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Blacktop Wasteland de S a Cosby
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Blacktop Wasteland (edició 2021)

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A husband, a father, a son, a business owner...And the best getaway driver east of the Mississippi. "Sensationally good--new, fresh, real, authentic, twisty, with characters and dilemmas that will break your heart. More than recommended." --Lee Child Beauregard "Bug" Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. Bug knows there's no future in the man he used to be: known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast. He thought he'd left all that behind him, but as his carefully built new life begins to crumble, he finds himself drawn inexorably back into a world of blood and bullets. When a smooth-talking former associate comes calling with a can't-miss jewelry store heist, Bug feels he has no choice but to get back in the driver's seat. And Bug is at his best where the scent of gasoline mixes with the smell of fear. Haunted by the ghost of who he used to be and the father who disappeared when he needed him most, Bug must find a way to navigate this blacktop wasteland...or die trying. Like Ocean's Eleven meets Drive, with a Southern noir twist, S. A. Cosby's Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime.… (més)
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Títol:Blacktop Wasteland
Autors:S a Cosby (Autor)
Informació:Flatiron Books (2021), 320 pages
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This book takes some of the classic tropes of crime fiction and drama - especially the "one last job" scenario - and makes it all feel entirely fresh. Like all my favorite fiction, crime or not, the characters sing, from the flawed but deeply sympathetic protagonist to the nefarious people who wind up in his orbit. ( )
  keywestnan | Sep 26, 2022 |
Bra modern noir. Skitig och lite ruffig i kanterna. Spännande och lättläst. Saknas dock lite nerv och stämning för att nå ännu högre höjder. ( )
  Mikael.Linder | Sep 17, 2022 |
A book with plenty of energy to hold my attention all the way through. Beauregard ("Bug") opens an auto repair shop after retiring from his previous occupation as getaway driver, but retains the mad driving skills that made him famous among the East Coast criminal element. When the financial wheels fall off his new life he goes back for the classic "one last heist" that could set him up for life, but could also put everything and everyone he loves at risk.

So many things to like in this book:
* Well drawn characters - I had no trouble connecting with and caring about them, and their often complex relationships.
* Location - The story is set in and around parts of Virginia that I have become familiar with in recent years. Recognizing places is always fun, of course, but anyone will feel they know these locales by the end of the book.
* Cars - I'm not a gearhead, but there was just the right amount of detail about how Bug customized his cars to make the story work. Any more and I would have yawned; any less and parts of the plot wouldn't make sense.
* Plot A real roller-coaster. Will Bug pull it off or won't he? Lots of twists, turns and surprises.
* Social milieu - Race relations, economic malaise (especially in rural areas), the opioid crisis - it's all there as backdrop, creating plenty of tension that drives the plot.

And Beauregard/Bug. What a creation he is! A flawed hero who struggles to cope with those old inner demons.

It's no surprise why [b:Blacktop Wasteland|51182571|Blacktop Wasteland|S.A. Cosby|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1573874784l/51182571._SY75_.jpg|72729856] attracted so much attention when it was published last year. It's worth it. ( )
1 vota BarbKBooks | Aug 15, 2022 |
This is exactly the book I needed to read at this time. Dark, gritty, and so much fun. It's been awhile since a work of fiction held my attention so easily. ( )
  SarahMac314 | Aug 12, 2022 |
Fantastic book! This book is begging to be made into a movie. Very strong Clint Eastwood/Denzel Washington vibes from this main character. Highly recommend to anyone who likes gritty thrillers with 'The Last Job I'll Ever Do and Then I'm Out' theme as the storyline. ( )
  awesomejen2 | Jun 21, 2022 |
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A husband, a father, a son, a business owner...And the best getaway driver east of the Mississippi. "Sensationally good--new, fresh, real, authentic, twisty, with characters and dilemmas that will break your heart. More than recommended." --Lee Child Beauregard "Bug" Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. Bug knows there's no future in the man he used to be: known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast. He thought he'd left all that behind him, but as his carefully built new life begins to crumble, he finds himself drawn inexorably back into a world of blood and bullets. When a smooth-talking former associate comes calling with a can't-miss jewelry store heist, Bug feels he has no choice but to get back in the driver's seat. And Bug is at his best where the scent of gasoline mixes with the smell of fear. Haunted by the ghost of who he used to be and the father who disappeared when he needed him most, Bug must find a way to navigate this blacktop wasteland...or die trying. Like Ocean's Eleven meets Drive, with a Southern noir twist, S. A. Cosby's Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime.

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