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Marilyn The Wild (Isaac Sidel #2)

3.13  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A visceral portrayal of New York streetlife by one of America's most gifted writers
Paperback, 188 pages
Published 2003 by Bloomsbury (first published 1976)
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Apr 23, 2012 Tfitoby rated it it was ok
Shelves: black-as-night, lit
From the opening chapter of this book I was reminded of Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union and this feeling carried right the way through to the end. There are so many similarities in style and content that this series of crime novels from the 70's had to be a major influence when Chabon came to be writing his award winning noir detective story.

But then I didn't really enjoy Chabon, for the same reason I didn't really enjoy this book. It bored me, I couldn't engage with the character
Sep 02, 2012 Literary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marilyn the Wild is the second Isaac Sidel novel written by Jerome Charyn. The first, Blue Eyes, introduced Isaac's main golden boy, Manfred Coen. Isaac is the police chief and has the respect of most people in his neighborhood. There are a few that want revenge against Isaac, but they have to be careful about how they get that revenge. Isaac is pretty much untouchable. The only person that can really get to him is his daughter, Marilyn.

Marilyn is an extremely promiscuous lady. She's obeyed her
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Jerome Charyn was born and raised on the mean streets of the Bronx. He graduated cum laude from Columbia College. He has taught at Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, Rice, was Distinguished Visiting Professor at the City University of New York and is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the American University of Paris. Charyn is a Guggenheim Fellow and has twice won fellowships from the Nati ...more
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Isaac Sidel (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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