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themugster, January 29, 2013 (view all comments by themugster)
This is "The Godfather" for the 21st Century. Not to imply any sort of plagiarism on Lehane's part, since it doesn;t
really develop the story over three or four generations within a dynasty, but it is one successful long, swooping
story arc. Can't wait for the film version.
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Bobbi Hron, January 5, 2013 (view all comments by Bobbi Hron)
Dennis Lehane has the talent to make each book he writes read like a movie. This one is yet another of his masterpieces - fabulous character and plot development, - a compelling book.
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Bobbi Hron, January 5, 2013 (view all comments by Bobbi Hron)
Dennis Lehane has the talent to make each book he writes read like a movie. This one is yet another of his masterpieces - fabulous character and plot development, - a compelling book.
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ewhatley, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by ewhatley)
Lehane never disappoints. Imaginative and creative, much more than a typical gangster tale. Great action and even a little romance.
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Lehane, Dennis
William Morrow & Company
Mystery & Detective - General
Mystery-A to Z
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller Lehane (The Given Day) chronicles the Prohibition-era rise of Joe Coughlin, an Irish-American gangster, in this masterful crime epic. While most hard-working stiffs are earning their wages by day in 1926 Boston, 19-year-old Joe and his friends live by night, catering to the demand for prostitution, narcotics, and bootleg alcohol. When Joe falls for a competing mobster's gun moll, he sets in motion a chain of events that land him in prison, with the girl missing and presumed dead. In the joint, Joe meets aging Mafia don Thomaso 'Maso' Pescatore, who becomes his mentor. On Joe's release, Maso sets Joe up in Tampa, Fla., as his point man. Years pass, and Joe creates a huge empire in the illegal rum trade. He marries Graciela Corrales, a fiery Cuban revolutionary, and eventually builds a life for himself in Batista's Cuba, soothing his conscience by doing good works with his dirty money. This idyllic existence can't last forever, though, especially in the night, with its shifting alliances and fated clashes. Lehane has created a mature, quintessentially American story that will appeal to readers of literary and crime fiction alike. Agent: Ann Rittenberg, Ann Rittenberg Literary." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Lehane's novel carves its own unique place in the Prohibition landscape....This is an utterly magnetic novel on every level, a reimagining of the great themes of popular fiction — crime, family, passion, betrayal — set against an exquisitely rendered historical backdrop."
"Review" by , "A standout writer."
"Review" by , "[Dennis Lehane] deserves to be included among the most interesting and accomplished American novelists of any genre or category."
"Review" by , "Live by Night is Crime Noir 101, as taught by the best of its current practitioners....A sentence-by-sentence pleasure. You are in the hands of an expert. And you'll know it."
"Review" by , "Live by Night transcends the familiar and assumes an unimpeachable reality of its own....[A] meticulously crafted portrait of our violent national past."
"Synopsis" by , From Gone, Baby, Gone to Mystic River to Shutter Island to The Given Day, the phenomenal Dennis Lehane has proven himself to be one of the most versatile and exciting novelists working in America today — whether he’s breaking new ground with uniquely inventive psychological suspense, redefining the detective story, or bringing a bygone era to life with sweeping and masterful historical fiction. He’s back with Live by Night, an epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties. Meticulously researched and artfully told, Live by Night is the riveting story of one man’s rise from Boston petty thief to the Gulf Coast’s most successful rum runner, and it proves again that the accolades New York Times bestseller Lehane consistently receives are well deserved. He is indeed, “a master” (Philadelphia Inquirer) whose “true literary forefathers include John Steinbeck as well as Raymond Chandler” (Baltimore Sun). And, “Boy, does he know how to write” (Elmore Leonard).
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