The Talk Show a novel

The Talk Show a novel

by Joe Wenke

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ISBN-13: 9780985900298
Publisher: Trans Uber LLC
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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The Talk Show a novel 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved, loved loved this novel. Wenke is a terrific writer and the themes in this book speak to all the current issues in our society...race, gun violence, sexual orientation and terrorism. That's why The Talk Show is such an engaging and important book. I noticed that certain reviewers were turned off by the plethora of colorful expletives that appear ONLY in the first chapter by Abraham Lincoln Jones, the larger than life talk show host who's a tad inebriated while talking on the phone to the New York Times journalist, Jack Winthrop. Get over the four letter words in chapter one! Who cares!! Read on and you will find yourself caught up in a whirlwind of fast paced, edgy dialog and action, a page turner story and offbeat and intriguing characters. This book totally captures the paranoia we all feel post 9/11, the feeling that lurks everywhere and no one knows when or where a madman may be hiding, ready to perpetrate the next terror attack. Highly recommend
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review The Talk Show: A Novel by Joe Wenke was not at all what I had expected. There were way too many foul words used  all throughout. I could not finish the book. Foul words are not constantly needed to make something funny. I can't  recommend this one, so readers you are on your own with this book.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
This is the type of novel that makes you think, all the while enjoying your journey with the characters that Wenke brings forward.  Wenke isn’t an author who isn’t afraid to speak his mind while engaging his audience.  It’s not a tale for those who are easily offended, but is a fantastic look at life and times.  The author build suspense slowly to a crescendo, keeping you racing towards the end in this all to vivid tale. Wenke creates characters that are raw and real.  They aren’t afraid to be crass or speak their minds, drawing you out of your world I and into theirs.  He provides some candid moments that allow readers to get up close and personal with the characters.  The slang and local dialect that the dialogue is comprised of makes the characters so much more approachable. As a whole, this was a unique & fulfilling novel that I quite enjoyed.