Contemporary Fiction Warren Adler Funny Boys

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Funny Boys

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Even when murderous gangsters are shoving his head into a toilet, Mickey Fine can't stop making jokes. He wants a career in comedy so badly that he takes a job as a Tummler, a comedian and host for a hotel in the Catskills; a hotel where he knows the very gangsters who abused him are staying. An already dangerous situation escalates when Mickey falls for Mutzie, the "number one girl" of Pep who is arguably the most violent thug in the hotel. Betrayals and politics within the mob play out behind the scenes while Mutzie joins Mickey on stage and the pair inevitably find themselves marked for death. But Mikey is naive to the more sinister side of his audience made up of mobsters and other power players of New York's underbelly. But as their circumstances start catching up with them and the body counts start mounting, Mickey and Mutzie start angling for a way out. That, of course, isn't as easy as it sounds. A dark comedy of errors about success, the mob, and finding true love.

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Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated dark comedy hit starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. In addition to the success of the stage adaptation of his iconic novel on the perils of divorce, Adler has optioned and sold film rights to more than a dozen of his novels and short stories to Hollywood and major television networks. Random Hears (starring Harrison Ford and Kirsten Scott Thomas), The Sunset Gang (starring Jerry Stiller, Uta Hagen, Harold Gould, and Doris Roberts), Private Lies, Funny Boys, Madeline's Miracles, Trans-Siberian Express, and his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series are only a few titles that have forever left Adler's mark on contemporary American authorship from page to stage to screen.

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In this amusing novel of love, crime, and painful one-liners, Adler tells the story of Mickey Fine, social director at a Catskills summer resort that caters to organized crime. When he falls in with Mutzie Feder, a Mob hit man's girlfriend, the two will need to use all their wits to survive. Tom Weiner works the narrative, switching between an assertive edge and a smoother voice. He shines in the character voices, which are mostly vocal caricatures but are apropos for the story's setting and tone. Perhaps most impressive is Weiner's execution of the many one-line jokes throughout the book. He makes them amusing despite their corniness. L.E. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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