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FREE PDF ê BOOK The Jugger · NATURALTREATMENT Ñ You probably haven’t ever noticed them But they’ve noticed you They notice everything That’s their job Sitting uietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers’ work habits the positions of the security guards Lagging a few car lengths behind the BriOws too many of his criminal secrets By the time he arrives the safecracker is dead and Parker’s skeletons are on the verge of escaping from their closet unless Parker resorts to lethal measures“Whatever Stark writes I read He’s a stylist a pro and I thoroughly enjoy his attitude” El Leonard“Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader draw him or her into the story and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible” Washington Post Book World“Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over Forget all that crap you’ve been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proust these are the books you’ll want on that desert island” Lawrence Bloc Parker surprised me in this book In previous stories I'd come to think his thieves' code made him moral His behavior isn't out of character here but I mistakenly started thinking he was basically a good guynot really He can still shock me with swift brutality Great book

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Get in his way because he’ll stop at nothing to get what he’s afterParker the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous mystery novels is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir  Lauded by critics for his taut realism unapologetic amorality and razor sharp prose style and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency Stark is a master of crime writing; his books as influential as any in the genre The University of Chicago Press has embarked on a project to return the early volumes of this series to print for a new generation of readers to discover and become addicted to In The Jugger Parker travels to Nebraska to help out a geriatric safecracker who kn The sixth Parker novel is somewhat of an oddity there is no heist involved at all Parkers' general job as organizer and enforcer does not come into play this time Parker gets a letter from one of his previous work partners a safe cracker aka a jugger who due to his retirement became a go between for Parker and something that resembles a acuaintance in Parker his world This letter makes Parker seek out his previous co worker and if necessary take action Parker finds the man deceased and already buriedHe then finds himself in a search for wealth by the various parties and is directly involved by all partiesA very well written book that deviates from usual books by Stark and does so in a very exciting way It is a mystery with Parker thrown in as a sort of detective The end of the story however changes a lot for Parker in the futureWell advised

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The JuggerYou probably haven’t ever noticed them But they’ve noticed you They notice everything That’s their job Sitting uietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers’ work habits the positions of the security guards Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds Surreptitiously jiggling the handle of an unmarked service door at the racetrackThey’re thieves Heisters to be precise They’re pros and Parker is far and away the best of them If you’re planning a job you want him in Tough smart hardworking and relentlessly focused on his trade he is the heister’s heister the robber’s robber the heavy’s heavy You don’t want to cross him and you don’t want to Richard Stark doesn't give much a description of what Parker looks like He's a big guy with gnarled tree trunks for hands This description is given in just about all of the early novels It's probably safe to think of Parker as looking sort of like a Lee Marvin type and since he has probably most famously portrayed Parker maybe this is what some readers use as their mental imageSome people might like to think of him as a raving wife beating anti semiteParker has also been portrayed as an African American in The SplitOr as an older balding white manOr as this guyAnd then there is Jean Luc Godard's take on Parker one which doesn't jive well with the text itself but in my opinion is the most attractive of the bunchLeave it to the French to portray a sociopath thief as a beautiful woman who is sort of the postergirl of sexy intellectual 1968 French radical chic Godard borrowed stole if you are of the opinion of Donald Westlake AKA Richard Stark heavily from this novel to make his movie Made in the USA Westlake prevented this film from ever being shown in the United States and it wasn't until after his death that it finally premiered in America and has since been released by Criterion The book and the movie work together in an interesting way the technicolor stylization of Godard contrasting with the bleak middle America setting of the novel Having seen the movie first and only about a month or so ago just before I decided I'd read all of the Parker novels I couldn't help seeing some of Godard's bastardizations in the book It definitely created a different reading experience than if I had read the novel first It made me think about how each of us has a totally different reading experience from one another for any book we read and reminded me how much memory in my case colors and shapes the way I picture the world a novel is taking place in I think it would be interesting although ultimately boring to anyone besides the reader or at least in my case to know where people imagine the stories they are reading to take place how they picture the characters In my case there are a handful of places and houses from my past that reoccur and work as the setting for most of the books I read in this case it would be one of my grandmother's houses which worked out nicely for how the book developed her basement had just the right features that would be needed in the story something I had no idea about when I unconsciously started to think of the action taking place there I'm not sure what triggers between the text and my memories are necessarily at work when this happens and how much I probably ignore actual description and just jam the setting into some place familiar I imagine other people do this too but I have no proof This has been a very un Parker like review To rectify the situation tonight when I get back from watching grown men beat the shit out of each other I'm going to just sit with the lights off and stare at nothing an activity that Parker seems to genuinely enjoy