The Winter of Frankie Machine

  • Title: The Winter of Frankie Machine
  • Author: Don Winslow
  • ISBN: 9780307277664
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Winter of Frankie Machine From the bestselling author of Savages now an Oliver Stone film Frankie Machianno a hard working entrepreneur passionate lover part time surf bum and full time dad is a widely recognized pillar o
    From the bestselling author of Savages now an Oliver Stone film Frankie Machianno, a hard working entrepreneur, passionate lover, part time surf bum, and full time dad, is a widely recognized pillar of his waterfront community He is also a retired hit man Once better known as Frankie Machine, he was a brutally efficient killer Now someone from his past wants him deadFrom the bestselling author of Savages now an Oliver Stone film Frankie Machianno, a hard working entrepreneur, passionate lover, part time surf bum, and full time dad, is a widely recognized pillar of his waterfront community He is also a retired hit man Once better known as Frankie Machine, he was a brutally efficient killer Now someone from his past wants him dead, and after a botched attempt on his life, Frankie sets out to find his potential killers However, the list of suspects is longer than the California coastline With the mob on his heels and the cops on his tail, Frankie hatches a plan to protect his family, save his life, and escape the mob forever Then things get really complicated.

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    About Don Winslow


    1. Don Winslow was born in New York City but raised in South Kingstown, Rhode Island 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.His first novel, A Cool Breeze On The Underground, was nominated for an Edgar, and a later book, California Fire and Life, received the Shamus Award The Death And Life Of Bobby Z will come out as a feature film in March of 2007, starring Paul Walker and Laurence Fishburne His upcoming novel, The Winter Of Frankie Machine, has been purchased for Robert DeNiro to play the lead role.Don lives on an old ranch in the San Diego area with his wife, Jean, and son, Thomas Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.


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    1. 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. But The Winter of Frankie Machine is easily my second favorite of Winslow's books while all of the others are tied for third.What I love most about the book is the character that Winslow has created in the protagonist, Frank Machianno. The first chapter, in which Frank rises and goes through the routine of beginning his day, is alone worth the price of admission. You'll never [...]

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    2. “It’s a lot of work being me,“ Frank Machianno often thinks, and he’s got a point. Despite being in his early sixties, Frank is the slightly fussy owner of several small businesses that keep him hopping. Among them is the bait shop on San Diego’s Ocean Beach Pier where Frank is a local fixture, and he still makes time for the Gentlemen's Hour, when several old timers gather to surf. Since his daughter just got into medical school, it looks like Frank is going to be busy for the foresee [...]

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    3. "My uncle always told me, "You always have to use your brain in this thing, and you always have to use the gun."- "Crazy Phil" LeonettiDon Winslow is a total guilty pleasure. I think the cliché that there are only seven basic stories needs to be expanded to include reluctant former mobster hitmen who surf. I love how the late 2000s brought some pretty amazing surfing/slacker crime fiction. You've got Winslow's 'The Winter of Frankie Machine' and The Dawn Patrol, Pynchon's Inherent Vice, obvious [...]

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    4. I was concerned about reading a second book by Winslow after Savages was so good, fearful that he just wouldn't live up to that book and the hype surrounding him, but this book confirms that I am a scaredy cat for no good reason. I wish I could've reviewed this when I finished it, my mind was filled with superlatives, interesting comparisons and a strong analysis, however since that plane journey I have read 3 more books and spent my days walking around Sydney so my ideas are not as fresh.The ti [...]

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    5. 8/10When a retired hitman is targeted out of the blue the old skills come flooding back and the hunt is on as to who would want him dead after all this time. Introduced as a favourite local and somewhat standup citizen, there is more than meets the eye with Frank. I really enjoyed this short novel about a retired mafia hitman and his forced re-entry into the life that he used to know. The way the tale was weaved from current events unfolding and his previous exploits was deftly done and provided [...]

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    6. I read this back in 2007 and absolutely loved it. Everyone I recommended it to, loved it as well. My brother in law passed it on to his friend that never ever read and he credits this book with getting him into reading. This friend is now a voracious reader. My husband has read almost everything this author has written now and I think it's time I jump back on the band wagon!

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    7. LA PRIMAVERA ARRIVA D'INVERNOUn buon thriller, robusto, potente, con dialoghi curati, trama non certo rivoluzionaria, già letta, già vista: ma il segreto è nelle piccole variazioni, in come si usano e amalgamano gli ingredienti, e la pietanza cucinata da Winslow è appetibile, onesta, divertente.Nelle prime quaranta pagine facciamo la conoscenza col protagonista, un sessantenne che ha ancora parecchio da insegnare ai pischelli, smentendo il luogo comune che quello non sia un paese per vecchi. [...]

