David Handler




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David Handler

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AKA Russell Andrews (with Peter Gethers)

David Handler, who began his career in New York as a journalist, was born and raised in Los Angeles and published two highly acclaimed novels about growing up there, Kiddo and Boss, before resorting to a life of crime fiction.


Average rating: 3.92 · 6,958 ratings · 750 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Cold Blue Blood (Berger...

3.96 avg rating — 596 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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The Hot Pink Farmhouse (Ber...

3.94 avg rating — 393 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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The Bright Silver Star (Ber...

3.89 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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The Burnt Orange Sunrise (B...

3.83 avg rating — 335 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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The Sour Cherry Surprise (B...

3.91 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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The Sweet Golden Parachute ...

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The Snow White Christmas Co...

3.78 avg rating — 293 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Blood Red Indian Summer...

3.96 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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The Shimmering Blond Sister...

3.92 avg rating — 262 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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The Coal Black Asphalt Tomb...

3.95 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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The Cold Blue Blood The Hot Pink Farmhouse The Bright Silver Star The Burnt Orange Sunrise The Sweet Golden Parachute The Sour Cherry Surprise The Shimmering Blond Sister
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The Man Who Died Laughing The Man Who Lived by Night The Man Who Would Be F. Sco... The Woman Who Fell from Grace The Boy Who Never Grew Up The Man Who Cancelled Himself The Girl Who Ran Off with D...
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Runaway Man Phantom Angel
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Kiddo The Boss
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“This whole, crazy fucking business can be reduced to one little word, one word explains it all. I'm going to give you the benefit of my experience and share that word with you, buck. It's revenge.... Them studio execs, agents, producers, they're all sweaty, unpopular, bitter little fucks, and now it's their turn. They get to make all of us golden boys and girls jump through hoops. They decide who's popular and who isn't, who's pretty and who isn't, who gets their phone calls returned and who doesn't. They make us grovel, submit, suck up to them. They're getting back at us, man. It means more to them than the money, the fame, the glamor, having power over guys like me.... It's what they live for.”
David Handler, The Boy Who Never Grew Up

“The thing is, if you're an ugly goon when you're 15, you're an ugly goon for the rest of your life — until the day you die. You're always a goon, even if lots of years go by, even if you get married and have a kid, even if you're more successful than you ever thought you'd be in your wildest dreams. You're still that same goon who everybody laughed at. It never changes.”
David Handler, The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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