Lush Life

Lush Life

Large Print - 2008
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Still living on the Lower East Side and waiting tables in a restaurant, thirty-five-year-old Eric Cash has every reason in the world to be jealous of Ike Marcus, a handsome, well-liked, ambitious young man on the way to the top, until he is gunned down by two street thugs while walking one night with Eric.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008
ISBN: 9781410407399
141040739X
Branch Call Number: Fiction Price Large Type
Characteristics: large print
707 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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10000mefest
Apr 05, 2017

I read this book in 2009. This is a review I wrote on it at the time.

I heard about this book on NPR. Comments on the radio during an interview with the author included discussion about his amazing "voice" in the book. This included his grasp of New York ghetto slang as well as "cop speak". This intrigued me as a writer. Richard Price had experience living in New York ghettos and he researched the book by riding around with cops, etc.
After reading the book I also was struck by the detail and dialogue. I enjoy writing dialogue and I agree, that Price is very good.

All in all, this isn't my usual cup of tea..., New York crime stories, etc. But this book was very engaging. I don't see why it wouldn't make a good movie---there is a lot of "meat" to work with here for a project like that.

*Recommended!

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Stalebread
Sep 24, 2015

Got a bit tedious in the last third. Caught myself skimming just to finish it.

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missbaseball
Dec 12, 2013

Richard Price has a habit of looking at the not so pretty side of life. He's such a good writer you don't mind too much.

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toby65
Sep 22, 2012

Beautiful. 5 stars.

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uncommonreader
Jul 27, 2012

Wonderful. Read if only for the dialogue.

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