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Love the narrator, and it's a good lesson in social history to read a novel about the 50's that was actually written in the 50's. It's meant to be a tough noir, and it is, with an added poetic flair by a truly brilliant writer. If you love Bogart movies you will LOVE this book ... same choppy, gritty dialogue. But the chauvinism of the era can get a little grating. It's a true product of it's time -- when men were men, and women were not even close to equal -- so I didn't hold that against the author. Interesting to remember just how far we women have come.
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Really a treat to read tough guy dialogue with a brain. The performance was perfect and captivating. Difficult to put down.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This book is very much a product of it's time when men were men and women knew their place. I found that pretty jarring throughout the story but it was cleverly plotted and narrated in the pulp noir style.. Very Raymond Chandleresque. I enjoyed it despite the dated attitudes, it was clever and read with relish.
What made the experience of listening to The Brass Cupcake: A Novel the most enjoyable?
Easy to listen too, but with a complex plot
What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?
Richard Ferrone does a great job with a nicely paced and balanced performance, and makes you like the main character
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Its a crime thriller, not really meant to be moving, but I wanted to hear the end.
Any additional comments?
This is the first John D MacDonald book I have listened to and I will look out his others.