[EPUB] ✓ Unlimited Ä The Paperboy : by Pete Dexter ✓ #2020

  • Title: The Paperboy
  • Author: Pete Dexter
  • ISBN: 9780385315722
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Paperboy By Pete Dexter The sun was rising over Moat County, Florida, when Sheriff Thurmond Call was found on the highway, gutted like an alligator A local redneck was tried, sentenced, and set to fry.Then Ward James, hotshot investigative reporter for the Miami Times, returns to his rural hometown with a death row femme fatale who promises him the story of the decade She s armed with explosiThe sun was rising over Moat County, Florida, when Sheriff Thurmond Call was found on the highway, gutted like an alligator A local redneck was tried, sentenced, and set to fry.Then Ward James, hotshot investigative reporter for the Miami Times, returns to his rural hometown with a death row femme fatale who promises him the story of the decade She s armed with explosive evidence, aiming to free and meet her convicted fianc With Ward s disillusioned younger brother Jack as their driver, they barrel down Florida s back roads and seamy places in search of The Story, racing flat out into a shocking head on collision between character and fate as truth takes a back seat to headline news
    Pete Dexter
    Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award winning novel Paris Trout and five other novels God s Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, The Paperboy, and Train He has been a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Sacramento Bee, and has contributed to many magazines, including Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy His screenplays include Rush and Mulholland Falls Dexter was born in Michigan and raised in Georgia, Illinois, and eastern South Dakota He lives on an island off the coast of Washington See at enpedia wiki Pete_Dexter

    The Paperboy By Pete Dexter


    CV Rick
    From now on I m just going to call Pete Dexter the atmosphere writer He paints a picture of the backcountry of Florida, the swamps and the small town, and a Miami and its competitive newspaper world in such detail that I can close my eyes and be there He re creates the 70s with its attitudes and quirks in such a way that you can taste and smell the hotel rooms, the stately houses, and the dingy shacks.Hillary Van Wetter was tried and sentenced to death for the murder of the sheriff of Moat Count [...]

    Could not put this one downat is all

    William Prystauk
    This book has the personality of a carcass Long, drawn out and convoluted, Dexter paints a lame picture in white washed colors Brought to us in first person from Jack, who s father owns a Moat County, Florida paper, the book is slow, tedious, long winded and reserved to the point of absolute boredom.Though the first person narration is consistent, Jack, our storyteller, is lackluster and doesn t seem to have a pulse The only part of the novel I enjoyed was the attack on Ward, Jack s brother Not [...]

    Thank you Pete, wherever you are, for getting this tarnished gem, out of your head.Dexter never fails to disappointment me, and this was no different I found myself needing to read it all the time, staying up too late, sneaking away during social gatherings, and bringing it clandestinely in my coat at inappropriate venues Set in small town Florida, with forays into seedy Miami during the 1960s, it brings forth the worst of man s inclinations to deception, obsession and hopelessness Sounds great, [...]

    In 1965, Thurmond Call was the Sheriff of Moat County and had been since before our 20 year old narrator, Jack James, was born Sheriff Call even by Moat County standards, had killed an inappropriate number of Negroes in the line of duty not being clear what he was allowed to do and not do In fact he was beginning to step over the line of excusable behavior when earlier that spring he had stomped a handcuffed man to death This time the man was a drunk named Jerome Van Wetter, a relation of the po [...]

    I wish that this writer had given at least one of his female characters the dimension and depth that he developed with the father and sons in the story While they are complex men with imperfect, but redeamable, relatable personalities, all of his women are vain and or misguided The one woman who had gumption and intelligence was constantly described as overweight, and fat, and, like all the women categorized by her physical appearence rather than her personality Had he chosen to represent women [...]

    I liked it It reminded me of Larry Watson s stuff in that it was dark and creepy, rather brutally honest.The story is not so much a who done it, but rather a study in motivation Each of Dexter s characters are complex creatures who do nothing for altruistic reasons, but everything for their own satisfaction Yardley and Hillary are the most similar if only because they are both so egotistical and greedy Jack is lustful, but lonely he is always trying to make connections Ward is clearly trying to [...]

