Find Your Next Favorite Book
New books for fans of fiction
Our Money-Back Guarantee

The Man with the Golden Arm


Frankie Machine, a veteran of the Second World War, returns to Chicago's Northwest side with a morphine habit. Nicknamed the 'kid with the golden arm ... Show synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $8.69
Collectible from  $15.00

Change currency

Reviews of The Man with the Golden Arm

Overall customer rating: 5.000

Frankie Machine

by leevyne on Oct 29, 2009

Algren is often "accused" of being a sentimentalist. So what? This has for decades been one of my favorite novels. Set in the gritty neighborhoods of 1940s Chicago, Algren portrays his characters fondly and comically, but feels for them enormously. As Algren said of the movie version of this book,"I wrote a book about drug addiction and [Preminger] turned it into a movie about Frank Sinatra". But read the book!

Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about The Man with the Golden Arm

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Subjects related to The Man with the Golden Arm

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!