Last year's winner, Julie Lekstrom Himes, presented the award to him at our Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner on December 11th. I was disappointed when the book finished. But when the police suddenly raid the place, something goes wrong, and the boys East has placed on the perimeter to sound the first alarm fail to do so. His venture into the unknown lands of the American Midwest has a classic, mythic shape and scope. If there is not much character development, I am not interested to explore the story and analyze the events.
I don't care about a murder investigation if the story is plot driven and not character driven. Thanks to who brought me to this book with her review! This is a road trip story, but a road trip with a dark mission. Dodgers came as close to anything I have read this year to hitting that mark. Η πλοκή κρύβει αρκετή δύναμη, προσφέρει δυνατές σκηνές και αγχωτικές στιγμές, ενώ μας δίνεται η δυνατότητα να δούμε μια άλλη πλευρά, μια διαφορετική εικόνα της Αμερικής. The main thing that was a let down for me was the ending. Τόσο η περίληψη της ιστορίας όσο και οι ως επί το πλείστον θετικές κριτικές μου κίνησαν το ενδιαφέρον και ήλπιζα να το δούμε μια μέρα στα ελληνικά, χωρίς όμως να το πιστεύω και πολύ.
Fall so deeply in love with their own writing that it becomes long winded, boringly detailed. Ένα μπράβο στις εκδόσεις Στερέωμα που το έφεραν στην Ελλάδα και ένα μπράβο για την όλη δουλειά στην μετάφραση και την εμφάνιση μερικά λαθάκια ξέφυγαν, αλλά τίποτα το τρομερό! I so wanted him to turn out ok. The cover of the book is sort of symbolic: a deserted gas station, bleak, deserted. Editorial director Rachel Leyshon worked closely with her, taking time to ensure the book reached its full potential before being published. I thought the book was really slow at times and was fairly easy to set aside.
I was somewhat surprised at their ages. But imagine a story that has it all; characters that are so vivid and alive that they feel real and a plot that twirls around in your brain edges, long after you finish. There wasn't nearly as much action as I had expected with much of the story being spent in the van on the trip and trying to decide what they should do next. The main thing that was a let down for me was the ending. The scene between East and his mother made me cry, as did the knowledge that he would rather sleep inside a cardboard box in a basement crawl space rather than stay in her house. His -mostly - poorly choices makes him dangerous, but not all that unlikable, for some reason.
Jemisin a third Hugo Award. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. They also discover that their impulses and split second decision making will either doom them or save them. Either you didn't read it thoroughly enough, or you refuse to accept They both definitely do. Marketing Strategy of the Year is sponsored by Nielsen. By way of The Wire and in the spirit of Scott Smith's A Simple Plan and Richard Price's Clockers, Dodgers is itself something entirely original: a gripping literary crime novel with a compact cast whose intimate story opens up to become a reflection on the nature of belonging and reinvention. A suspenseful novel which I found difficult to put down.
I was fascinated and interested, eager to learn where the story would take me. This book was very character driven. More like keep them from killing each other, these three boys, for two thousand miles in this ugly van. Despite the title, this dark, gritty, and, dare I say it without turning off everyone coming of age novel has zero to do with baseball and despite the black-and-white Four-Level cover photo, not a whole heck of a lot to do with Los Angeles, either. The John Murray name will soon mark its 250th year in publishing, but this is no dusty imprint stuck in the past.
Poignant and personal and almost impossibly powerful. The world they inhabit—no matter where they may be at a given moment—all but leaps off the page. Its jacket was the first thing that caught the judges' attention. He had seen the police come down, and still the house continued on. It will stick with me for a long, long time. It and its author, Bill Beverly are champion-caliber. This is a novel of richness and wisdom and huge pleasure.
A Harrowing road trip into the heart of America that will shock you, move you, and leave you marveling at its desolate poetry. If there is not much character development, I am not interested to explore the story and analyze the eve Gritty, brutally wicked, yet poetic and tender, Dodgers is one of the best written literary crime novels I have read. However, in this moving and suspenseful book, whether East would have any future at all was constantly in doubt. The question is if East will survive the trip, and if he will find a way out of the life he seems destined to succumb to. Afterword: the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate it.