Series: Harlem Cycle

Author: Chester Himes

All Shot Up (2007)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 2
The absurd, violent, wincingly hilarious chaos I've come to expect from Himes is wrapped within a broader thematic style this time. Liked the whole concept of 3s and trying to figure out the patterns. (Thought cameos of 3 characters from A Rage in Harlem: Lady Gypsy, Mr. Clay and Jackson, was a c...
The Heat's On (1988)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 2
Chester Himes, the author left for Paris in the late 20s and never returned. Still his Harlem is the city of fun and the weird. Again he thrills with albinos, midgets, voodoo goddess and the con that makes the scam that results in murder. Coffin Ed and Gravedigger Jones are on the scene. The get ...
The Real Cool Killers (1988)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 1
Όλα κι όλα τρία μυθιστορήματα του Τσέστερ Χάιμς έχουν μεταφραστεί στα ελληνικά, απ'όσο ξέρω, αυτό και άλλα δυο από τις εκδόσεις Άγρα. Πλέον είναι όλα διαβασμένα, οπότε αν θέλω να διαβάσω άλλα βιβλία του συγγραφέα, θα πρέπει να κοιτάξω στα αγγλικά. Σίγουρα κάποια στιγμή θα το κάνω. Όσον αφορά τους...
A Rage in Harlem (1989)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 3
”Looking eastward from the towers of Riverside Church, perched among the university buildings on the high banks of the Hudson River, in a valley far below, waves of gray rooftops distort the perspective like the surface of a sea. Below the surface, in the murky waters of fetid tenements, a city o...
Blind Man with a Pistol (1989)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 5
1st from himes for me...blind man with a pistol, chester himes, 1969...this version paperback, a 1989 printing...first vintage books edition, december 1989191 story-pages long.a preface"a friend of mine, phil lomax, told me this story about a blind man with a pistol...and thought further that all...
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1988)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 1
Chester Himes is the bomb, he's the shit, he's a genius. You're into crime and you ain't read him, you're missing out. You're into the African-American experience and you ain't read him, you're really missing out. You think some lowly thriller-writer's beneath you? Chester Himes can write. The st...