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Johnny Porno

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Charlie Stella

Set in New York City in 1973, Stella's vibrant seventh crime novel catches the cadence and daily grind of organized crime grunts. John Albano, who lost his carpenter job and his union card because he punched out his foreman, now collects cash receipts … see full wiki

Author: Charlie Stella
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Stark House Press
2 reviews about Johnny Porno
review by . May 12, 2010
Much has been made of the plot by other reviewers here, so I won't re-hash it, and I have to admit that the title of the book gave me pause. I'm no prude, but do I really want to read a book about the pornography industry?    Needless to say the industry itself is just the back drop to the life that the hapless Johnny has stumbled into, and people interested in the social history of the 1970s, when pornography became almost "mainstream" will find the author's treatment of the …
review by . May 24, 2010
Frankly, I do not usually pay much attention to book blurbs because of how writers generally trade them among themselves, their special way of exchanging rather painless favors. But to Charlie Stella's credit, most of the blurbs on the cover of "Johnny Porno" come not from authors, but from newspaper and magazine critics. And then there's this one from Ken Bruen, a man who has written several of my favorite hardcore crime novels, "Stella is a winner, a true artist." Despite my misgivings about the …
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