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Matchstick Men

Matchstick Men

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by Eric Garcia

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ISBN-10: 0812968212

ISBN-13: 2900812968216

Pub. Date: 07/08/2003

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

“After the first of Eric Garcia’s Rex books, I found myself thinking, ‘I wonder what he’s up to now.’ After Matchstick Men, a lot of other people will

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Matchstick Men 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Matchstick was a great book and I would recommend it to anyone. The main characters of this story are Roy and Frankie. Roy is older, and he has experienced and learned a lot from his job. He has obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is one of his weaknesses. Because of this Roy trust no one so he keeps al of his savings in the Bahamas and all of his recent cash in his horse statue at home. Frankie is a newer partner who has been with Roy for about seven years. Being less experienced Frankie spends his money quickly and is always a lot more risky. Compared to Roy, Frankie is catastrophically different. Well, how do they get they get their cash; if you don not already know, as con men! The whole story ends p telling about their past and showing how they con people. After all of that detailed fun, Roy ends up with a daughter he never knew he had before. This plays a big change in events especially in Roy's life. Angela Roy's daughter is thirteen and she makes in for a whole new world of conning for them. Finally everything is going smooth in Roy's eyes and it is until unexpected events happen to make a big score. This book was one of the best books I have ever read and I am glad I read the book first. The plot is new and exciting and will leave you awestruck by the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an original, clever, funny novel. The prose is lean, the characters are fully developed, and it's hard to put down. It's much more enjoyable than the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
DON'T READ THE KIRKUS REVIEW IF YOU DON'T WANT THE PLOTLINE RUINED FOR YOU. Mr. Garcia spins a page-turning tale of two diversely different partners, who as con men, are always up for the prospect of easy money. A quick and enormously entertaining read. It should make a great movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eric Garcia¿s series about a dinosaur detective, ANOMYMOUS REX & CASUAL REX, are totally different from his MATCHSTICK MEN, except for the fact they are all humorous. Roy & Frankie have been partners as con artists (matchstick men) for years. They are at opposite ends of the pole. Roy is the saves his money, planning for his retirement, (He doesn¿t trust banks; he keeps his money in a horse in his living room.) takes his medication regularly for his obsessive-compulsive disorder, & is very careful, except evidently during his brief marriage years ago. He finds out he has a teenage daughter who now wants to come stay with him & learn the trade. Frankie is just the opposite; he is willing to take chances. He wants to make a big score so he can get some money. They usually do their business in places, like restaurants, etc, on a small scale. Frankie isn¿t thrilled about having Roy¿s daughter sit in on some action, in fact he is downright opposed to it. But when a girl makes up her mind, what is a father to do? The big question here is can a con man be conned?
Guest More than 1 year ago
If I could have given this book 10 stars, I would have. "Matchstick Men" is one of the best books I have ever read. Full of interesting characters and more plot twists than you can shake a stick at, this book will keep you reading and with each page, you will be sucked deeper into the con!