Tap City

Tap City The players came to Reno from all over Honolulu Las Vegas New Orleans New York to take part in Stretch Jackson s Seven Card Stud Poker Classic The stakes were high but the risks were immeasurable

  • Title: Tap City
  • Author: Ron Abell
  • ISBN: 9780316002004
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tap City

    The players came to Reno from all over Honolulu, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York to take part in Stretch Jackson s Seven Card Stud Poker Classic The stakes were high, but the risks were immeasurable Stretch, six and half feet tall if he ever straightened up, wearing eight hundred dollar boots and a diamond ring he could have swapped across the board for a Rolls Royce,The players came to Reno from all over Honolulu, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York to take part in Stretch Jackson s Seven Card Stud Poker Classic The stakes were high, but the risks were immeasurable Stretch, six and half feet tall if he ever straightened up, wearing eight hundred dollar boots and a diamond ring he could have swapped across the board for a Rolls Royce, could have told them that he knew that the game had nothing to do with cards it had to do with people.They are all here in Tap City the deadly old pros and the young up and comers Lee Sherman is dying and lethal at the tables William Hoo Hoo Avery is owlish as his nickname Bates has a photographic memory, a marriage on the skids and and old grudge to settle young Jerry Corbett performs in drag As Kirkus s reviewer commented Psychological portraits are Abell s forte This, and an expert knowledge of the game that informs, but never clogs, the narrative.Like Hemingway on bullfighting, Ron Abell s novel has created drama out of poker A masterly blend of craftsmanship and glitz, Tap City plays out its human conflict against the neon backdrop of a high wire, insomniac casino town Pull up a chair and joint the game, if you can stand the pace A compelling novel about a human pursuit as obsessional as hunger and sex, yet with philosophical import, unresolvable and haunting No one will forego gambling because of this novel, and no one will become a convert to it, but all who read it will understand its timeless, terrible and exalting appeal James Dickey author of Deliverance This Tap City is a fine first novel Shayna is right there, in three dimensions The strategies are all valid The suspense is considerable The flavor of Reno is so real you can taste it I predict a winner for Ron Abell John D MacDonald, author of The Lonely Silver Rain You ll have high fast reading when you join the racy characters who gather for Ron Abell s high fast poker game Fletcher Knebel author of Seven Days in May and Poker Game

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    One thought on “Tap City

    1. Rory

      The quintessential poker novel, the quintessential Reno novel, and, at times, hopelessly self-absorbed. There's a lot of time spent waiting to get back to the characters, but it's no less impressive for its level of detail.

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