(Sweet Nothing) [Free] Ò Richard Lange


  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Sweet Nothing
  • Richard Lange
  • English
  • 18 February 2019
  • 9780316327541

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summary Sweet Nothing ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Richard Lange Ë 8 summary N trying to make good as a security guard stumbles onto a burglary plot A young father must submit to blackmail to protect the fragile life he's built. So I just posted a status update two hours ago of feeling conflicted for not liking the few stories that didn t stick to Richard Lange s strength being grifters gamblers convicts in contemporary LA I didn t want to go to 19th century France or post apocalypse with him I wanted to keep living in his uietly tragic world of garden variety petty criminalsAnd then the final two stories Sweet Nothing and To Ashes Both snuck up on me and completely broke my heart Both made me cry of the suddenly you re growing a lump in your throat tears are rolling down your cheek before you realize it variety Both made me feel like an asshole for being critical of Lange when there are so few authors any who can stick that knife in my guts and twist so effectively And with him the best part isit s not even obvious that he s doing thatI m sure you ve heard that saying that most of us are just a few decisions away from living on the street living on the street of course being figurative language for all sorts of destitution from a life of incurable discontent to being targeted for death out of revenge to actual homelessness This concept is exactly what Richard Lange appears to live to write about Lives made destitute by a decision or two or just plain dumb luck and then what comes next He does this with the greatest compassion Read Sweet Nothing Be amazed by the deep sadness he brings up in you with his deceptively simple style and antiheroes fallen hard from grace Put on some Tom Waits and reflect And when you re done go read Angel Baby tooHighlights Apocrypha The 100 to 1 Club Sweet Nothing To Ashes Baby Killer The Erotic Motive In Literature onto a burglary plot A young father must submit to blackmail to protect the fragile life he's built. So I just posted a status update two hours ago Cities and Dialogue of feeling conflicted for not liking the few stories that didn t stick to Richard Lange s strength being grifters gamblers convicts in contemporary LA I didn t want to go to 19th century France De Omweg or post apocalypse with him I wanted to keep living in his uietly tragic world The Christmas Doll of garden variety petty criminalsAnd then the final two stories Sweet Nothing and To Ashes Both snuck up The Crime Trade on me and completely broke my heart Both made me cry Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 of the suddenly you re growing a lump in your throat tears are rolling down your cheek before you realize it variety Both made me feel like an asshole for being critical The Adventures of Rusty of Lange when there are so few authors any who can stick that knife in my guts and twist so effectively And with him the best part isit s not even Bittersweet Harvest obvious that he s doing thatI m sure you ve heard that saying that most The Internet Book Everything You Need to Know About Computer Networking and How the Internet Works 4th Edition of us are just a few decisions away from living The Seduction of MrsPendlebury on the street living La Joueuse de go on the street The ueen from Provence Plantagenet Saga #6 of course being figurative language for all sorts Mamá of destitution from a life Fearless Jack of incurable discontent to being targeted for death When Mutants Attack Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles out The Film Club A True Story of a Father and Son of revenge to actual homelessness This concept is exactly what Richard Lange appears to live to write about Lives made destitute by a decision Fearless or two Real Time or just plain dumb luck and then what comes next He does this with the greatest compassion Read Sweet Nothing Be amazed by the deep sadness he brings up in you with his deceptively simple style and antiheroes fallen hard from grace Put Tarascon Pediatric Emergency Pocketbook 5th Edition on some Tom Waits and reflect And when you re done go read Angel Baby tooHighlights Apocrypha The 100 to 1 Club Sweet Nothing To Ashes Baby Killer

