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Stella is a master of using conversations between characters to give you an immediate sense of their relationships and who they are.
This is almost like three novels in one...it's a good long read with excellent dialogue, an intriguing plot, rich detail and a healthy dose of humor.
New Yorkers, like myself, will appreciate all of the historical references to the city and see just how much things have changed since the 1970's.
Johnny Porno is a New York City mob tale set in the 1970s at the height of the popularity of the film "Deep Throat. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Benjamin Boulden
I read this book last year, and have since read 2 other Charlie Stella books. Having lived in the area and time when these stories take place, I can say with certainty that Stella... Read morePublished 5 months ago by FLUNKENWHEEL
Stella's characters leap from the page in Johnny Porno with true-to-life dialogue that is reminiscent of Elmore Leonard, although Stella manages to make his dialogue even snappier... Read morePublished 9 months ago by mark davis
I like Mr. Stella's writing style, but this title was only okay. Very well plotted, but a ton of subplots that seemed to go nowhere. Read morePublished 13 months ago by D. Raymond Hobart
Charlie Stella has put in well over a decade writing some of the best hard-core crime fiction out there. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Blackie Noir
I've probably put off reading this for a couple of years now, not from any dread that it wouldn't be any good but more from the realisation that once I'd read it, there was no more... Read morePublished 18 months ago by col2910
I have read all of Charlie Stella's novels and loved them all. Had I not, I doubt I would have picked this one up due to the unfortunate title and cover art. Read morePublished on July 6, 2011 by Beverly Bell
John Albano is behind on his child support. To that end, he needs to make quick money, and his car-driving job isn't cutting it. Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by Craig Clarke
I have read all of Charlie Stella's work. Finally got this one and its as good as it gets, just like his predecessors. Read morePublished on October 4, 2010 by R. A. Barricklow