The Friends of Eddie Coyle - George V. Higgins

It’s common knowledge that most people talk a whole lot and end up saying very little. This applies ironically to criminals in particular, folks whose entire enterprise hinges on keeping your mouth shut. Eddie and the other small-time hoods in boston’s underworld who populate ‘the friends of eddie coyle’ will babble to anyone who’ll listen. For these knuckle-headed no-goods ratting to an f.b.i. Agent’s better than visiting a shrink and a bartender’s just a confessor who serves you drinks. And as far as anyone being “friends”, they’re all playing each other-they’re just too stupid to see it. So why read this book of work-a-day criminals who love to gab about nothing? Because it’s a true, poetic masterpiece and the well-spring from which the last 40 years of great crime fiction has sprung. Drink deep.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle: A Novel By George V. Higgins, Dennis Lehane (Introduction by) Cover Image
By George V. Higgins, Dennis Lehane (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780312429690
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Published: Picador - April 27th, 2010