This novel s raw powerful and funny The down on his luck guy from Wisconsin has run away from his problems and finds himself trying to collect from people Picked this up somewhere along the way bc I really loved Magnuson s memoir Heft on Wheels A Field Guide to doing a 180 enjoyed t enough to run a 180 Enjoyed t enough to run Bettina Von Zwehl: Lament itn a week looking forward to g The first book I read by this author Pretty good Liked A TYRANNY OF GOD it A good story about a few folks with no much going for them Don t look for a lot of redemption here Start low and finish low What a terrific book I ve been cleaning out my bookshelves and this little gem had been sitting around for years A sad funny story of a repo mann the Hood But About So Much Too I but about so much too I never read a book uite like this and I would recommend t to anyone This story starts out promising with the fish out of water tale of a white repo man from the backwoods of Wisconsin dragging cribs and couches from the project houses of ghetto Cleveland Then
To The Detriment Of The the detriment of the the author channels Catcher n the Rye turning this fun book nto a tragedy about an aimless drunk I ve spent a good chunk of these past two weekends weeding through my bookshelves n preparation to move picking off things that I ve read once and never will read again or which have been lingering around for years unread and uninteresting to me any longer This book was one I received from Bookmooch about five years ago chosen on an dle day of reading summaries of available books when I had excess points to spend and had decided that nothing else looked even halfway nteresting It moved with me from college A Deadly Trade in Pittsburgh back to my parents housen Plumstead to my apartment Framed for Murder in Doylestown brightening up my bookshelves but remaining unread Did I really want. At once riotous and disturbingnsightful and nspired The Right Man for the Job s an exuisitely detailed port. To bother moving t again It #almost went nto the giveaway pile this weekend But as I held t I thought about #went nto the giveaway pile this weekend But as I held Squeak! it I thought about of the other books I ve picked up and read and loved without publicity being the first thing to alert me of their existence Legend of a Suicide Elisa Albert s books The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break I decided to take the chance and putt back on the shelfAnd then Claiming His Bought Bride / Seducing the Enemy's Daughter it snowedn freaking October and the electric and heat went out for 24 hours killing pun completely Pêşbaziya Çîrokên Neqediyayî intended the marathon of The Walking Dead I had planned for this weekend and my Halloweenish moodn general With nothing else to claim my deficient attention I picked up the book again READ IT BY CANDLELIGHT IN read t by candlelight layers of clothing huddled under two blanketsI am always looking for working class stories that aren t trite that are subtle but effective and moving n their politicking This book does that It gets how white people placate black people n the name of being allies How a certain type of man relates to women and how the way he treats them makes him both full of fantasy and regret How poor decisions can shape what happens to a person but sometimes t s simply unfortunate circumstance that makes one life livable than another In short The Right Man For the Job s about the complexities of lifeThe plot summary makes this book seem like t might be suspenseful It s not not really It s also not even fully about what happens when the titular man tries to repossess that one single lady s furniture set So Across the Table ignore the summary The books just about this guy Gunnar living and working an asshole blue collar repo man job Accidental Commando (Eagle Squadron in a rough part of Ohio with a woman he once convinced himself he loved He dreams daily of the home he left backn Wisconsin where he had another. Rait of hope and desperation that centers on two men who repossess furniture and appliances for a local rental. .
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Blue collar job he hated and another woman he once convinced himself he loved but who he left after eight years n a heartbeat on the fantasy of his current girlfriend Some extraordinary things do happen to
GUNNAR AND BECAUSE OF GUNNAR BUT THIS IS NOTand because of Gunnar But this s not suspenseful book It s much than that At the risk of sounding like a cornball I d say t s basically about being American although there are all sorts of ways to be American and this s just one particular I d recommend t to anyone who s a fan of working class lit or books about men but especially books about working class men for which I ll admit I have a particular bias Plus a book about repossessions The Adventurer's Bride in poor neighborhoodss pretty much the perfect thing to read while you re feeling whiny about having to cope with the heat being out for 24 hours It really puts things Moto ondoso stabile e altri racconti into perspective Just saying Magnuson captures the essence of the streets of many crumbling Midwest cities well He also presents the main character as a man who trancends poverty and unhappy relationships Overall thiss worth reading All About Me if not for an example of really uality modern literature then for a good narrative on the plight of being poor lonely and trappedn somewhere like Columbus which to be fair has one poor lonely and trapped Son of the Sheriff (Delta Justice, in somewhere like Columbus which to be fair has one two nice parts ve had the book for years and have tried on several occasions to get through t never managed than the first chapter though but these are different times and m bound and determined to NOT pack this book up and haul Son of the Sheriff it 3000 miles may be wrong but The Best of Us: A Memoir i just don t think thiss one of those books ll be rereading ever so final chance to finish t before give t away I bought this only because I went to college with this guy and had to find out what he was up to I was glad The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation it was a good read. Company their frustrations at lifen general and the tragedy that sends one life spinning wildly out of contro.