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9 thoughts on “The Up and Up A Novel

  1. says:

    I have bern reading this crime not mystery novel for many months It has become obvious that I have no interest in finishing it The setting both physical and era are of interest to me but Mr Irby's writing has failed to capture and hold my interest Perhaps it's me not the author But too much of what I have read is predictable Too many characters lack any spark which would lead me to care about them


  2. says:

    A neat story about mobsters and others in Miami in 1928 Delightful There are uite a few characters including Joe Kennedy and Gloria Swanson having an affair and their stories don't seem to intertwine but the author does bring them all together uite wellWomen should always let men try to make them happy Sometimes they actually succeed everyone knows the drinks at the Deauville Hotel are weaker than a sissy's handshakeSometimes it's good to sit in the lobby of a bank and just think Everywhere people are scrounging after money They count it they count it again they put it behind big steel doors and no one ever smiles Because money doesn't make people happy It makes them miserable mostly


  3. says:

    Likely the worst book I've actually finished this year Good pace and interesting events in this book The author just did not do a very good job of describing those interesting events nor of evoking Miami in the 1920's This book failed utterly to use what the characters say and do to help the reader understand them and identify with them and care about them At the end of the book some players get their just rewards some don't some you can't tell; so that isn't particularly satisfying either


  4. says:

    Every thing is on the up and upThis was a fun book to read How a bum can meet a socialite in Miami of the 1920's while selling swamp land and being charged with murder It was a good time by all


  5. says:

    Just not the kind of mystery I enjoy If you like 1920's language you will like this book I found it annoying


  6. says:

    just not my thing


  7. says:

    Lee Irby’s second novel The Up and Up is like a mash up of ‘30’s movies You’ve got your noir tough guy tarnished but looking for redemption You’ve got your even tougher guys trigger happy and psychotic You’ve got your rich society ladies stock characters from any screwball comedy You’ve got your femme fatale You’ve got glamorous Palm Beach night clubs You’ve got a jailbreak You’ve got crooked cops and real estate swindles You’ve got your drunken European cuckold for comic relief and you’ve even got Joseph Kennedy and Gloria Swanson sneaking around behind his backThe period detail is a treat the slang a hootIt’s a fast read brisk and breezy John From ICPL Staff Picks Blog


  8. says:

    More of a straight crime novel than a mystery it's pretty clear who did what what motivated them but an enjoyable read Irby does a good job of creating the 20's vibe without going overboard


  9. says:

    021508 rec via bookmooch


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The Up and Up A Novel

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Ood life than Miami With suckers aplenty looking for land in the Sunshine State Frank and his partner the well connected son of a former mayor plan to make a killing in the real estate biz The first thing on Frank’s agenda however is repaying a loan from Seddon Howard the father of his very classy fiancée Irene A bet on a fixed jai alai match puts the cash in his pocket as well as a vengeful gambling kingpin hot on his trail When a close acuaintance of Frank’s is discovered murdered the next day his well intentioned plan uickly turns upside down and he is accused of the crime Adding to his troubles a federal investigator is digging into his real estate transactions while a desperate outlaw takes him on a suicide mission Just not the kind of mystery I enjoy If you like 1920's language you will like this book I found it annoying Practical Boat Mechanics his partner the well connected son of a former mayor plan to make a killing in the real estate biz The first thing on Frank’s agenda Short Cycle Selling however is repaying a loan from Seddon Howard the father of Break the Bipolar Cycle his very classy fiancée Irene A bet on a fixed jai alai match puts the cash in Innovate the Pixar Way his pocket as well as a vengeful gambling kingpin School for Startups hot on All the Plants of the Bible his trail When a close acuaintance of Frank’s is discovered murdered the next day Fucking My Gullible Sister in Her Virgin Pussy his well intentioned plan uickly turns upside down and Venice Vampires he is accused of the crime Adding to Venice Vampires 2 his troubles a federal investigator is digging into Venice Vampires 4 his real estate transactions while a desperate outlaw takes The Abyss Beckons him on a suicide mission Just not the kind of mystery I enjoy If you like 1920's language you will like this book I found it annoying

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Into the Everglades to look for a stash of buried cash To further complicate matters Irene whose suspicions are already mounting is scheduled to arrive in Miami with her parents to attend Harvey Firestone’s party for President Calvin Coolidge And on the side Gloria Swanson begins a torrid affair with the powerful banker and movie mogul Joseph P Kennedy a liaison that threatens to bring down all involvedMiami during the Roaring Twenties is a place where the line between reality and fantasy cop and criminal barely exists and Lee Irby intelligently recreates its sizzle in vibrant authentic detail Funny suspenseful and filled with one of a kind characters The Up and Up ranks up there with the best of El Leonard and Carl Hiass More of a straight crime novel than a mystery it's pretty clear who did what what motivated them but an enjoyable read Irby does a good job of creating the 20's vibe without going overboard Seeing the Light her parents to attend Harvey Firestone’s party for President Calvin Coolidge And on the side Gloria Swanson begins a torrid affair with the powerful banker and movie mogul Joseph P Kennedy a liaison that threatens to bring down all involvedMiami during the Roaring Twenties is a place where the line between reality and fantasy cop and criminal barely exists and Lee Irby intelligently recreates its sizzle in vibrant authentic detail Funny suspenseful and filled with one of a kind characters The Up and Up ranks up there with the best of El Leonard and Carl Hiass More of a straight crime novel than a mystery it's pretty clear who did what what motivated them but an enjoyable read Irby does a good job of creating the 20's vibe without going overboard

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Miami in the 1920’s a teeming cauldron of giddy opportunity swaggering gangsters shady real estate sharks crooked cops and glamorous movie stars In other words the perfect spot for ex bootlegger Frank Hearn to start a new life on the up and up “Irby proves himself a master wordsmith as he throws all elements into an already teeming pot and waits for it to boil” Library JournalReturning to the boisterous colorful world he created in his critically acclaimed crime novel 7000 Clams Lee Irby opens a uniue and exhilarating window on the Roaring Twenties Charming yet ill fated Frank Hearn is ready to leave behind his high stakes lifestyle and finally stake his claim in the world and no place promises a uicker route to the g I have bern reading this crime not mystery novel for many months It has become obvious that I have no interest in finishing it The setting both physical and era are of interest to me but Mr Irby's writing has failed to capture and hold my interest Perhaps it's me not the author But too much of what I have read is predictable Too many characters lack any spark which would lead me to care about them