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Buried eLl on himself This novel is a bravura performance a funny scary mesmerizing study of a man walking off thedge with his yes wide OPEN WISECRACKING ALL THE WAY JERNIGAN wisecracking all the way Jernigan all of these things Chainsaw or not it is one of the best books I ve read in a long time Jernigan 1991 by David Gates is mesmerisingI cannot really xplain how one of the most misanthropic troubled bitter drunks imaginable with few if any redeeming features results in such a brilliant and compelling bookPeter Jernigan s life is spiralling out of control His wife s gone he s lost his job and he s a stranger to his teenage son and his only relief is to drink himself stupid All the reader can do is look on in horror as Jernigan shares his sorry tale with customary rudition caustic wit half formed thoughts and perverse logic in a relentless narrative It shouldn t work and yet it does After a slowish initial 30 pages I was gripped and in thrall through to the bitter ndI read this for my book group and am delighted it was chosen I doubt I would have come across it any other wayJernigan has been compared to Stoner and there are parallels both in terms of the content but also because both books arewere unheralded classics languishing in obscurity see also Revolutionary Road and Alone in Berlin55 Ultimately this novel is a pretty fast read and fairly ntertaining But it has a lot of bad writing and a number of poor decisions by its author David GatesDefine bad writing Sure It s when the narrator s insecurity leads him to be needlessly intrusive Here are some xamples of bad writing in Jernigan I mean at least I d him to be needlessly intrusive Here are some xamples of bad writing in Jernigan I mean at least I d out that this was

neighborhood where blacks weren t in however you were supposed to feel about that Uh oh no cultur Gates s Jernigan might be one of the most relate able yet horrible characters ver He s a jackass and doesn t know any other way to beWhen you re brought up by weak people and fraternize with weak people you tend to have an inclination to be weak yourself unless you do something about it Peter Jernigan s not trying to find himself he knows himself He s a terrible father husband and irresponsible as hell He does what he feels like without thinking about others feelings and drinks than Anthony Bourdain while filming in Tbilisi As horrible as he is he is unfortunately relate able to many people in this world because Articular descenso a los infiernos a la vez ue ofrece una desternillante disección del goísmo la indiferencia y la crueldad ue se hallan n l fondo de cada uno de nosotros Jernigan publicada n 1991 y finalista del Premio Pulitzer A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, es la primera y más aclamada novela de David Gates y su protagonista se ha convertidon uno de los antihéroes clásicos de la literatura norteamericana reciente.


Like being buttonholed by a slobbery drunk who pisses his pants is self obsessed who treats The Shadow Reader everyone with disdain and cynicism includingspecially those he sleeps with and those closest to him Might not sound great but I Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies enjoyedvery word Peter Jernigan is kind of fun in a terribly un PC way This is one of those novels that stablishes its greatness from page 1 and you spend the rest of the novel desperately hoping it can maintain that greatness In the most part it really does Originally released in the arly 90 s and soon to be reissued you ll hear lots of reaching for Stoner comparisons I haven t read Stoner I dunno the 90 s seems just about distant The Power Of A Choice enough now to make this novel FEEL that otherness of anotherra no Very funny sad drunk guy writing Definitely part of a school but in the front row there s some nimble plotting that makes the book Peter Jernigan s life has hit the rocks after the death of his wife through a freak accident he has failed miserably as a father to his teenage son and has a bit of drink problem the answermove in with the mother of your son s girlfriend predominantly to get your sex life back and try to play happy familys again get fired sell your get your sex life back and try to play happy familys again get fired sell your house once the dollar signs flash before your yes and in the face of what life throws back at you just simply drink some and laugh verything off Best described as a tragic comedy and shot through with gin and irony this has completely split me down the middle as for verything I liked about it there was much that bothered me the characters for xample other than Jernigan were a bit on the dull side and conversations were always broken up WITH FAR TO MUCH I SAID SHE SAID HE far to much I said she said he which was most annoying As debut novels go this was not at all bad grimly funny smart and witty and what s lacking in substance is make up for in style although it s not something that will linger in the mind for long Easily readable but flawed Some books you re just relieved to finish Thank Odin Zeus the Buddha whomever for putting me across the finish line Books like this are notoriously difficult to rate so I ll leave the stars behind some mostly cloudySee the old dilemma is this What if you hate the protagonist I mean can t stand the guy Does that sway your view of the book Should it I know you can argue that the book is BRILLIANT because the author is causi. Peter Jernigan tiene poco más de cuarenta años vive The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right en un barrio residencial de Nueva Jersey con su hijo adolescente Danny y trabajan una inmobiliaria neoyoruina Inteligente pero con Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling escaso éxito Jernigan naufragan una adocenada vida de la ue no consiguen sacarlo ni sus adicciones ni su sarcasmo Su strafalaria manera de relacionarse con los demás y la reciente muerte de su mujer lo arra. Ng you to loathe his main character but what if it has nothing to do with the writing Chicken meet gg and all thatJernigan is a drunk An overeducated drunk I think one of the blurbs from The Village Voice Literary Supplement about nails it bitterly ironic crippled by hyperactive intelligence at war with itself It goes on to compare it to A Fan s Notes by Frederick Exley which I recall reading and loathing as well back
back when I was youngerI marked a uote on page 162 one where Peter Jernigan our anti hero gets this from his live in lady You just know so much Peter she said What a man Treat m bad and they come back for right You re a true assholeMaybe that should have been the title The True Asshole And watching him disintegrate for 200 some odd pages is no treat And listening to his bile is no fun And finishing the book is An Amen HallelujahWitty At Times Sure If You Like Reading amen hallelujahWitty at times Sure If you like reading drunk English majors who are as sarcastic as hell be my guest Me I ve got nough negatives to fend off in life I don t need a book to add to my workload If you took John Updike and Richard Ford and gave them ach a serious drinking problem then they would ve probably come up with this bleak portrait of an American Father on the dge At times shocking and touching it nevertheless keeps you reading due to Gate s keen prose and razor sharp ye for detail After finishing it you ll see why it was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Masie Cochran Associate Editor Tin House Books Recently at the urging of Nanci McCloskey I began reading David Gates Jernigan She tossed the book to me while packing for a business trip I skimmed the jacket copy my yes widening Geez Nanc this is super dark and they kind of give it away in the description What startled me was something like this chainsaw that he turns with disastrous conseuences on his wife his teenaged son his dangerously vulnerable mistress and not least of all on himself About forty pages in I started wondering how Gates was going to pull it off The novel was uiet thoughtful and dark but not shred your loved ones to pieces dark I flipped the book over and read carefully Peter Jernigan who views the world with ferocious intelligence grim rapture and a chainsaw wit that he turns with disastrous conseuences on his wife his teenaged son his dangerously vulnerable mistress and not least of Stran a una tortuosa decadencia Parece ue las cosas pueden Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. empezar a cambiar cuando conoce a Martha Peretsky la madre divorciada de la novia de su hijo inician una prometedora relación Jernigan Patrick the Wolf Boy, Volume 1 es la divertídisima historia de un hombre ue dejándose llevar por sus peores cualidades consigue convertir su vidan un strepitoso fracaso La cautivadora voz de Peter Jernigan nos acompaña n su
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