✓ Players: Con Men, Hustlers, Gamblers, and Scam Artists || ð PDF Read by ☆ Stephen Hyde Geno Zanetti

By Stephen Hyde Geno Zanetti | Comments: ( 790 ) | Date: ( Oct 14, 2019 )

Once I hear the clatter of chips I almost go into convulsions, said Dostoyevsky, while Anatole France wrote, The gambler is driven by the fascination of danger at the bottom of all great passions The characters the reader meets in Players chess grand masters, poolroom hustlers, or street hardened practitioners of the short con are all alike propelled by the ecstasy of Once I hear the clatter of chips I almost go into convulsions, said Dostoyevsky, while Anatole France wrote, The gambler is driven by the fascination of danger at the bottom of all great passions The characters the reader meets in Players chess grand masters, poolroom hustlers, or street hardened practitioners of the short con are all alike propelled by the ecstasy of risk The stake is money, France wrote, in other words, immediate, infinite possibilities In fact, as the reader hooks up with David Mamet in the poker room and meets Damon Runyon s Bookie Bob, Saul Bellow s immortal Yellow Kid, and learns from Herbert Asbury about the antics of Izzy and Moe, and from David Maurer about the discreet charm of the confidence man, and Walter Tevis on Fast Eddie Felson and Minnesota Fats, high lives and low will merge and the world of gambler and con artist will blur Selected writings by Jorge Luis Borges, Hunter S Thompson, Nick Tosches, and many others are featured.


  • Title: Players: Con Men, Hustlers, Gamblers, and Scam Artists
  • Author: Stephen Hyde Geno Zanetti
  • ISBN: 9781560253808
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Players: Con Men, Hustlers, Gamblers, and Scam Artists

  • Bobby

    Con Men, Hustlers, Gamblers, Scam ArtistsThey're all here, and they all want your money. And they'll stop at nothing to get it. It's a beautiful thing.This anthology explores the many facets of The Grift, in all it's wonderful variations. Pool halls, poker games, lotteries, long cons and short cons. And an army of writers with enough muscle to strong arm the cash right out of your hand.Masters like Dostoyevsky and Borges rub shoulders with modern mavericks like Nick Tosches and Harlan Ellison. D [...]


  • flannery

    A cheesily packaged but surprisingly well curated collection of stories and shorts. Hardly any clunkers! And who knew I'd like this passage from some obscure self-help book as much as I do:"The strategy, 'Fake it till you make it' is a way of lying consciously. This means that we know we are faking it; we know we are wearing a mask, and we give ourselves permission to do so without self-judgment, without justification, without making any excuses. 'Fake it till you make it' means we are acting; w [...]


  • Adam Garbinski

    this anthology was a gift to my roommate from his then girlfriend. i think i snagged it and read it first. it's pretty amazing, features authors such as Borges, Baudelaire, Dostoevsky, Luc Sante, Runyon, Brecht, Saul Bellow, Nick Pileggi, Hunter Thompson, David Mamet, Nick Tosches and Martin Amis.It's a hard book to describe, since it's a collection of pieces loosely based on gambling and con men. It is way better than I thought it would be. Couldn't put it down ha reading cliche.


  • Richard

    A great anthology of shorts and excerpts from longer works dealing with all aspects of con men and gamblers. You get everybody from Borges to Jim Thompson to David Mamet, My big discovery here was Nick Tosches, whom I'd heard of but never read . The excerpt from his book Cut Numbers made me run out and get it, and I'm looking forward to digging into it.


  • Saanvi Kothari

    I loved reading about history’s known and unknown grifters. This book had pieces by some of my favorite writers too including Hunter S. Thompson and Saul Bellow. A great find that I recommend to any devious mind.


  • Jeff

    Good and fun, certainly worth a read if you're into this stuff. One or two pieces may have run a bit long, e.g. the Pushkin piece, but some pieces are longer and worth it. This is the kind of anthology where I'll probably pick up two or three books to read based on seeing excerpts here.


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