I can feel this will be one novel I’ll read multiple times. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I do not think I saw the sequel, “The Color of Money. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Not too far away from the insurance salesman and the shoe clerk: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Want to Read saving….

The risks he took were not underwritten. English Choose a language for shopping. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. No Tom Cruise character in the book. May 19, Ted rated it really liked it. Even while describing intricate actions on the pool table or the chess board in “Queens Gambit” there is no obfuscation.

That said, “The Color of Money” has always been one of my all-time favorite films. In a business you could pretend that skill and determination had brought you along when it had only been luck and muddle; a pool hustler did not have the freedom to believe that.

The Hustler by Walter Tevis

Now I want to go back and see the movie! Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Hard be comprehend him being that good using house balls. Feb 14, Duncan McCurdie rated it it was amazing. And he does, against a man played by Forest Whitaker, who talks about being the subject of psychological experiments… – But he is a Hustler playing against…another former Hustler – And he wins This is causing a lot of pain fore Eddie, who is very upset for falling prey, when he is in the game of hunting for weak adversaries… – How could I fall for that?


The writing style is very spare, somewhat like Steinbeck or Hemingway, but not nearly of that caliber. A flaccid follow-up to the aggressive, sexually-charged punch of “The Hustler. His description of the pool games are visual and fjlm. Pubblicato nelpochi giorni prima della morte di Walter Tevis, Il colore dei soldi nasce come seguito ideale del suo primo romanzo, Lo spaccone.


Fe your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The careful development and attention to detail that characterise the first pages gives way to a rushed and underdeveloped summing-up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to svorsese. Until he meets his match in Minnesota Fats, the true king of the poolroom, causing his life to change drastically.

Can be quite easily dismissed as a movel but for me Walter Tevis is one of the greats. Then, afterward, all you got to do is learn to feel so The Hustler is pretty close to perfect. Though I’ve never seen the film adaptation of The Hustler, I suspect or at least hope it’s considerably better than the book. You drop that load too when you find yourself an d.

Enabled Would you like to tell us about a lower price? No, that line is from the mouth of Walter Tevis. May 22, Elliott rated it it was ok. I read a Gene Wolfe quote in which he stated that his intentions were to create works that needed to be revisited multiple times to fully understand, that this was necessary for all great fiction. The Color of Money by Walter Tevis. Spacccone is one of my favorite movies but I had never read the book.

Eddie’s relationships with women in both books are weird, seyuito never meet his mother so we don’t know why he finds women so confusing and difficult, but it’s never a driving force for the plot or motivations of Fast Eddie Felson.


But this is a grimy book about grimy people who somehow manage some of them to transcend a simple game.

I am biased, however, as the film version which is a little more frenetic and painful – i. He liked the power over all the rows of suits, racks of ties, the fine wool, silk and cotton that having a great deal of money gave him.

The Hustler

With a new generation of competitors, a higher-profile series of matches, and a waning confidence in his own abilities, spacccone Eddie faces new challenges with unpredictable outcomes.

Eddie would lie in bed sometimes at night and think these things in anger, knowing that beneath the anger envy lay like a swamp. Not as good as The Hustlerbut a fun and satisfying read nonetheless if you’re into pool or billiards.

Appreciate Tevis characters and range. The story of Fast Eddie’s attempt to become the greatest pool player in America, a hill that he must climb over the corpse of Minnesota Fats the names, right?

Fast Eddie Felson is now 50, and still a bit lost. It scosese not be faked. It’s one of the best indoor sports, feeling sorry.

Dec 10, Carson rated it really liked it. He put the comb back in his pocket. That’s a big difference in the books.