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Mr Blue: Memoirs of a Renegade [Kindle Edition]

Edward Bunker
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Edward Bunker's life is beyond the imaginings of most fiction writers. He was born in Hollywood, California, the son of a stagehand and Busby Berkeley chorus girl, whose early divorce propelled him into a series of boarding homes and military schools. From the age of five he repeatedly ran away, roaming the city streets at night. A proud character, combined with an IQ of 152, resulted in a series of altercations with the authorities. He became the youngest ever inmate of San Quentin at the age of seventeen, and there he learned survival skills and faced down the toughest prisoners in the system. He was befriended by Mrs Louise Wallis, a former star of the silent screen and wife of movie mogul, Hal Wallis, who produced films starring Bogart, Cagney, Edward G. Robinson and George Raft. She introduced Bunker to her circle of friends, including Jack Dempsey, Tennessee Williams, Aldous Huxley and William Randolph Hearst, whose guest he was at San Simeon. A parole violation resulted in a spell crossing America as a fugitive on the FBI's most wanted list. His eventual capture led to Folsom prison. Encouraged by the example of Dostoevsky, Cervantes and Caryl Chessman, and by the kindness of Mrs Wallis, he determined to write his way out of prison. Bunker's first published novel, No Beast So Fierce, viewed by many including Quentin Tarantino as the finest crime novel ever written, changed his fortunes. It was filmed as Straight Time, starring Dustin Hoffman. He has written three other novels, The Animal Factory, Little Boy Blue and Dog Eat Dog, (all published by No Exit) admired by writers as diverse as William Styron and James Ellroy. He received an Oscar nomination for the screenplay of Runaway Train, and has appeared in a score of films, most notably his legendary role as Mr Blue in Reservoir Dogs. This blistering narrative is a memoir like no other.

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  • File Size: 785 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1874061602
  • Publisher: No Exit Press; 1st edition (July 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RX88R4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #690,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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looked like brand new and the sound is awesome
better than the old one we had, we are very pleased with this product
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where oh where March 15, 2013
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I would have loved it but I never ever ever recieved it in the mail.......then they had the nerve to ask me to review it...
Ps. I still want it if anybody reads this and can do anything about it...or my money back...would rather have the book
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