The Drop

The Drop Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic River with this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith the basis for the major motion picture The Drop from Fox Searchlight P

  • Title: The Drop
  • Author: Dennis Lehane James Frangione
  • ISBN: 9780062369352
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic River with this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith the basis for the major motion picture The Drop, from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Micha l Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini.Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender lookDennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic River with this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith the basis for the major motion picture The Drop, from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Micha l Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini.Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes two hapless stick up artists a very curious cop and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back

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    1. Dennis Lehane James Frangione

      Dennis Lehane born Aug 4th, 1966 is an American author He has written several novels, including the New York Times bestseller Mystic River, which was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also called Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon Lehane can be briefly seen waving from a car in the parade scene at the end of the film The novel was a finalist for the PEN Winship Award and won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, and France s Prix Mystere de la Critique.

    503 thoughts on “The Drop”

    1. A couple days after Christmas, Bob, a lonely bartender finds a nearly dead puppy in a garbage can. When the bar he tends is robbed one night, Bob's life circles the drain. Suddenly, a cop named Torres is asking about a decade-old murder, the Chechens that own the bar want their 5,000 dollars back, and a lowlife named Eddie Deeds wants ten thousand dollars for the dog Bob found in the trash. What's a friendless bartender to do?I've made no secret of the fact that I like my crime books lean and me [...]

    2. NESSUNO È SENZA COLPA No, nessuno è senza colpa: né lo scrittore, né l’editore, né il traduttore, né il redattore…Il protagonista Tom Hardy insieme a James Gandolfini, qui nella sua ultima interpretazione (prima di morire a Roma). Due attori immensi, vederli recitare insieme è pura gioia.In principio c’è stato un racconto, Animal Rescue. Non l’ho letto, lo cercherò: è un racconto breve che fa parte di una raccolta chiamata Boston Noir.Il racconto è stato adattato per lo scherm [...]

    3. This book started out as a short story called Animal Rescue that got its film rights purchased which led to Dennis Lehane writing the screenplay and then this novel. I can only assume that a version turning it into a Broadway musical is also in the works.Bob is a lonely guy who bartends at a joint called Cousin Marv’s that was, aptly enough, once owned by his cousin Marv who he still works with. The bar is now owned by Chechen mobsters who occasionally use it as a money drop for the illicit ca [...]

    4. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/“What is WRONG with you?”“Pretty much everything. I’m severely fucked in the ol’ squash.”Welcome to round two of books that Kelly didn’t even know were movies, where I once again answer my husband’s questions about why I have to read allllllllll the books with . . . Not that this was a stupid movie. In fact, it was probably pretty damn good, so let’s move on and get to my “review.” Let’s begin with “what is a drop?” Well . . . [...]

    5. This is the first Dennis Lehane book I read that doesn't star Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. The Drop is based on a novella called Animal Rescue that was turned into the movie The Drop which Lehane wrote the script for and then turned into this book.All and all was this a good book. Bob is an ordinary guy, a bit too ordinary for my liking I thought when I read the book. He works at the bar, goes to church every Sunday, but it was finding the puppy that really changed his life, made him sudde [...]

    6. This is a very engaging novel that follows the life of a bartender named Bob Saginowski. Bob has very few friends; he lives alone in the house where he was raised and he still regularly attends church at St. Dominic's, the Catholic church where he's been going all his life, and which is now slowly dying on the vine. But Bob never takes communion.He works at a bar called Cousin Marv's, which was once owned by Bob's real cousin, Marv. But several years ago, Marv lost to bar to a bunch of Chechen g [...]

    7. Fantastic! If you are one to shy away from the grit and troubling realities of a very "realistic" story, than this book may disturb you (some enjoy a more pollyanna type novel, this one definitely is not that). Extremely well written.

    8. I just love this guy! Dennis Lehane writes the stuff I want to read. He could write my obituary and I'd be like, "Man, that was great!"Even when his material isn't top shelf, his prose and characterization still knocks it over the green monstah.Uh-oh, I've started to slip back into my roots. Hell, it can't be helped. Lehane's Boston-based books mesh sublimely with my Masshole upbringing. I love his settings because they remind me of home. With The Drop we enter a typical Boston dive bar and hang [...]

