Noogie's Time to Shine
ATM thief hits the road with 350 pounds of $20 bills.
Ned “Noogie” Krapczak grew up in rough circumstances in Jersey City, New Jersey. Movies were his only escape, and he dreamed of becoming a filmmaker. But by the time he hits 30, things haven’t worked out the way they were supposed to. Instead of making movies, Noogie has a job restocking ATM machines in delis and drug stores.
One day he sees a way out of it all, in the form of a slow-motion heist, siphoning $20 bills a few at a time out of the machines he is supposed to be filling. When his scheme is finally uncovered, he hits the road with his Siamese cat, Dillinger, and 350 pounds of $20 bills totaling $5 million.
In that instant, he finds himself not watching movies, but living them. He’s pulled off a great
caper and is on the lam cross-country, a life worthy of Edward G. Robinson or Steve McQueen.
Noogie works his way down the east coast on this great escape, disguising himself by using the
names of characters in some of his favorite movies.
In telling the stories of Noogie’s final days, Knipfel’s novel captures the tragic end of a broken man who, however briefly and however unseemly, managed to live the American dream—he became a movie star.
Try this search over all volumes: Percocet
Results 1-0 of 0
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Agent Meyers anyway Arbogast asked bags beer bound stacks Buckitt cash closed clown couch Crap Sack Curlan damn DeKay Detective Stone Dillinger dollars door drugs Egtin everything eyes felt Florida front fucking gave going gonna grab guess hand happened he'd heard hell Jersey Jersey City Kenny kitchen knew Krapczak least Lee Van Cleef looked Ludkvasen machine Miami Beach Mike Mike Delaney minutes Molly Hatchet motel never Newark nice night Noogie Noogie's Okay Percocet picked PiggyBank pills pretty pulled remember road Robert Stone safe deposit box seemed Sergeant shit shook his head smile someplace stared stopped suitcase sure Swanson talking tell there's thing thought told took trying turned Uh-huh Velda voice week What's would've Xanax Yeah