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Bandbox

av Thomas Mallon

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"Bandbox is a hugely successful magazine, a glamorous monthly cocktail of 1920s obsessions from the stock market to radio to gangland murder. Edited by the bombastic Jehoshaphat "Joe" Harris, the magazine has a masthead that includes, among many others, a grisly, alliterative crime writer; a shy but murderously determined copyboy; and a burned-out vaudeville correspondent who's lovesick for his loyal, dewy assistant." "As the novel opens, the defection of Harris's most ambitious protege has plunged Bandbox into a death struggle with a new competitor on the newsstand. But there's more to come: a sabotaged fiction contest, the NYPD vice squad, a subscriber's kidnapping, and a film-actress cover subject who makes the heroines of Fosse's Chicago look like the girls next door. While Harris and his magazine careen from comic crisis to make-or-break calamity, the novel races from skyscraper to speakeasy, hops a luxury train to Hollywood, and crashes a buttoned-down dinner with Calvin Coolidge."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (mer)
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Historical nonsense about two dueling men's mags in '20s NYC. Aspires but falls short of manic energy of '30s screwball comedies. Too many characters sounding too much alike; none resonate in the memory as more than a collection of tics (animal-loving copy editor, debauched overage starlet, hard-drinking copy editor, etc.). ( )
  ChloeEthan | May 26, 2009 |
Highly recommend all of Mallon's work, but with this one you really need a scorecard; there are at least 47 characters. ( )
  Doondeck | Mar 11, 2007 |
What promises to be an enjoyable "romp" through 1920's New York turns out to be too far on the thin side in terms of characterization and thematic depth. I liked this book so much when I began it, but towards the end it kind of dragged. I just lost interest. I feel awful when this happens. The drama and the trajectoroy of the character's experiences were just not enough to sustain my interest. Sigh. ( )
  katie.chase | Aug 26, 2006 |
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"Bandbox is a hugely successful magazine, a glamorous monthly cocktail of 1920s obsessions from the stock market to radio to gangland murder. Edited by the bombastic Jehoshaphat "Joe" Harris, the magazine has a masthead that includes, among many others, a grisly, alliterative crime writer; a shy but murderously determined copyboy; and a burned-out vaudeville correspondent who's lovesick for his loyal, dewy assistant." "As the novel opens, the defection of Harris's most ambitious protege has plunged Bandbox into a death struggle with a new competitor on the newsstand. But there's more to come: a sabotaged fiction contest, the NYPD vice squad, a subscriber's kidnapping, and a film-actress cover subject who makes the heroines of Fosse's Chicago look like the girls next door. While Harris and his magazine careen from comic crisis to make-or-break calamity, the novel races from skyscraper to speakeasy, hops a luxury train to Hollywood, and crashes a buttoned-down dinner with Calvin Coolidge."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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