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by Thomas Kelly

Sandhogs: A Novel download ebook
ISBN:
1593762364
ISBN13:
978-1593762360
Author:
Thomas Kelly
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press; Second edition (September 15, 2008)
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Pages:
284 pages
ePUB:
1733 kb
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1204 kb
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Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
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Rating:
4.7

Did not know this was Kelly's first novel apparently rewritten to a certain extent and republished. As such, it does not measure up to his next two novels in this genre which I liked very much

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by BOOK- LAND. Did not know this was Kelly's first novel apparently rewritten to a certain extent and republished. As such, it does not measure up to his next two novels in this genre which I liked very much. Hope his next effort is as good as his last two.

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That said, this book wasn't bad. It had a nice, direct tone to it and didn't take too long to get through. Kelly writes in a declarative, pulpy style where mob bosses are psychotic, labor men are impossible to crack, and family trumps all. It took me a bit to get used to his writing, but once I did, this one was a real page-turner.

Thomas Kelly (b. 1960) is the author of three novels set in New York City

Thomas Kelly (b. 1960) is the author of three novels set in New York City. Born in New York, Kelly spent ten years as a construction worker and sandhog-working in the subway tunnels beneath the city-before attending Fordham University and Harvard University, where he received a master’s degree in public administration. Kelly parlayed his experience in union politics into a job as an advance man for the campaign of New York City mayor David Dinkins, an experience which would form the basis for some of his fiction. Kelly began writing in the mid-1990s, and published his debut, Payback, in 1997.

Thomas Kelly's 1997 novel about sandhogs, Payback, was reissued in 2008 as Sandhogs

Thomas Kelly's 1997 novel about sandhogs, Payback, was reissued in 2008 as Sandhogs David Grann's 2003 article about sandhogs, City of Water, appeared in the September 1 issue of The New Yorker and was republished in his collection The Devil and Sherlock Holmes. It has been optioned for a movie The CSI: NY episode "A Man a Mile" deals with the death of a sandhog during construction of Water Tunnel No. .

The third novel in Thomas Berger’s acclaimed Carlo Reinhart Series, Vital Parts is a stingingly hilarious swipe at twentieth-century culture and mores.

History & Fiction. The third novel in Thomas Berger’s acclaimed Carlo Reinhart Series, Vital Parts is a stingingly hilarious swipe at twentieth-century culture and mores.

A sandhog, he burrows beneath the East River, digging the tunnel that will carry trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Colum McCann is the author of books including This Side of Brightness, Zoli, Songdogs and Let the Great World Spin. In the bowels of the riverbed, the sandhogs-black, white, Irish, Italian-dig together, the darkness erasing all differences. He has received the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, and was named the first winner of the Grace Kelly Memorial Foundation Award and the Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. He lives in New York City.

The New York City underworld in the boomtown 1980s: land values are skyrocketing; new buildings are going up on every block; fortunes are being made overnight—and extorted in the morning.On the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, both the Mafia and the feds are moving in on the construction rackets, for now in Irish hands. In the Irish mob’s intensifying power struggle, an internecine war ignites in the back rooms and broad daylight of the neighborhood. At the center of the struggle are the Adare brothers: Paddy, a failed boxer turned mob henchman who never left the streets he grew up on; and Billy, a college graduate briefly working in the tunnels as a sandhog before entering law school to pursue the American dream—brothers divided by everything but their powerful blood-tie.Now, as their paths converge on familiar streets in a crossfire of greed, treachery, and violence, their loyalties—to family, friends, neighborhood, and, most important, each other—will be put to a brutal test.
Reviews:
  • Lanadrta
I bought this novel under the name " Payback " and liked it. They changed the novel's name and artwork and sold it to me again! Total rip off!
  • MisTereO
I couldn't put this book down once I began it. The story brings real life experiences and action to the reader in a most prolific way. The characters and what it is like to be a sandhog (tunnel worker) are described so clearly you feel you are working along side of them. I have also read the author's two other novels in hard cover and they were just as wonderful. Hope I can get them for my e-reader soon. You won't be disappointed, this is a great writer.
  • Meztihn
I found the book to be very entertaining and it was never dull. The characters were well thought out and the plot twists were great. Having read this book, I ordered "The Rackets" and "Empire Rising" from the same author.
  • virus
Did not know this was Kelly's first novel apparently rewritten to a certain extent and republished. As such, it does not measure up to his next two novels in this genre which I liked very much. Hope his next effort is as good as his last two.
  • 6snake6
This is a great book, but it is a reprint of Payback. Unfortunately Amazon neglected to mention that fact before I bought it. Thanks Amazon for the lack of transparency.