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Not for everybody, but thoroughly enjoyable for me. Donald Fagan is roughly my contemporary, was raised in the same area of the country and has similar interests in music to me. The criticisms I have seen of this book don't work for me. Some people h ...more
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Entertaining. Just like watching a good movie. What sets Leonard apart is his use of dialogue to move the plot forward - and there is a lot of dialogue. And movement. Elmore is exceptionally hip to the nuances and subtleties of his character's speech ...more
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I first read this when it came out in the mid 80s. I was 70 or 80 pages into it when Henry Hill first mentioned his niteclub on Queens Boulevard,The Suite. At that point I realized I had worked in Henry's club as a musician in the early 1970s. I reme ...more
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