eBook Bullet Park download

by John Cheever

eBook Bullet Park download ISBN: 0786200820
Author: John Cheever
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (December 1, 1993)
Language: English
Pages: 293
ePub: 1227 kb
Fb2: 1126 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Literature

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John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs. His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born, and Italy, especially Rome.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Welcome to Bullet Park, a township in which even the most buttoned-down gentry sometimes manage to terrify themselves simply by looking in the mirror. In these exemplary environs John Cheever traces the fateful intersection of two men: Eliot Nailles.

I was able to get the place and eight acres of land for thirty-five thousand dollars. I woke early, swam in the pool, ate a large breakfast and settled down to work at a table in the yellow room. I worked happily until one or sometimes later and then ate a bowl of soup. I bought some tools and spent the afternoons clearing the woods around the house and cutting and stacking wood for the fireplace. At five I took another swim and drank.

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John Cheever Bullet Park The Temple Of Light PART 1 I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X PART 2 XI XII XIII XIV XV PART 3 XVI XVII About The Author. John Cheever Bullet Park. Are you the holy man?" Hammer asked. I've never claimed to be that.

Eliot Nailles loves his wife and son to distraction; Paul Hammer is a bastard named after a common household tool.

John Cheever is an enchanted realist, and his voice, in his luminous short stories and in incomparable novels like Bullet Park and Falconer, is as rich and distinctive as any of the leading voices of postwar American literature. Cheever’s deepest, most challenging book. It has the tone of a summing-up and the tension of a vision.

An unusual adventure story of two men and the strange circumstances which bind them together
Comments: (7)
What happens when the middle class, American Dream is not enough? Bullet Park is a familiar, suburb of the late 20th century. All the neighbors have good lives and try to keep their quirks and demons to themselves. But Nellie and Nailles have a son who suffers severe depression and the America of mouthwash and country clubs doesn't have a solution.
Cheever often writes as if he is a handheld movie camera rolling in and out of characters' lives in a continuous stream. Mostly, it is delightful reading. Occasionally I become impatient to get off a character's stream of consciousness and back to a plot. I was assigned this novel to read decades ago as a junior in college. I could not appreciate it then. This is a novel for readers who have lived in marriage and child rearing, who understand careers and anxieties.
Beautifully written. Satisfying as a warm bath. Wandering story with eloquent depiction of suburban life but without direction or coherence. A triumph of form over substance.
Cheever slowly and deliberately fills out the image of a suburban town, by setting character vignettes and then delving deeply into descriptive personal details. At first this effect is a bit off-putting, like a conversation going on a bizarre tangent; but Cheever's consistency and execution make it an effective (if unorthodox) prose approach. This book deals with several issues like depression, addiction, marriage problems, and general dissatisfaction with American life with very few positive or humorous moments. Despite the dark mood, Bullet Park is a satisfying read from a great American writer dealing with the two sides of suburban life: appearances and reality.
This story has the funniest villian in all of modern literature (in my opinion)!
It's a great book and Cheever a great writer. Sometimes the action declines and the details are too many, but anyway, everyone should read it. Te finale is amazing.
For long stretches, "Bullet Park" tells highly abstract stories, such as Hammer's quest for the calming yellow room. These sections are odd but riveting, achieving emotional truth in a flat dreamy landscape. At other times, the book tells stories of dated exaggeration, such as the French teacher's hysterical reaction to Tony Nailles. These sections are angry and a little obvious. Regardless, I nearly read this book in a single afternoon, which demonstrates that "Bullet Park" has a weird narrative power. But apart from its language, which is flat and anti-emotive (WASP suburbs, I suppose), does it really hold together?
I bought this book for my kindle, and can honestly say that it was worth the money spent.
Cheever is a master story teller, and from the very first page, to the last, you feel immersed in Bullet Park, and the main characters Nailles and Hammer.
I won't say any more, except that books like these are sadly hard to find these days.
A searing send-off of suburban life outside of New York in the late 1950s-60s. Poignant, but not overly a downer, as it does have its moments of levity. " in status-symbol land..."
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