Pelecanos, George P.
Title Soul Circus
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Edition 1st Edition. 1st Impression.
Publisher New York, NY, U.S.A. Little, Brown 2003
0-316-60843-2 / 9780316608435
Signature/Autograph or Inscription Signed by Author
A.B.Normal Book Number 190271
New in new DJ covered with Brodart. Signed by author on full title page. Unread copy with no bumps, marks or blems of any kind. From The Critics USA Today Readers of this series don't get a free ride. It's uncomfortable having a front-row view of hate, hopelessness and drugs. It's tough delving into the lives and psyches of gun dealers, drug sellers and users, gang members and a population that has never known anything but low self-esteem. And with every book, Pelecanos takes his descriptive powers to a higher level of brilliance. Scenes of violence are re-read for the beauty of the language and the cinematic quality that pushes readers to envision urban evil in all its forms. - Carol Memmott The Washington Post What's so brilliant about Soul Circus, and Pelecanos's novels in general, is that he raises these questions not only in meditative passages (such as when Strange wonders how he ever lucked into the joys of a good marriage and fatherhood) but also in scenes of the rawest violence. In the space of a couple of paragraphs toward the middle of the novel, four gang members suddenly die in bloody, balletic sequence, and you find yourself reeling from the senselessness of their deaths, the waste of their stupid lives. Ditto for the ending of this superb novel, which shoves readers into an unwanted audience with the awful silence at the center of things. - Maureen Corrigan Book Magazine - Chris Barsanti Crime is rampant on the streets of Washington, D.C., but Derek Strange knows there's not much he cando about it. Unlike too many fictional private eyes, Pelecanos' protagonist isn't a crusader or some burnt-out cynic. This wonderfully odd thriller finds Strange spending more time arguing politics with his white partner, Terry Quinn, than he does brow-beating informants. Library Journal P.I. Strange protects a woman about to testify against a crime lord. The huge 20-city author tour suggests great expectations. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information. The New York Times Like the novels of Richard Price ... Soul Circus is both tragedy and thriller, especially as it describes the all but accidental casualties of urban warfare. ... Mr. Pelecanos continues to display a sharp eye for detail and a terrific ear for street dialogue. ... And once again he will leave readers eagerly awaiting his next move. - Janet Maslin.Sample picture available at abnormalbooks dot com.
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