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Synopsis: "Uproariously funny." (Elmore Leonard)
"Captures the beer-and-blood flavor of the NFL." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Deliciously wicked...Reminiscent of North Dallas Forty and Semi-Tough." (Publishers Weekly)
Only a sportswriter like Mike Lupica could write a pigskin satire as fast, funny, and fiercely entertaining as Bump & Run-in which a Las Vegas "jammer" takes a gamble on the wildest, wooliest team in the NFL.
"Truly hip, uproariously funny, and my God, it might even be true. Bump & Run places Lupica high up among the funniest guys writing fiction." (Elmore Leonard)
"Even if you don't give a rat's *ss for professional football, you should read this savagely hilarious novel."(Pete Hamill)
"Outrageous, opinionated, and most important, funny as hell." (Phil Simms, CBS Sports, Super Bowl-winning quarterback, New York Giants)
Review: Jack Molloy goes by the name of Jammer at the Vegas casino where he hosts muckamucks and sports stars for debauched evenings in Sin City. When arranging escorts (code word: nannies) for married men, he assures his clients of airtight evenings--safe from wives or pressure. Hookups happen in the deluxe penthouse, and Molloy orchestrates everything down to the last detail: "The only guys working the floor would be from my own Casino Host staff. Jammers in training, I called them. I'd also have alibis set up in advance, around the golf and the gambling and the fight, even a log I could produce if I had to."
The casino is called Amazing Grace, and Jack feels saved working there: his job is fantastically easy and he makes great money. But his brilliant career is cut short when his father dies. Dad was one of the richest men in the country, and owner of the New York Hawks football team. Although father and son have been estranged for years, ownership of the team is left to Jack in the will. So Jack leaves his role as Jammer and becomes an owner in the NFL.
Unsurprisingly, corruption in the NFL makes Vegas look like church. This is a world of serious lowlifes: crooked managers, players who know how to pass any drug test no matter how blotto they are, a prima donna quarterback with an endless rap sheet. Jack tries to navigate and watch his back, and when he's in need, he calls on his Vegas cronies. Mike Lupica (best known as a columnist for the New York Daily News) is a swift, funny, and eminently macho writer. Various characters in Bump and Run bring to mind Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday. But where Stone makes football into a symbol of the American soul, Lupica--even as he indicts the surreal world of big sports business--never loses track of the fact that it's only an absurd, neck-breaking pageant. --Ellen Williams
Title: Bump and Run
Binding: MASS MARKET PAPERBACK
Book Condition: New
Book Description Berkley, 2001. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP85833253
Book Description Berkley, 2001. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP7803498
Book Description Berkley. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2582916694
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Book Description Berkley. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2794296038
Book Description Berkley, 2001. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89005722
Book Description Berkley. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0425181480I3N00
Book Description Berkley. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G0425181480I3N00
Book Description Berkley. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0425181480I3N00
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