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Table Money: A Novel Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00704TS34
- Publisher : Open Road Media (February 14, 2012)
- Publication date : February 14, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 4602 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 608 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #691,522 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I made it through 80 excruciating pages before realized reading any further reading could only be classified as "cruel and unusual punishment."
The novel starts by Breslin relating the entire family tree of the main character Owney Morrison, from 1865 to 1972, when Morrison returns from the Vietnam War. In fact, Owney himself doesnÕt make an appearance until page 32.
The one thing Morrison and his family have in common is that they are all uninteresting louts, with no class and more than a passing fondness for a bottle of booze. Breslin blasts his readers with every Irish-drunken-bum clique in sight, which frankly makes me more than a little annoyed since, as a lifetime NY City denizen just as Breslin is, I know many more Irish people who donÕt drink at all, rather than those who spend all their waking hours at the business end of a bottle.
To further contaminate things, Breslin develops no plot of substance, nor is their any reason to root for Owney Morrison and his troubled brood. After 80 pages, I came to the realization that ÒTable MoneyÓ belongs under the table, or more properly in the garbage can.
Like an old baseball player who canÕt hit the fastball anymore, Breslin has seemed to have regressed into a caricature of his former talented self. Or maybe that was a mirage too.
I have no design of reading any more of Jimmy BreslinÕs pap in the future. Nor in the past for that matter, from 1985 on.
If you have intentions to spend a few rubles on buying ÒTable Money,Ó spend it on something much more jovial. Like ÒWar and PeaceÓ for example.