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by Jay Cronley

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Jay Cronley
ISBN: 0385151802
ISBN13: 978-0385151801
Language: English
Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (June 1, 1981)
Pages: 259
Fb2 eBook: 1359 kb
ePub eBook: 1550 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Grimm was the only one in town who knew he had them where he wanted them―overconfident.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The hero of Quick Change is just twenty minutes into a bank robbery.

Jay Cronley (1948 - February 27, 2017) was a former columnist for the Tulsa World and the author of many works of humorous fiction. Many of Cronley's novels have been made into feature films including, Good Vibes, Quick Change, Funny Farm and Cheap Shot. Books by Jay Cronley. Mor. rivia About Quick Change.

Jay Cronley (November 9, 1943 – February 26, 2017) was an American newspaper columnist for the Tulsa World and the author of many works of humorous fiction, including Fall Guy, Good Vibes, Quick Change, and Funny Farm. Cronley became a member of the. Cronley became a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame in 2002. Many of Cronley's novels have been made in to feature films. Good Vibes was made in to the 1989 comedy Let It Ride, which starred Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Richard Edson, and Teri Garr

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Quick Change is a 1990 American crime comedy film written by Howard Franklin, produced by and starring Bill . It is based on a book of the same name by Jay Cronley.

Quick Change is a 1990 American crime comedy film written by Howard Franklin, produced by and starring Bill Murray, and co-directed by both. Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Phil Hartman, Victor Argo, Kurtwood Smith, Bob Elliott and Philip Bosco all co-star. The film is a remake of the 1985 French film Hold-Up starring Jean-Paul Belmondo.

Doubleday, 1981 - 259 من الصفحات قراءة التقييم بأكمله.

Doubleday, 1981 - 259 من الصفحات. 1 مراجعة قراءة التقييم بأكمله. بعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات. Quick Change

Jay Cronley (book), Howard Franklin (screenplay). Quick Change" has a story that is fun and the lines are executed with razor sharp comic timing

Jay Cronley (book), Howard Franklin (screenplay). Quick Change" has a story that is fun and the lines are executed with razor sharp comic timing. So what if some of the characters are one-dimensional? It gets the job done and sets up the bits and not in a low-brow kind of way.

Jay Cronley is a columnist for the Tulsa World and the author of many works of humorous fiction, including Fall Guy, Good Vibes . Most of Cronley"s work is out of print. Many of Cronley"s novels have been made into feature films.

Jay Cronley is a columnist for the Tulsa World and the author of many works of humorous fiction, including Fall Guy, Good Vibes, Quick Change, and Funny Farm. Good Vibes was made into the 1989 comedy Let lieutenant Ride, which starred Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Richard Edson, and Teri Garr. Quick Change was the source of two film adaptations, in 1985 and in 1990. The 1985 version, re-titled Hold-Up, was directed by Alexandre Arcady and was set in Montreal.

A lively comic tale portrays a clever bank robber who literally clowns his way through a million-dollar heist under the very noses of the police and brings his caper to an unexpected conclusion
Comments to eBook Quick Change
Kemath
They say that books are better than the movies. Wanted to read the book to see about the changes throughout and there are a ton. Took out more than you see. It is in depth and wanted to read if the hold up was more to it but was not. Just be careful if you buy this product. Loved the movie more than the book cause of the sayings in the movie is not in the book. Book's are great and this one is quite unique
Felhalar
Quick Change is one of the few instances in which a movie is much better than the book. Without Bill Murray to breathe life into the character of Grimm, the protagonist becomes an uninteresting vehicle to hold the plot together. The book is humorless, but lacks intensity. I felt the story lacked tension, but that may be due to the fact that I watched (and liked) the movie first. The characters were in general more like generic petty criminals and dirty cops than the more memorable characters from the movie. The ending is different, unpleasant, and reminds me of the way the novel version of the Princess Bride ended (also poor in my opinion). Jay Cronley's introduction to the book, written post-movie, irritates as well. In short, I would not recommend this book to anyone who liked the movie, or really to anyone at all. There are far better "caper" books out there, and far better crime books in general, with Quick Change seemingly stuck between gritty and light-hearted with nothing to really characterize it at all. Two stars since the story is at least written coherently with no glaring holes.
Hellmaster
I am reading this to my 13-year-old son. I find it dumb and dated; I can't quite see how other reviewers found anything to laugh out loud about. My son, though, likes it -- he doesn't LOVE it, but he wants me to finish reading it before we move on to something else. It is also not really appropriate for anyone younger than 13, and if you're really conservative (don't want mentions of prostitutes, the F-word, etc.), you won't want even your 13-year-old to see it. I found it on a recommended list of young adult novels online, but I don't agree that it's a teen novel -- it's more like a lame adult fiction.
Kage
Quick Change follows the misadventures of career criminal Grimm, his bombshell girlfriend Phyllis, and loose cannon cohort Lackey, as their getaway to the airport from a nearly flawless bank job is repeatedly delayed and complicated by one misfortune after another.

A bit more nihilistic and hard-edged than the 1990 Bill Murray adaptation of the same name, Quick Change is an 80s crime farce in the tradition of authors like Carl Hiaasen, although quite possibly lesser known than it's American film adaptation. It's a straight forward "What else could go wrong?" comic vehicle, as unforeseen errors in judgement and cruel twists of fate keep getting in the way of Grimm's gang and the airport while enraged police chief Rotzinger slowly gains on their trail. Much of the incidents they become involved in along the way mirror absurd societal norms and inner-city frustrations that can make life difficult on even a normal day, which goes a long way towards humanizing the predicaments of the lead characters.

Part of the humor in the novel comes from the narrator's asides into the thoughts and histories of major and minor characters alike, which may be a bit distracting to some readers when time dilates during active scenes in order to diverge into brief insights of a minor character's motivation, but they are generally performed to solid effect. The witty banter the makes up most of the novel's dialogue, however, feels a bit stiff and clunky in some spots, and does less to demonstrate the personalities of characters than the meandering narrator. Sometimes the dialogue isn't as clever as the characters (or author) think it is, but you're guaranteed to laugh when it does hit the mark.

Despite these minor setbacks, it's an overall fun read, especially if you've never seen the 1990 film Quick Change. The 1985 French adaptation Hold-Up bears little resemblance to the source material beyond the clown costume bank robbery, so having seen that beforehand should be less of a hindrance.
Jazu
"Quick Change" the book is what "Quick Change" the 1990 movie (staring Geena Davis, Bill Murray, and Randy Quaid) is based off of. I initially read the book because I was such a big fan of the movie.

The book is just as fast-movie and as exciting as the movie. Probably more because the author, Jay Cronley takes many twists and turns. It was fascinating up until the very end and had a surprising outcome. It was also very comical with a touch of dry humor mixed in.

Although the book is somewhat different from the picture, unlike other books that were adapted into movies I actually got the feeling that these characters (Grimm, Phyllis, and Lackey/Loomis in the movie) were pretty much the same. It seemed that there was a large level of continuity between the movie and the book.

I read the original publication of the book that came out in 1981 and it did not have any chapters (seems kinda odd?). Also, the author did not specifically say that the story took place in NY; although I figured that it must have because the book referred to "Kennedy Airport" at least once. However, the author often referred to the location as either a "city" or a "town" which was a little annoying and confusing. But other than that it was a tremendous tale.

Read "Quick Change" and you will surely have a quick laugh.
Whitecaster
This book is hilarious! So much better than the movie!!
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