    A very strange book I can t quite put my finger on what was so unsettling The characters are dark, the story is pretty dark, and there s some quite scary parts to it Not scary as in frightening, but the author paints a vivid picture of some scenes that stay with you for a while after unsettling is the word I wasn t very happy with the ending, no spoilers, but it follows the theme of the book most things are left up to the reader to decipher So I had to make my own conclusions, and I didn t like [...]

    I picked this book up because a blurb on another book I read compared the two I went in with no expectations and came out withwell I m not sure It s a good read but I d be hard pressed to tell you why that is I didn t particularly identify with any of the characters and there s really no big reveal at the end But having said all that I still think it s definitely worth taking a look at Pick it up if you can find it used Maybe then you can tell me why it was good.

    Stephanie Karaolis
    Bleak isn t always a bad thing when it comes to books I ve read several books that I d describe as bleak but that I really loved Never Let Me Go and The Woman Before Me are two that come to mind I d put The Paperboy in a slightly different category, perhaps alongside The Virgin Suicides its bleakness made it hard to really love, but something in the craft of the writing and the integrity of the story kept me reading.I had no idea what The Paperboy was about before reading I knew it was recently [...]

    Josiah Hawkins
    Whether its films like Ace in the Hole, The Sweet Smell of Success, or the recently released Nightcrawler I ve always been interested in the seedy side of the news media I ve always thought that the prospect of individuals who are in charge of informing the public are actually misleading them, there is something very science fiction about the idea and I think that it can lead to the creation of some really interesting story lines The Paperboy first came to my attention when Lee Daniels adapted [...]

    Kenneth P.
    This is a riveting if disturbing novel that takes place in North Florida in the late 1960 s North Florida has it all, the beautiful beaches of St Augustine, the gator rich St John s River that is home to numerous colorful, if inbred, swamp families it has the State Penitentiary in the town of Starke that harbors the infamous electric chair known as Old Sparky Indeed Old Sparky was the demise of many a villain including Ted Bundy before it became sluggish, bereft of juice With too many sparks and [...]

    This novel is a spare, gritty depiction of the unpleasant nature of journalism and the depths of immorality to which some of its practitioners will sink in an effort to win recognition But it s also far than that It s also the story of a young man s maturation that young man is our narrator, Jack James, who tells many stories in the course of this novel He tells the story of Thurmond Call, a local sheriff who was murdered in cold blood on a dark country road He tells the story of Hillary Van We [...]

    Haunting This was the feel The author is masterful in his pacing of this novel which adds to the suspense, the unfolding and consequently the haunting I felt throughout Investigative journalism leads to a controversial article and thus alters the life of its authors and their families Fantastic descriptions of southern Florida, conflicted familial relations, swamp living, newspaper journalism and the fragile human psyche Dexter leaves you deciding a few things for yourself Great storytelling.

    I savored every word The writing is haunting, and I agree with Adam about the final sentence of the book There are many final sentences in this work I ll be reading by Dexter.

    Ashley Andrews
    This is one of those cases when you want to write the review as soon as you finish reading the book before you get too far away from it to make any sense of it It s just tragic and written like a real Southern novel so don t read the description of the book jacket and watch the movie and ruin your reading of the book Moat County, where we find our newspaper men setting up shop, pursuing their investigation into the murkily recorded events surrounding the brutal death of the sheriff, is full of c [...]

    I really enjoyed it it moved nicely, and always with a dark tone of foreboding as if the entire book was leading to a conclusion we all knew was inevitable i mean, once we got to that conclusion, whatever that conclusion might be There was also that first person narrator is looking WAY back in time thing going on IE, we see the narrator as his younger self, but get the feeling that he s older and wiser as he narrates, while still in that shadowy place that the darker story exhibits.The novel has [...]

    A sad and disturbing family tale The father is a newspaper man, his son Ward is a newspaper reporter, his second son Jack is a swimmer and drives a delivery truck for his father s newspaper All of them are troubled and drink too much The story revolves around a man accused of murdering a local Sheriff The accused is in jail where a woman he doesn t know has been writing him love letters She wants to save him and marry him She convinces this team of reporters from Miami to look into his case One [...]

