[PDF] Download ☆ Let the Dog Drive : by David Bowman [PDF] Download ☆ Let the Dog Drive : by David Bowman - Let the Dog Drive, Let the Dog Drive It s Bud Salem years old is fleeing his mother s TV church and meets a woman pitching oranges in the Mojave She s Sylvia Cushman a year old housewife who loves driving alone through the [PDF] Download ☆ Let the Dog Drive : by David Bowman - Let the Dog Drive, Let the Dog Drive It s Bud Salem years old is fleeing his mother s TV church and meets a woman pitching oranges in the Mojave She s Sylvia Cushman a year old housewife who loves driving alone through the
[PDF] Download ☆ Let the Dog Drive : by David Bowman, Let the Dog Drive, David Bowman, Let the Dog Drive It s Bud Salem years old is fleeing his mother s TV church and meets a woman pitching oranges in the Mojave She s Sylvia Cushman a year old housewife who loves driving alone through the desert They traverse through western motels and Apache gas stations where Sylvia gives long lectures about Emily Dickinson and drags Bud up into the mesas to search for peIt s.
[PDF] Download ☆ Let the Dog Drive : by David Bowman - Let the Dog Drive, Let the Dog Drive It s Bud Salem years old is fleeing his mother s TV church and meets a woman pitching oranges in the Mojave She s Sylvia Cushman a year old housewife who loves driving alone through the
This book has perhaps the strangest last couple of chapters of any book I ve ever read It starts out so normal boy meets Emily Dickinson obsessed woman twice his age throwing oranges while hitchiking through the California desert but after getting a bit bogged down in the middle, it just gets really weird So weird that the narrator warns readers at the start of the penultimante chapter that they are about to descend into the black stomach of the bookDavid Bowman is one seriously kick ass writer, [...]
I picked up this book for two reasons the title, and because it made the New York Times Notable Book list Besides, I always like a good love story, even May December or maybe May September ones It had moments of interest, and some of those chuckle out loud ones But my overall impression was that it was a little forces the author was trying too hard to be clever or offbeat It just didn t work for me That s not to say the writing wasn t good, just seemed a tad forced I think this is a first book o [...]
Thank goodness for Now I know others have read this book and been left feeling something like I was confused, angry, sad While I desperately wanted to talk to someone about it, I didn t want to share the disturbing imagery or the rather fantastic writing style in which he described those images I can t quite say what this book was about about I can say that my life would not be less if I had not read it It was disjointed and seemingly random in a ridiculously absurd way Ultimately, the story mak [...]
Sigh I think the only reason I finished this book is because although I didn t really like it, I was never bored There were a few parts maybe the equivalent of 5 10 pages where I thought the author used some cool symbolism or made really intelligent points or had a really interesting and intellectual twist, but most of the time I kept asking myself why I was still reading it I think the answer was that I was curious to know the point To each his own I guess
For about 120 pages or so, I thought this was going to become an all time favorite Funny, hallucinatory, fast paced, and vivid and Sylvia is one of the most memorable characters I ve read recently Then it goes off the rails, collapses under the weight of its own cleverness and tries to do way too much.
I picked this up randomly for free and wow Amazing literature and story One of my favorite books, it s stuck with me So many literary references and puzzles mixed with a quirky and deeply moving story of two peoples lives.
A clever book don t know whether it was meant to be so There just wasn t anything there I could connect with.
Very odd, but compelling for the first half of the book relating the non traditional relationship of a middle aged mother and a teenage hitch hiker But as soon as one of the characters dies midway, the novel devolves into noire fiction replete with non sequiters, unexplained coincidences and attempts to squeeze meaning via metaphor out of a nonsensical plot.
Writer was born in Racine, Wisconsin which explains almost everything about this strange book.
I bought this book in 2002 because it won a prize for best first novel in 1992 It then sat on my bookshelf for another 11 years so in a way it probably isn t surprising that this seemed like an item from a literary fiction time capsule It had many cultural references that made me think oh, I haven t thought of that in years and few people born after 1960 would recognize that reference It was a weird return to the 1990s perspective of being 18 in 1976 told in a mash up of the great story telling [...]
A very weird often just for the sake of being so , post modern, semi detective story, novel within a novel Mostly of value for its often humorous images and metaphors rather than for its plot, which meanders far too much to be worth following.
This book was many things dark, disjointed, graphic, and disturbing But it was also very tender at times and had an extremely colorful cast of characters I burned through this book in less than 24 hours It left me feeling uneasy and sad, but I loved the style and pace of the book.
Well I really don t know what to say about this book It s surreal, freaky, and I can t even decide if I even liked it I will leave it unrated Well written but has unresolved plot elements, and definitely too weird for my tastes.
Had to put this one down Pun unfortunately intended Had some flashes of linguistic brilliance, but I could not give one crap about its characters or where it was going.
This is one I want to read again
King of Weird
This is an exhilirating book and I ve never met anyone who has ever heard of it.
I gave this 3 stars because it was so bizarre I didn t know what to make of it and figured I d split the difference Weird book.
I wanted to like this book , but I didn t It is madcap and perhaps overly allusive There is some great writing vivid scenes, sharp sentences but ultimately it didn t hold together.
Great great book, something about being in the desert and running across a lady throwing oranges at roadsigns the middle of nowhere, reminds me of my wife.
uneven, but with bits of brilliance definitely plenty of absurd humor the book takes a decidedly unexpected and darker turn towards the end.
Dysfunctionsl family, dogs, and crash testing cars make for an uneasy mix.
very strange book i m not sure how i feel about it it didn t leave a very strong impression.
i give up I ve tried four times No
another strange book.
I m not sure exactly why this book rubbed me the wrong way, but I really disliked it.
More like a 2.5 but it is definitely imaginative A bit too tangential, though, and the characters are tough to connect with.
This book is a romp Not deep literature, but a helluva read Sylvia reminds me of Maude from Harold and Maude, so if that strikes the right note, check it out.
2.5, really it was super ok.
Hands down my absolute favorite book of all time Would give it ten stars if I could.