Reviews - What do customers think about The Dealership?
This is an exciting book! Feb 21, 2003
This book is exciting! Even though I'm a small-town girl and found some of the big-city realism (violence, bigotry, and rough language) a bit daunting, I nevertheless was mesmerized by the plot. I suppose that's because I could see myself being in the same situation as the main character, Carmen Madrid. Carmen is a nice guy, who is just trying to do his job. Along the way, he discovers things he wishes he didn't know -- a situation we all fear!
The plot moves quickly, and I always was eager to read the next chapter to find out what would happen next. The characters are vivid and the setting well described. I could see this being a movie because the author did a great job of continually revealing just enough information to make it intriguing, but not so much as to enable you to guess the ending. A perfect action-adventure-mystery plot in my opinion!
Addendum: You may find yourself pondering whether or not what is described in the book actually happens at any real-life dealership. I figure the answer is either irrelevant (because it's a novel not a documentary) or disturbing (because there may be more truths in it than you would ever like to have confirmed).
One thing is for sure: You'll never look at buying a car in quite the same way again!
Great book...Can't put it down Jan 5, 2003
The realism of this book is great... it is so real that you feel you are in the midst of the group having the discussions.... Trying to sell that car...making those crazy deals....raking in the bucks! The Dealership is a fast paced - a mixture of mafia and gangs, drugs and sex. Be ready for good reading!
Fun book Sep 2, 2002
This was a great book that was fun to read. It is an extremely fast read because you don't want to put it down.
Did you ever wonder what they do at a Dealership? Jun 15, 2002
Action, sex, drama and more - all in this story about a young salesman who gets pulled into new age organized crime and works with some really wild characters. I always wondered why it took so long to buy a car or settle the price, now I know. I could hardly put this down. You just can't predict what is going to happen next. Some of the people in here may seem like people you have met or worked with! It takes place in NY but it could be anywhere in the surburbs of a big city. Take a copy on vacation with you. If you are traveling, you won't look up until you are there.
I could see this book made into a movie, there is so much going on and such interesting type people that I can really picture walking past them on the street. Yet, what happened to Carmen Madrid is amazing. Read it and see for yourself.