Funny Boys

Funny Boys

by Warren Adler


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A dark comedy of errors about success, the mob, and finding true love.

Even when murderous gangsters are shoving his head into a toilet, Mickey Fine can’t stop making jokes. He wants a career in comedy so badly that he takes a job as a Tummler, a comedian and host for a hotel in the Catskills; a hotel where he knows the very gangsters who abused him are staying. An already dangerous situation escalates when Mickey falls for Mutzie, the “number one girl” of Pep who is arguably the most violent thug in the hotel. Betrayals and politics within the mob play out behind the scenes while Mutzie joins Mickey on stage and the pair inevitably find themselves marked for death. But Mickey is naive to the more sinister side of his audience made up of mobsters and other power players of New York’s underbelly. But as their circumstances start catching up with them and the body counts start mounting, Mickey and Mutzie start angling for a way out. That, of course, isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590200346
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 03/13/2008
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.09(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Funny Boys 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
33racoonie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Terrible! Not funny, no plot that was worth spending time on, I stopped listening half way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R u ready for some fun nook se.x.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
Since I started it, I finished it, but I wouldn't have started it had I known what a weak story it was. The characters were not compelling or particularly interesting. The story line dragged. No new lines of literature were drawn. The book jacket describes it as "a timeless love story" and a "sweeping American tale." Perhaps the jacket writer might have done better with the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was not familiar with the author's previous works, but have always been fascinating with the whole Murder Incorporated scene and its relationship to the Catskill hotel community. This book was no disappointment. Rich characters, peppy language, mixed with Jewish humor and crime made this a 'stay up all night' and read book, A great find!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm so happy to see Adler publishing again. While I enjoy his website, there is nothing like curling up with a good book. However, this was not one of my favorites. Perhaps because I grew up in the Midwest & am not Jewish, I could not appreciate the humor or understand the Catskill scene.