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Bailin' by [Robinson, Linton]
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About the Author

Linton Robinson was a free-lance writer for many decades, working for top national magazines and winning awards for articles in urban weeklies in the American West, ranging from Seattle's Weekly, Stranger, Rocket, and Sun to San Diego's Weekly, Revolt, and City Beat. Those years took their toll. One of his more successful (or at least cult- idolized) columns was “The Weekend Warrior”, started up at the Weekender in San Diego and eventually synicated as far north as Vancouver and as far west as Denver. In keeping with his new career as a novelist, Robinson has turned many humor columnists green with envy by figuring out how to convert The Warrior into a work of allegedly real fiction. If you didn't like “The Weekend Warrior”, well, to hell with you. What do you know, anyway, philistine? If you did like it, however, you're very fortunate. And not just for being wise, perceptive, and able to read between the lines—there are more works available from this unquestionably talented, questionably domesticated writer.

Product Details

  • File Size: 442 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615753744
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Adoro Books (January 1, 2013)
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AVZJXGG
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Well, this was interesting. Welcome to old town Texas in the 21st century. I think that's a good description. I'll say this much, Mr. Robinson does an excellent job describing the old towns of the South. His command of the English language of Texans, is highly applauded. Yep, we really do talk like that. You'll feel you're there with each misadventure of our two modern day, "Bonnie and Clyde." Meet Cole and Bunny. Just two kids trying to make a fast buck.

The book opens with a pulse pounding bank robbery gone wrong, and I mean seriously wrong. The scene reminds one of the "Shoot out at the OK Corral." It's wild and it's wooly. Poor Cole doesn't realize the absconded money has a die packet in it. Whoops. Despite being filled full of lead, his darling Bunny pulls him out of the fire and wings them off to safety. From this point on, their adventures are a reminder of "Road Runner versus Wiley Coyote." Why? Because some of the action scenes are a bit over the top. I forgot how many injuries Cole endures, but in each case, he wouldn't have survived without his surplus items from ACME Inc.

Now, no story would be complete without some resident stooges. Meet Bogart and Flathead. These two guys couldn't pour s..t out of their boots without written directions. They're that stupid. They have more schemes on how to make money than the law allows. Only problem, they're great ideas flounder when they start talking to each other. They are the atypical, "Laurel and Hardy" tandem. What idiots. Their endeavors will have you splitting a rib.

I did have a few issues. At times, the punch line was followed with another punch line. As already mentioned, the injuries the characters are inflicted with, would have killed them over and over and over. The ending.

Who will like this? Easy. If you are a Western, Bonnie and Clyde junkie, with a touch of slapstick, you're going to thoroughly enjoy the book.

A solid 4 stars.
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Author Linton Robinson, born in Occupied Japan, schooled in Asia, now living in Latin America, is a veteran, award-winning journalist and author of several popular books on Mexican culture. His influences are varied: upper division education at University of Washington, Wake Forest, Baylor, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State and several Army training programs. `I leaned much more in the Army, prison and street warfare, however.' As he states on his website, `I wrote for the cream of the West Coast "hip urban weeklies" such as the Seattle Sun, Rocket, Stranger, and Weekly; San Diego Reader, Revolt, City Beat and Weekender; Bay Area Guardian and Express; Rocky Mountain News, and so on. And national magazines such as Penthouse, Young Athlete, American Photographer, Hustler, Harpers, Science, and anybody in that payment bracket. In recent years I also wrote for publications in Mexico, including Spanish cultural and investigative mags as well as English papers in Los Cabos, Vallarta, Cancun, Tijuana and Mazatlan. This is experience produced a living, awards for journalism and literature, and the formation of deep distrust for the editorial community that survives to this day. I subscribed to the traditional writer's grab bag of odd jobs such as: jail guard, psychometrist, cave guide, mail order marketing hotshot, poetry publisher, smuggler, photographer, webmaster and low-key street crime. The various books Linton has produced vary from poetry both in anthologies and his own singular works, a Hyper novel (PROPERTIES OF LIGHT), and more - in other words, he is an experimentalist and there are few venues of the written word he has not explored - and achieved success.Read more ›
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Bunny and Cole are two lovers who apparently don't like to work...their work consists of loving one another and trying not to get killed as they rob banks and armoured trucks.

Flathead and Bogart are two bumbling idiots who are trying to figure out how to smuggle drugs across the border without getting caught, hurt, shot down and killed. They try everything, always seemingly meeting up with disaster each and every time.

Hunstetter embezzeled six million dollars from the city. Now he's on the run. He's somehow managed to out run the law. But they're coming after him with full force.

What have these five in common? Oh, you'll have to read the book to find that out.

The author has a unique style of writing, sometimes making up his own words for things/objects/people...while sometimes overusing the thesaurus just a little...but the story is well worth having to look up a few words. The author's humour shines through with this piece. It was a fun read, one that will have you shaking your head in wonderment of how such people can even exist. You'll be chuckling along, tryng to figure out what their next move will be.

The story moves along nicely with no lulls in the humour or action. It grabbed me from the beginning.

Set in the Tex-Mex area, there are chuckles galore. 5 stars!
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Ever read a book that, by page two you know you've got a good one? This Is that book! Cole Haskins is in the process of politely robbing a bank - collecting money, watches, rings...you have it, Cole gets it. There is a small issue with the get away car. His beloved Bunny is a bit late picking him up. Late enough that Cole is winged a few times, has blown up the dye on the money, drops a lot of said money in the street. You get the picture.
Cole and Bunny have been together for awhile. Their trusty friends Bogart and Flathead (aptly named) have possibly a gnat's brain between them with Flathead being the smart one. Bikers to the3 core and always on the lookout for a score; they help save friends through interesting inventions of Bogart's and assist a wanna-be embezzler out of town.
About the embezzler......well, you'll find out because you will NOT be able to resist buying this one. What a wonderful book, laughed my self silly!
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