    9. The Drop is my fourth venture into the world of Dennis Lehane and I have yet to be disappointed. More often than not Lehane’s world is that of South Boston, where life is far from easy and people know better than to talk to cops, even when you are sitting across from them at mass. Bob Sagonowski and Eric Deeds come from that world but that is about all they have in common. Bob is homely, hard-working, and very quiet. Classic movie fans might be reminded of Ernest Borgnine’s character in the [...]

    10. Won this book through a GR giveaway. Thanks, GR!This book should have been a stillborn between two covers considering the nature of its vertiginously Algerian (the rags-to-riches writer, not the People's Democratic Republic) publication history: a short story for a collection of noir set in Boston rights are purchased for a film adaptation; the short story's author gets paid to write the script for the film, which is now set in the more cinema-friendly setting of Brooklyn; concerned he isn't mak [...]

    11. Let me tell you something. If by some weird, mysterious event, all the books in the world disappeared and all I had left were Dennis LeHane's books, it would be okay. I'd survive. This man, this Dennis LeHane, he is a brilliant writer. Crazy, crazy good.This book was like less than 300 pages but the way he managed to develop characters and a complicated, twisty plot in such a short amount of time is genius. GENIUS I TELL YOU!!I got a feel for this rough and dangerous neighborhood straight away. [...]

    12. Years ago, I read and enjoyed Dennis Lehane's short story, "Animal Rescue," in the collection, Boston Noir, about a lonely bartender in a Boston mob bar that finds a beaten puppy thrown in the trash. That story became the basis for the upcoming movie The Drop, adapted by the author himself. So when this book was released, I thought it might've just been the short story collection repackaged for publicity or something. But low and behold, it turned out that the short story was originally part of [...]

    13. 3.5 Such an amazing collection of characters and all set in very familiar ground for LeHane, the cruel underside of Boston. A bar robbed, the wrong bar, one that is actually owned by a Chechen mob.A pathetic and abused pug proves to be the initialing factor that a lonely man named Bob needs to add a little something to his naturally boring life. But is Bob who he pretends to be? Are any of the people, these characters on the up and up? Do they all have hidden agendas and lives filled with secrec [...]

    14. 8/10When the only complaint you have about a book is that it's too short you know you’ve read something good. That is exactly the case here, this is one of the shortest books I’ve read in a long time but it still weighs up there with some of the better books I’ve read this year. To pack all that into such a small amount of space is quite the impressive feat. Lehane has shot up my list of favourite authors after reading through his Kenzie and Gennaro series but this is the first time I’ve [...]

    15. “Cities,” Bob’s father once told him, “aren’t run from the capitol building. They’re run from the cellar. The First City? The one you see? That’s the clothes they put over the body to make it look better. But the Second City is the body. That’s where they take the bets and sell the women and the dope and the kinda TVs and couches and things a working man can afford. Only time a working man hears from the First City is when it’s fucking him over. But the Second City is all aroun [...]

    16. How’s this for a Russian doll of a book? The Drop started life as a short story called Animal Rescue in a crime anthology before being made into a screenplay/movie called The Drop, and now this is the novelisation of the film; all different forms of the same story, all written by Dennis Lehane! Why not just republish/read the original short story, instead of the novelisation of the film it’s based upon? Well…money is probably the answer!To be honest though I didn’t read the short story a [...]

    17. What can I say,I love this author. His books are high on my list of favorite things, amongst whiskers on kittens and brown paper packages tied up with string. Bob lives alone in his deceased parents home. He works as a bartender at a local,rundown bar. He is dependable, reliable and a loner. He lives quietly,attending mass weekly,his only human interaction is on the job. One evening,on his wasy home from work he discovers a beaten pitbull puppy in a garbage can and so it begins.I loved this book [...]

    18. Wham, bam, thank you Dennis Lehane! Started at 8 last night, finished by 10 and oh boy is this good. How good is it? So good that I won't even talk smack about the seven hundred extra commas that are laced throughout the novel for some inexplicable reason, which since I am getting paid to notice stuff like that these days really, really bother me more than they usually do - but I will not to speak of them! So good that I won't even fault the denouement for taking place during the most excruciati [...]

    19. I'm a Dennis Lehane fan. My favorite of his is "Gone, Baby, Gone". This book, however, has a different tone. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it through the first quarter of the book. Then it grabbed me. Bob and his new found dog turned a corner in their lives and "the Drop" came alive. I was really pleased with the ending.Highly recommend for mystery/crime fans.

