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by Donn Pearce

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ISBN:
0684187132
Author:
Donn Pearce
Language:
English
Publisher:
Macmillan Pub Co; 1 edition (October 1, 1986)
Pages:
304 pages
EPUB book:
1369 kb
FB2 book:
1271 kb
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1886 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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252


Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring Paul Newman and featuring George Kennedy in an Oscar-winning performance.

Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring Paul Newman and featuring George Kennedy in an Oscar-winning performance. The film, set in the early 1950s, is based on Donn Pearce's 1965 novel of the same name. Pearce sold the story to Warner Bros. who then hired him to write the script.

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Out of his experiences working on a chain gang, Donn Pearce created Cool Hand Luke, the larger-than-life war hero-Good Guy Number One-turned drunkard, vandal, and convict. A blasphemer and "pretty evil feller" who "could work the hardest, eat the mostest, and "An impressive novel.

Written using Donn Pearce's own experiences of working on a Florida chain gang, Cool Hand Luke is the classic tale of a quiet hero who refused to conform. Forced into a chain gang after a controversial career in the army.

Every night they took him out of line and put him in the Gator. his clothes, the blood still there on the side of his head, matted in his hair above the raw cut left by the Captain’s blackjack. After a few days he looked like a bewhiskered animal; a shackled, limping, foul-smelling beast. We growled and muttered among ourselves. No one had ever been hard-timed like this before.

Cool Hand Luke is the hard-hitting story of a true original. A man who won’t conform no matter what it costs

Cool Hand Luke is the hard-hitting story of a true original. He’ll play it real cool in the face of brutality. He’ll always get back up after a beating. He’ll eat fifty eggs in an hour, to win a bet. A man who won’t conform no matter what it costs. In a powerful new adaptation for the stage by Emma Reeves, based on Donn Pearce’s acclaimed novel, and directed by Andrew Loudon, Cool Hand Luke is the raw, uncompromising tale of sticking it to ‘The Man’. Poetry & Drama Plays. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Cool Hand Luke (1967). by Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson. As he sees Luke go to his bunk, he picks up his sex book and moves down to the other end of the barracks

Cool Hand Luke (1967). Based on the novel by Donn Pearce. More info about this movie on IMDb. LUKE Like to oblige you, Arletta, but right off I don't know where to put my hands on 'em. ARLETTA Sometimes I wisht people was like dogs, Luke. Comes a time, a day like, when the bitch just don't recognize her pups no more, so she don't have no hopes nor love to bring her pain. As he sees Luke go to his bunk, he picks up his sex book and moves down to the other end of the barracks. Alibi does the same with the cigarette papers and tobacco he has been rolling.

Cool Hand Luke: A Novel – Ebook written by Donn Pearce. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Cool Hand Luke: A Novel. Out of his experiences working on a chain gang, Donn Pearce created Cool Hand Luke, the larger-than-life war hero-Good Guy Number One-turned drunkard, vandal, and convict. A blasphemer and "pretty evil feller" who "could work the hardest, eat the mostest, and tell the biggest lies.

By now "Cool Hand Luke," is of course, a legend. Unfortunately, this doesn't apply to the novel, but rather, to the well known Paul Newman film (referred to in the sitcom Cheers' inaugural episode as "the sweatiest movie ever made,"). However, I digress, back to the novel. This was Donn Pearce's first novel. I initially had no interest in reading it. Rather, I came to it in a backdoor sort of way.

A convict on a Southern chain gang, becomes the idol of his fellow prisoners when he rebels against the rigidities of the correction system
  • Legionstatic
The movie did do the book justice, but not enough. Donn Pearce gives his experiences on a chain gang in Central Florida with colorful narration and eloquent prose. The beginning page gives just a glimpse of Pearce’s work. The author wrote the screenplay and was nominated for an Oscar.
The narrative and description of one of the most miserable existences, grips you and yet it is Shakespearian with its delivery. The book is narrated by one of the gang members, “Sailor” as oppose to the movie in which “Dragline” narrated. The character, Lloyd, “Cool Hand Luke” Jackson does not come into the novel, some 50 pages in, but he is talked about before he arrives.
Cool Hand is a symbol of rebellion. It is not just within the ranks of a road gang, but in the spirit of the Sixties that Pearce, gives us this hero. The real beauty of the book, is not just the story, but the prose that Pearce slams the reader. The description of men working and just trying to catch a glimpse of a woman, or the pain of being put in “The Box” makes this book a classic in the darker side of American life. The capturing of Southern dialogs and spirit of the horrendous conditions makes it a great read. Pearce is an author whose talents rivals that of John Fonte, Charles Bukowski, and Hubert Selby. If you love reading the former authors, you will love Pearce. He is an author much overlooked, but his best work was Cool Hand Luke.
  • Fenius
I've been on one hell of a lucky streak with reading good books. This book is fantastic. This is old school writing, not the homogenized big-box-store style of writing so popular today. Written in a unique, unforgettable voice, it has the dim glow of greatness humming up from its pages, a kind of once-in-a-lifetime act of lightning-catching, mysterious and beautiful and sad and defiant, everything that makes great art.

I've seen the movie at least 20 times. I watch it whenever I start to get them ol' existential doldrums. But this is the first time I read the book and I tell you that it is a different experience and worth reading even if you're familiar with the film. It's not better or worse, just different, and the moment I finished the book I knew I'd read it again. There aren't many books I read more than once.

Read it before or after the movie, or on its own. It doesn't matter. It's a great tale, a book to tuck in your pocket and take to the grave.
  • Ance
Donn Pearce, a former convict, who served time in a prison similar to the one presented, has written an outstanding work of literature. The author does not use quotation marks for dialog (works very well - I've never seen that before) and the book's time-line is brilliant. I found the book to be sadder and darker than the movie with a far superior character development of Luke. Many of the familiar scenes in the movie appear in the book, but the book adds many more. You'll meet some memorable characters such as Dragline, Walking Boss, Rabbit, and more.
  • Brajind
I would have given this book 4 stars had I not seen the movie. I thought Cool Hand Luke was one of the greatest movies ever. The book was unable to portray the characters,particularly Luke and Dragline the way the movie did. The book was unable to capture the living environment, the time period, the language, and personal interactions the way the movie did. One can read and know the similarities between the book and the movie, however the movie expanded the story in a way that the book failed to do. I would equate this book as compared to the movie in the same way I would contrast Forrest Gump, only that book was terrible.
  • Maveri
The movie is a masterpiece. The novel upon which it is based fills in some of the gaps that were not clear from the movie (stuff they had to leave out or not give full details). Luke was bummed by his experience in the 'good war' (WW II). He killed a lot of people and in the end, he wondered why they were fair game. Their Bible was the same as his, just written in German.
  • Hono
Enjoyable. I've seen the movie numerous times and had always wondered how it differed from the book. I liked the book because it was able to develop the characters more. It gives more perspective on Luke as well.
  • Quynaus
most of Luke's story in book is told by two other prisoners; consequently, Luke's character is not fully developed to explain what the author was really trying to say about Luke, life, and society.
Wow! Wow! and Wow!!! I thought the movie was good but the book is amazing. Gives you a different perspective on things. Could not put it down. Read in 1 day. Worth reading again.