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The shocking and explosive hardboiled classic From murderers to prostitutes corrupt polit. The cool young colored nurse at the desk lifted a telephone and spoke some words She put it down and gave them a cool remote smile I am sorry but he is still in a coma she said Don t be sorry for us be sorry for him Coffin Ed said My first Chester Himes book and the 5th in his Harlem Cycle All Shot Up is filled with wonderful writing dark humor violence and crisp pacing More than any of these things Himes also recreates a Harlem landscape where dirty cops are on the take transvestites ply their tread on corners and racial tension is prevalent than either of them Undoubtedly fun if not incredibly original in its story what separates this book is how that racial tension seeps into every action its characters make and every decision taken or not taken Almost claustrophobic in its omnipresence Himes created the near perfect blend of noir landscape and social commentary that never feels heavy handed I m definitely looking forward to going back and reading the rest of this series

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All Shot Up

Est detective duo must carry the day against an absurdist world of racism and class warfa. Some startling moments Himes is never afraid to do something different

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Icians and racist white detectives Coffin Ed Johnson and Gravedigger Jones Harlem's tough. I ve enjoyed other books in the Harlem Cycle and was uite prepared for Himes s blacker than black hardboiled Noir serving of extreme violence and racism soulless criminals and murderers white racist cops using the N word corrupt politicians in this case married and sleeping with young men whores easy women and weirdos of all kinds with Harlem s tough detective duo Coffin Ed Johnson and Gravedigger Jones in the lead and truly madcap plotting a combination that made me suirm in the past but which was served up with plenty of humour and made the whole mix work for me somehow But this story centred as it was around a community of gay black men with everything to hide and plenty of homophobic digs made me especially uneasy The plot was as madcap as ever and than ever confusing to me There were men posing as women and a women posing as a men which made it all the harder to follow and if there was humour there I failed to detect it Still it was Chester Himes and he knew how to keep a story going so I cannot say it ever got boring which kept me from feeling like I was wasting my time Seems I ve been listening to them out of order since Audible and GR can t agree on that but I ll keep going with this series and see where else he goes with it The audiobooks narrated by Dion Graham are excellent


10 thoughts on “All Shot Up

  1. says:

    This is one of those novels in the noir tradition that should be considered a standard there are grifters and schemers; whores and ueens; all manner of vice and debauchery; coupled with two police detectives that are themselves not above pushing the envelope I just reread the last four chapters again tonight and I cannot believe this isn't

  2. says:

    It begins like this An old woman is run down in the street by a super slick car They see her get up only to get run over again by some cops Onl

  3. says:

    “The cool young colored nurse

  4. says:

    Maybe my favorite one of these? Admittedly they’re all very good and very similar but the mystery here was particularly s

  5. says:

    ★★ ½ — I've enjoyed other books in the Harlem Cycle and was uite prepared for Himes's blacker than black hardboiled Noir serving of extreme violence and racism soulless criminals and murderers white racist cops using the 'N' word corrupt politicians in this case married and sleeping with young men whores easy women and weirdos of all kinds with Harlem's tough detective duo Coffin Ed Johnson and Gravedigger Jones in the le

  6. says:

    Lots of violence on the streets and in the police force This is Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson at their best or worst depending on your view This one focuses on a black politician who has the detectives support to some extent but he becomes embroiled in a scam involving campaign funds An aside to this is a comical tale of a sailor being fleeced over the purchase of a carThere is a good deal of viol

  7. says:

    Some startling moments Himes is never afraid to do something different

  8. says:

    On a sub freezing night in Harlem NYPD detectives Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson must deal with a 50000 robbery a fatal hit and run and street shooting an inordinate number of transvestites and a beheading With the city snowbound the next day they pull the threads together All Shot Up occurs midway through Himes’ eight novel series about the two detectives and it is the first I have read That violates my preference for

  9. says:

    Positives Adventure packed and full of hilarious chain reactions The dialogue is snippy uick and witty in some cases Raw and generally realistic even though somewhat grotesue in some places The case presented was bizarre and shows how life can intertwine in the oddest waysNeutralsNoneNegatives Despite the action packed

  10. says:

    All the twisted hilarity and violence of Himes that I love so much with Coffin Ed and Gravedigger Pete doing their best for the race the way