PDF DOWNLOAD Lullaby Road ´ James Anderson
Isolated desert road This time he takes to the road in wintertime when the road is treacherous and with a couple of children plus a dog along 375 stars Thank you to First to Read books and Crown Publishing for this ARC Expected publication Jan
16 2018I again sit in judgement of 2018I again sit in judgement of Ben Jones life He is the truck driver from the novel Never Open Desert Diner He is still in Price Utah running his tractor trailer
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#delivery service on #service on 117 to a group of misfits and miscreants still befriending and protecting Ginny and her daughter Annabelle In this novel Ben gets involved with a child smuggling ring one of his x s and her new boyfriend and a child that is mute but way older than her years There are a number of accidents both truck and person and a few murders A number of new people join the cast as well as characters from the Never Open Desert Diner resurface A number of places I had to laugh and a number of places in this book made me sad Character development is done well and the changes in the main character Ben from one book to the next are probable This novel is wrapped up well while leaving the opening for a followup novel possibly using Walt s son as its main villain The Never Open Desert Diner wasn t an incredible book but it was good Generations and Collective Memory enough for me to bexcited about this seuel I loved Ben and his long stretch of highway The characters and setting were ripe for a continuation perhaps many many further adventuresUnfortunately Lullaby Road didn t work for me About a third of the way through I realized I had absolutely no idea what was going on Characters blended together unanswered uestions lingered on too long so that I forgot I cared The seuence of vents wasn t clear I think a lot of the plot reuires advances knowledge of the first book but I remembered it pretty well and it still didn t make sense so I dunnoThere are some charming moments where Ben gives us delicious social commentary from his uniue point of view Even while I had no idea what was happening with the plot the book has some charm Still I hated it overall When I saw this was a seuel to The Never Open Desert Diner I uickly grabbed it up And while it wasn t the 5 star review the first book was for me I still loved it and revisiting some old friends A momentary silence was all that marked the passing of summer into. Only by oddballs fugitives and those looking to scape the world So when local truck driver Ben Jones finds an abandoned mute Hispanic child at a lonely gas station along his route far from any semblance of proper civilization he knows something has gone. Winter After living most of my almost forty years in the high desert of Utah twenty driving a truck I had come to the conclusion there in the high desert of Utah twenty driving a truck I had come to the conclusion there really only two seasons hot and windy and cold and windy Everything From Notes to Narrative else was just a variation on the two Late in thevening I lay half awake in my single bed and knew the silence meant the season had changed I like to think maybe I know a thing or two about silence Real silence is than just absence of sound it is something you feel A few heartbeats Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America earlier a steady wind scattered the leftover sounds fromvening a car a steady wind scattered the leftover sounds from God's Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School evening a car passing neighbors talking from behind closed doors somewhere a dog barking all the usual muffled racket of nearby lives Then there was nothing nothing at all as if the desert andveryone in it had vanished and left nothing behind but an indifferent starless light I loved coming back home to the characters from Route 117 I don t know what it is I love about this story but it just gets me I guess the idea of people just living in a small place Some of them coming together to help Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) each other when they can This book is full ofvilness and some murder And I don t like what happened to a couple of animals and one of my favorite characters Ben is heading out one morning to start his haul He s getting gas when
the owner tells him there is something for him down a few lanes Then he locks himself away inowner tells him there is something for him down a few lanes Then he locks himself away in gas station Ben thinks it s some kind of a joke until he finds a child and a dog out in the winter cold Of
Course He Has Tohe has to them with him There is a note pinned to the child s shirt asking for him to watch the child He has no time to try to figure it out and off they go He nds up with his neighbor s baby as well So here he is with a child dog and baby driving the winter roads and hoping nothing will happen to them on the treacherous roads Sounds like an ordinary day Not This nds up being a journey that no one should have to take but there are vil people in the world and the people on Route 117 have to ban together to try to help one another Oh and not get killed in the process I njoyed the book and the people so much Like I said it wasn t as good as the first one but that s okay It was still great BloggingForBooksHappy Reading Mel MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List. Terribly awry With the help of his ccentric neighbors Ben sets out to help the kid and learn the truth In the process he makes new friends and loses old ones finds himself in mortal danger and uncovers buried secrets far painful than he could have imagin.
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story from hit run bad weather snow drifts interactions with gun toting customers abandoned child smuggling ring preacher who carriesfrom hit run bad weather snow drifts interactions with gun toting customers abandoned child child smuggling ring preacher who carries cross along the highway accidents three witches Mexican women with food truck and ven some murders that happen along route 117 As Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries every truck stop was made this author gives us a complete unfolded story with there being a lots going on with there being just a small group of people that are involvedTo fully understand thisntire story you will have to pick up Lullaby Road to see just how this author brings it out to the reader Be ready for a story will some laughable scary and sad twist and turn parts of the read that will definitely keep you turning the pages to see what was coming next in this good read where in the nd you will also find it ngrossing heartwarming and heartbreaking I received a copy of Lullaby Road from the publisher through Blogging for Books A good follow up to Anderson s The Never Open Dessert Diner and Ben Jones hard working life as a delivery service trucker making stops 5 days a week for the past 20 years along a dusty. Ben Jones protagonist of the glowingly reviewed Never Open Desert Diner returns in a devastatingly powerful literary crime novel about parenthood loss and the desert in winterWinter has come to Highway 117 a remote road through the Utah desert trafficked.