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Kinky Friedman

Forfatter af Elvis, Jesus and Coca-Cola

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Kinky Friedman is the author of twelve novels, including Blast from the Past, Road Kill, The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover, God Bless, John Wayne, Armadillos & Old Lace; and Elvis, Jesus and Coca Cola. He lives in a little green trailer in a little green valley deep in the heart of Texas. (Publisher vis mere Provided) Author, singer, and songwriter Kinky Friedman was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 31, 1944. He grew up on a ranch in central Texas and received a B. A. in Psychology and Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1966. After graduation, he severed two years with the Peace Corps in Borneo. In the early 1970's, he formed a country and western band called The Texas Jewboys. His music mixed social commentary with humor and dealt with topics such as racism and anti-Semitism. He reached cult status and was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live in October 1976. After his music career ended in the 1980's, he started writing detective novels featuring a fictionalized version of himself solving crimes in New York City. Since April 2001, he has been a regular columnist for Texas Monthly magazine, but stopped in March 2005 due to his campaign bid for governor of Texas. He founded Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch, whose mission is to care for stray, abused, and aging animals. He currenlty lives at Echo Hill Ranch which is located near Kerrville, Texas. In 2012, Kinky Friedman partnered up with Willie Nelson to write Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road which became a New York Times Best Seller. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Kinky Friedman

Elvis, Jesus and Coca-Cola (1993) 468 eksemplarer
Armadillos & Old Lace (1994) 398 eksemplarer
The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover (1996) 350 eksemplarer
Roadkill (1997) 316 eksemplarer
God Bless John Wayne (1995) 294 eksemplarer
Blast from the Past (1998) 293 eksemplarer
Mordene i Greenwich Village (1986) — Forfatter — 273 eksemplarer
Spanking Watson (1999) 271 eksemplarer
The Mile High Club (2000) 233 eksemplarer
Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned (2003) 225 eksemplarer
Steppin' on a Rainbow (2001) 212 eksemplarer
The Kinky Friedman Crime Club (1992) 193 eksemplarer
Frequent Flyer (1989) 189 eksemplarer
Mordene på Lone Star Café (1987) 178 eksemplarer
When the Cat's Away (1988) 175 eksemplarer
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch (2002) 146 eksemplarer
Musical Chairs (1991) 129 eksemplarer
Ten Little New Yorkers: A Novel (2005) 123 eksemplarer
More Kinky Friedman (1993) 112 eksemplarer
The Christmas Pig: A Fable (2006) 57 eksemplarer
Even More Kinky Friedman (2000) 28 eksemplarer
Curse of the Missing Puppet Head (2003) 22 eksemplarer
Kinky's Celebrity Pet Files (2009) 15 eksemplarer
Heroes of a Texas Childhood (2009) 11 eksemplarer
Old Testaments & New Revelations (2004) 4 eksemplarer
Sold American 4 eksemplarer
Kinky Friedman 3 eksemplarer
Under the Double Ego 3 eksemplarer
The Loneliest Man I Ever Met (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Lasso From El Paso (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Bæltedyr & gamle kniplinger (1997) 1 eksemplar
La fille à la valise (2014) 1 eksemplar
Le Vieux Coup de la Sauterelle (1994) 1 eksemplar
Circus of Life (2018) 1 eksemplar

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Ein "Zauberjunge", der nicht spricht, aber mit seinen Bildern Gegenwart und Zukunft malen kann, ist im Mittelpunkt dieses Buches. Als er den Auftrag erhält, ein Bild der Krippenszene für den König zu malen, leistet ihm bei dieser nächtlichen Arbeit ein Schwein Gesellschaft, mit dem er sich befreundet. So wird das Bild ganz anders, als ursprünglich gedacht.
Das Buch ist sehr schön und hochwertig aufgemacht, mit schönen Bildern im Innenteil.
Inhaltlich hat es mich nicht überzeugt. Ich finde die Geschichte viel zu überfrachtet. Die Weihnachtsidee kann man auch viel einfacher transportieren. Ich hatte mit den Charakteren überhaupt so meine Probleme. Was am Ende mit Schwein und Kind passiert, ist meiner Meinung nach völlig unnötig.… (mere)
Wassilissa | 1 anden anmeldelse | Dec 22, 2023 |
I'll give it three stars despite the inclusion of Molly Ivins. Seems silly to rate something written by Kinky Friedman too harshly, especially when it's sort of a children's book. I forget exactly when I read it earlier this year, but I forgot to add it.
3Oranges | Jun 24, 2023 |
A fun read with quirky characters, nutty schemes and personal insights from the author. I can't help but feel there's elements of fact woven into the fiction and like the humorous elements of it too. The narrative is unique as is the style of writing though I felt the ending was predictable. Regardless I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys creative character development and surprise.
Jonathan5 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 20, 2023 |
I enjoyed this but it's not a book I'd read again and I think it's a book that you have to be in the mood for. A mystery set in New York's Greenwich Village the characters are quirky and there many references to drugs, alcohol and homosexuality. In terms of the later the book is a bit dated, written in 1986. The mystery is good though as is the writing.
clue | 6 andre anmeldelser | Oct 9, 2022 |


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