It’s three thousand miles from the green fields of glory, where Henry “call me Hank” Thompson once played California baseball, to the. Caught Stealing, by Charlie Huston While elements of the fantastic sometimes sneak into his work, Huston is primarily a crime writer, and if. Charlie Huston is an American author of crime novels and superhero comic books. He lives in Caught Stealing, along with Six Bad Things and Huston’s fourth novel, A Dangerous Man, follow the lovable anti-hero, baseball-mad Henry .

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I’m a fan, and will continue reading Charlie Huston, though crime-noir isn’t my charliw type of book. During an interview last night at the American Magazine Media Conference in New York, former 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin spoke candidly about his problems with the current state of filmmaking, lamenting the lack of originality in Hollywood films while also owning up to his own missteps.

With a busted leg, bleeding wound, ghosts of friends haunting his dream-scape, and busted feat, his job prospects low after the doc tells him he needs to give up the bouncing gig – life is pretty low.

Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston, or transformation to a seriel killer | book reviews forevermore

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Like most noir, this book is filled with violence, darkness, tragedy, and a lot of unresolved issues to be worked out.

We sat around the pile We sat and laughed We sat and laughed and Waved it into the air!

We learn the details of how Hank Thompson became a fugitive pursued by various parties They say that the second book in a series is usually not as good as the first one. From the Hardcover edition. There is no foreshadowing. Having the main character constantly getting the hell beat out of him and having his closest friends killed around him did not make for the thrilling plot I was seeking when I ordered the book.


You’re so lucky that you receive all of these lovely ARCs! Perhaps they are connected? And I tip my hat to the author for pulling this off because if you are going to do this stuff in first person it’s a fine line between nailing the tough guy voice and sounding corny. Just in time for Afm: Am going tonsend this to my librarians who are in charge of collection managem Jenny: Wilson plays Hank Thompsononce a hotshot high school baseball prospect, turned unlucky, going-nowhere bartender who mistakenly gets caught up in a bloody treasure hunt through New York City.

On the back of this book, there’s a blurb about how it’s nearly impossible to put it down. Other books in the series. Inspired by Your Browsing History. This turns out to be a crucial bit of information, as he realizes when the Russians return, led this time by a dirty police detective, and demand to know what Russ left with Thompson besides his cat.

He also speaks about the challenges posed given the weather conditions and relatively low-budget, as well his own Hollywood future. The scenes and conversations are too long and pointless.

I got past the dashes and thoroughly enjoyed the book. But that is where the simplicity ends. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Baldwin spoke of his Twitter tirade against a UK journalist, and a hope that one day he could have a normal family life where his children don’t know that he is famous.

Charlie Huston

He wakes up peeing blood, but knows from experience that his kidney is probably just bruised. Getting Started with the Global Read Aloud. There’s no end to Hank Thompson’s troubles. Brutal, visceral, violent, edgy and brilliant. Huston’s debut novel, is petal to the metal pulp, brutal and cyarlie Fill in your details below caugbt click an icon to log in: Three stolen stars, not four, because I have a decent anti-theft system.


Still, Hank gamely keeps trying, even when the curveballs come fast and loose. Alec Baldwin was Oscar-nominated for his ruthless role of a struggling manager of the Mob-owned casino in the fading part of Las Vegas.

Caught Stealing

Characters out of castingeven with their oh-so-clever quirkiness Russians in track suits! Although, I generally read sci-fi type noir books this thriller was a blast to read. Oct 03, J. I got it in the normal way, from my American agent and I liked this mix of horror and drama elements, and I think charoie we succeeded in was that during the whole script development process, not to lose the edginess of the script and husto still is edgy.

But honestly, the song is a lot more fun. The best parts for me were the subway scenes, and Hank’s clever use of New York cajght. Within a few days, Thompson is ambushed by a pair of Russian thugs who beat him so badly he has to have a kidney removed. But ultimately, the book feels like a movie script for a wry, post-modern heist.

Then ‘Six Bad Things’ was offered as a free download on Kindle. Hank is somewhat likable but easy to identify with as we all know people who seem to have everything going their way until fate reaches up and smacks them in their face and down into humble hudton.

The story does not advance, all we know is that the villains want something he has but in all pages we are never given any hints as to why. Henry’s first person narrative and general likeability draws us to him and makes us root for him as his world becomes a violent, crazy mess. Feb 28, gert rated it it was amazing.