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FREE READ ↠ L.A. Times ê Vinnie Callabrese toils in the mean world of a Mafia hood violently enforcing his loan shark boss’s debt collections but he lives in the world of the movies one where he can tie a bow tie like Cary Grant and speak with the voice of Tyrone PowerVinnie is smart too and he finds a way to turn his dream world into reality Arriving onRcion sexual conuest – even murder – to carve out a place at the top of the film industryBut Vinnie’s old neighborhood friends have excellent memories and a long reach and soon his fast track career is facing derailment – or even worse a new driver at the control. A re read for me After turning a film student's directorial debut into a hit movie New York mobster and movie fanatic Vinnie Callabrese takes off for the bright lights of Hollywood where he begins a new life as Michael Vincent Producer A natural born wheeler dealer he lands not only a major studio deal but also a gorgeous actress girlfriend It isn't long before Michael Vincent is one of the most successful producers in town given his knack for bringing in films under budget not too difficult when you're willing to lie seduce intimidate and even kill to get what you want But some of the people from his past have long memories and a far reach and now it's Michael's turn to watch his back Because even in the land of make believe certain enemies and their bullets are very realThis is a very entertaining story Stuart Woods wrote this when he was releasing one novel a year not two or three with the help of boiler plates and ghost writers Definitely worth checking out

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Vinnie Callabrese toils in the mean world of a Mafia hood violently enforcing his loan shark boss’s debt collections but he lives in the world of the movies one where he can tie a bow tie like Cary Grant and speak with the voice of Tyrone PowerVinnie is smart too and h. Last year I took an incredibly helpful course at UCi called Intermediate Novel Writing The next semester's Advanced Novel Writing course was cancelled so here I am –– still an intermediate novelist currently at amateur status but I hope to turn pro soon So this course relied on a number of books but the main text was Techniues of the Selling Writer authored by Dwight V Swain a college professor in the 1960s There was much to like about this book but the one element I took issue with was the author's focus on a main character's morality and the idea that fiction should present the protagonist's willingness to sacrifice self interest to the larger cause of his own standards Techniues of the Selling Writer 128I certainly don't reuire such self sacrifice not do I agree with all of the things Swain says about the function of an individual within society I like the lone wolf the anti hero And I like books and movies where the bank robber gets away with the moneyI think one of the better aspects of the late 20th century is the embrace of the anti hero the Jack Bauer character Further I don't need to like a character to want to read about him or her any than I need to feel like a candidate would be a fun person to share a drink with in order to elect him or her President Thus we have Vinnie CallabreseIn LA Times our main character is not just anti hero he's almost anti human The dark embodiment of every Hollywood climber's secret desires Vinnie changes his name to Michael Vincent and becomes an independent producer while still at NYU He's also a collector for the mob a man who's already killed his abusive father and is willing to end anyone else who gets in his wayFrom bagman for The Family to indie darling to studio exec Michael makes all the right moves Until he doesn't Because changing his name zip code and occupation doesn't alter his DNA and it's in his blood to be a sociopathic killerAs a Hollywood striver myself I enjoyed his journey I don't need my protagonists or even my friends to be especially moral or likable so long as they are interesting

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L A TimesE finds a way to turn his dream world into reality Arriving on the West Coast with a new identity and some ill gotten gains Vinnie discovers that his sociopathic nature is just the ticket for handling the intrigues of tinseltown He employs his old techniues of deceit coe. The story about mafia hard guy turned movie producer but with much if his problem solving tactics intact is one of the best offerings of Stuart Woods that I've read In striking contrast to many of his other overly good and cunning protagonists this one is a true anti hero to the point that he's actually uite unlikeable Absorbing fast paced and with a dose of black humour