Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket

Contents of the Dead Man s Pocket Free online fiction He was gambling his life for a piece of paper If he lost not even his wife would understandaces New York NY Lexington Avenue Wholesale Groceries Public Library Fifth Avenue Lo

  • Title: Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket
  • Author: Jack Finney
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  • Page: 161
  • Format: ebook
  • Free online fiction.He was gambling his life for a piece of paper If he lost, not even his wife would understandaces New York, NY Lexington Avenue, Wholesale Groceries, Public Library Fifth Avenue, Loew s theater , Fiftieth StreetOriginally published Collier s, October 26 1956

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    1. Jack Finney

      Mr Finney specialized in thrillers and works of science fiction Two of his novels, The Body Snatchers and Good Neighbor Sam became the basis of popular films, but it was Time and Again 1970 that won him a devoted following The novel, about an advertising artist who travels back to the New York of the 1880 s, quickly became a cult favorite, beloved especially by New Yorkers for its rich, painstakingly researched descriptions of life in the city than a century ago.Mr Finney, whose original name was Walter Braden Finney, was born in Milwaukee and attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois After moving to New York and working in the advertising industry, he began writing stories for popular magazines like Collier s, The Saturday Evening Post and McCall s.His first novel, Five Against the House 1954 , told the story of five college students who plot to rob a casino in Reno A year later he published The Body Snatchers later reissued as Invasion of the Body Snatchers , a chilling tale of aliens who emerge from pods in the guise of humans whom they have taken over Many critics interpreted the insidious infiltration by aliens as a cold war allegory that dramatized America s fear of a takeover by Communists Mr Finney maintained that the novel was nothing than popular entertainment The 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers was remade twice.Mr Finney first showed an interest in time travel in the short story collection The Third Level, which included stories about a commuter who discovers a train that runs between New York and the year 1894, and a man who rebuilds an old car and finds himself transported back to the 1920 s.He returned to the thriller genre in Assault on a Queen 1959 and tried his hand at comedy in Good Neighbor Sam 1963 , a novel based on his experiences as an adman, played by Jack Lemmon in the film version.In The Woodrow Wilson Dime 1968 Mr Finney once again explored the possibilities of time travel The dime of the title allows the novel s hero to enter a parallel world in which he achieves fame by composing the musicals of Oscar Hammerstein and inventing the zipper.With Time and Again, Mr Finney won the kind of critical praise and attention not normally accorded to genre fiction Thomas Lask, reviewing the novel in The New York Times, described it, suggestively, as a blend of science fiction, nostalgia, mystery and acid commentary on super government and its helots Its hero, Si Morley, is a frustrated advertising artist who jumps at the chance to take part in a secret project that promises to change his life So it does He travels back to New York in 1882, moves into the Dakota apartment building on Central Park West and experiences the fabulous ordinariness of a bygone age its trolleys, horse drawn carriages, elevated lines, and gaslights This year Mr Finney published a sequel to the novel, From Time to Time Mr Finney also wrote Marion s Wall 1973 , about a silent film actress who, in an attempt to revive her film career, enters the body of a shy woman, and The Night People 1977 His other fictional works include The House of Numbers 1957 and the short story collection I Love Galesburg in the Springtime 1963 He also wrote Forgotten News The Crime of the Century and Other Lost Stories 1983 about sensational events of the 19th century.

    381 thoughts on “Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket”

    1. Quite long for a short story, this little tale of "suspense" moved quite slow. I can see that by describing every tiny detail of the action - basically, will the man on the ledge fall or won't he? - the author effectively creates psychological tension. But I'm not sure my 10th graders would be able to see past the 14 word-filled textbook pages.

    2. This story is about the only guy who jumped from his apartment room onto his roof and didn't want to jump off. Extra star for originality.

    3. What does my life look like from a precarious perch 11 stories up in the air? How much are my greatest ambitions worth when subjected to the ultimate test? Are they leading me to the person I want to be? Have I ever seen my home--people--my family--as what they really are?An acrophobe myself, this story had me shaking; I determined that I would drown the author in ink if he did what I thought he would. I have been at that place--on the edge of existence, millimeters or breaths away from crashing [...]

    4. I had to read this book in English class with a partner. I'm quite a big fan of suspense so I took an immediate liking towards the short story. When I started reading it, I found the main character, Tom, interesting. He neglects his wife Clare and his life around him, focusing on his job at Wholesale Groceries. As he started to get onto the ledge where his paper was at, I started to feel nervous for him and I had many thoughts running through my mind. Thankfully, when Tom made it back into his a [...]

    5. It is about a guy named Tom Benecke; he stays home when his wife goes to the movies. His paper blows out the window and he risks his life when he goes out the window on the ledge to get the paper and he almost falls off the ledge. I liked the part when he laughs when he loses the paper again. The author did well at describing it and making me feel like I am him.

    6. I thought the beginning was interesting. The story shows the protagonist, Tom Benecke, is a responsible man who has a wife, has a job at a grocery store, and is working on an important project. It shows that he is hard-working at his job. What I liked is that Tom was willing to go outside the window and get the paper.

    7. A gripping suspense story about a man who gets trapped on the ledge of a 11-story building. Jack Finney's writing is full of unexpected twists and turns which makes this short story exciting until the very last word. Highly recommended. (Note: don't read this book while high above the ground. Could cause vertigo or sudden terror).

    8. At the beginning of the story I thought this story was going to be stupid but after I got into the story I started to like the story. The author did a good job at describing how Tom lived and how hard he worked. The thing I really liked was how Tom tried to get inside of his house but he tried to get inside so many ways like lighting a piece of paper on fire and trying to call for neighbors.

    9. At the beginning of the story, I felt like just giving up on the story. The author did a good job of trying to keep you reading when Tom got to do something crazy. I really liked that he went in to a lot of detail and made it feel like I was in there. The reader is going to love the ending of the story.

    10. At the beginning of the story it was really slow, and then at the end of the story it started to get more interesting. The author did good at giving good details which helped the reader understand how he got there. He goes outside and he tries his hardest to get his paper back, which he did. After all that happened he went to leave his apartment and there goes the paper again.

    11. I really liked when the author made you see what could happen if he fails. The story was about a guy named Tom Benecke who made something so he could have a raise. My favorite part was when he would do anything for the yellow paper but then realized that he should of done more things than doing work all the time.

    12. Jack Finney wrote this in such a way that I nearly sat on the edge of my seat in suspense. I almost felt like I stood on a small ledge eleven stories up, almost falling. Definitely a good story to read when trying to write an exciting scene. Little details make all the difference!

    13. The author did a good job at adding the details in the story, by explaining the character’s thoughts. What I really liked about the story was the author made the main character understand/see that his wife more important than his paper.

    14. I had to read this short story for English and I liked it because it made you really think about if you died in a freak accident what would people know about you by what you had with you at that moment. A short story that everyone should at least read once.

    15. At the beginning of the story, it was slow. The author did a good job of describing the predicaments Tom gets in. What I really liked was the author sends the message that some things are more important than others.

    16. This is a short story done well, with a moral which is repeated fairly often in literature, but presented here in a surprising enough way that it felt fresh and interesting.

    17. when men are obsessed to achieve material success at the expense of those who they love, the obsession may turn against them.

    18. The beginning of story I thought it was slow. The author did a good job of telling the story by telling the description. I didn’t like the way the story ended.

    19. I had to read this for school and do an essay on the theme. I didn't like the story. While reading, I just wanted Tom to fall and die.

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