Cigarette

Cigarette

Cigarette Cigarette follows the misadventures of self appointed ex gangster Dave Benson as he unsuccessfully attempts to see off his previous shady life in style When his childhood friend Jimmy comes knocking

  • Title: Cigarette
  • Author: Jason Purdy
  • ISBN: 9780957493414
  • Page: 117
  • Format: ebook
  • Cigarette follows the misadventures of self appointed ex gangster Dave Benson as he unsuccessfully attempts to see off his previous shady life in style When his childhood friend, Jimmy, comes knocking on his door with one last job, Dave finds himself unable to refuse the offer.In Dave Benson, Jason Purdy has created an unlikely hero an alcoholic unhinged character witCigarette follows the misadventures of self appointed ex gangster Dave Benson as he unsuccessfully attempts to see off his previous shady life in style When his childhood friend, Jimmy, comes knocking on his door with one last job, Dave finds himself unable to refuse the offer.In Dave Benson, Jason Purdy has created an unlikely hero an alcoholic unhinged character with a missing finger and an irrational fear of smoking, working a 9 5 desk job he doesn t understand, Dave is also a man stuck in limbo His struggle to leave the past behind leads to a bizarre series of dealings with a gangster called Drum, and his three psychotic partners.With both chilling moments and fantastic streaks of dry humour, Cigarette is a darkly funny novel that gently pastiches the familiar clich s of gangster fiction Jason Purdy has developed fascinating and identifiable characters that could easily live beyond the pages of his first novel.

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    A humorous story that held my attention for the most part. A man who has given up cigarettes, is trying to quit alcohol and is being chased by three "costumed" criminals right out of a Batman movie. I have to laugh everytime I think about them.I laughed out loud several times while reading this. It's a little far out, but then so are the characters.The story was well written and I think could have been summarized a little more in the middle. It started out strong, got a little slow and then sped [...]

    First, I must say, I was graciously given this book by the author in trade for reviewing. I warned him.Cigarette- catchy title, but not much relevance except for some cigarette lighters shaped like guns- is the story of Dave, a fringe criminal who is touched by his old friend, Jimmy, to take part in a big unknown job. Jimmy is a ne'e'r do well, who begs on the street, occasionally sleeps at Dave's house, and pulls small criminal jobs for a man named Drum. Drum is a psychopath of the first order, [...]

    “Okay, so maybe it is a gun,” describes Dave Benson’s character in a nutshell. Benson, with his dark sense of realistic humor, a drinking problem, and a knack for stumbling into illegal situations, formulates a comically lethal combination for a male protagonist.Cigarette, is a nonstop pager turner, guiding you through a gangster’s funhouse. At times, this story lets you see the light at the end of the tunnel, or so you’re lead to believe. From the start, Purdy throws you into the “B [...]

    Dave just wants out. But due to his self destructive tendencies he finds himself sucked back into the world of crime that he thought he had left behind.Cigarette has a surreal congregation of characters; Jimmy is Dave's 'best friend' who stinks of trouble and cheap cider, Drum the psychotic crime lord and his trio of frightening yet often endearing goons. Together they form the perfect bag of mixed nuts.Jason Purdy has created a set of characters that could well live beyond the pages of his firs [...]

    I received an advance copy of this book for honest review. ‘Cigarette’ is the tale of Dave (No Fingers) Benson and his terrible life choices. An alcoholic trying to turn his back on a life of crime, Dave finds himself roped into another job for psychopathic crime lord Drum.From page one the tone is set, noir mixed with dry humour for a satisfying darkly funny read. As Dave leads us through his messed up life the dark comedy element remains intact throughout and makes ‘Cigarette’ an endle [...]

    Cigarette is a witty and gritty journey through “just one more trick” of Dave “no fingers” Benson, a recovering gangster. After falling back in with an old chum, Jimmy, Dave finds himself once again wrapped up in a job of whirlwind proportions, one that he has fought so desperately to avoid and one that he feels may threaten the life of both him and the woman he has decided he loves.Good-hearted Dave cannot help but aid Jimmy (a vagabond friend that one can only question), but with the r [...]

    Definitely some dark humor and some gross stuff going on. I did like the book and the story but had a hard time with some of the grosser (is that a word) stuff and some of the spelling/word errors took some going back over to figure out. I'll be interested to see what the next book has to bring.

    I was given this book by the author in exchange for a review. I'm sorry, but it didn't grip me. I tried several times, but I've had to give up. The language was foul, the dialogue was cheap and predictable. The book needed some good editing for sentence structure, punctuation, spelling and overall flow issues. I might pick it up again in a few months.

    I won this e-book from a free giveaway from the author, Jason Purdy on the group Mysteries & Crime Thrillers. I'll put up a review when I have read it.

    Fast-paced, this plot grabs you from the start and keeps moving. It's a first-person narrative gangster style thriller, with a central character who seems constantly bewildered by the world he's fallen (or jumped) into. Nasty and violent, with lots of dark humour: not my usual read but I kept going back to it!

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