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summary Sweet Nothing ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Richard Lange Ë 8 summary In these gripping and intense stories Richard Lange returns to the form that first landed him on the literary mapThese are edge of your seat tales A p. Wear your darkest aviator shades Richard Lange s collection of short stories in Sweet Nothing Stories are set under the glare of the California sun mostly in the concrete jungle of LA and surrounding areas There s something about LA Must be the cognitive dissonance of smog and heat and the Pacific Ocean and the bullet riddled ghetto and the golden hills I went to school in NYC and yet nothing terrified me than that summer I lived and worked in LA The neon lit freeways the traffic the morass of cars and the specter of road rage There s something about LA I never liked the city on principle The strip mall feel of it and the car culture have always been a little off putting The beautiful people everywhere heavily contoured and buffed Too much lip liner and mascara and sculpted eyebrows and tight yoga pants LA is harder and grittier in a way than New York City ever was But I respected that I grew up in SoCal so LA was always orbiting my cultural imagination Sweet Nothings is a fantastic distillation of LA in all its cultural shorthand Lange has a wonderful ear for LA s special brand of urban vernacular especially the thought patterns of its denizens a motley cast of characters from an ex con security guard and a recovering drug addict to a grandmother who witnessed a drive by shooting and a prison guard The settings are mostly in LA but not all there are a few stories scattered in the surrounding desert To Ashes or in a different time The Wolf of Bordeaux Lange drew me in drew me in hard with this short story collection There s something daring about Lange s unfussy portrayals too You won t find gimmicks or tricks here just real storytelling Real writing Lange sounds like he s writing from the gutter from the ground littered with bullet casings and cigarette butts he writes like he s been there So many authors strain to be gritty in order to be edgy in their narrative style to affect a certain tone and voice but you can always see the fakery the words and stories feel too cosseted seem too much like a facade Sweet Nothings is old fashioned and honest but not safe it s far from safe Lange writes with precision and he writes with a tenderness for his characters but also with a fury too that feels authentic There s a veracity there that feels almost FrontlineIn Apocrypha Lange captures the raw feelings of invincibility and invisibility convincingly I go back and stand next to my chair I cross my arms over my chest and stare up at the clock on the wall In prison there s a way of being of making yourself invisible while still holding down your place I feel like I m on the yard again or in line for chow You walk out that gate but you re never free What your time has taught you is a chain that hobbles you for the rest of your days We don t say anything to each other as I pass by I don t even look at him but our souls scrape like ships hulls and I shudder from stem to stern In the title story Lange conveys the poignancy of a meaculpa epiphany and gets into the bones of the character s regret and remorse My wife Okay we married too young and hung on too long We were casually cruel to each other and torment became a game for us But that s nothing unusual You see it on TV every day I can t blame the kids either although when they came along I had to divide what love I had in me into smaller portions and it sounds selfish but you know who got shorted Me So what then spun me out sent me sliding across the track and into the wall Maybe I m not meant to know Maybe if all of us were suddenly able to peer into our hearts and see all the wildness there the wanting the fire and black smoke we d forget how to fake it and the whole rotten world would jerk to a halt There s something to be said for the truth sure but the truth is it s lies that keep us going But he lived on and so did I Jesus fuck it s a mystery all of it Smoke a cigarette change the channel stare into space Then go to sleep go to work and come home again over and over and over until all your uestions are answered or you forget you ever wondered In the Ashes a character regards the sad aftermath of a brush fire and the death of migrants crossing the border The fire burned hot here Not even the blackened bones of the trees are still standing It s as if a bomb exploded leaving only scorched sand and bare rock Brewer concentrates on this the destruction the smoke still billowing in the distance He ll not pause to lament the cruelty of man Better to keep running with that as a given Sweet Nothings is far from cookie cutter crime pulp or hard boiled noir In many ways it s much nuanced Echoes of Raymond Carver abound here it has the same uiet humanity Stories like these about the urban underclass could devolve into cynical portraits meant to shock and disarm but Lange steers his short stories with real visceral empathyDisclaimer I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest and candid review

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    read õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Richard Lange Richard Lange Ë 8 summary free read Sweet Nothing I semi liked Sweet Nothing with its brutal reality and gutty characters stuck in the middle between right and wrong like we really are not like those fictitious flawless protagonists The writing was all right I suppose lyrical sometimes and sta

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    Richard Lange Ë 8 summary read õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ë Richard Lange (Sweet Nothing) [Free] Ò Richard Lange I received a free advance copy of this book as part of a GoodReads First Reads giveaway This short story collection takes the reader into the gritty side of LA Much is pointed out today of the shrinking middle class and the 1% This collection focuses on the other 1% bringing you into their lives understanding their struggles and yes makes you want to root for their success amid all their struggles If you think you hav

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