This week my teaser lines come from James M. Cain's classic noir crime novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice (published 1934). This snippet comes from page 113 of the Kindle edition:
I'm getting up tight now, and I've been thinking about Cora. Do you think she knows I didn't do it?This one has been on my TBR list for decades now. The 1946 film with John Garfield and Lana Turner (see a still from the film, below) has always been one of my favorite movies, so I wanted to see how it measured up to the book (more on that later).
That quote jumped out at me because of the use of "up tight" -- I had always assumed that phrase was some of our Sixties slang, so it was interesting to see it used pretty much the same way, twenty years earlier. Hoping to get a short review up later this week.
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