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Jimmy Bench-Press: A Novel Of Crime Hardcover – Nov 11 2002


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: CARROLL & GRAF PUBLISHERS (Nov. 11 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786710578
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786710577
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,562,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
400 pounds is good, but doesn't inspire any fear from me: I've battled guys who push much more weight than that. The plot is rich on wiseguy and cop prose, but terribly disjointed. And Mr. Stella is probably a liberal anti-gun dink with no real knowledge of firearms: I don't think a bullet in either ".9mm" or ".25mm" is going to hurt anybody. Stick to Elmore Leonard.
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By A Customer on Feb. 7 2003
Format: Hardcover
I'm usually too busy to finish a book quickly, but I finished this one in two days -- I just couldn't put it down! Who cares if I didn't get much sleep?! It was well worth it. What impressed me most was Stella's ability to keep the reader reading, despite the late hour. He really gets you involved with his characters, anxious to find out what will happen to them next. I also gave this book to a few of my friends to read, and they all agree with me. I was so impressed with Stella's work that I purchased his first novel, Eddie's World. I feel the same way about Eddie's World as I do about Jimmy Bench Press; they're both great novels. This would be an excellent read for someone who truly enjoys Sopranos-like entertainment, or for someone who merely appreciates really good writing.
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By A Customer on Feb. 7 2003
Format: Hardcover
I read Eddie's World by Charlie Stella and was looking forward to more of his work -- I wasn't disappointed. Jimmy Bench Press, if it's possible, is even better than the first book. Charlie Stella just gets better and better. I recommend this new author's work to anyone who enjoys witty and fast dialogue and intriguing hooks. Jimmy Bench Press is one of the best crime fiction novels to grace the shelves in a long while. Excellent read!
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