Monday, April 20, 2015

ARE YOU LISTENING? THE MARTINI SHOT: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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THE MARTINI SHOT
A Novella and Short Stories
BY GEORGE PELECANOS
  
ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
Short stories and a novella from one of crime fiction's most revered writers.

Whether they're cops or conmen, savage killers or creative types, gangsters or God-fearing citizens, George Pelecanos' characters are always engaged in a fight for their lives. They fight to advance or simply to survive; they fight against odds, against enemies, even against themselves. In this, his first collection of stories, the acclaimed novelist introduces readers to a vivid and eclectic cast of combatants.

A seasoned claims investigator tracks a supposedly dead man from Miami to Brazil, only to be thrown off his game by a kid from the local slum. An aging loser takes a last stab at respectability by becoming a police informant. A Greek-American couple adopts an interracial trio of sons and then struggles to keep their family together, giving us a stirring bit of background on one of Pelecanos' most beloved protagonists, Spero Lucas. In the title novella - which takes its name from Hollywood slang for the last shot of the day, the one that comes before the liquor shots begin - we go behind the scenes of a television cop show, where a writer gets caught up in a drama more real than anything he could have conjured for a script. 

By turns heartbreaking and humane, brutal and funny, these finely constructed tales expose the violence and striving beneath the surface of any city and within any human heart. Tough, sexy, fast-paced, and crackling with energy, The Martini Shot is Pelecanos at his very best.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
George Pelecanos is the bestselling author of nineteen novels set in and around Washington, DC. He is also an independent film producer, and a producer and Emmy-nominated writer on the HBO series The Wire and Treme. He lives in Maryland.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY GEORGE PELECANOS:
              
             
             
PRAISE FOR THE MARTINI SHOT:
"one of [Pelecanos'] freshest and most original recent works."(New York Times ).

"Here we see what makes Pelecanos' best writing so resonant: the sense of longing, of miscommunication, the way love does not enlarge us but rather makes us small." (Los Angeles Times ).

"His writing is properly hard-boiled, his heroes are attractively flawed and his villains leave trails of blood from here to yonder. But even at his most gripping...he sets his aims high, bringing a sociologist's concerns to the street -level dramas that play out in his hometown of Washington, D.C."(Chicago Tribune ).

"fast, dark, and dangerous...The gritty world [Pelecanos] knows so well provides ample fodder for the vignettes in this book, the characters are strong and the dialogue is sharp. The collection is a solid read for anyone who's a fan of crime writing and especially Pelecanos' work." (Toronto Star ).

"bracing and witty...an inventive study of deception and fakery--one of Pelecanos's best works, at any length." (The Washington Post ).
GIVEAWAY

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43 comments:

Margie said...

This author creates some interesting characters.
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Steve Capell said...

George Pelecanos really allows the reader to be drawn into his novels and then creates a way that they can't get away!

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Grandma Cootie said...

Sometimes a collection of stories is a nice change from a novel.
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Carol N Wong said...

I like what the Toronto Star said. I have heard that he is best at crime noir which I love. I did read a negative criticism about a different aspect he is not so good that it made her laugh! That to me is a plus. I have never read anything by him before but I love crime noir.

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holdenj said...

I have a short commute, so this might actually be a better listen than some longer ones. Which are better suited, sometimes, for road trips!
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Jen Scott said...

The collection of stories and novella featuring different plots and interesting characters sounds like a great audio book.
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