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Layer Cake by J.J. Connolly
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Jul 12, 08

Read in July, 2008

The book was good but not quite as good as the movie. It reads like a modern noir but with a twist, think Goodfellas mixed with the Hustler. I think the movie was better because the protagonist was more likable and had more of a fall from grace ; (thank God they didn't bend to studio pressures and shoot the ending the way they were told to).

The main guy in the book was a little to smart and egotistical without the same repercussions as in the movie. I would certainly recommend this if you like noir or street lit, but no matter what, watch the movie.
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