Get Real

Get Real

Book - 2009 | First edition.
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Luckless thief John Dortmunder and his partners-in-crime are persuaded by a TV producer to star in a reality show that captures their next score. The producer even guarantees that the televised program will not be used as evidence against them. It remains only for Dortmunder to figure a way to make the heist real and get away with it.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780446566636
9780446178600
Branch Call Number: Mystery W PBK
WES
Characteristics: 278 pages ;,24 cm

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lisangus
Jan 18, 2010

Vintage Donald Westlake -- plot amd motivation twists galore. Too bad it is his last.

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chamc01
Jan 06, 2010

I disagree with nitetrain. I have liked this whole series and feel sad that it is over with Westlake's death last year. It is true that nothing particularly exciting happens in the story, but that is part of the charm. It is about the characters and how Westlakes invests them with so much personality even though they hardly do or say anything.

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Jul 30, 2014

"John," Kelp said, "the next time there's gonna be money in that place, it's gonna be OUR money, from England. You wanna go steal your own money?"

"Money from wages," Dortmunder said, "is not the same as the same money from theft. Money from theft is purer. There's no indentured servitude on it, no knuckling under to whatever anybody else wants, no obedience. It isn't yours because you swapped it for your own time and work, it's yours because you TOOK it."

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