The Winter of Frankie Machine has ratings and reviews. El invierno de Frankie Machine e amalgamano gli ingredienti, e la pietanza cucinata da Winslow è appetibile, onesta, divertente. The Power of the Dog is my favorite novel by Don Winslow and it’s on a very short list of my favorite books of all time. El Invierno de Frankie Machine = The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow at – ISBN – ISBN El invierno de Frankie Machine by Don Winslow at – ISBN – ISBN – Ediciones Martínez Roca –

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The plot is very clever and puts to good use a series of flashbacks to the career of Frankie as a hitman for the mob over more than four decades. At various times an actor, director, movie theater manager, safari guide and private investigator, Don has done many things on his way to being a novelist. Having worked in a bait shop myself during a college summer I can totally relate to the Zen nature of selling worms.

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He is forced to become Frankie Machine again to kill before being killed and p This was a good story surrounding a man who had gotten out of the mob and now has a normal productive life, a longtime girlfriend and a daughter who is going to be a doctor. California as opposed to the established settings of Chicago, New York, Las Vegas and surprisingly for me Denver, makes for a sunny, laid-back yet bloody twist on the gambling, drugs and prostitution rackets.

And then all hell breaks loose Love don Winslow this was a brilliant novel but, no where near as good as the power of dog, which is in my all time top ten books. I liked the final chase the most. And it appears that someone wants Frankie dead The only question is whether or not he can stay alive long enough to figure out what’s going on and put an end to it.

Feb 16, jo rated it really liked it Shelves: The writing is excellent. The fun part about this book is that Frankie Machine is a great anti-hero to root for even though he has his share of demons in his closet. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Frahkie. But, someone wants Frankie dead. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This isn’t just a simple crime story, but a complex tale about what lies beneath the surface of the sun and sand of San Diego and how deep the corruption lies.


Feb 08, Piker rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. As good as a story as Winslow can create, this was attractive and mesmerizing as a character study of Frankie himself. No trivia or quizzes yet. The book was well paced.

The whole Mafia thing is something I buy into straight away, I love that genre more than most others, so much so I would say one of my all time favourite books is Gangster. Oh, and I kinda guessed who was after Frankie right from the first time the culprit showed up maybe I’ve read one too many of these crime thrillers.

It covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. If you haven’t yet read this, I recommend that you get yourself a copy, now. This is the first book I’ve read by this author. All I’m saying is that if the whole novel had been as good as the beginning, it would have totally blown me away.

Mchine was concerned about reading a second book by Winslow after Savages was so good, fearful that he just wouldn’t live up to that book and the hype surrounding him, but this book confirms that I am a scaredy cat for no good reason.

Frank the Bait Guy. The story is fast and very intriguing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow

Jun 13, Melki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quotes from The Winter of Fra My brother in law passed it on to his friend that never ever read and he credits this book with getting him into reading.

Introduced as a favourite local and somewhat standup citizen, there is more than meets the eye with Donn.


The way the tale was weaved from current events unfolding and his previous exploits was deftly done and provided loose ends from the past for who was looking to get revenge. Using this as a framing story is an enjoyable concept and provides you with the action you might expect from a book about post-Vietnam gangsters as well as a constant sense of nostalgia from a man approaching the end of his life. Don Winslow has a truly distinctive voice.

When a contract is put out on his life he is pulled back in and is desperately trying to figure out the what and why of it all.

El Invierno de Frankie Machine : Don Winslow :

Like those two iconic gangsters, Frankie balances his life as a violent criminal with a practical and affectionate concern for his family, immediate and extended. My husband has read almost everything this author has written now and I think it’s time I jump back on the band wagon! It’s a great book by a great writer.

Anyway, these are all children of Chandler and the 60s. What I love most about the book is the character that Winslow has created in the protagonist, Frank Machianno. But when they finally catch one, they get a fleeting rush of adrenaline, get shoved underwater, come up breathless, and then struggle to get back out again for another round.

I loved this book when it was first published inand I enjoyed it even more, re-reading it nine years later.

I read ‘The Power of the Dog’ and ‘The Cartel’, both big sprawling visceral, and brilliant, commentaries on the War on Drugs, and his latest, ‘The Force’, a stunning ‘dirty cop’ novel whose central character, and anti-Serpico, vehemently believes that he is the good guy.

Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley contents. Winslow’s prose is delightful as usual and this novel is much better structure and style wise compared to this summer’s Dawn Patrol.

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