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Rag Man

3.37  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Acclaimed for his sparkling dialogue, laugh-out-loud funny descriptions, and suspenseful, brilliantly drawn plots, Pete Hautman asks tough questions about the nature of good and evil -- and offers some unexpected answers in this blackly comic page-turner.
Mack MacWray's clothing company was wildly successful -- until his smooth-talking partner, Lars Larson, disappeared wi
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Gallery Books (first published 2001)
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Kara Jorges
Dec 19, 2012 Kara Jorges rated it it was ok
It’s easy to see why Hautman continues to receive critical acclaim. He’s a good writer, and this particular book had one of those non-endings with loose ends that critics seem to love.

Mack MacWray was always a rather placid fellow, a bit boring to his wife, until a con man takes him for everything he’s got and leaves him several hundred thousand dollars in debt. To help soothe their troubles, Mack’s wife Paula, a travel agent, takes them on a vacation to Cancun. One day, while out wandering, Mac
Jul 24, 2014 Jodi rated it it was amazing
Good read!
Dianne Bowler
Very good but you question if these folks were "Ever" good!
Ilyhana Kennedy
May 27, 2012 Ilyhana Kennedy rated it liked it
This "yarn" felt like light reading for entertainment value, not to be taken seriously. Good man, gone bad.
It moves fast and it's witty, and of course has a dramatic ending. I liked the nicely complex situation dynamics, with characters becoming more and more entwined as the story progressed.
It's a fun read.
Oct 21, 2011 Rjchaussee rated it liked it
pretty funny but not a book I would say "you just have to read this"
not sure I buy into the idea that one's character can change so quickly even though a very
traumatic event occurred.
Nevertheless, it is a good read
Feb 09, 2011 Donna rated it liked it
when you do something out of character does your character then change?
Mary sipp rigby
Mar 21, 2010 Mary sipp rigby rated it liked it
so so
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Pete Hautman is the author of Godless, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including Blank Confession, All-In, Rash, No Limit, and Invisible. Mr. Was was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at
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