Friday, August 8, 2014
The Drop. What began as a short story was turned into a movie screenplay. This is the version of the screenplay written as a novel. Protagonist Bob Saginowski leaves his bartending job at Cousin Marv’s and finds a hurt and abandoned dog he names Rocco. As he rescues the dog, he also meets Nadia. The Chechen mafia own Cousin Marv’s and it would not be wise to cross them. The dog’s owner is not a paragon of societal virtue. The action is compelling, the characters interesting, and the novel wraps up pretty soon after it starts. This is perfect reading for a short airplane flight, especially one to Boston, so one is prepared for that landscape and all the possible things that can happen in that place. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Drop from amazon.com.