Ebook or PDF Jernigan Autor David Gates
Gates s Jernigan might be one of the most relate able yet horrible characters ever He s a jackass and doesn t know any other way to beWhen you re brought up by weak people and fraternize with weak people you tend to have an inclination to be weak yourself unless you do something about it Peter Jernigan s not trying to find himself he knows himself He s a terrible father husband and irresponsible as hell He does what he feels like without thinking about others feelings and drinks than Anthony Bourdain while filming in Tbilisi As horrible as he is he is unfortunately relate able to many people in this world because some ARE Jernigan at their fullest or share some of the ualities that he exhibits on a daily basisThis is a pretty dark book but *GATES WRITES JERNIGAN SO WELL THAT HIS OUTWARD PERSONALITY *writes Jernigan so well that his outward personality the forefront when most of us would crawl into a ball and say bye to the world for a very long timeIf you like Bukowski s Henry Chinaski you ll like Peter Jernigan Ultimately this novel is a pretty fast read and fairly entertaining But it has a lot of bad writing and a number of poor decisions by its author David GatesDefine bad writing Sure It s when the Narrator S Insecurity Leads s insecurity leads to be needlessly intrusive Here are some examples of bad writing in Jernigan I mean at least I d found out that this was a neighborhood where blacks weren t moving in however you were supposed to feel about that Uh oh no cultural diversity Though in fact all I d really found out was that this was a neighborhood where people didn t want blacks moving in However you were supposed to feel about that Uh oh be coming after me next page 86See a secure narrator would either write the first part of these thoughts and allow the reader to decide what they meant or he d leave them out altogether Instead we et Jernigan feinting at racial commentary just in time to lecture us about how we should feel about such commentary It s petty and safe rebellion and it s uite contrary to what Gates seems to want us to think he s up to with this novelHere s some bad writing He picked up his slice and blew at the molten cheese creeping over the point Good I said You want the rest of it Looks like you King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies got outside of yours pretty fast He shook his head no I took another bite It either was or wasn tood page 93First of all the nature of pizza hasn t a thing to do with this story Since the story has but 237 pages in it one would assume there was no Rescuing Gus good reason toive two or three of those pages to something as irrelevant as pizzaBut of course there s a reason It s to show the reader how clever the
is When one reads molten cheese he can t help but think I wonder how long Gates carried that little nugget around in his writing journalAnd then there s the it either was or wasn t ood line If this is to show indecision on the narrator s part it s unnecessary After all by this point in the book the narrator has already overwhelmed readers with his indec. Peter Jernigan tiene poco más de cuarenta años vive en un barrio residencial de Nueva Jersey con su hijo adolescente Danny y trabaja en una inmobiliaria neoyoruina Inteligente pero con escaso éxito Jernigan naufraga en una adocenada vida de la ue no consiguen sacarlo ni sus adicciones ni su sarcasmo Su estrafalaria manera de relacionarse con los demás y la reciente muerte de su mujer lo arra.
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David Gates Ó 4 Free downloadTed for the Pulitzer Some books you re just relieved to finish Thank Odin Zeus the Buddha whomever for putting me across the finish line Books like this are notoriously difficult to rate so I ll leave the stars behind some mostly cloudySee the old dilemma is this What if you hate the protagonist I mean can t stand the uy Does that sway your view of the book Should it I know you can argue that the book is BRILLIANT because the author is causing you to loathe his main character but what if it has nothing to do with the writing Chicken meet egg and all thatJernigan is a drunk An overeducated drunk I think one of the blurbs from The Village Voice Literary Supplement about nails it bitterly ironic crippled by hyperactive intelligence at war with itself It Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story goes on to compare it to A Fan s Notes by Frederick Exley which I recall reading and loathing as well back back back when I was youngerI also marked a uote on page 162 one where Peter J Peter Jernigan s life has hit the rocks after the death of his wife through a freak accident he has failed miserably as a father to his teenage son and has a bit of drink problem the answermove in with the mother of your son sirlfriend predominantly to How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead get your sex life back and try to play happy familys againet fired sell your own house once the dollar signs flash before your eyes and in the face of what life throws back at you just simply drink some and laugh everything off Best described as a tragic comedy and shot through with in and irony this has completely split me down the middle as for everything I liked about it there was much that bothered me the characters for example other than