    Luis Ortiz
    The last words of the novel captures its theme There are no intact men Beneath the appearance of a simple story of journalism, the novel deals with Truth and Weakness There is something interesting in this respect although those may be the themes that give interest to the story, the narrator does not make any explicit moral reflection on them It is up to you, reader, to draw your own conclusions.It is the story of a gifted journalist, as honest and talented as his father, an editor of a local ne [...]

    pete dexter is one of my favorite writers i did not like deadwood, but i have liked all of the other books of his i ve read this would be my second to last favorite though it was okay i mean, it was well written, but the story was about one thing, and then it was about another things were all tied together by the investigation at the core of the story, but the themes or take away points started out as one thing and then changed to be about something else i wasn t sure what i was supposed to take [...]

    After loving Paris Trout, The Paperboy, turned out to be a huge disappointment I don t care much for entr es into the lives of investigators, which if used too extensively can lead to total distraction from the crime at hand Paperboy includes a great central killing rich with narrative potential a much maligned sheriff run over by his own squad car Yesss Much to my disappointment, the main character s newspaper reporter brother and said brother s hippie story partner soon become the very boring [...]

    Jennifer Doyle
    This may be the most tactile book I ve ever read, which is a weird way to describe a book, but I could feel the heat and the humidity of Florida I could feel and see the swamps, the dirty apartments, the newsroom, and the Van Wetters I could smell Charlotte Bless s perfume The story flowed about as quickly as molasses, which made it a challenge to get into It meanders along and doesn t go where you expect it to, until about 3 4 of the way through the book when I thought I knew what the eventual [...]

    B George
    Spectacular novel that covers a very long period of time I love when a writer leaves concepts open and doesn t have to spell out every theme or message he tries to convey Admittedly the movie version brought me to this title ,nay, this author After reading this book first I have become hooked on the novelists way of writing Taking careful time to flesh out characters without being overly descriptive, but allowing the scenes situations and the characters reaction to them to create development All [...]

    Karie Lee
    I was waiting for a great culmination That didn t happen The ending was rushed and disappointing in the fact that there were too many questions not resolved, which I know is what led to the ending, but would have been appreciated after spending hours waiting for said resolution The language was a little crass for me and not significant to the storyline Pertaining to grammar, the author s incorrect use of pronouns often kept me guessing to whom he was referring I had to re read a few paragraphs a [...]

    Amy Dala
    This book is well written And it made me angry So angry sometimes that I couldn t sleep And I m not a Princess and the Pea kind of girl If you like fairy tale endings, or simply stories where injustices are set right, then you ll want to rip this book in two like you re training for the Lumberjack World Championships If you like reading gritty uncomfortable stories about enigmatic characters struggling to make things right in a fractious world, The Paperboy is worth taking to bed.

    Writing so evocative I could feel the sweat, inhale the mosquitos, taste the melting ice cream imagined with mute animal longing by the silent woman in the swamp I didn t feel these characters were stereotypes they all acted true to their natures, some predictable, some inscrutable I saw the story unfurl driven by human action, as opposed to human actions manipulated to serve the story I plan to read everything I can find by this author.

    The title The Paperboy refers not only to young Jack James, expelled from college and working at his father s small town Florida newspaper, but also his tenacious older brother Ward, a Miami star reporter The murder case that brings Ward back to his hometown has repercussions not only for the James family but everyone pulled into their sphere The novel is melancholy than sensational The pervading theme is one of loss as the closing line points out, There are no intact men.

    Barbara Tiede
    This is a beautiful work of fiction Dexter s writing is concise and poetic The imagery of the swamplands is so vivid you can feel the mosquito bites But it s a lot than a great mystery suspense novel Obviously it s about justice in a small southern town It s also about brothers and fathers and love It is young Jack s coming of age story, and it s a story of hypocrisy and betrayal.

    Terrifyingly graphic and well written The story and characters are consuming and incredibly realistically drawn I devoured this book I enjoyed Paris Trout which was the first Pete Dexter book I d ever read, but I was consumed by The Paperboy Thanks, Pete Also, ice cream grossed me out for a while afterward.

    Garrick Jones
    Just loved the evocative writing in this book I felt part of the swamp and the newspaper office all the way through The characters were fleshed out enough for me to understand them and to want to live their journeys with them.

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