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Leonard Wise
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Diggstown

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Three big-city hustlers arrive in the small southern hamlet of Diggstown with a scheme to help themselves to some of wealthy Boss Gillon's money by pitting middle-aged boxer Honey Roy Palmer against ten of the boss's fighters.
Paperback, 391 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1978)
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Les Tolzin
Feb 02, 2014 Les Tolzin rated it it was ok
The movie was so much better.
Charles Isom
Sep 25, 2015 Charles Isom rated it it was ok
There have only been two cases where I liked a movie much better than the book. The Natural and Jaws. This was the third. While I did like the fact that the "bad" guys were more sympathetic than the movie, the "good" guys as a whole were just not likable. Granted, this was written in the late 70's, but the way the main characters treated each other and their "friends" were a little suspect. I also had a big problem with the amount of sex and the sexualizing of teen girls.

Finally, the book is muc
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Patrice
Mar 12, 2016 Patrice rated it it was ok
Usually a book is better than a movie, this. Is an exception, the book is slow to develop in character development and plot. The movie is fast, fun, and interesting.
Mickey Fisher
Oct 25, 2015 Mickey Fisher rated it liked it
I bought this as it was the basis for the 1992 movie which I love. Basically, they kept the characters' names, and the fact it's a con dealing with boxing. Aside from that, the film changed a great deal, and I have to say, I prefer the 1992 motion picture a great deal more.

The book seems intent on letting you know that the burg of Diggstown is one of the horniest (pardon me, but there's no other way else to put it.) places on the planet. Their three main trains of thought are gambling, boxing an
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Jul 09, 2015 LINDA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I read this book non-stop. I recently rewatched the movie with a small group of older gentlemen who had never seen it. It was a lazy Sunday afternoon in a facility. We all enjoyed it so much I decided to try and find the book. It was so entertaining and exciting! I loved it!! Of course there are differences in the two but each are equally exciting. I wanted to slow myself down but just could not. The author did a great job. I feel this is my secret
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