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Eight million ways to die

by Lawrence Block

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Published by Jove Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementLawrence Block
The Physical Object
Pagination296 p. ;
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24933992M
ISBN 10051508090X
ISBN 109780515080902
OCLC/WorldCa21966925

Based on a series of detective stories from novelist Lawrence Block, "8 Million Ways to Die" is a curious little crime thriller from director Hal Ashby and writers Oliver Stone and Reviews: 8. When he accepts a fat fee to help a hooker get free of her pimp, Scudder lands in the middle of a savage drug and prostitution ring and given his past failures, there’s no guarantee he’ll get out alive. 8 Million Ways to Die is a powerful story of personal crisis and riveting police thrillers that will hold you spellbound and leave you.

Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for 8 Million Ways to Die () - Hal Ashby on AllMovie - Jeff Bridges plays Matthew Scudder, an LA sheriff 4/ Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in this city. A young prostitute named Kim knew it also--and she wanted out. Maybe Kim didn't deserve the life fate had dealt her. She surely didn't deserve her death. The alcoholic ex-cop turned p.i. was supposed to .

  EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE (Arbor House, ) is the fifth Scudder novel and at least twice as long as most of the previous four. At the time, Block seriously considered ending the series with this one. As he explained to interviewer Ernie Bulow, “Although each of the five books is a novel, complete in itself, it seemed to me as though they constituted one five . 8 Million Ways To Die is a very flawed film but not a picture without some merit. Despite the obvious missteps and questionable scripting choices, the picture does manage to entertain. It's got a good cast, it's quite stylish and it contains some decent action and exploitation elements.


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Eight Million Ways To Die, Lawrence Blocks seminal crime novel has been called the best entry in his Matthew Scudder Eight million ways to die book.

And it lives up to the accolades. And it lives up to the accolades. Scudder is a train wreckonce a cop, he is now a drunk, living in a hotel and taking unlicensed private detective cases to get by/5. Eight Million Ways to Die was published in and takes place around that time.

Much of the book is a meditation on the state of New York City, and if you spent much time in the city in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, you’ll find that Scudder’s narrative brings the old city vividly to by: 3.

I read Lawrence Block’s novel Eight Million Ways to Die over a decade ago. I thought it was excellent, on many levels, and in fact it led me to read the entire book Matthew Scudder series. This new graphic novel adaptation by John Snyder III is amazing in its own right.

It is not just a fun tribute or a way to reexperience the novel/5(14). "Eight Million Ways to Die" is a classic piece of hardboiled detective fiction that represents a turning point in the life of its hero, Matthew Scudder.

Early on in the narrative, Scudder is told frankly by a young doctor after a two-day alcohol blackout, "if you drink, you'll die."Cited by: 3. Directed by Hal Ashby. With Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul, Randy Brooks. Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid.

The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his /10(K). It’sand it’s the 25th anniversary of the Lawrence Block’s Eight Million Ways to Die - so let’s put out a celebratory edition.

I’ve never read a Block book, so I’m not sure why this particular book warrants a re-issue in hardcover, but it does mark a significant milestone in Matt Scudder’s career; maybe that’s why.

Editions for Eight Million Ways to Die: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Hardcover published in ), Cited by: 3. Eight million ways to die is simply an AMAZING movie. since the first time I saw it - i think it was in 91 - I bought the original VHS video and saw it many times again, especially during harsh times.

This is The movie to see when you are down, and shows you how a man who has been at the bottom can gather himself, and bring on his best. About the Book Nobody knows better than Matthew Scudder how far down a person can sink in this city.

A young prostitute named Kim knew it also—and she wanted out. Read new romance book reviews, posts from your favorite authors, samples, exciting digital first publications and e-book specials. Eight Million Ways to Die.

by Lawrence Block. On Sale: 07/30/ Read a Sample Read a Sample Enlarge Book Cover. $ Spend $49 and get FREE shipping on Format: Quantity: Amazon. Heat Vision can reveal that crime writer Lawrence Block's most famous creation will make his comic book debut in a graphic novel adaptation of the novel Eight Million Ways to.

The graphic novel of Lawrence Block’s Eight Million Ways to Die goes on sale 26 June, but we couldn’t hold back on giving you an eyeful of this beauty. This is one you’re going to want to get your hands on. Eight Million Ways to Die was originally published inthe fifth book in the Matt Scudder detective series set in New York.

It’s been adapted here by John K. 8 Million Ways to Die. Lawrence Block. Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Eight Million Ways to Die is the fifth in the Matt Scudder Read full review.

Redbook, Playboy, GQ, and The New York Times, and has published several collections of short fiction in book form, most recently Collected Mystery Stories. Block is a Grand Master 4/5(15). A powerful new entry in the IDW library following in the footsteps of the groundbreaking PARKER series, EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE is now available for pre-order and will go on sale JUNE Eight Million Ways to Die John K.

Snyder III and Lawrence Block. IDW, $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book. Snyder’s adaptation of. In advance of the release of IDW's Eight Million Ways to Die, Snyder takes readers though a section of the graphic novel, detailing his art process and the research that went into keeping the book authentic to its period.

As put in IDW's solicitation text, "Snyder's art both encapsulates and elevates these rough-cut gems in a graphic, grainy. These are the opening titles for the movie "8 Million Ways to Die." I saved it because I like the helicopter ride and music.

The music is by James Newton Howard, a genius. 8 Million Ways to Die was shot on 35mm film and is presented here in the aspect ratio, despite the (incorrect) back box cover claim that the movie is in its original theatrical ratio. As transfers of older movies go, this is a rather average one from Kino Lorber (I believe the studio just has to use the transfer provided to them by the studio – in this case, 20th Century Fox).

Eight Million Ways To Die is simply one of the best PI novels of all time, and Everybody Dies () ain't too shabby either. EVIDENCE "She was a way to get out, and I was a person who would always want to get out. 8 Million Ways to Die is a American crime thriller directed by Hal Ashby, produced by Oliver Stone and based on the novel of the same name by Lawrence stars Jeff Bridges, Andy Garcia, Rosanna Arquette, James Avery, Randy Brooks, Alexandra Paul and was distributed by TriStar Pictures.

Other websites. 8 Million Ways to Die on IMDb ; 8 Million Ways to Die at. Eight Million Ways to Die J Written by crimefictionlover; Published in Recommended; 0; Permalink Lawrence Block’s novel is rendered in a dark and dangerous style by John K Snyder III as he recreates the story in graphic novel form.

Central to the piece is Block’s iconic private detective, Matt Scudder, who wrestles with his.LAWRENCE BLOCK – Eight Million Ways to Die. Arbor House, hardcover, Paperback reprints include: Jove, ; Avon, Film:with Jeff Bridges as Matt Scudder (also partly based on A Stab in the Dark).

Ex-New York policeman Matthew Scudder is not a formally licensed private investigator; he says you could call what he does “hustling for a buck.Battling the bottle one day at a time, ex-cop, sometime PI Matthew Scudder finds that next to staying sober, staying alive seems easy.

But in the mean streets of New York City it never is. Not for the prostitute who wanted out and got her beautiful self slashed to ribbons. Not for a pimp named Chanc.