Jernigan were a bit on the dull side and conversations were always broken up with far example other than Jernigan were a bit on the dull side and conversations were always broken up with far much I said she said he said which was most annoying As debut novels o this was not at all bad rimly funny smart and witty and what s lacking in substance is make up for in style although it s not something that will linger in the mind for long Easily readable but flawed Very funny sad drunk uy writing Definitely part of a school but in the front row there s some nimble plotting that makes the book This is one of those novels that establishes its Moonrise greatness from page 1 and you spend the rest of the novel desperately hoping it can maintain thatreatness In the most part it really does Originally released in the early 90 s and soon to be reissued you ll hear lots of reaching for Stoner comparisons I haven t read Stoner I dunno the 90 s seems just about distant enough now to make this novel FEEL that otherness of another era no mobile phonesthe walkman maybe Jernigan s time has finally come There is humour and desp like being buttonholed by a slobbery drunk who pisses his pants is self obsessed who treats everyone with disdain and cynicism including especially those he sleeps with and those closest to him Might not sound Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi great but I enjoyed every word Peter Jernigan is kind of fun in a terribly un PC way. Articular descenso a los infiernos a la vez ue ofrece una desternillante disección del egoísmo la indiferencia y la crueldad ue se hallan en el fondo de cada uno de nosotros Jernigan publicada en 1991 y finalista del Premio Pulitzer es la primera y más aclamada novela de David Gates y su protagonista se ha convertido en uno de los antihéroes clásicos de la literatura norteamericana reciente. Isiveness No this line is one clever bit of intrusion on the author s part one place of refuge for the insecure writer Even the folks who claimed to hate my novel had to admit I m talentedAll that written Jernigan will appeal to a certainroup of readers Those who are desperate to see Frederick Exley s achievement in impostors may even think they ve found *Exley in Gates s first novel Unfortunately they have not Jernigan 1991 by David Gates is mesmerisingI cannot really explain *in Gates s first novel Unfortunately they have not Jernigan 1991 by David Gates is mesmerisingI cannot really explain one of the most misanthropic troubled bitter drunks imaginable with few if any redeeming Features Results In Such results in such brilliant and compelling bookPeter Jernigan s life is spiralling out of control His wife s one he s lost his job and he s a stranger to his teenage son and his only relief is to drink himself stupid All the reader can do is look on in horror as Jernigan shares his sorry tale with customary erudition caustic wit half formed thoughts and perverse logic in a relentless narrative It shouldn t work and yet it does After a slowish initial 30 pages I was ripped and in thrall through to the bitter endI read this for my book roup and am delighted it was chosen I doubt I would have come across it any other wayJernigan has been compared to Stoner and there are parallels both in terms of the content but also because both books arewere unheralded classics languishing in obscurity see also Revolutionary Road and Alone in Berlin55 Masie Cochran Associate Editor Tin House Books Recently at the urging of Nanci McCloskey I began reading David Gates Jernigan She tossed the book to me while packing for a business trip I skimmed the jacket copy my eyes widening Geez Nanc this is super dark and they kind of ive it away in the description What startled me was something like this chainsaw that he turns with disastrous conseuences on his wife his teenaged son his dangerously vulnerable mistress and not least of all on himself About forty pages in I started wondering how Gates was oing to pull it off The novel was uiet thoughtful and dark but not shred your loved ones to pieces dark I flipped the book over and read carefully Peter Jernigan who views the world with ferocious intelligence rim rapture and a chainsaw wit that he
Turns With Disastrous Conseuences Onwith disastrous conseuences on wife his teenaged son his dangerously vulnerable mistress and not least of all on himself This novel is a bravura performance a funny scary mesmerizing study of a man walking off the edge with his eyes wide open wisecracking all the way Jernigan is all of these things Chainsaw or not it is one of the best books I ve read in a long time If you took John Updike and Richard Ford and ave them each a serious drinking problem then they would ve probably come up with this bleak portrait of an American Father on the edge At times shocking and touching it nevertheless keeps you reading due to Gate s keen prose and razor sharp eye for detail After finishing it you ll see why it was shortlis. Stran a una tortuosa decadencia Parece ue las cosas pueden empezar a cambiar cuando conoce a Martha Peretsky la madre divorciada de la novia de su hijo e inician una prometedora relación Jernigan es la divertídisima historia de un hombre ue dejándose llevar por sus peores cualidades consigue convertir su vida en un estrepitoso fracaso La cautivadora voz de Peter Jernigan nos acompaña en su