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Subways Are for Sleeping

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  40 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 0 pages
Published by Signet Book (first published January 1st 1957)
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Robert
Feb 18, 2016 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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'Runyonesque' is the best way to describe these vignettes of marginalized people in 1950's NYC. And that adjective also explains why someone thought the stories would be a good basis for a Broadway Musical (they weren't).
Deborah
Mar 08, 2013 Deborah rated it really liked it
Beautifully written, an absolute treasure from a bygone era when the NYC subway was only 15 cents.
The common thread among each unique character was a reinforcement that I'd never ever be organized enough to get by in New York City without any money.
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Jan 29, 2008 Jamie rated it liked it
Recommended to Jamie by: a library patron
I didn't have a chance to finish this book, but I really enjoyed the anecdotes about bizarre personalities living in NYC in the 1950s. The author writes in an easy, entertaining manner, and his subjects are worthy of their own novels.
Elizabeth
Apr 20, 2009 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Fascinating! Written quite some time ago but still very relevant.
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