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I loved the whole behind-the-scenes of the boxing world, the description of Las Vegas in the 50's, the way the people talked, and dressed. It was perfect. Anthony did a great job keeping the slang and atmosphere authentic. I have loved Mickey Spillane all my life and I am so happy that I have found an author that can take me back to that time.
Grab this book and have a great time. I cannot wait to look for other books by this guy. Honestly, I wish I could have given more stars to show my enthusiasm.
Nick, protagonist and reporter, is a gritty, hooch-swilling, dame-chasing regular guy with a sharp wit and tongue to match. When he's approached to write the script for a champion boxer, he's got his work cut out for him. Something or some things just don't add up. Locations shift, characters throw hard punches and the writing lopes with an almost lyrical rhythm. The ending was tied up nice and tight--bonus for the overall brevity of the work.
A fun, quick read, even if boxing/sports aren't your cup of tea.
The main character is newsman Nick Moretti, former fight journalist, who catches a tip on a fix in the fifth round with long odds. So, of course, Nick decides to cash in. He teams up with an old flame and a pigeon and bets a bundle.
Saying any more would only ruin the story for you. It’s a story that twists and turns in ways you won’t expect. It’s a story that is full of the atmosphere of the underworld of the 1950s, which in itself is an interesting contrast with the Happy Days image many people have of that era. Most of all, it is a story that drips with the edgy character and engrossing voice of Nick Moretti. As I read, I was transported to his world.
This book would make a great film, a retro-noir, shot in black and white and directed by Darren Aronofsky or someone of similar sensibilities. And Venutolo should write his own script, because he’s got a way with words.
there are some some surprises which I don't want to give away but I will say this this is a great book.
where others write with kid gloves Jack Tunney writes with a pair of comfortable pair of golden gloves that shined throughout the story. you will not regret this story. you'll thank your lucky stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hollywood, boxing, shady fight trainers and a sexy public relations woman mix beautifully in this well-crafted noir story in the Fight Card series. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Stephen Campbell
In Front Page Palooka, Anthony Venutolo serves up a stirring noir tale worthy of the best of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lawrence Parlier
Venutolo embraces the noir. No, really embraces it. With gusto. If you're gona do it, do it right. That could be protagnist Nick Moretti's motto as well. Read morePublished on May 30, 2014 by Rose De Poto
I was unable to finish this book. It is written in the 1940's tough guy style of Phillip Marlowe. But it is analogies on steroids, not very funny and eventually tiresome.Published on February 5, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Anthony Venutolo writing as Jack Tunney has written a fantastic Noir Fiction novella that any fan of the genre should read. Front Page Palooka packs a powerful punch. Read morePublished on January 27, 2014 by cwalrus
One of my favorite books of all time is Budd Schulberg's 'The Harder They Fall'. Front Page Palooka is a story that tells a similar tale of a reporter's view of the darker side of... Read morePublished on December 19, 2013 by Terrence
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