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The Talk Show Paperback – October 15, 2014
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Wenke creates characters that are raw and real. They aren’t afraid to be crass or speak their minds, drawing you out of your world I and into theirs. He provides some candid moments that allow readers to get up close and personal with the characters. The slang and local dialect that the dialogue is comprised of makes the characters so much more approachable.
As a whole, this was a unique & fulfilling novel that I quite enjoyed.
He was the master-mind behind the Emancipation Tour.
The speaking/rally engagement was close by the Plaza Hotel & Sherry-Netherland Hotel.
Abe’s life was ended that day by a sniper or 2 maybe.
Jack Winthrop (NY Times reporter) swore he would figure out who did the assassination & bring justice/closure to the matter.
Jack’s favorite hangout was the Tit for Tat strip club.
Manny Snider was the owner, Donna Marone (stripper) managed the place/girls; Sheila (stripper) Robin (stripper), & Bree (stripper). Slow Mo was the vegetarian bouncer. Karina is Sheila’s daughter.
The Gay Religious Action Committee for Equality (GRACE) was held on St. Patrick’s Day,
Captain Frank McCarthy (NYP/D) arrested Jack, Rita Harvey (transgender ex-priest, LGBT? activist) & several others.
Don Germany (aka Felix Quinn, ex-homicide detective NYP/D) is helping Jack figure out who the killer(s) are.
Danielle Jackson (media expert, aka Danny) is helping Jack piece the puzzle together also.
A Speck name keeps popping up?
Manny sells the place to Donna, she partners with several others & hires Gerad (bouncer) Misty (stripper) & Z (stripper).
Don Germany is found dead in his lavish/luxurious apartment.
Fast forward the Emancipation tour of 12 cities is set. 1st stop Central Park. Mayor Hector Martinez, Jason Bradley & Sheena Bradley (wife, super model) are the honored guests.
Entertainment is provided by Anthony Baines aka Rocket man (High wire act), Yo Bitch (female rap group), & Spunk Gism (heavy metal band).
Who is Speck?
What a very fantastic intelligent author/writer & what he gives back to the GLBT? Communities.
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.
A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written who-dun-it crime book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great who-dun-it crime movie, or mini TV series. A book I couldn’t put down. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars.
Thank you for the free Goodreads; paperback book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
Here is where the book really peaks my interest. Jack Winthrop was in the audience when a gunman (or was it two? He thought he saw two) took aim at Jones while he was on a stage after a parade. Jack saw two different guns aiming for Jones, but Winthrop looked away for just a moment, and the 2nd gunman (who did not fire a shot) had vanished. The first gunman was toying with Jones, Winthrop realized. He talked things out with his "second family" at the Tit for Tat strip club. These are some crazy characters that you never saw coming/ They make up the majority of the laughs.
Wenke's writing style is a bit bizarre and may not be for sensitive people. However, that is what makes his writing style so good to me. It is fresh, bizarre maybe (ok, not maybe), humorous and unpredictable. For these reasons, I believe this to be a great read, if you are up to the challenge. I will read this book again and again. It may become a cult classic!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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