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Ten Little New Yorkers: A Novel Paperback – January 29, 2008
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Unfortunately, his respite doesn't last long. A few short mornings after his arrival, he answers the "blower" and discovers Sgt. Cooperman of the NYPD on the other end, demanding that he return to the Big Apple to explain a dead man's wallet in Kinky's apartment.
The good news is that, after submitting to the cops' interviews, he is still allowed to walk out of the police station unshackled. But four --- or is it five now --- bodies have shown up in the Village, and they just keep mounting. Beginning his own investigation into the murders not only serves as a self-defense against the growing suspicions of the police, but also gives him a case to work on. This might just save his life --- if, that is, he can stay out of jail.
Kinky's inquiries turn up some bizarre stuff, but no solid clues. "Now it truly was a ship of fools, I thought. Here were Ratso and I, playing at being Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, interviewing this Harry Felcher person, who was, to put it kindly, playing at being Judy Garland. Maybe none of us were playing at all. Maybe this was life and life only. Maybe the only thing that was real was the guy who had died in this building.Read more ›
It is a page turner in the truest tradition. One is drawn in at once, and happily trapped in Kinkyland the entire literary trip. It is at once poignant with Kinky's own brand of life's lessons, and at the same time crazy enough to hold the interest of the most discerning reader. His genius is as always his wordcraft, and a use of the language that will never be duplicated. There is a warmth in Kinky's prose that grabs you, and makes you think about where you are in your own life, where you've been, and where you are going. Where I'm going now is back to re-read this wonderful, thoughtful, and fascinating book.
Buy it. Treasure it. But don't share it with your friends. That would't exactly be a financial pleasure for the Kinkster!
On with the campaign! Good luck, Kinky, the state of Texas is way overdue for someone of your insight, and a common sense approach to government that would blow a refreshing breath of fresh air into those stale back rooms replete with political doldrums...and thoughtless dolts. Thank you.
Kinky still has a way with words which always makes his writing fun to read. But even his wit couldn't maintain my interest... I just wanted to finish the book.
Yes, the ending was a hugh surprise, but I hope the Kinkster and his friend can rise above this mess. Perhaps he'll be motivated to return with a new adventure without the chaff!
TEN LITTLE NEW YORKERS by Kinky Friedman
If you've read any of his novels, any at all, ask yourself how in the heck you describe the guy. It's a matter of sifting through superlatives, knowing they all apply, and hoping you chose the most accurate ones.
Kinky Friedman was a county and western musician who was probably too original for the establishment. Do you remember when Willie Nelson was too innovative for Nashville? A mere wisp of ganja smoke away, Kinky was singing a pro-choice song, and a song called "Homo Erectus," and a big ole pile of songs equally unfriendly to radio airplay. Damn intelligent lyrics.
The only hit to ever come out of Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys was "Lover Please" by Billy Swan, who was formerly a Jewboy. Don Imus listeners have quite probably heard Kinky's "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore."
After that, Kinky tried his hand at writing murder mysteries. The main character is some guy named Kinky Friedman, a former country musician turned amateur detective. This is the nineteenth book in what may well be the most unique and unforgettable series in the history of literature.
Keen insight. Brilliant word play. An honesty and utter disregard for political correctness that most authors only dream of, and that make me hope you Texans elect this guy as your next governor. An unforgettable cast of Village Irregulars and a tip of the ten-gallon hat to Sherlock Holmes. And cats! You'll always laugh and you'll always think.
In April, I wrote: "Kinky Friedman is my favorite novelist. If you've never read him, I suggest ROADKILL, or a trilogy including it, at your local library.Read more ›
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kinky is kinky, you gets whats you bought & you takes yer turn around the merry-go-round.Published 3 months ago by T T W
Ten Little New Yorkers, published in 2005, is Kinky’s seventeenth novel featuring his alter ego, the Kingster, a lonely, loveless amateur private investigator living with an... Read morePublished 7 months ago by A. S. Thompson
If you enjoy Kinky's eccentric characters, who hatch outrageously funny plots, all for the good of mankind, then you will love this book!!
He has done it again!!! Read more
Sure, Kinky Friedman has made a spectacular yarn from mediocre mystery, with his laugh-out-loud humor, insightful character sketches (mainly of himself), and occasional... Read morePublished on July 15, 2007 by AR in KG
I first saw Kinky Friedman on the Box in connection with his political ambitions in Texas. Imagine my surprise when I accidentally find some novels by the said Kinkster, and not... Read morePublished on October 30, 2006 by Brian Bear
It's clear that da Kinkstah's books have been losing steam the last few years. They kept getting shorter, and sadder. More chapeters devoted to dead friends and lost lovers. Read morePublished on July 22, 2005 by Amazon Customer
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This was the typical Kinkster novel. With alot of his usual characters and their quirks, the hilarity ensues the way you come to expect. Read more