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Daniel Woodrell

Autor/a de Winter's Bone

17+ obres 5,300 Membres 279 Ressenyes 20 preferits

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Obres de Daniel Woodrell

Winter's Bone (2006) 2,359 exemplars
The Maid's Version (2013) 604 exemplars
Tomato Red (1998) 474 exemplars
The Death of Sweet Mister (2001) 405 exemplars
The Outlaw Album (2011) 310 exemplars
Woe to Live On (1987) 249 exemplars
Give Us a Kiss (1996) 237 exemplars
Under the Bright Lights (1986) 111 exemplars
The Ones You Do (1992) 96 exemplars
Muscle for the Wing (1988) 80 exemplars
Ride With The Devil [1999 film] (1999) — Screenwriter — 58 exemplars
Outlaw Album 2 exemplars
Returning the River 1 exemplars
Zum Leben verdammt (2018) 1 exemplars
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Obres associades

A Single Shot (1996) — Pròleg, algunes edicions159 exemplars
Winter's Bone [2010 film] (2010) — Original novel — 155 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 (2012) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir (2007) — Col·laborador — 78 exemplars
Kansas City Noir (2012) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Surreal South (2007) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars


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So boring. I am just over the 50% mark and I can't take it anymore.
rabbit-stew | Hi ha 128 ressenyes més | Dec 31, 2023 |
In case anyone was wondering, I'm the type of person who likes to read the book before they watch the movie. Yeah, I'm super annoying like that. I wanted to watch this film years ago, but I really really really really really (is that enough reallys?) wanted to read the book yet. It slipped me mind for years (literally), until I found it at a local charity bookshop. So, I picked it up and let it sit on my shelf for a very long time. Pretty normal for me, if I'm being honest.

Time came around where I wanted to branch out and read something a little different, so I finally picked the book up. Yay me!

Dude, I'm impressed but also wildly confused. So, let's begin:

This book started off super intriguing for me and I was instantly hooked. That changed though, because about half way through it got slower and more boring for me. By the ending, I wasn't as interested. But mighty me wants to watch the movie, so I trapezed on.

Ree is a sixteen year old living with her Mom and her younger brothers. Her Father is into the drugs and has since ran away from the cops. He's being searched for because there's a warrant out for his arrest. Normally, a young sassy girl like Ree wouldn't care, but her jerk face of a Father put their house up as his bail. And, ya know, he isn't gonna show up.

So, Ree decides to go on a journey to find him. Along the way there's triumph and trouble, like anyone expects on an adventurous journey. Oh, and rape and drugs and stuff like that. You know, light hearted stuff (cough cough... sarcasm.... cough cough).

My thoughts?

The setting is stunning. I really love Daniel Woodrell's descriptive way of writing. I was whisked away into another world trying to imagine the stunning scenery he listed. Seriously, that alone deserves a big star. His writing is beautiful.

The isolated location makes it more interesting though, because there's meth heads, drug addicts, and this little slice of life book shows how hard it can be in the wilderness and different areas of the world. It gives U.S.A. vibes, maybe in Alaska, but there's no hard concrete to suggest that. It easily could be up in the Canadian North as well. The language showcases different accents and ways of speaking, which sometimes made it harder to read, but still spoke well of the story. It sent you away to another world for a while, which was really cool.

I liked that a strong female character was in the lead. She does what she needs to do to keep her family safe and doesn't have a squeaky clean life. Bad things have happened to her and she has mistakes littered around. It made me want to weep for her at some parts, because people are cruel. Yet, she stands tall and goes on her journey. She's tough and the kind of female character we need. No shiny, blonde perfection. There is lots of courage though. How else can you survive in the situation she's in?

Overall, this book is really interesting. It's going to be hit and miss for some people due to the language and storyline, but it's still worth the read. I can understand why it got turned into a movie, because it's just so darn good.

Three out of five stars.
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Briars_Reviews | Hi ha 128 ressenyes més | Aug 4, 2023 |
A tale of the Ozarks, the life of the folks there who depend upon stills and crank cookhouses to survive, and a young girl with the guts of a grizzly bear. A stark and gritty story of people struggling to stay alive in an unforgiving landscape.
MugsyNoir | Hi ha 128 ressenyes més | Jul 19, 2023 |
A wonderful hillbilly story, that takes place in the lower Ozarks, is Missouri. You have drugs, various forms of senseless as well as valid violence. White trash women, excessive drinking, and mild sex. What more could you want in a book?
The story is about Doyle, whose marriage has fallen apart in California, so he steals his wife's car and heads back to where he grew up. His parents ask him to find his older brother Smoke, and to try and convince Smoke to turn himself in, as he is a wanted man. Doyle finds Smoke, finds out Smoke is about to harvest a huge crop of pot, and he decides to join Smoke in this endeavor. Unfortunately the Dolly family is also interested in their crop. The Dolly's are pure white trash, hillbillies, and this is when the shit hits the fan.
This was a very fun book to read.
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zmagic69 | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Mar 31, 2023 |



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