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    8. Love don Winslow this was a brilliant novel but, no where near as good as the power of dog, which is in my all time top ten books. If you haven't read any Don Winslow books before I would highly recommended him.

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    9. This is the first book I've read by this author. Don Winslow has a truly distinctive voice. His introduction of Frankie "The Machine" Machianno is masterful. We savor his likes and dislikes, look into his life as a fish vendor on the San Diego waterfront. Only at the end to we find out Frankie's previous job: hitman for the mob. Frankie's heart shows through in his relationship with his ex-wife, his current mistress and above all his daughter. No sense trying to summarize the plot. Someone wants [...]

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    10. This was a good story surrounding a man who had gotten out of the mob and now has a normal productive life, a longtime girlfriend and a daughter who is going to be a doctor. I'm usually not draw to Mob type books but I found it easy to connected to the protagonist. "Frankie Machine", retired. When a contract is put out on his life he is pulled back in and is desperately trying to figure out the what and why of it all. He is forced to become Frankie Machine again to kill before being killed and p [...]

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    11. Wow.Just, wow.If you've been fortunate enough to have read this wonderful book, you'll completely understand my one word review. If you haven't yet read this, I recommend that you get yourself a copy, now. Utterly gripping, I haven't felt an impact from a book like this in quite a while and I even started slowing my reading pace towards the end, hoping to prolong the story for another few hours. This book sucked me in from page 1 (I often find that such a cliched saying but in this case, it's so [...]

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    12. This was a fun book. Violent at times, bits of humor, tender moments, a mystery, thrilling parts, a twist here and there, interesting characters. I enjoyed the way most of the story was told in flashbacks. It covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Recommended to anyone who likes thrillers but wants something a little different. And if you can keep up with who's who among the names Jackie, Paulie, Frankie, Johnny, Mikey, Mouse, Mouse Jr, Mo-Mo, etc. (Spelling may be off as I was audio [...]

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    13. this is a truly excellent noir, but i get VERY ANNOYED when there is all that mafia involved, with their mispronounced (audiobook) last names and the various mispronounced italian all over the place. but heck, super cool hard boiled mystery.

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    14. Frank the Bait Guy. Everyone loves him. This is the guy who runs a bait shop on one of San Diego's piers. Frank is a man who lives on a strict schedule. He times his breakfast, shower, drive, and business hours with the goal of achieving the most efficient day possible. 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. I [...]

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    15. The Winter of Frankie Machine is a mix of The Sopranos and Grumpy Old Men. Perhaps that's even insulting to describe this novel compared to those other shows/movies. 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. The fun part about this book is that Frankie Machine is a great anti-hero to root for even though he has his share of demons in his closet. Winslow's prose is delig [...]

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    16. I thought this was a terrific book. I love the way Don Winslow writes. It's amazing when an author can take someone who has done bad things and make the reader really care about the character, flaws and all. And Frankie Machine, mafia killer, is flawed but in Winslow's hands, he seems like the kind of guy you'd like to hang out with. (When he's not on a rampage, that is.) An absolute page-turner. I can totally see a movie coming from this one!

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    17. 3.5 starsThis author is a master of taking a bunch of characters and stories and weaving them all together. Each book is like a giant spider web. I enjoyed this but not as much as his other stories. I liked Frank but some of the back stories didn't hold my interest. Not my favorite by this author but by no means a bad book.

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    18. Don Winslow's storytelling style makes it look easywhich it most assuredly is not. This tale is very cleverly put together, and it's also a lot of fun, with plenty of action and zingy dialogue. Winslow also layers in just the right amount of real-life characters and events under the veil of his fiction, and he also uses location to very good effect. Frankie Machine (the nod to Nelson Algren is something else I enjoyed) is a terrific central character. Winslow pulls off another difficult feat in [...]

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    19. This is my first exposure to Don Winslow's writing, and while I can't say I was bowled over by this book, I've learned that he has a lot of stuff out there, and much of it looks rather interesting and even diverse.The voice of the American Italian rings very true in this book. There's a subtle undercurrent of absurdity as Frankie recalls his past and tries to figure out who has put a contract out on him, and why. In the early chapters we see Frank as an intensely hard-working middle-aged man who [...]

