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Paradise Salvage

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2007

    The background is the story

    This is a great window in to the little Italy characters I remember from my childhood. I was impressed by the background and the mixture of characters. It is NOT a shoot-em up amd if thats what yor looking for you will be disappointed, but it is a warm and well written story with great sympathy for the people in it. Well worth the time!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002


    Hollywood screenwriter John Fusco (Young Guns, Thunderheart) has tossed his plot in the suspense writer's ring with 'Paradise Salvage,' an Italian peopled let's find out who-dun-it. Regrettably, his debut novel lacks the edgy excitement of his film work as his narrative labors through a blizzard of minutia and slow on the trigger dialogue. Twelve-year-old Nunzio Paradisco is spending the summer working in the junkyard owned by his dad, Big Dan. This job has some small rewards as Nunzio often finds loose change, magazines, and other items of interest in the abandoned vehicles. He never expected to find a corpse in the trunk of a `73 Pontiac. As even worse luck would have it, the Pontiac is crushed before Nunzio can bring his father and brother to see his grisly discovery. Neither believe him when the boy attempts to describe what has happened. Eventually, evidence is found convincing his brother that Nunzio told the truth. Now, the boy can enlist the aid of his brother and a cousin to help solve the mystery. There are few clues for the trio to trace, and little zip to keep the reader turning pages.

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