Help, I am being held prisoner

Help I am being held prisoner An ingrained practical joker sentenced to prison after one of his jokes got out of hand is inadvertently dumped into a gang of prison trusties who are able to periodically sneak out of prison to com

  • Title: Help, I am being held prisoner
  • Author: Donald E. Westlake
  • ISBN: 9780340207550
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • An ingrained practical joker, sentenced to prison after one of his jokes got out of hand, is inadvertently dumped into a gang of prison trusties who are able to periodically sneak out of prison to commit robberies for which they have the perfect alibi they re in jail The hero is not a criminal by nature, and is terrified but must hide his fear from the gang, who are tougAn ingrained practical joker, sentenced to prison after one of his jokes got out of hand, is inadvertently dumped into a gang of prison trusties who are able to periodically sneak out of prison to commit robberies for which they have the perfect alibi they re in jail The hero is not a criminal by nature, and is terrified but must hide his fear from the gang, who are tough enough that they might kill him if he chickens out So he uses his skill at practical jokes to surreptitiously disrupt their plans.

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    1. Poor Italian translator, trying to find a possible substitute/translation of Kunt (no umlaut here, sorry Henry)! Because, you know, if you tell someone that they are 'female external genitalia' in Italian you are paying them a compliment (albeit a vulgar one), it's like telling them they are cool and goodlooking! So we have Henry Vomitt, bad enough but not so bad, in my opinion, because it's maybe more disgusting but it's not taboo or vulgar at all. The title of the Italian translation is also q [...]

    2. Harry Künt (WITH an umlaut, and pronounced KOONT) finds himself in prison after pulling one practical joke too many, resulting in the accidental injury of two Congressmen (and the women – not their wives – who accompanied them). The warden warns him to keep out of trouble and Harry wholeheartedly agrees. But when he’s assigned work detail in the gym he winds up part of a gang who is planning the perfect crime. Being in prison, they’ll have the perfect alibi. Westlake excelled at writing [...]

    3. Read it years ago and it was funny then, still is funny nowif anyone needs a good laugh, this is the book to read, dry humor, have to read it from that perspective. It's about a practical joker who gets sentenced to prison and finds himself involved w/fellow cellmates who have a way to come in and out of the prison at will thus providing them w/a iron clad alibi as to their whereabouts. The book is told from the first person narrative of the prankster who is compulsively obliged to continue w/hi [...]

    4. Breezy comic crime novel that reads fast. Tough cons maintain lives in and out of prison through the use of a secret tunnel. And being cons, this means their criminal careers can continue. The main character is a practical joker who struggles to restrain his compulsion. Fun premise for a quick story, good thing he doesn't draw it out.

    5. Westlake inverts the usual caper formula, when a prisoner who just wants an easy life gets caught up with a gang trying to rob a bank, and has to keep finding ways of stopping them, whilst making them think he's completely behind the idea. The writing isn't as polished as his best works, but it's a fun story.

    6. AKA: Alan Marshall, Alan Marsh, James Blue, Ben Christopher, Edwin West, John B. Allan, Curt Clark, Tucker Coe, P.N. Castor, Timothy J. Culver, J. Morgan Cunningham, Samuel Holt, Judson Jack Carmichael, Richard Stark, Donald E. Westlake

    7. Greatly missed Grand Master Donald Westlake brings us a comic tale of crime and punishment. While in prison, a man lives a double life and tries to stop making practical jokes. Loads of fun!

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