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DOWN ON PONCE grabbed me from page one and did not let go until the en. Few books are so funny I actually laugh out loud at them, but Willard's deft touch with character made me guffaw several times while reading "Down on Ponce

DOWN ON PONCE grabbed me from page one and did not let go until the end. The characters are, well, different. Few books are so funny I actually laugh out loud at them, but Willard's deft touch with character made me guffaw several times while reading "Down on Ponce. The satire of Atlanta's criminal class is affectionate and the absurd but brisk plot keeps you turning the pages. The ending is completely preposterous but you'll be having too much fun to care.

It's unfortunate that this Fred Willard only wrote two books because this is about as good of a debut novel as one can read. About the only good thing from reading London Boulevard was introducing me to this book. I disdain comparisons but this really is like Elmore Leonard on meth. The plot got too convoluted for its own good near the end but I chalk that up to first experience. Again, I wish Willard had written more. Nov 14, 2008 May rated it liked it.

This cracker-noir crime novel follows a crew of eccentric career criminals as they take down a powerful group of money launderers in Atlanta. This cracker-noir crime novel follows a crew of eccentric career criminals as they take down a powerful group of money launderers in Atlanta.

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Noir crime fiction in the spirit of Down on Ponce and Princess Naughty and the Voodoo Cadillac. Cross Keys High School. Left in 1965 · Atlanta, Georgia. Providence, Rhode Island.

Frederick Charles Willard (born September 18, 1939) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap; the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best. He is best known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap; the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots; and the Anchorman films. He is an alumnus of The Second City.

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DOWN ON PONCE grabbed me from page one and did not let go until the end. The characters are, well, different. Not your usual set of bad guys, or should I say, losers? Actually, they aren't really without-reason-bad, just pay-back-bad.
These guys and the characters they run into will have you laughing while saying OUCH!
The plot runs fast and twisty and the end is as one would hope for. As one would dream for. But if violence, even with laughs, isn't your game, well, better luck elsewhere.
Qwne
I made it all the way to chapter 13 of Down on Ponce. But there was only so much romanticification of cynism and picking and gouging at the scabs of a society woefully in need of positive recuperation for me to continue another page. I couldn't relate to any of the characters at all. Their lives spinning in underpowered autistic inertial spins was nauseating. The "grit" seemed contrived to draw me in, but reminded me of the faux cynic hardcase ambiance used as a dimly glowing subterranean lure found in so much of Hollywood fare lately (which is typically what I'm trying to avoid in my reading). The societal us/them split embossed throughout the story seems contrived, too black and white given the spewing relativism of the characters. The "enemy" is too conveniently defined and pidgeonholed while the closest things to protagonists believe in nothing at all. I imagine Willard might have screenplay material here, but more in the Pulp Fiction vein than the Shawshank Redemption vein.

On the other hand, the word-smithing was superb, and the descriptiveness was vivid while being very concise. Willard is clearly a very skilled writer and Down on Ponce is a very respectable display of talent. But I am not his audience.
Wizard
A good entertaining book with interesting characters. Elmore Leonard type book. I enjoyed it, although it seemed to drag a little towards the end.
Saimath
Very good book about early years on Poncedeleon.
Brol
Bought for a friend who loves this book.
Eighth graders write better.
Kulabandis
I love this book.
IWAS
Sam, a man with numerous aliases, knew it was time to leave town when his life seemed to free zone drop into utter chaos. It starts when James Shirley, a friend of an unnamed friend, asks Sam Fuller (the alias of the moment) to kill his wife, Anne Marie. Divorce is out of the question. Sam visits Anne Marie to warn her about James even as he keeps the $30,000 retainer fee. Sam decides to leave town and start over in Atlanta.
In Atlanta, Sam meets a new group of friends, who hope to begin a successful life as criminals. The motley crew plan to steal cash from a group that leads the South in laundering illegal money. However, this wannabe felony team is not a who's who on committing the perfect crime. Though he has joined the team, Sam wonders whether he has jumped into the fire just to escape the frying pan.
DOWN ON Ponce is a strange but ultimately fascinating and intriguing mystery novel that highlights the shadier side of the peach tree. The lovable characters are as eccentric a group as anyone has placed in a novel in several years and the gritty story line is extremely fascinating and mesmerizing. Hopefully, this is the first of many Sam novels by Fred Willard, who makes Elmore Leonard look like the writer of a British cozy.
Harriet Klausner
Few books are so funny I actually laugh out loud at them, but Willard's deft touch with character made me guffaw several times while reading "Down on Ponce." The satire of Atlanta's criminal class is affectionate and the absurd but brisk plot keeps you turning the pages. The ending is completely preposterous but you'll be having too much fun to care. (People without senses of humor -- like the gentleman who thought the blurb saying "Willard writes good" was straight -- should stay away, however, as should people who don't realize that criminals tend to not be very nice people.)
Down on Ponce download epub
Author: Fred Willard
ISBN: 1901982319
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: No Exit Press; paperback / softback edition (September 22, 1998)
Pages: 320 pages