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The Death and Life of Bobby Z by Don Winslow
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Aug 11, 2010

really liked it
Read in August, 2010

This is such a cinematic book I can't believe this hasn't hit the multiplexes yet. With its plot centering on a lowlife discovering the joys of domestic life complete with cute kid via an extravagant series of over-the-top action sequences, it's the stuff of crappy action movies.

Yet this doesn't keep it from being good. Winslow's a great writer and he steers clear of sentimental slop. The kid's cute, not cloying, the protagaonist a nice, unabashed loser, and the love interest totally underplayed. Woth it.

I can only shudder at what will be after a committee of Tinseltown's finest will wrought.

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