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by William Wingate

eBook Shotgun ePub
Author: William Wingate
Language: English
ISBN: 0312722281
ISBN13: 978-0312722289
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st ed edition (1980)
Pages: 250
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 582
Formats: txt mobi rtf docx
ePub file: 1721 kb
Fb2 file: 1347 kb

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. I wrote Shotgun specifically for the movies. I kept the action tight, over days rather than weeks

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. I kept the action tight, over days rather than weeks. I also kept the locale in one area-more or less-and the characters to a minimum. This formula worked because Shotgun was made into a movie.

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William Wingate's fast-paced novel "Shotgun" (published in 1980) is a hundred times better than . Wingate delivered ominous suspense and snappy action scenes. The hitman who died in a car while fleeing the scene of an execution is incredible.

William Wingate's fast-paced novel "Shotgun" (published in 1980) is a hundred times better than Christopher Frank's lackluster adaptation for the mediocre 1987 Burt Reynolds thriller. The protagonist named Hardacre makes Jack Reacher look like a choirboy. Interestingly enough, Hardacre isn't like the Malone character that Reynolds played in Harley Cokeliss' movie "Malone. The people who made the movie should have followed the book. Of course, it might have qualified as NC-17 material.

William P. Wingate (1939 – August 2012) was an author. His work includes the novel Shotgun, which was adapted into the 1987 film Malone starring Burt Reynolds. Wingate was born Ronald Ivan Grbich in South Africa. He was a lawyer as well as a writer. The book Malone was based on was originally published as Hardacre's Way. The .

I wrote Shotgun specifically for the movies  . The Daily Telegraph, London, wrote: There is power-a raw strength-in Wingate’s writing that is unquestionably origina. disturbing and memorable book.

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Baptist's FIre was a stormy little town all along, with gunfire from bitter Tennessee feuds spilling down Main Street since the 1890s. It was no place for a city slicker to visit, let alone start buying up, and that's what Mr. Cam seemed to be doing. And by the time some of the townspeople realized what was happening, they were too involved--or too scared--to do anything about it. Until Hardacre came to town... The ultra rare inspiration for the 1987 Burt Reynolds movie MALONE.
Modar
William Wingate's fast-paced novel "Shotgun" (published in 1980) is a hundred times better than Christopher Frank's lackluster adaptation for the mediocre 1987 Burt Reynolds thriller. The protagonist named Hardacre makes Jack Reacher look like a choirboy. Interestingly enough, Hardacre isn't like the Malone character that Reynolds played in Harley Cokeliss' movie "Malone." Nothing in the novel suggests the hero is so conflicted that he cannot kill; in the opening scene of "Malone," Malone has a target in the cross-hairs of his sniper-scope but he refuses to take the shot. In "Malone," Reynolds is compared with a Japanese ronin. Actually, he has forsaken his master rather than lost him. Wingate provides meager background material about Hardacre, unlike the film. Nothing traumatic affects Hardacre in the novel. Hardacre is cut from the same cloth as Rambo. Indeed, the last major set-piece has Hardacre fighting his adversaries in the forest like Rambo, except Hardacre isn't afraid to kill the villains with relish. Ostensibly, "Shotgun" bears some resemblance to Jack Schaefer's novel "Shane," but "Shotgun" is a contemporary yarn spun out in Tennessee against a fish-out-of-water Mafioso rather than movie's Right Wing Fanatic that Cliff Robertson played. "Shogun" is filtered through the perspective of a teenage girl instead of Schaefer's impressionable young boy. She is the daughter of a crippled gasoline owner in a small Tennessee town imaginatively named Baptist's Fire. Hardacre shows up one day pushing a VW Bug rather than a Mustang. Could you imagine Burt Reynolds shoving along a VW Bug in front of him? The introduction in the book is classic. The reason for Hardacre's presence is plausible. Cars break down. The villain in the novel is delineated with greater depth that Samuel Delany in "Malone." He is a New York mobster hiding out while the heat cools down in the Big Apple. In fact, all the characters are splendidly individualized for a B-movie style actioneer. The consequent war that Hardacre embarks upon against Mr. Cam evoked memories of Don Pendleton's "Executioneer" series where Mac Bolan goes around knocking off members of the Mafia. Wingate writes well enough that you won't spend a lot of time reading this melodramatic masterpiece. In other words, it is a fast, satisfying, but formulaic read. The action scenes rely on vivid descriptions. There is even a "50 Shades of Grey" scene between the Mafia boss and the babe. I enjoyed this book. Wingate delivered ominous suspense and snappy action scenes. The hitman who died in a car while fleeing the scene of an execution is incredible. The people who made the movie should have followed the book. Of course, it might have qualified as NC-17 material. Mr. Wingate should get the movie rights--if he doesn't already have them--and remake this novel as a modern-day thriller with somebody like Jason Statham, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Walhberg, or Gerard Butler.
Phain
I was shocked when I read this book, because I saw the movie that supposedly was based on this book.
The movie was great. The writers must have been brilliant to produce the movie that was so good,
when the book is so intolerable. The book was dull, uninspiring, tedious, and then it got worse! The book
became so bad toward the end that I am forever sorry that I even read the book. I would not recommend
the book.
Galanjov
Wingate wasn't as good a writer as Lee Child is, but this book shares at least one significant quality -- at certain points the tension and excitement are such that you have to put the book down to compose yourself.

And just FYI, the movie version with Burt Reynolds doesn't do justice to the story.
WOGY
Good story needs updated to language and times of today. Author is a lot long-winded
Thomand
Saw the movie,and found out they changed the ending. The movie also changed the characters somewhat. Both the movie (Malone) and the book were enjoyable, almost two different stories.
Xinetan
Good start. Seemed liked the end was written by a different author.
Trex
Loved the movie...
Great read. I couldn't put it down.
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