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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In other words, life is pretty damned good until suddenly the bad old days rear their ugly head. May 18, Jennifer Gaarder rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed this but not as much as his other stories. The first chapter, in which Frank rises and goes e, the routine of beginning his day, is alone worth the price of admission.

Winslow has already introduced the readers to the mafia through the memories of Frankie’s past. Someone wants This is the first book I’ve read by this author.

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Surfer, former Marine, Vietnam vet, Mafia hitman, father, bait salesman, businessman, opera fan and civic minded local hero seems like a lot to roll into one character, but Frank is a fascinating figure. I liked the final chase the most.

And I’m going to read them all Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Be the first to review this item Would you odn to tell us about a lower price? The mystery kept me guessing thoughout and even at the end there were a couple of excellent twists which caught me off guard.

The Winter of Frankie Machine

His choices seemed to be the Marines or the tuna fleet. Highly recommended to those who like crime, organised crime, good writing or intrigue. My very first novel by Don Winslow, and definitely not the last one. I liked Frankie, but his youthful carelessness about killing stopped me from fully believing he is a reliable narrator. He once was known by the nickname Frankie Machine by the local branch of the Mafia that he worked for, and his name is still respected and feared.


Email address subscribed successfully. El Invierno de Frankie Machine. The only question is whether or not machkne can stay alive long enough to figure out what’s going on and put an end to it.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Jun 13, Melki rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Power of the Dog is my favorite novel by Don Winslow and it’s on a eon short list of my favorite books of all time. Though it is important to know about Frankie’s past, I unvierno think it should be so involved. 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.

This, he said, is dukkha-suffering. It’s an unforgettable cast of characters. It’s a great book by a great writer.

We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. Someone out of his past wants him dead, and Frank has no idea who or why. Frank has an ex-wife, a daughter who just got accepted into medical school, and a girlfriend who appreciates class, elegance, manners, and tradition.

Review Text Frank es un hombre tranquilo. If you’ve been fortunate enough to have read this wonderful book, you’ll completely understand my one word review. 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.

Winslow is an incredibly talented writer and this is a book that is just impossible to put down. I loved this book when it was first published inand I enjoyed it even more, re-reading it nine years later. This book sucked me in from page 1 I often find that such a cliched saying but in this case, it’s so true and now I have the utter joy that is Don Winslow’s entire back catalogue to lose myself in.


Winslow is good at what he does. He is forced to become Frankie Machine again to kill before being killed and p 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.

The descriptions were accurate and full of detail. Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. No trivia or quizzes yet. This is the fourth book I’ve read from Winslow and it would probably make the best starting point for those who are not familiar with his work. Before he surfed the Gentleman’s Hour and became everyone’s buddy, he was Frankie the Machine, a mobbed-up west coast version of Goodfellas.

Want to Read saving…. In the first few chapters, we get a clear picture of who Frank Machianno is, and what winsloa life is like. Through internecine feuds to strip club wars and a stint in the jungles of Vietnam and shaking Nixon’s hand at the Western White House, a whole history is fleshed out and connections made.

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I would probably have given it five stars right after I finished it, but I got sidetracked and I write the review some three months later. Amchine sense trying to summarize the plot. For example, at loot. Old-school, Frank thinks, using a wire.