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The Take

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 0 pages
Published June 28th 1988 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1987)
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Adam
Jan 29, 2012 Adam rated it did not like it
Shelves: crime-fiction
This was the first, and hopefully last, Eugene Izzi book I'll ever read. The Take is full of ridiculous tough-guy posturing, one-dimensional characters, and insanely over-the-top homoeroticism. I couldn't figure out while I was reading it if it was supposed to be a gay love story or not, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't, which made all the scenes in which the salt-and-pepper ex-con pair work out together, fantasize about lying on the beach together, sweat together, wrestle together, and cry and fin ...more
Jeremy Hornik
Jan 16, 2011 Jeremy Hornik rated it it was ok
Izzi is total crap, but he absolutely believes he is writing hot burning truth. Chicagoans and crime-lovers may appreciate it.
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Eugene Izzi was born on March 23, 1953 in Hegewisch, a neighborhood in southwest Chicago.

His first novel, The Take, was published in 1987. He went on to publish 18 books. His thrillers often featured organized crime and street characters he remembered from his childhood.

After the publication of Tribal Secrets, he had a dispute with his publisher, and could not publish any books under his name for
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