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    20. Frank Machine.El hecho de haber disfrutado tanto de esta obra me hace plantear la posibilidad de crear una nueva Shelf: Bad Boys.Don Winslow en su entrega "The Winter of Frankie Machine" nos presenta un protagonista como pocos, riquísimo en cuanto a composición psicofísica y de ensamblaje perfecto con el resto del elenco que en este caso era nada más ni nada menos que "La Cosa Nostra" mafia italiana asentada en los EEUU.Este es un libro que sin lugar a dudas volvería a leer, porque es de es [...]

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    21. A lot of good stuff here, but nothing we haven't seen before. A surfing hitman? Lots of SOPRANOS violence, SOPRANOS sex, plus tons of Sixties nostalgia and surfing? How can you go wrong?Well, first of all, there's not nearly enough surfing, and NO Dick Dale music! We hear a lot about surfing, but never get the feel of the good times or the music. The hero fought in Vietnam, but we don't hear much about that either. Frankie has a whole career as a mob hitman behind him, but we're supposed to beli [...]

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    22. Funny, violent, wildly readable and often very tender, Don Winslow’s story about hit man Frankie Machine being forced out of retirement when his otherwise peaceful existence is threatened is probably his best book yet. Following the excellent, but overlong “Power of the Dog,” Winslow channels early, peak Elmore Leonard here, inhabiting his pages with quick, witty dialogue and the usual collection of Mafia types, strippers, politicians, and druggies.Some might feel the conflicted “warm” [...]

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    23. Did my reading taste change or is my available reading material less idealistic?I remember when, in describing a story, the main character would be called “The Hero”. I notice a shift now to “The Protagonist”. Much of popular fiction is presented from the point of view of a criminal, a sociopath, a generally not nice person; not a Hero. Frankie Machianno's wife and daughter don't think of him as much of a hero, but his girlfriend, surf buddies, current business associates at least think [...]

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    24. When one of my friends gave this book a great review, I thought it sounded interesting so got a copy and dove in. Surfer dude in his early 60's runs a bait shop in one of my favorite cities - San Diego - has a few rental properties, delivers fresh fish to local restaurants and surfs with his buddies during "gentlemen's hour" when the older dudes take over the waves when the younger folks take off for work. Pretty ideal existence until he finds himself running for his life as his past as a mafia [...]

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    25. Ive been meaning to check out more Don Winslow since checking out his epic the power of the dog. Whilst this was not quite as powerful as that it still packed a punch. More than just your run of the mill gangster novel. This has some great action set pieces. Its fast paced and doesnt outstay its welcome.

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    26. This was a fun read with everything I was looking for. Mob stuff, a crime mystery, a lone hit man just trying to mind his own business - this book has everything. The back-in-the-day alternating with current events thing doesn't work for everyone, but it seems to work fine here. As much as I wanted to get on with the story, the flashbacks really fleshed out the main character and I started to get just as wrapped up in those stories as I was in the current one. Not sure how I felt about the secon [...]

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    27. A cut above the rest of the genre while a surfing ex mafia hitman who is as tough as nails and is trying to escape his past is perhaps more of an amalgamation of cliches then anything new somehow that adds to the enjoyment rather than detracts. An excellent crime thriller

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    28. I really enjoyed this audiobook. The narrator was good and despite the gangster theme and many dead bodies, it was actually a sort of "feel good" book. Yes, I know, usually a Don Winslow book has the tendency to leave the reader sort of depressed and worried about the future of the world. This one, however, is far less bleak.Frankie Machiano is a hit man or rather he was a hit man for various gangsters. Oh he did a lot of other things for them as well, but he was a very talented hit man. Frankie [...]

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    29. La vida de Frankie Machianno (un personaje legendario de la mafia ya retirado) da un vuelco cuando se ve obligado a intervenir en una mediación. A partir de ahí se nos cuentan los primeros pasos de Frankie en la "cosa nostra" alternando con los acontecimientos del presente hasta que ambos llegan a coincidir. No me extraña que Robert de Niro haya adquirido los derechos para adaptarlos a la gran pantalla porque la historia se ajusta a su perfil como un guante. Como en otras entegas del autor (" [...]

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    30. When I started this book I was intrigued by the detailed character development and how the plot segued for the protagonist from a “normal” life to his reluctantly resuming life as a criminal. I became less interested when (I thought) the story lost some of its focus as the book progressed. Pretty good read, but a stronger start than finish for me.

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