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by Martin Stanley

eBook The Gamblers ePub
Author: Martin Stanley
Language: English
ISBN: 1460995244
ISBN13: 978-1460995242
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 11, 2011)
Pages: 364
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 736
Formats: doc mobi lit mbr
ePub file: 1346 kb
Fb2 file: 1458 kb

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Kandinsky’s life is at rock-bottom. He’s a gambler in debt to a vicious loan-shark and he’s going nowhere fast. The Gamblers is a hard-core crime story, set in Bristol of all places, which captures the spirit of Ted Lewis and brings us BANG up to date with a cleverly woven, hard-hitting, multi – character story of betrayal.

A lot has come along since then, but after finishing "The Gamblers" by Martin Stanley, this is the closest parallel for me. The hero of "The French Connection" - Popeye Doyle - was not especially sympathetic. Neither is the protagonist of "The Gamblers," Kandinsky. In fact, he's a dreadful human being who's trying vainly to When William Friedkin's movie version of "The French Connection" came out in 1971, it raised the bar for depictions of grittiness and nastiness in the drug underworld.

About Martin Stanley: Martin Stanley was born in Middlesbrough in 1972

About Martin Stanley: Martin Stanley was born in Middlesbrough in 1972. He is the author of The Gamblers, a violent noir thriller set in Bristol; a number of books featuring his anti-heroes the Stanton brothers (The Hunters, Bone Breakers, The Green-eyed Monster, The Curious Case of the Missing Moolah, and The Glasgow Grin); and The Greatest Show In Town (and other shorts), a collection of short stories.

Kandinsky's life is at rock-bottom. He's a gambler in debt to a vicious loan-shark and he's going nowhere fast. Then, by chance, he overhears a conversation and realises he has a way out of his mess. He decides to hijack a robbery of seven hundred and fifty grand's worth of drug money. He thinks it's going to be easy - a sure thing.

Martin Stanley was born in Middlesbrough in 1972. He is also the author of The Gamblers, a dark and violent noir tale set mostly in Bristol.

The Curious Case of the. Missing Moolah. Martin Stanley was born in Middlesbrough in 1972. He was educated in Teesside and later in Bristol, where he studied graphic design. He is the author of The Hunters, in which the Stantons made their first appearance, Bone Breakers, and its prequel The Green-eyed Monster, and The Greatest Show in Town, which includes several Stanton brothers short stories. He lives, works and socialises in London.

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Martin Stanley (Stanley, Martin). used books, rare books and new books. ISBN 9781460995242 (978-1-4609-9524-2) Softcover, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Find all books by 'Martin Stanley' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Martin Stanley'. Emap Plc And Abi Building Data Ltd - a Report on the Acquisition of Abi Building Data Ltd by Emap Plc: Competition Commission Report. by Diana Guy, Martin Stanley. ISBN 9780117027084 (978-0-11-702708-4) Softcover, The Stationery Office/Tso, 2005. Find signed collectible books: 'The Gamblers'. He was educated in Teesside and later in Bristol, where he studied graphic design

Martin Stanley was born in Middlesbrough in 1972.

The Gambler is the sixth studio album by Kenny Rogers, released by United Artists in December 1978. One of his most popular, it has established Rogers' status as one of the most successful artists of the 1970s and 1980s

The Gambler is the sixth studio album by Kenny Rogers, released by United Artists in December 1978. One of his most popular, it has established Rogers' status as one of the most successful artists of the 1970s and 1980s.

Kandinsky’s life is at rock-bottom. He’s a gambler in debt to a vicious loan-shark and he’s going nowhere fast. Then, by chance, he overhears a conversation and realises he has a way out of his mess. He decides to hijack a robbery of seven hundred and fifty grand’s worth of drug money. He thinks it’s going to be easy – a sure thing. But when your partners are even bigger losers than you are, and the owner of the money is a sadistic drug-dealer who’s prepared to kill everybody in his way, nothing’s ever easy. And when the people you’ve stolen from want a piece of you too, the only thing that’s sure is there’s going to be blood. And lots of it. The Gamblers is a dark, fast-moving and violent odyssey through the Bristol underworld – the kind of place where every smile hides a betrayal and the hand of friendship usually carries a gun. The Gamblers is a vicious British noir in the tradition of Derek Raymond and Ted Lewis.
Danskyleyn
Kandisky is a loser. A deadbeat student who is addicted to porn and gambling. He also owes Priest, a gangster, a wad of money and is given a few days to get it together – or else.

Liam is a drug dealer who finds out his long-time friend Omar has been ripping him off, not realising that Omar has been working on getting an even bigger piece of Liam’s pie.

The Gamblers is a hard-core crime story, set in Bristol of all places, which captures the spirit of Ted Lewis and brings us BANG up to date with a cleverly woven, hard-hitting, multi – character story of betrayal.
Agantrius
Firstly I should say I thought the book was great. The story lines are gripping and the dialogue fantastic. I had quite a few late mornings resulting from my unwillingness to put the book down the night before. I also had a couple of nightmares thanks to the vivid narration of violence in the novel - I write this as a positive of the book. That level of description, the ability the author has to create the story visually, is unfortunately lacking in many novels.

The nice bits out of the way, it was not without its flaws.

The first being the utter lack of in-depth characters for women. They are portrayed as either uptight non-sexual beings or sex nymphs whose only raison d'être is too have as many men as possible, in as many ways as possible. Given how deeply the author explores his male characters, their motivations, fears, flaws and strengths I felt many of the women had just walked off a porn set and straight into the novel. Disappointing to say the least.

My second criticism, and this may be more a reflection of my memory, is that there are a lot of characters and I sometime struggled to remember who was who and their role in the plot, especially if we hadn't heard about them in a while.

Overall a great read and, as cheesy as it sounds, a real page turner. I'd definitely recommend it to others.
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