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Citizen Vince
Citizen Vince
Author: Jess Walter
It's October 1980, and laid-back loner Vince Camden never misses a morning making maple bars at the doughnut shop he manages in Spokane, Washington. And he rarely misses a night relieving locals of their bankrolls at an after-hours poker game, selling his hooker pals pot at cost, and running a lucrative credit-card theft ring. Vince has land...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060989293
ISBN-10: 0060989297
Publication Date: 10/17/2006
Pages: 293
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Regan Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 3
"...winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Crime/Mystery book of 2005...

This book is, without question, exceptionally well written. Walter is a truly gifted writer who knows how to write dialogue and create truly original characters. This is a very clever, funny book involving two-bit criminals, very similar to what Elmore Leonard writes (but better, in my opinion)." amazon review

In the same genre as "Pulp Fiction." Dark, witty, brutal, funny, completely entertaining with a real ending and a moral lesson learned. JS
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Helpful Score: 2
Really a great, kind of offbeat book. Making donuts, the mafia, witness protection, poker, the Carter/Reagan election. It was actually fun reading this book, even though some of the topics were serious (the main character is, after all, running from the mafia and has a contract out on him!). Plenty of twists and turns. A mystery with a quirky sense of humore. I highly recommend this enjoyable book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Not a great mystery but the characters are interesting and after awhile one becomes interested in them. The story itself is pretty lame.
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Good, quick read... though not in an John Grisham way. An interesting character, w/o being too overtly literate, narrates his predicament throughout the novel. A thriller with a plausible plot structure and not too much forced dread.