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Point Doom Kindle Edition
From Dan Fante, the son of novelist John Fante, comes a gritty detective novel featuring JD Fiorella, an ex-private investigator who's bent on avenging his friend's murder.
Failed private investigator JD Fiorella was a pro at finding trouble. Mixing it up with the wrong people in New York, he escaped to L.A.—only to hit rock-bottom after too many nightmares and too much booze.
Now forty-six and sober, JD is working hard to get it together. Living in Malibu at his mother's house in Point Dume, he's got a new job selling used cars with his friend Woody and a new girlfriend. But just as things are looking up, JD discovers a gruesome murder. Now the ex-private detective has to make a choice.
Determined to exact vengeance, he follows a twisting trail of clues that leads him to unexpected truths about himself and his new life—and to a psychopathic killer with an eerie connection to his past. And, as JD soon learns, this time there's no easy way out.
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Praise for Dan Fante: "This writer has the telemarketer's skill for keeping the mooch on the line: readers who don't hang up right away very likely won't be able to stop listening."--New York Times
"A powerful read from a writer who's lived what he writes and writes what he lived, 86'd stands out as yet another example of Fante's unique voice and bottoms-up, scraped-off-the-sidewalk prose."--Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B009NFOL26
- Publisher : Harper Perennial (28 May 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 1008 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 370 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 006222901X
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Point Doom isn't for fans of flowery fiction, the prose is short & punchy; it's a thriller that takes no prisoners.
Mr Fante I salute you.
As good as the best of Dashiel Hammett, Sean Chercover or James Crumley. Could not put it down. Fante's damn novel caused me to lose sleep.
Some readers/reviewers have complained that JD Fiorella, the former PI in the novel, is as psycho as the a-holes he goes after in this tale. Really. At least Fante's PI has a heart. I'd much rather have someone like that on my side, than the other type of so-called heroes we're usually seeing in tinseltown flicks or reading about.
All I want to know is when's the next one? I want a sequel, Fante? Are you listening Bourbon Street Books?
In addition to the above, I must point out, as gruesome as plenty of it is, there is enough humor to make you laugh out loud, and in public while you're reading. That's what it did to me. Yes, I drew some stares from folks. What you get is pitch-perfect dialogue, characters that jump off the page at you, and just all around terrific prose. What's not to cherish? I could praise this forever. My hat is off to the author.