The Winter of Frankie Machine has ratings and reviews. El invierno de Frankie Machine e amalgamano gli ingredienti, e la pietanza cucinata da Winslow è appetibile, onesta, divertente. The Power of the Dog is my favorite novel by Don Winslow and it’s on a very short list of my favorite books of all time. El Invierno de Frankie Machine = The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow at – ISBN – ISBN El invierno de Frankie Machine by Don Winslow at – ISBN – ISBN – Ediciones Martínez Roca –

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Friends have been raving about Winslow for years, but I’d avoided him until this book was chosen as the Pulp Fiction Group’s June read.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This book gave me a new love for mafia books. Winslow has already introduced the readers to the mafia through the memories of Frankie’s past.

Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. Frank is there to help out the local fisherman, sponsor little league soccer teams, guide fathers on where to take their sons fishing, advise surfers on where the big breaks are located, and carve out a little time for himself.

View all 8 comments. Then things get really bad, really fast. Frankie si trasforma davanti agli occhi del lettore, che lo ha conosciuto abitudinario, pignolo, puntiglioso, preciso, attento, maniacalmente preso dal suo rituale mattutino: He has season tickets for the opera; he surfs, never missing ‘Gentlemen’s Hour’; he enjoys cooking in the kitchen he has designed to be just right.

He is simply a hero to root for when the chips are down. This should be on a short list of best crime fiction novels. At one time he was a killer for hire for one of the country’s notorious mobs. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A lot of good stuff here, but nothing we haven’t seen before. He is forced to become Frankie Machine again to kill before being killed and protect the people he loves.


The writing is excellent. His development of the character of Frank called ‘the Machine’ because he’s a really proficient hit man is excellent and his ability to describe the interactions of the participants in various criminal activities paints a collection of little vignettes that pretty much tell you everything you need to know about the folks who live in the San Diego mafia’s the ‘Mickey Mouse Mafia’, so named due to their subservience to LA and pretty much every other outfit across the country world.

The fun is becoming acquainted with the shady mobsters, whether or not they come from the old school or are part of the new breed of bangers influenced by Detroit rappers. And let me tell you View all 7 comments.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The unique thing is that Winslow has taken it over the top to a Grand Theft Auto scale where you’ll also be ducking grenades and participating in crazy shootouts. The novel flits seamlessly back and forth in time while Frank “The Machine” Machianno tries to find out who put a hit out on him while he is trying to live a legit life. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot. What Frankie doesn’t know is that his busy and satisfying life will be soon be upturned by grankie figure from the past.

However, the list of suspects is longer than the California coastline. The Best Books of Frank has an iniverno, a daughter who just got accepted into medical school, and a girlfriend who appreciates class, elegance, manners, and tradition. It’s an unforgettable cast of characters.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This book is for you. It’s a most excellent read. At various times an actor, director, movie theater manager, safari guide and private investigator, Don has done many things on his way to being a novelist.


As good as a story as Winslow can create, this was attractive and mesmerizing as a character study of Frankie himself. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient.

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Winslow’s prose is delightful as usual and this novel is much better structure and style wise compared invirrno this summer’s Dawn Patrol.

I read this back in and absolutely loved it. Hardcoverpages.

I Frank the Bait Guy. As it happens, Frank is a Vietnam vet, now in his early sixties and living in San Diego. Home Contact Ve Help Free delivery worldwide. The plot is very clever and puts to good use a series of flashbacks to the career of Frankie as a hitman for the mob over more than four decades. Frankie does not seem to be superhuman which is a feature in fictional characters that I do not likeinstead he is franiie, crafty and shows experience over the amateurs.

However, it seems Frankie keeps one eon ahead of them. There are gangs and then there are gangs and our federal government is the gang of all gangs — the king of the mountain, taking on all comers. No sense trying to summarize the plot.

I thought this was a terrific book. I started to look at other books by Don Winslow. Is this a stand alone book or is it part way through a series? Nelle prime quaranta pagine facciamo la conoscenza col protagonista, un sessantenne che ha ancora parecchio da insegnare ai pischelli, smentendo il luogo comune che il suo non sia un paese per vecchi.

But author Winslow creates interesting and sympathetic characters, lots of machhine and fun, a breakneck pace, and jnvierno couple of interesting twists to keep us from being overwhelmed by deja vu. For example, at loot.