In sum, Good Luck is in many ways a representative work of its time. Dust jacket in a protective sleeve. A bunch of his books were on sale a while ago e-book versions so I bought a few, since we were living away from home and I was trying not to accumulate anything. The images are of theÂ book described and notÂ stock photos. This book started well enough, but it then began to feel familiar and quickly became annoying.
Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. My brother gave me this book he gives me a lot of terrific books. The dialogue was stiff and unbelievable. Hippies in malevolent Mexico chasing drug money and you know it's not going to turn out well for somebody. For more, see my blog: you can tell this is an early novel as it wears it's influences on its sleeve a bit too much. Although often lost in the Mexican maze, he is in fact a competent operator and ends up proving his mettle in the violent finale.
This is great, complex stuff, but from a reading standpoint it comes off as cold and clinical, to the point where I never cared if Harry or Rae lived or died. Ford is among the best American writers alive today and I think that this is his best book. There is plenty of drug taking, violence, and betrayals to fuel the adventure. Inicia sin demasiada fuerza pero termina de manera estupenda. The dialog between the characters carries with it the same vague, disconnected quality. Just because the struggle seems below the surface much of the time, one can't assume it has ceased- relax your guard, or just walk out of your hotel for lunch, and you may end up blown across a street by a bomb or taken away forever by soldiers,. He began to wonder if he wasn't wasting his time.
The Ultimate Good Luck follows Harry Quinn, a Vietnam veteran, in Mexico as he works to get his wife's brother, Sonny With finishing The Ultimate Good Luck, Richard Ford's second novel, I've read all of Ford's novels, and I can definitively say that he has gotten better with age. There are many villains and there are many victims. And most of the dialogue was uninspired - people talking at each other, not to Meh. You never really know why Rae stays with Quinn or even her feelings for her brother Sonny which seem to never be developed which make you wonder why she would risk so much to get him out of prison to begin with. With publisher's review slip laid in. I'd previously read the frank Bascome novels: The Sportswriter and Independence Day, but haven't read anything by him in probably 10 years or more.
Distrust is the operative word for anyone one encounters be it prison officials, soldiers, police, the odd guy walking down the street, etc. Today, Richard Ford is cruising down the interstate of new American fiction. Ford won the Pulitzer Prize for Independence Day. I struggled to finish it. Deats, an American hustler in the drug trade, plays a scene with Quinn that could have been ripped from the movie, Pulp Fiction except for the fact that the movie was produced 13 years after the book, so it very well may have been the other way around, and I'd welcome comments from the more knowledgeable about that.
E-books it was for most of my reading this past year. The setting is Oaxaca, Mexico, where Harry Quinn has come to free his girlfriend's brother, Sonny, from Jail and, ideally, to get him away form the suavely sadistic drug dealer who suspects Sonny of having cheated him. In this novel of menace and eroticism, Richard Ford updates the tradition of Conrad for the age of cocaine smuggling. Start with Rock Springs his excellent first collection of short stories , Wildlife, or the Bascomb trilogy. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. Both book and jacket in near fine condition. This is the first hard cover British edition of Ford's scarce second book.
It's about a Vietnam vet who goes to Mexico to try and help his estranged wife, Rae, get her drug mule brother, Sonny, ou I was inspired to read some early Richard Ford after reading an essay about him by Elizabeth Hardwick. And the only consolation finally was that you didn't have any stake in it, and Quinn didn't figure to be around long enough to earn one. Jacket is lightly rubbed especially at the hinge folds , with a fingernail size chip at the top of the rear panel. Without warning, the pair are plunged into a nightmare situation that spins wildly out of control. Unread copy with minor bump to spine top end. There are those who should survive and those who can't survive, and when they are one and the same, life and luck give Quinn and Rae pause.
For a while, it actually loo A Viet Nam vet, Harry Quinn thinks the way to get through life is to be lucky by being careful. This because at the time I read it, The Ultimate Good Luck was a favourite among those whose literary taste I admired and, to be honest, copied. Not the usual novel nonsense where everything ends happily ever after, but a real life portrayal as an individual encounters the nitty gritty essentials of life and confronts the tough choices offered. As for Sonny, he has created more than enough bad luck for all of them. This book started well enough, but it then began to feel familiar and quickly became annoying. Partly because of the weak construction at the rear hinge, which tends to crack, this title has become harder to locate, particularly in fine condition, than his first book.
Bookseller: , California, United States London: Collins Harvill, 1989. The ultimate question though is not whether our pro My love affair with Richard Ford continues! New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. This novel is set in Oaxaca, Mexico and tells the story of Harry Quinn and his lover Rae who become enmeshed in a plan to free Rae's brother from the local jail. The novel is full of this kind of writing. His time is limited, and this adds a certain suspense that carries the action of the novel. Bookseller: , Washington, United States Vintage, 1987. Rae is a redhead stunner, impulsive and idealistic.
And I married the right person--someone who believes in what I'm doing. Bookseller: , Washington, United States. In this novel of menace and eroticism, Richard Ford updates the tradition of Conrad for the age of cocaine smuggling. The characters are kind of stereotypical, especially the Mexicans who seem like Trumped-up, made-for-Hollywood Mexicans. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Sonny's sister Rae, along with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Harry Quinn, are attempting to spring Sonny, and that involves money. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.