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by Daniel Woodrell

eBook The Ones You Do download ISBN: 0805009728
Author: Daniel Woodrell
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1st edition (April 1, 1992)
Language: English
Pages: 212
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Rating: 4.8
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery

Daniel Woodrell (born March 4, 1953) is an American novelist and short story writer, who has written nine novels, most of them set in the Missouri Ozarks, and one collection of short stories.

Daniel Woodrell (born March 4, 1953) is an American novelist and short story writer, who has written nine novels, most of them set in the Missouri Ozarks, and one collection of short stories. Woodrell coined the phrase "country noir" to describe his 1996 novel Give Us a Kiss. Woodrell was born in Springfield, Missouri, in the southwestern corner of the state

Daniel Woodrell is obviously incapable of writing a bad book and it's hard to imagine anyone who wouldn't enjoy this on.

Since I've read all these books and others I feel confidant in saying this was Woodrell's first book that, while not set in the Ozarks, does have the classic southern Gothic noir feel of his later more famous titles. Rene Shade, cop, was the star of the first two books but he is only a minor character in the finale. Rene is on suspension and his future is left in limbo yet as a reader one can try to determine what they think he will do.

Daniel Woodrell has quietly built a career that whould be the envy of most American novelists today

Daniel Woodrell has quietly built a career that whould be the envy of most American novelists today. Geography remains a stumbling block to full immersion in the final book, The Ones You Do, though by now Woodrell seems to have decided to make a point of the obscurity of the setting.

Give us a Kiss: A Country Noir. The Ones You Do. Muscle for the Wing. Woe to Live On (reissued as Ride With the Devil). Under the Bright Lights. First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Sceptre. An imprint of Hodder & Stoughton. An Hachette UK company.

Daniel Woodrell is obviously incapable of writing a bad book and it's hard to imagine anyone who wouldn't . In "The Ones You Do", Daniel Woodrell takes us wandering in the country to meet a bunch of colorful characters

Daniel Woodrell is obviously incapable of writing a bad book and it's hard to imagine anyone who wouldn't enjoy this on. .In "The Ones You Do", Daniel Woodrell takes us wandering in the country to meet a bunch of colorful characters. Most of the time we don't go anywhere in particular, but the meandering is so enjoyable we don't care.

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Woodrell, Daniel how. Beaurain wore a white suit with a blue shirt and a jaunty yellow tie. The pool was calm and empty and the air conditioner was on. Afternoon, Mr. Beaurain, Shuggie said. I know, Beaurain said.

Woodrell is a master of dark humor, peopleing his novels with characters who have yet to be housebroken

Woodrell is a master of dark humor, peopleing his novels with characters who have yet to be housebroken. But with Woodrell the rough, rowdy and savage characters are very human - embracing both the good life and destructive fate with humor. Although the cover blurb leads one to expect Rene Shade as a major character, he is a sideline. His father John X. and ten-year-old half sister Etta are at the center of the story. Etta keeps her aged father going, getting him his first drink of the morning, serving sandwiches and beer at his poker games, and reading his every move.

The ones you do. by. Woodrell, Daniel. Saint Bruno (La. : Imaginary place). New York : Pocket Books. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on April 27, 2011.

On the lam with his second wife and $47,000 of Lunch Pumphrey's ill-gotten gains, former pool shark John X. Shade flees to the steamy bayou town of St. Bruno and to the wife and kids he abandoned years before. Tour.
Comments: (7)
Painbrand
I'm a huge fan of Woodrell and this is my second favorite of all of his books, my favorite being "Winter's Bone".
If you have read any of Woodrell's books I don't have to sell you on him. If you haven't this would be a good place to start. Do yourself a favor and start right away.
*Nameless*
Great book by one of my favorite authors!
Malara
'The Ones You Do' is a rather simple story of a hunted older man and his young daughter who return to the family hometown in rural Louisiana. Not all that much happens, and the story is much more coherent than the other two books in his Bayou Trilogy. However I found 'The Ones You Do' to be a fine read based purely on the quality of the narrative and the terrific characterizations.

Bottom line: not a memorable story but it's told awfully well. Recommended.
Golkree
This is the last book in the Bayou Trilogy and in Woodrell's career up to this point he had only written one book so far that was not in this series, A Woe to Live On, an historical fiction western set during the Civil War. Since I've read all these books and others I feel confidant in saying this was Woodrell's first book that, while not set in the Ozarks, does have the classic southern Gothic noir feel of his later more famous titles. Rene Shade, cop, was the star of the first two books but he is only a minor character in the finale. Rene is on suspension and his future is left in limbo yet as a reader one can try to determine what they think he will do. He is a complex character who loves being a policeman, is bound by honour both at work and home and this is why he may no longer be able to go back to being a policeman. The main character of this book is John X. Shade, long time deadbeat father of the Shade brothers. The 70yo man comes back home for the first time since he left his little family, with him is his 14yo daughter after his 27yo (I think) wife leaves him holding the bag for her crime of stealing a local kingpin's money. John knows the man will be after him so he makes a desperate attempt to lose him and set his life to rights at the same time. A wonderful character study of a classic type of man. Born poor, a wrong-side-of-the-tracks kid who had one thing going for him (his looks), he causes a storm with his antics, gets two girls pregnant at the same time so marries the youngest, then lives the life of a professional gambler and womanizer, leaving discarded people along the way. When he comes back to St. Bruno he has to face up to his past, while his past is haunted by his presence and his present runs him down. A startling ending and by far the best book in the trilogy. Woodrell's writing is ripe at this point for his Ozark themed books which would follow this one.
Mamuro
This is the third and final entry in Daniel Woodrell's Bayou Trilogy featuring St. Bruno, Louisiana police detective Rene Shade. In this book, though, Rene has been suspended from the department and appears only occasionally. The main protagonist is actually Rene's father, John X. Shade, a pool hustler who had abandoned the family years earlier.

John is now well into his sixties and living in Mobile, Alabama. His vision is getting blurry; he's got the shakes, and his days of making serious money as a pool sharp are well behind him. He's reduced to working at a rib joint to support himself, his new much younger wife, and their very precocious ten-year-old daughter, Etta.

John's wife, Randi, "The 'Bama Butterfly," is an aspiring singer, and as the book opens, she's decided to pursue her destiny in Europe where she feels that her talent will be more appreciated. She leaves Etta behind to deliver a note to John informing him of the situation.

To make matters worse, Randi finances her trip by stealing $47,000 from the safe of John's boss, a five-foot, six-inch psychopath named Lunch Pumphery. Lunch is totally nuts and Shade knows that Lunch will hold him responsible for the money. Shade figures that the only sensible thing to do, then, is to whack Lunch over the head a couple of times with a bottle of Maker's Mark, gather up Etta and hit the road.

Shade decides to return to his old home in St. Bruno where he was once the most handsome man in town, for a reunion with his three sons, Rene among them. Lunch Pumphrey is in hot pursuit, and things are bound to get dicey.

This is a hugely entertaining read with engaging characters, great dialogue and interesting observations about family ties and Cajun life. The daughter, Etta, is brilliantly conceived and steals virtually every scene in which she appears. Given the lifestyle of her parents she's obviously old beyond her years and is curious about a great many things. She wonders, for example, "what would've happened if they hadn't killed Christ for our sins? I mean, if instead they'd just dragged Him out back and slapped Him around some?"

Daniel Woodrell is obviously incapable of writing a bad book and it's hard to imagine anyone who wouldn't enjoy this one.