David Mamet goes gangbusters in riveting Prohibition-era novel 'Chicago'


David Mamet's dialogue has long had the metronomic power of a Tommy gun, which is fitting for Chicago, his splendid new tale of mobsters and newspapermen.
The playwright and screenwriter's first novel in more than two decades, this 1920s-set murder mystery takes Mamet back to the Prohibition era of his hometown. Chicago (Custom House, 332 pp., ★★★½ out of four) is a story of lost love, obsession, revenge and the need for truth shared by old-school gumshoes and reporters alike. The fact that it's proudly soaked in hooch, prostitution and gangland crime only makes it that much more... read more

 
27 February 2018 in Lifestyle, Views: 31
Source: Usa Today
 


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