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Berkley Books, Aug 1, 1983 - Fiction - 311 pages
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Tony Montana, an immigrant to the United States from Cuba, is forced to resort to violence in his struggle to achieve success

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Review: Scarface

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Having seen the movie a couple times and enjoyed it, it was due time to begin this book I'd picked up at Value Village for a dollar. 1st Read: (January 18 - February 7, 2002) I will have to read this ... Read full review

Review: Scarface

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Not a bad novel based off the film. It does follow the movie pretty well, making some changes to make the story more feasible than the film. Some of the changes I wasn't a big fan of as this is my ... Read full review


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About the author (1983)

Paul Monette was born on October 16, 1945 in Lawrence, Mass., and has published numerous poetry collections, novels, novelizations, memoirs, and nonfiction works. A distinguished author of both poetry and prose, Monette's writings often explored issues relating to homosexuality and AIDS. After receiving critical acclaim in 1975 for a poetry collection The Carpenter at the Asylum, he veered away from his mainstay theme and produced an unlikely pair of books that demonstrated his poet's way with words. The books were No Witnesses, a collection of poems featuring imaginary adventures of famous figures, written in 1981, and The Long Shot, a mystery in which an avid shopper and a forger team to solve a murder. However, his following mystery, Lightfall, written in 1982, was not well-received by the critics. Monette next wrote Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story, which won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 1992. His last work, Last Watch of the Night: Essays Too Personal and Otherwise, was a collection of 10 moving and uncompromising essays dealing with topics such as his beloved dog Puck and the 1993 Gay and Lesbian March on Washington, D.C. Paul Monette died as a result of complications from AIDS on February 18, 1995.

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