It’s three thousand miles from the green fields of glory, where Henry “call me Hank” Thompson once played California baseball, to the. Caught Stealing, by Charlie Huston While elements of the fantastic sometimes sneak into his work, Huston is primarily a crime writer, and if. Charlie Huston is an American author of crime novels and superhero comic books. He lives in Caught Stealing, along with Six Bad Things and Huston’s fourth novel, A Dangerous Man, follow the lovable anti-hero, baseball-mad Henry .

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Caught Stealingalong with Six Bad Things and Huston’s fourth novel, A Dangerous Manfollow the lovable anti-herobaseball-mad Henry Thompson, as he works his way through mistaken identity, his past, and a new life for himself. Charlis are commenting using your WordPress.

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Trust me, none of that would have been remotely possible. Author and educator Pernille Ripp founded the program as a way to connect students and teachers from different locales around the topics of books. All because of Bud. It’s patently ridiculous, but hey, it’s the movies. Perhaps they are connected? Please help by adding reliable sources. This is a straight up noir type thriller char,ie starts fast and ends even quicker.

Huston does a great job of introducing the reader to Hank and his world in an economical, yet rounded and somewhat self-depreciating fashion, and in constructing an action filled, yet strangely credible, plot. It’s just the beginning. Past tense is always a better choice because it gives the reader the feel that the events of the story chaflie really have happened. I bought this when it yuston came out, but quickly put it aside.

Hank Thompson still remains one of my favorite characters of all time.


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May 12, Rob Kitchin rated charoie it was amazing. In a story srealing crooked cops, homicidal bank robbing brothers, Russian mafia, and a really great cat, readers discover how far down bad luck and bad decisions can go.

I hadn’t recalled that Caught Stealing was Huston’s debut novel. The protagonist, a bartender, is beaten one night for unknown reasons by two guys who are obviously Russian Mob. Black guys wearing cowboy gear! Still, Hank gamely keeps trying, even when the curveballs come fast and loose.

Returning from the laundromat, he sees the thugs that beat him having a staeling across the street from his place. Kojima confirmed that he and Kojima Productions wanted to go in what they’d call in the business “a different direction” this time out, although at this time he wouldn’t divulge the name of the actor voicing the character in the game.

Hank’s a good guy, tending bar in New York City, fighting his inner demons with alcohol. He wakes up peeing blood, but knows from experience that his kidney is probably just bruised. Preview — Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston. A protagonist trying to save his skin—and a cat—gets a pass for almost any behavior. This is the first part of a trilogy, and I wish I had read it in order.

Having picked up the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in with The CounterfeitersAustrian filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzky now returns with his first ever Hollywood production, assembling an all-star cast for his uuston thriller Deadfall. Or what about pulling out surgical staples, slowly, one by one, from the kidney removal operation as a form of torture?

I read this in under twenty four hours if that tells you anything. Talk about a thrill ride! All that changes after neighbor Russ prevails upon Hank to watch his cat while Russ goes back to Minnesota to visit his dying father. Henry–Hank, to his friends–is just chilling in New York City, working his bartender gig, working his way up at the bar, and slowly pickling his liver.


Stuff happens, and if you aren’t in the mood for violence, you need to put the book down right now because it’s about to get physical. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Alec Baldwin has been cast as Roman, and during ‘Caught Steeling’ I thought his look went well with the hard, greedy and vicious cop. Hank is a genuinely nice guy: Uhston of the Week.

Sliding up the stairs, he then notes strangers outside his apartment door.

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I actually recommend the second book over this one; you get a summary of the events minus the pages of gratuitous bloody cgarlie, and Hank develops into an interesting character instead of the one-dimensional wrong-place-wrong-time guy that he essentially is here. Afterward, he moves across the country and starts over. I recently finished the second book, “Six Bad Things Be warned: This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

More By and About This Author. Upcoming Interesting Looking Movies. There are two other books in the Hank Thompson series The Hank Thompson series takes a unlikely hero, puts him in the innocent victim in the wrong place and wrong time scenario and revs it up to rpms in the light years.