Publish date: August 6th 2013
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: D.C. Quartet (#2)
Way too much pop culture immersion in this one for me, which is funny, because that's one of the things I appreciate about Pelecanos - his ability to evoke a particular time and place by what was in the air music- and culture-wise. Basically, King Suckerman is the story of a regular guy who, having...
It's 1976 and everyone's talking about King Suckerman, the new blaxploitation flick that's in the theaters. When Marcus Clay and Dimitri Karras wind up with a pile of cash after a drug deal gone wrong, everyone's after their hides, including a thug named Wilton Cooper and his gang, and an Italian n...
This book expertly mixed lots of violence, drugs, music, movies, basketball, and other pop culture references from the 1970s in with both over the top characters and others that were extremely realistic.
Okay, so I remembered what it was that made me skeptical about Pelecanos.But before I nag, some love: the best thing about the book is G.P.'s version of a '70s blaxploitation flick, the one everybody in the book is all abuzz about, that gives the novel its catchy title--and reveals the fury and comp...
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