Overview

This is a novella, “Speaking of Greed,” written as the foundation of an anthology with the same title. That has been its only appearance.

It’s a return to a very old-fashioned type of storytelling, with four archetypal characters interrupting their endless bridge game to recount stories from their own experience. Boccaccio, Chaucer—the form has a long history, and I had great fun with my attempt at it. ...
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Overview

This is a novella, “Speaking of Greed,” written as the foundation of an anthology with the same title. That has been its only appearance.

It’s a return to a very old-fashioned type of storytelling, with four archetypal characters interrupting their endless bridge game to recount stories from their own experience. Boccaccio, Chaucer—the form has a long history, and I had great fun with my attempt at it.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012818096
  • Publisher: Lawrence Block
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,251,739
  • File size: 50 KB

Meet the Author

Lawrence Block has been writing award-winning mystery and suspense fiction for half a century. His most recent novels are A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF, featuring Matthew Scudder, and GETTING OFF, starring a very naughty young woman. Several of his books have been filmed, although not terribly well. He's well known for his books for writers, including the classic TELLING LIES FOR FUN & PROFIT, and THE LIAR'S BIBLE. In addition to prose works, her wrote episodic television (TILT!) and the Wong Kar-wai film, MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS. He is a modest and humble fellow, although you would never guess as much from this biographical note.
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  • Posted June 15, 2012

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    Very Highly Recommended

    If you don't have time to read a full-length novel, this is a great piece to pick up. It's a very enjoyable and insightful story that will keep you thinking long after you've finished it.

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