    20. I’ve got mixed feelings about Lehane: I loved Mystic River and Shutter Island, two of my all time favourite reads, but I disliked The Given Day and I’m lukewarm on his Kenzie and Gennaro books. I keep wondering why he can’t produce more books to the standard of his best work. So what about The Drop? I hadn’t read any reviews but I could see from the ratings that it had received a varied reception from readers. In advance of reading a book I always stay away from the blurb - they’re li [...]

    21. I usually do the reverse but this week I went to see the movie version of Dennis Lehane's 140 page short story titled "The Drop". The movie was so riveting I immediately downloaded and read the book picturing the late James Gandalfini's last acting role as Cousin Marv and Tom Hardy as the introverted bartender, Bob Saginowski. It's a fast read but an electrifying story of a pair of Boston bar managers using the bar as a money drop for their Chechen mob owners illegal operations in the city. Mone [...]

    22. My audio version was narrated by the same gentleman who enchanted me with his narration of The Enchanted, Jim Frangione, so I liked this a lot from the very start. The characters are really all a piece of work, and the puppy that Bob finds beaten and thrown in the garbage is just a little beacon of light amidst so much darkness.My only complaint would be the awkward handling of dialog. It was tiresome to hear so many sentences begin with "Bob said," "Eric said," "Marv said," "Bob said" repeatedl [...]

    23. The Drop opens in a bar with a sad sack bartender and several nondescript customers toasting an old buddy who had disappeared ten years ago and was assumed to be dead. If that is not exciting enough the bartender (still a sad sack) finds an abandoned dog on his way home and imposes on a woman neighbor (no excitement here either) to take care of it for a few days. Then, Katie bar the door, the action moves to a mass at a Catholic church.So if you were expecting a Dennis Lehane mystery jumping int [...]

    24. He's done it again. Dennis Lehane stole my heart and elevated my soul with a novel. If there's one thing you need to know about THE DROP is that the ending got me cooing, twirling and stomping like a schoolgirl in public transportation. It's a rare occurrence for me, one of the most experienced/jaded crime readers there is. Lehane has this way of sweet-talking me into anything and THE DROP was a huge success in that regard.One of the things that THE DROP is doing right is telling a tale of survi [...]

    25. This is the first Dennis Lehane book I've read, but after reading it, I'll be checking out his prior books. I thought the characters in this story were brilliant. Loved the dialogue. The ending was not what I was expecting.From reading prior reviews of this book, if it's deemed a 2-3 star book from those familiar with Lehane's work, I can't wait to delve into his other stories. Excellent read IMO

    26. This one started out so calmly that I was lulled into a false sense of security. I should have known with Lehane, it would get gritty. He's a terrific writer. Once I got about halfway in and realized I probably didn't want to go where this was going, I was buckled in tight and had to finish. A bit too violent for me, but a good read if you enjoy suspense, good characterization, and don't mind mixing with the mob. Lehane knows how to draw the crusty side of Boston. This one read fast and easy. De [...]

    27. It all started with a puppy.Bob Saginowski is a sad-sack bartender, living in the house he grew up in, spending his time shuffling between work, home, and mass at his childhood church. He's a loner; his only real companion (and that's a bit of a stretch) is his cousin Marv, who used to own the bar Bob works at, although the bar is now really owned by Chechen mobsters. Bob spends his days wishing for a way out of his loneliness, and he's hiding a secret or two as well.One cold winter night while [...]

    28. This story has seen several formats: a short story (Animal Rescue in the anthology, Boston Noir), a screenplay for the movie with the same title (Tom Hardy!! Noomi Rapace! James Gandolfini!! His last movie, actually), and now a novelization. I haven't read the short nor have I seen the movie (my sister had though, and she was praising Tom Hardy) so I couldn't make a comparison. However, I wonder if somehow this novel suffered in transference from the different formats. One thing for sure, it lac [...]

    29. So you heard about Cousin Marv and Bob? Yeah, the heist. No, they didn’t get the drop. Probably the only thing keepin’ air in those two’s lungs. What, “the drop” you don’t know? Okay, so you’re not from here, you got no Russians, or Chechens, or Urkainians where you’re from? What they do is every night a runner brings the money from their makin’ book and whores and dope and what all, right? Whatever they got goin’. Comes to the same place. Every night. All cash. But it’s ne [...]

    30. I love Dennis Lehane's writing. He has such finesse and takes his time with his descriptions. His characters aren't always easy to like, but they are always well drawn and understood. I liked this book. The story was creative and the pace was always moving. It was also nice that I had no idea where this story was going. So 4 stars.

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