Ballad ​of the Whiskey Robber 1 csillagozás

A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts
Julian Rubinstein: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber Julian Rubinstein: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

Ladies ​and gentlemen, meet Attila Ambrus, the Robin Hood of eastern Europe. He's the onetime pelt smugger, goaltender (possibly the worst in the history of professional hockey), pen salesman, Zamboni driver, gravedigger, church painter, roulette addict, building superintendent, whiskey drinker, and native of Transylvania who's decided that the best thing to do with his time is to rob as many banks as possible.

His rival: Lajos Varju, the Inspector Clouseau of the Iron Curtain, whose knowledge of police work comes from Hungarian-dubbed episodes of Colombo. His deputy is nicknamed „Mound of Asshead” because of his propensity for crashing police cars. His forensics expert, known as „Dance Instructor” for his lucrative side career teaching ballet, wears a top hat and tails on the job.

Welcome to Julian Rubinstein's uproariously funny and unforgettable account of crime in the heart of the new Europe. With a cast of backup characters that includes car wash owners, exotic… (tovább)

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352 oldal · ISBN: 9780316010733
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Little, Brown Books, New York, Boston, 2004
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To his eager ears, even the most banal statement that afternoon was a shrstk-hat-chop sonata, the syncopated conflagration of consonants, accents, and unabashed umlauts an auditory orgy.

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Julian Rubinstein: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts

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Every few minutes a banana-yellow tram, linked to a network of elevated cables, clanked to a stop and deposited its passengers onto a cement island in the middle of an intersecting avenue, there in the convenient, high-occupancy, and fashionably invadable neighborhood of dead central Europe.

18. oldal, Two - Budapest, Wednesday, October 12, 1988

Julian Rubinstein: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts

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Attila folded himself into the Lada, and he and Bóta lurched through the curving, narrow streets with a fashion and firepower of a toaster.

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… according to the press release issued by the Hungarian information service, Hungary's relationship with the FBI dated back to 1937, since which time the FBI ha „trained some 27,000 officers, including one Hungarian.”

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Meanwhile, Transylvania remained best known for two buildings … both of which are believed to be connected to a vampire who never lived anywhere at any time.

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Juszt's show was a sort of Hungary's Most Wanted, produced with the budget and technical sophistication of a typical American junior high school A/V department. But the show had been a huge hit, an example of how the creation of a free press had resulted in a great flowering of the tabloids.

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Not surprisingly, the Kriminális interview was a public relations hat trick for Attila. He came off as handsome, intelligent, articulate, courageous, self-effacing, and even penitent – not exactly qualities Hungarians associate with someone sitting in jail or, for that matter, elected office.

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Julian Rubinstein: Ballad of the Whiskey Robber A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts


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