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ePub Drive download
Author:
James Sallis
ISBN13:
978-1842431146
ISBN:
1842431145
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Publisher:
No Exit Press; New Ed edition (2007)
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Subcategory:
Mystery
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1117 kb
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1286 kb
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Rating:
4.5
Votes:
835

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him.

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For me, the audio book was greatly hindered by James Sallis's writing style. DRIVEN doesn't have chapters, making it difficult to find a definitive change of perspective and/or place setting.

Driven is the sequel to Drive, now also an award-winning film  . For me, the audio book was greatly hindered by James Sallis's writing style. Narrator Paul Michael Garcia also didn't handle the different characters well making it hard to distinguish between who was who and what was dialog verse internal thought verses narrative.

Set mostly in Arizona and . Drive is about a man who does stunt driving. Sallis, a serious writer, author of a biography of Chester Himes that's the gold standard on that underknown talent, delivers a happy surprise to the committed reader of darker books and more gritty crime fiction. He brings something fresh to something familiar. He abides by every convention of the genre he's chosen to work in and still gives a take on the tropes that's not hackneyed.

James Sallis Drive Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventeen Chapter.

James Sallis Drive Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventeen Chapter Eighteen Chapter Nineteen Chapter Twenty Chapter Twenty-one Chapter Twenty-two Chapter Twenty-three Chapter Twenty-four Chapter Twenty-five Chapter Twenty-six Chapter. Twenty-seven Chapter Twenty-eight Chapter Twenty-nine Chapter Thirty Chapter Thirty-one Chapter Thirty-two Chapter Thirty-three Chapter Thirty-four.

James Sallis Drive Chapter One Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake. Later still, of course, there’d be no doubt. But for now Driver is, as they say, in the moment. Chapter One. Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake.

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Read Drive, by James Sallis online on Bookmate – Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver woul.

Read Drive, by James Sallis online on Bookmate – Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver wou.

PRAISE FOR DRIVE "Full throttle. Sallis' riveting novella reads the way a Tarantino or Soderbergh neo-noir plays, artfully weaving through Driver's haunted memory and fueled by confident storytelling and keen observations about moviemaking, low-life living, and, yes, driving. Short and not so sweet, Drive is one lean, mean, masterful machine. A. "- Entertainment Weekly "Imagine the heart of Jim Thompson beating in the poetic chest of James Sallis and you'll have some idea of the beauty, sadness and power of Drive.

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. Cypress Grove (Turner, by James Sallis. The small town where Turner has moved is one of America's lost places, halfway between Memphis and forever. His life is mending as he and Val Bjorn grow closer. Moth (Lew Griffin, by James Sallis.

Not that he wasn’t approached. He watched a lot of TV with Benicio, cooked huge meals for and with Irina. Learned out of self defense, he’d said when she asked how he’d found his. Then, as he grated fresh Parmesan, Italian sausages laid out on the cutting board to warm, he told her about his mother. A good, inexpensive sauvignon blanc. Day or two a week, he’d go off to the studio, give them what they wanted, be back before Benicio got home from school. The checks Jimmie sent him each month grew.

Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap towards him, Driver would wonder if he'd made a terrible mistake. Later, of course, there'd be no doubt. But for now Driver is, as they say, in the moment. And the moment includes this blood lapping towards him, the pressure of dawn's late light at windows and door, traffic sounds from the interstate nearby, the sound of someone weeping in the next room...
  • I had trouble with this one.

    For the first several chapters, 'Drive' really impressed me, with an engaging opening and florid characters and intelligent narrative. There was some great writing evident, and the story seemed promising; however, about a quarter of the way through, I started encountering some awkwardness in the text, such as disorienting shifts in time and perspective, and an over-brevity in the descriptions, which seemed to omit key details necessary to comprehend what exactly was happening. I found myself having to reread whole paragraphs, and sometimes whole pages; and, when this continued through the remainder of the book, I lost track of the plot developments and other elements, eventually to the point of disrupting all sense of transport in my mind. By the time I reached the ending, it meant nothing to me.

    Granted, this all might've just been me and my personal reading style or thought processes or something, rather than inherent flaws in the book; but, in any case, my enjoyment was considerably reduced. That said, 'Drive' is not without merit, and I did still get something from it, ultimately. Even if it reads as strangely as I perceived it, I could see the book appealing to most any fan of fast-paced crime fiction.

    My thanks goes out to this book's author and publisher. I am grateful for your work.

    * * *

    Some notable quotes from 'Drive':

    "I was going to be the next great American writer. [...] Then my fist novel came out and gave credence to the Flat Earth folk -- fell right off the edge of the world." -- p.59

    "Doc raised a hand to point shakily to the IVs. 'See I've reached the magic number.' 'What?' 'Back in med school we always said you have six chest tubes, six IVs, it's all over. You got to that point, all the rest's just dancing." -- p.129

  • I've been thinking about this book a bit lately and I've put off reviewing the book for a week because I wanted some time to collect my thoughts. First of all, most people who know me know how much I love the old hard-boiled and noir novels. But modern noir has been a little off putting for me simply because I never feel they can get the tone and style right and for the most part, they don't. Now when I think of James Sallis' Drive, I don't think this at all. To put it simply, I love and adore the way he went about writing this book.

    Drive tells the story of a man simply known throughout the book as Driver; a stunt driver for Hollywood and a getaway driver on the side. This book is so non-linear that I do worry if I tell more about the story I might be giving away something that should be discovered by reading this book. This is a short novel that is jammed pack full of a fantastic noir story that could hold its own against Noir greats like The Postman Always Rings Twice or The Killer Inside Me.

    There was so much to like about this book but there were also some things that really bugged me as well. Driver is a mysterious protagonist but I felt he talked far too much for something that would have been more suited as the strong silent type. I'm not sure if he was supposed to be written that way but for me, the impression I received from the character and whenever he spoke, didn't seem to fit my image of him. There has been a recent movie made about this book and I'm keen to see it but I have a feeling there will be a huge difference between the book and movie. I can see a linear story (which I'm ok with) but I can also see them doing the Hollywood thing and try to make a romantic connection between Driver and one of the women from this book. All in all, this book is well worth reading and I'm looking forward to reading the sequel Driven.(less)

  • This is a solid noir. It doesn't rely on provocative, and corny, descriptions of the women. Instead it focuses on creating a strong story that brings the reader in. In fact, it demands attention.
    One thing to be prapared for is that the story can get very confusing at times. It flashes back and forth through time and there are some chapters where it will take a moment to readjust perspective and realize who, where, and what is taking place.
    This isn't the Driver of the movie either. This Driver is in fact somewhat more human than the movie version.
    I only gave the book a shot because I fell in love with the movie, but the book has found its own special place in my heart for its own qualities.

  • I'm in no way, shape or form an author nor an expert reader, but this book...
    Let me be honest, I saw the movie first, ok?
    That's the first thing I'll say.
    What you saw in the film is not what you'll get in this book.

    Now, let me be a little rude, I feel like I just wasted my weekend on this book, I knew that this book would be nothing like the movie, I didn't go in expecting to be blown away. I expected at least something that might entertain. What I got, do you want to know what I got? A wasted weekend.

    Buy the book or not, I don't care, but understand this, I warned you.

    Why 2 stars? Because this book inspired one of the best movies to come out of the 2000's so far and doesn't deserve a 1 star for that reason alone.