David mamet goes gangbusters in riveting prohibition era novel chicago playwright david mamet has a new novel chicago a story of gangsters and newspapermen in the 1920s a 35 star book review a 35 star book review. Chicago is a david mamet story designed for the stage and heavily freighted with the murk muddiness and madness of human nature it doesnt spell anything out for you demanding that you work to tease out the threads of sense from a tightly woven carpet of dialogue its hard to rate it because it is a different and perhaps novel novel. In chicago david mamet has created a bracing kaleidoscopic page turner that roars through the windy citys underground on its way to a thunderclap of a conclusion here is not only his first novel in more than two decades but the book he has been building to for his whole career mixing some of his most brilliant fictional creations with . Although the characters in david mamets new novel chicago never sound like real people they always sound like david mamet people which is a strange indication of his success we would recognize these guys in a dark alley not from any actual experience in dark alleys but from speed . David mamet talks about his new book chicago all about gangsters and tribune reporters writer david mamet was born grew up and had his first playwriting experience in chicago his new book chicago is set during prohibition
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