Viva La Madness (PDF)

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review Viva La Madness 103 J.J. Connolly Ö 3 characters characters Viva La Madness Now Connolly is back with a seuel that sees him on the same stunning form with his trademark razor sharp dialogue and uick fire violence but also finding dark humor and pathos in the lives of violent men From the London underworld Viva la Ma. Wow what a terrible bookThe unnamed protagonist has very little agency for the first two thirds of the book The plot relies on peripheral characters to push the plot forward whilst the protagonist largely sits on the sidelinesThe plot is derailed further by an abundance of expositional flashback chapters devoted to the deranged gangster Jesus Zambrano We are lazily told everything by the narrator with Connolly rarely bothering to write full scenes where the characters actually interactBut nothing I mean NOTHING compares to the ending that is so breathtakingly bad and in such spectacularly poor taste I d almost recommend reading it for that alone Almost At 445 pages the book is overlong for something that aspires to be little than a throwaway gangster romp I kept wishing I was reading something by Ted Lewis instead After the Falls razor sharp dialogue and uick fire violence but also finding dark humor and pathos in the lives of violent men From the London underworld Viva la Ma. Wow what a terrible bookThe unnamed protagonist has very little agency for the first two thirds of the book The plot Then the Americans Came Voices from Vietnam relies on peripheral characters to push the plot forward whilst the protagonist largely sits on the sidelinesThe plot is derailed further by an abundance of expositional flashback chapters devoted to the deranged gangster Jesus Zambrano We are lazily told everything by the narrator with Connolly Hell in a Handbasket Devilish Debutantes #2 rarely bothering to write full scenes where the characters actually interactBut nothing I mean NOTHING compares to the ending that is so breathtakingly bad and in such spectacularly poor taste I d almost Say Your Abc With Me recommend The Outcast Dead reading it for that alone Almost At 445 pages the book is overlong for something that aspires to be little than a throwaway gangster ಅಮ್ಮಾವ್ರ ಗಂಡ romp I kept wishing I was Potato Surprise A Brimstone Preuel reading something by Ted Lewis instead

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review Viva La Madness 103 J.J. Connolly Ö 3 characters characters Viva La Madness Dness moves to international crime with trans Atlantic drug deals money laundering and high tech electronic fraud portrayed with the same uncanny believability The anonymous hero of Layer Cake is pulled back into the drug game before he can. Better than Layer Cake so many twists and turns Read it

review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö J.J. Connolly

review Viva La Madness 103 J.J. Connolly Ö 3 characters characters Viva La Madness Escape to a sunny retirement In a dazzling combination of London low life Caribbean high life and Venezuelan drug cartels toting machine guns in Mayfair our hero's voice and mission are authentic thrilling and whiplash inducing in eual share. Not a particularly enticing follow up to Layer Cake and somewhat of a repetition of what went before I still read it though Here I felt Connolly ran out of plot and the characters broke down a little I felt rather like I was re reading Layer Cake with some changes I happened to stumble across some discussions in a forum that suggest a great deal of authenticity in Connolly s writing Put another way he knows his characters and knows the scene he is writing aboutIt is a bit of a tome and continuing with the pace and plot for 445 pages took some doing Perhaps if it was cut by about 13rdHowever at the end of the day Connolly is one of the few British writers accomplished in this genre and able to blend in large doses of peculiar and idiosyncratic humor and his work is always worth reading for that alone but there is to itDamn now I m talking myself into liking this book and had to up the rating by one star It must be alright


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    characters Viva La Madness Viva La Madness (PDF) J.J. Connolly Ö 3 characters I picked up Viva La Madness over Christmas break because its English pedigree reminded me of Snatch and maybe a cousin of the Scottish Trainspotting I never readsaw the movie of the preuel Layer Cake and neither the library nor used bookstore had it so I went with the seuel I wasn’t disappointed Well not much Viva La Madness is

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    Viva La Madness (PDF) J.J. Connolly Ö 3 characters characters Viva La Madness I had no idea there was a seuel to Layer CakeI'd rate the film in my top 50 It's cool sleek fast paced and has some killer set pieces and one liners If I catch it on TV its one of those I'll just wait up until such and such scene A bit like Get CarterI read the book after the film and found it as enjoyable As you would expect with t

  3. says: Viva La Madness (PDF) J.J. Connolly Ö 3 characters characters Viva La Madness

    Viva La Madness (PDF) Wow what a terrible bookThe unnamed protagonist has very little agency for the first two thirds of the book The plot relies on periphe

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    review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö J.J. Connolly J.J. Connolly Ö 3 characters Viva La Madness (PDF) What a riot I finally found an author who might be the eual of El Leonard at whose feet I worship JJ knows how to spin a plo

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    review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö J.J. Connolly J.J. Connolly Ö 3 characters characters Viva La Madness I enjoyed layer Cake way back when but this time around I found it pointless It really is pitched at the pure entertainment level and I probably wasn't in the mood but I just found the whole geezer crim thing boring repetitive and

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    review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö J.J. Connolly Viva La Madness (PDF) J.J. Connolly Ö 3 characters Better than Layer Cake so many twists and turns Read it

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    Viva La Madness (PDF) much preferred this to Layer Cakeseems the author has matured as a writer

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    Viva La Madness (PDF) review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö J.J. Connolly Not a particularly enticing follow up to Layer Cake and somewhat of a repetition of what went before I still read it thoug

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    review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö J.J. Connolly Viva La Madness (PDF) J.J. Connolly Ö 3 characters 35 stars This would have scored higher for me but for the fact the POV protagonist doesn't actually do anything for the whole book He goes where he's told Does what he's told Says and even wears what he's told He has no agency He exists purely to be a witness to and report back on other characters snappy dialogue and shenanigansAlso the 911 ending seemed entirely unnecessary

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    Viva La Madness (PDF) J.J. Connolly Ö 3 characters review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö J.J. Connolly A bit too long and unnecessary complicated

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  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • Viva La Madness
  • J.J. Connolly
  • English
  • 05 July 2020
  • 9781590208595