thirty-two years old and unmarried, though three times in my early twenties I did propose marriage to girls I’d become emotionally involved with.

for Abby-the jentle jailer. 1. SOMETIMES I THINK I’M good and sometimes I think I’m bad. I wish I could make up my mind, so I’d know what stance to take. MY NAME IS Harold Albert Chester Kunt. All three rejected me, two with embarrassments and evasions that were in a way worse than the fact of the rejection itself. Only one was honest with me, saying, I’m sorry. I do love you, Harry, but I just can’t see spending the rest of my life as Mrs. Kunt.

This was the first Westlake I ever read many, many years ago and it was a blast to find a decent used copy and read it again.

Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase. Probably the best most enjoyable book I have read in 40 years, made me a Westlake fan for life, and also one of the very few books I had to put down because I was laughing so hard. This was the first Westlake I ever read many, many years ago and it was a blast to find a decent used copy and read it again.

And that neck may just wind up in a noos. ELP I AM BEING HELD PRISONER is Donald E. Westlake at his funniest and his most ingenious, a rediscovered crime classic from the MWA Grand Master returning to stores. Westlake at his funniest and his most ingenious, a rediscovered crime classic from the MWA Grand Master returning to stores for the first time in three decades. Hard-boiled Thriller & Crime. One fee. Stacks of books.

Donald E. Westlake is widely regarded as one of the great crime writers of the 20th Century. He won three Edgar Awards and was named a Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America. Many of his books have been made into movies; Westlake also wrote the screenplay for "The Grifters," for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

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JAILED FOR A JOKE It isn't easy going to jail for a practical joke. Still One of the Funniest Books I Ever Read. com User, April 6, 2009. This was the first Westlake I ever read, when it was new in about 1975

JAILED FOR A JOKE It isn't easy going to jail for a practical joke. Of course, this particular joke left 20 cars wrecked on the highway and two politicians' careers in tatters - so jail is where Harold K nt landed. Now he's just trying to keep a low profile in the Big House. This was the first Westlake I ever read, when it was new in about 1975. It led to my reading all his other books I could get my hands on, up to the present time; it was obviously a good place to start.

Coronet/Hodder and Stoughton edition 1976 softcover/pb 223pp.

Comments: (7)

Qutalan
This is one of Westlake's funniest crime novels from his golden era. A practical joker gets sent to prison and inadvertently ends up in a gang who know a passageway out of prison; but, instead of escaping permanently, they leave the prison for a few hours at a time to spend time with their girlfriends, go shopping, etc. This gets complicated when the gang scheme to commit the perfect crime.
Along with The Busy Body, The Hot Rock, The Spy in the Ointment, Bank Shot, this novel is a fast and funny read.
Vathennece
A great story about a practical joker who ends up in prison because of a joke gone wrong but still pulling practical jokes. The main problem is his name, from German, with an umlaut changing the pronunciation which, of course, everyone ignores. Another great Donald Westlake book, probably only available in second-hand copies but well worth purchasing.
Risa
Probably the best most enjoyable book I have read in 40 years, made me a Westlake fan for life, and also one of the very few books I had to put down because I was laughing so hard.
Doukree
This was the first Westlake I ever read many, many years ago and it was a blast to find a decent used copy and read it again.
Golden freddi
A hilarious book, a hidden jewel. A great mix of humor, irony and general mayhem. If you like Elmore Leonard, especially the early books, you might like this book.
Yainai
Another great crime/humor novel by the top crime writer of his time.
Golkree
When you say WESTLAKE you say it all.
pretty funny
Help I Am Being Held Prisoner (Coronet Books) download epub
Author: Donald E. Westlake
ISBN: 0340207558
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; New Ed edition (July 1, 1977)
Pages: 224 pages