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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Winslow does it again!

    Another great, slightly off kilter group of characters from the mind of Don Winslow. Get it, read it, you will not be disappointed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    A Entertaining read

    How does it end? You must read it to find out. It was a pleasant surprise.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2012

    Highly recommend!!!...a GREAT book!!!

    To put it simply...a fun, fun read...and fast paced...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2011

    $11.99 for the Nook version?

    This is not a review of the book, just a comment on Nook book pricing. B&N expects me to pay $11.99 for the Nook edition while I can order a used paperback for $1.90. Even with shipping, it is half the price of the electronic version.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

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    Don Winslow books

    I started with Savages, which is a favorite of mine now. Then his latest, Satori, which I also liked. Now The Winter of Frankie Machine that kept me going all day today. I'll be picking up more, since Don Winslow writes stuff that I like, and he does it so well.

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  • Posted October 12, 2009

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    Superb.

    Likeable main character makes you pull for him throughout the novel, regardless of what he is or was. A terrific read, I couldn't put it down.

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  • Posted July 19, 2009

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    Tight, solid book

    Winslow sometimes goes overboard with his characters until they overwhelm the story line. He manages (or had a good editor) to avoid the worst of this tendency in this tight, well-written novel.
    The dialog is crisp and believable, the characters solid (see above) and the plot reasonable. Winslow generally can be depended on for a good novel and this is one of his better works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2007

    WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT FRANKIE MACHINE?

    How can you not like Frankie Machine? As he says, 'It's a lot of work being me,' and that's quite true. However, that's what makes him so attractive - he's a persnickety cook who drives to five different stores to get the exact brand of ingredients he wants for a single dish. Only the best for him. He's a man who believes that 'Quality of life is about the little things - doing them well, doing them right.' He's 63-years-old, owns a California bait shop, the O.B. Bait and Tackle. Everyone who knows him loves him. Life is good,. He has time for surfing with a pal, even if some refer to them as geezers, and he hopes to put his daughter, Jill, through medical school. But that is now. Then is something quite different. When Frankie is ambushed he gets away in one piece, but the big question is why? In a series of flashbacks we learn that Frankie was once a hitman for the West Coast Mafia. He was an A-1 assassin, true to the mob code, and true to his word. He never was a squealer, so why aren't they leaving him alone? His memory is darn good and Frankie knows there are quite a few who have reason to want to be sure he is permanently silenced. It's not long before some killings occur and for a while Frankie finds himself running from everyone - the mob and the cops. Don Winslow has created a killer with a very human face, a plot that surprises, and a narrative often filled with humor. Frankie is a true gent and we can't help pulling for him. The Winter of Frankie Machine will be a movie next year starring Robert De Niro, and this reader will be first in line at the box office. Highly recommended. - Gail Cooke

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Former mob hitman Frank ¿Frankie Machine¿ Machianno was considered the best at his vocation by his peers and his superiors until he retired. He relocated to San Diego, where he opened up a bait shop and sells seafood he catches to local restaurants. Though he sometimes misses his old life, Frank knows that killing people is a young man¿s game with few of his profession reaching retirement age like he has. Still he does an occasional favor for his former associates so he is asked to provide backup during a disputed resolution between the San Diego and Detroit mobs and Frank agrees to do so.. However instead of providing quiet muscle, Frank realizes the scenario is a setup with someone wanting him dead. Though not quite the super Frankie Machine, Frank remains a formidable opponent and begins an investigation into who from his past hired a hit on him while surviving attempts to take him out by killing first. --- Mindful of Bronsen¿s The Mechanic, THE WINTER OF FRANKIE MACHINE is terrific tense thriller starring an antihero struggling to survive his past. The key to this action-packed tale is Frank and his adversaries who seem genuine, which makes the suspense that much more intense and intriguing. Don Winslow provides a great tale and the audience needs to set aside time as the plot¿s hook keeps readers¿ attention from start to finish. Harriet Klausner

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