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[Read] ➲ Legs By William Kennedy – Myportal.pro Legs the inaugural book in William Kennedy’s acclaimed Albany cycle of novels brilliantly evokes the flamboyant career of gangster Jack “Legs” Diamond  Through the euivocal eyes of Diamond’s Legs the inaugural book in William Kennedy’s acclaimed Albany cycle of novels brilliantly evokes the flamboyant career of gangster Jack “Legs”.

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Legs ePUB Õ ¿ PDF myportal.pro William Joseph Kennedy is an American writer and journalist born and raised in Albany New York Many of his novels feature the interaction of members of the fictional Irish American Phelan family and make use of incidents of Albany's history and the supernatural Kennedy's works include The Ink Truck 1969 Legs 1975 Billy Phelan's Greatest Game 1978 Ironweed 1983 winner of 1984 Pulitze

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  1. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    Legs ePUB Õ ¿ PDF myportal.pro legs free, Legs Epub Legs life on the other side of the law; fake romanticism of the criminal world; vulgarity and greed sentimentality and cruelty sanctimony and villainy of mobsters; corruption and hypocrisy of society; fraudulence of publicity and prostitution of journalistsConsider the slightly deaf sage of Pompeii his fly open feet apart hand at crotch wetting surreptitiously against the garden wall when the lava hits the house Why he never even heard the rumbles Who among the archaeologists could know what glories that man created on


  2. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    Legs ePUB Õ ¿ PDF myportal.pro legs free, Legs EpubLegs is the first of William Kennedy's Albany books and the story of gangster Jack Legs Diamond told by his friend and lawyer Gorman It is full of violence and humor as well as sex and loads of alcohol a somewhat atypical gangster book actually Enjoyable to readThe story is told in a series of vignette chapters each with the name Jack in the title Each one fills in consecutive order details of the life of Legs and his relationships with his wife his lover his lawyer and his gang The language is collouial with lots of slang which gives the book a realistic feel I think my favorite character was the beautiful and eternal Kiki a sort of pastiche of Marilyn MonroeI see her there yet I see her also crossing and uncrossing her silkiness hinting at secret reaches dark areas o


  3. Blaine DeSantis Blaine DeSantis says:

    Legs ePUB Õ ¿ PDF myportal.pro legs free, Legs EpubFirst book in what has been called The Albany Trilogy This book focuses on gangster Legs Diamond a native of Philadelphia who eventually resettled up in New York This is the story of the last few months of his life as related by his attorney Lots happens but for me it is a slow read In a way I was reminded of the Dennis Lehane book The Given Day which was the first of his Coughlin Trilogy and which I also found a slow read As with all books on gangsters the inevitable happens to Legs even though he is portrayed in the most favorable of light


  4. Jordan West Jordan West says:

    Legs ePUB Õ ¿ PDF myportal.pro legs free, Legs EpubProbably at least a 35 this is an entertaining portrayal of an iconic gangster that explores the iconography of gangsters which I would have perhaps rated higher if I hadn't read Doctorow's similarly themed Billy Bathgate at the st


  5. Graham P Graham P says:

    Legs ePUB Õ ¿ PDF myportal.pro legs free, Legs EpubAn intimate yet soaring novel about the last years of notorious booze runner Legs Diamond William Kennedy's first entry into the Albany Cycle this novel is narrated by the playful and sharp tongued attorney Marcus Gorman and the in typical Kennedy fashion the story bounces ar


  6. Brady Dale Brady Dale says:

    Legs ePUB Õ ¿ PDF myportal.pro legs free, Legs EpubI had been interested in reading William Kennedy's trilogy about upstate New York for a long time but this is one of those novels that has less of a plot than a biography that is written like a novel I think when novelists rise to a certain stature no one asks them to cut the fat any This is a three million times told story of the fancy gangster with the hot mistress and the loving wife and people who love him even tho he's really bad Nothing remarkable here to me The narrator is the most compelling character but he's no great shakes


  7. George George says:

    Legs ePUB Õ ¿ PDF myportal.pro legs free, Legs EpubAn interesting clever concisely written novel about the last years of legendary gangster Jack ‘Legs’ Diamond who was born 10 July 1897 and died on 18 December 1931 narrated by Marcus Gorman who became Jack’s lawyer Jack was married to Alice Jack also had a showgirl mistress Kiki Roberts Set mainly in the late 1920s and early 1930s in Albany New York Marcus met Jack’s wife and mistress and a number of Jack’s associates Jack’s life became very public due to being shot at on a number of occasions and being arrested for murder torture and kidnapping Jack was a bootlegger and had a ruthless reputationOddly given how eventful Jack’s life was I found this book a slow read As a reader you learned early how Jack’s life was to unfold Still Kennedy covers a lot of issues including corruption murder kidnapping journalism publicity public opinion and how people’s behaviour was influenced by what they readHere are a couple of uotes from the book‘But fear is a cheap emotion howev


  8. Maynard Maynard says:

    Legs ePUB Õ ¿ PDF myportal.pro legs free, Legs EpubI am on a streak of five star books Of course when one reads William Kennedy one knows they are reading one of the all time great writers As the back cover tells us Legs inaugurated William Kennedy's brilliant cycle of novels Legs is Jack Diamond gangster tough guy bootlegger lady charmer and brutal murderer The story is told from the point of view of Diamond's attorney Marcus Gorman who exchanges a potential political career t


  9. Greg Greg says:

    Legs ePUB Õ ¿ PDF myportal.pro legs free, Legs EpubThis is a great uote from the book I am bored by people who keep returning life to a moral plane as if we were reducible now to some Biblical concept or it’s opposite as if all our history and prehistory had not conditioned us for what we’ve become When we get off the moral gold standard when the man of enormous wealth is of no importance to anybody than the man in rags then maybe we’ll look at our own d


  10. Mike Moore Mike Moore says:

    Legs ePUB Õ ¿ PDF myportal.pro legs free, Legs EpubFeels like a classic gangster movie with flashes of Scorsese and Tarantino spliced in The book is self aware of its tawdry subject matter yet it still can't resist the pull to glamorize the lives of a psychopathic hood and his female compa


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