The Take A small time bookie is overcome by greed lust and extraordinary circumstances Eddie Ryan operates in the rough and tumble East End section of Houston and just lost a bundle on the World Series For

  • Title: The Take
  • Author: MikeDennis
  • ISBN: 9781603182768
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • A small time bookie is overcome by greed, lust, and extraordinary circumstances.Eddie Ryan operates in the rough and tumble East End section of Houston, and just lost a bundle on the World Series For him, there s only one way out a phone call to a local loan shark This triggers a sequence of events which soon send him running to save his own skin.Complicating matters isA small time bookie is overcome by greed, lust, and extraordinary circumstances.Eddie Ryan operates in the rough and tumble East End section of Houston, and just lost a bundle on the World Series For him, there s only one way out a phone call to a local loan shark This triggers a sequence of events which soon send him running to save his own skin.Complicating matters is the presence of two strong women One is Felina, the Mexican beauty he has always desired The other is Linda, his older sister and the power figure in his life since early childhood.There are no clear cut good guys Only the cop cars are black and white, while everything else swirls in a kind of gray soup Eddie plunges into a morally treacherous world, from the inner city of Houston to the French Quarter of New Orleans Get ready for a fast paced, nerve jangling ride, where no one can be trusted, and life expectancy is short.

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    1. Eddie Ryan is a small time bookie and not a very good one at that. Eddie violated the first rule for bookies and that is never let the betting get too one-sided. World Series betting got Eddie in a world of trouble with no way to pay off the bets.Eddie takes his troubles to Raymond Cannetta, a loan shark, who agrees to lend Eddie the money he needs but Cannetta’s repayment plan is one that is very difficult to meet without missing a payment here and there. Cannetta’s repayment plan does not [...]

    2. Descriptions of "The Take" describe it as noir (also known as black fiction). I always have to look up the word noir when I see it used. I have a sense what it means, but can’t put it into words without prodding. According to , the website that knows everything, noir is a subset of “hardboiled fiction” (think Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, or more recently Robert Parker and Walter Mosley). The noir subset differs mainly in that the protagonist is typically not a detective, as is usual [...]

    3. The Take by Mike Dennis Two down on their luck losers, decide to rob a Mexican drug klngpin of his weekly take of about 30-40 thousand dollars. But Eddie, a small time bookie currently in debt to a loan shark and, Val, an aging pool hall hustler, end up getting more than they bargain for. As things start to go wrong for the two theives, they quickly turn on each other. Convinced by Val's girlfriend, Felina, that Val is going to kill them, Eddie and Felina flee Houston. On the run from a loan sha [...]

    4. This book really reminded me of how much I enjoy Noir, but don't read enough of it. The Take centers around a down and out loser who gets into debt with the wrong people and ends up going further and further down the rabbit hole to try and escape his situation. From beginning to end, as you watch the protagonist make one bad decision after another and end up on the radar of countless shady characters, you know it can't end well, but that's what makes the story enjoyable. The Take was a great fas [...]

    5. Somewhat reminiscent of "A Simple Plan", this is Noir, from beginning to end. From the very start, you just know how this is going to end, and even so, the author keeps you reading to find out how. People are fascinated by train wrecks and car crashes and this is the story of a human car crash. I was given the book for free in an exchange for a review, and in the end I am glad I did so. The book was a good quick read that stays on your mind when not reading. I was a little disappointed that some [...]

    6. The Take is a dark tale of treachery, mistrust, and moral ambiguity. It features a cast of dangerous, desperate, twisted, and double-dealing characters. The Bluebird of Happiness isn't one of them.

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