• Title: To Have And To Hold
  • Author: Graham Chaffee
  • ISBN: 9781606999882
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • To Have And To Hold Set in October while the world holds its collective breath awaiting the possibly apocalyptic climax of the unfolding Cuban Missile Crisis the banality of everyday life goes on and Lonnie and Ka
    Set in October 1962, while the world holds its collective breath awaiting the possibly apocalyptic climax of the unfolding Cuban Missile Crisis, the banality of everyday life goes on and Lonnie and Kate Ross confront their own domestic cold war As Kate, frustrated and disillusioned, looks outside her marriage for satisfaction, Lonnie s justifiable suspicions of his wife sSet in October 1962, while the world holds its collective breath awaiting the possibly apocalyptic climax of the unfolding Cuban Missile Crisis, the banality of everyday life goes on and Lonnie and Kate Ross confront their own domestic cold war As Kate, frustrated and disillusioned, looks outside her marriage for satisfaction, Lonnie s justifiable suspicions of his wife s infidelity lead him down a deadly rod of increasing paranoia and violence as he seeks to reclaim what he s lost Masterfully paced and drawn in Chaffee s fluid, inky brushstrokes, To Have and To Hold captures the pulpy, nocturnal atmosphere of classic noir.

    One Reply to “To Have And To Hold”

    1. I just read The Outfit and The Mourner, by Richard Stark, set in 1962. I also read five adaptations of Parker novels also illustrated by Darwyn Cooke, and the tone is sleek and hip and colorful noir. I might call Cooke’s idea of Stark’s work as scotch noir, since Parker lives in resort hotels when he is flush, and drinks his scotch neat.Hollywood tattoo artist Graham Chaffee’s To Have and To Hold is also set in 1962, but it is inky black and white, with a very very different vibe from matc [...]

    2. A thoroughly enjoyable noir, if relatively predictable and slow to start. Wouldn't have minded more backstory for any of the characters, but that really wasn't necessary to go along for the ride. Art was clear and crisp - really, the best thing I can say about this book was that I read it in one sitting without even noticing time passing.

    3. Very cool noir tone. Fantastic art. It reminded me of Double Indemnity. Minus the strong female character.

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