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Jack Wakes Up by Seth Harwood
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Aug 24, 09

bookshelves: all-time-favourites, crime
Read in August, 2009

I don't read a lot of crime fiction, which when I think about it is kind of odd. I mean, I love a lot of this stuff when it's presented in movie form - stuff like Tarantino's early work, Guy Ritchie's stuff, and the like. Jack Wakes Up, Seth Harwood's debut novel, is exactly like one of those movies. It tells the story of Jack Palms, a washed-up actor who gets caught up in a drug war between various gangs in San Fransisco. This was a fun, slick read, that had a lot of energy to it and a great narrative voice. If you're a crime fan or someone who's interested in trying the genre out, I'd definitely recommend this title
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