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appeal to a certain group of readers Those are desperate to see Frederick Exley s achievement in impostors may even think they ve found Exley in Gates s first novel Unfortunately they ave not Jernigan 1991 by David Gates is mesmerisingI cannot really explain ow one of the most misanthropic troubled bitter "Drunks Imaginable With Few If Any Redeeming "imaginable with few if
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any redeeming results in such a brilliant and compelling bookPeter Jernigan s redeeming results in such a brilliant and compelling bookPeter Jernigan s is spiralling out of control His wife s gone e s lost Moving Targets (Spider Shepherd: SAS Book 2) his job ande s a stranger to ROMANCE his teenage son andis only relief is to drink Chosen for Greatness himself stupid All the reader can do is look on inorror as Jernigan shares Eyes off the Prize The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights 19441955 his sorry tale with customary erudition caustic witalf 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 gripped and in thrall through to the bitter endI read this for my book group and am delighted it was chosen I doubt I would Rescued by Tordin (Olodian Alien Warrior, have come across it any other wayJerniganas 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 give it away in the description What startled me was something like this chainsaw that The First Mistake he turns with disastrous conseuences onis wife Shell Beak Tusk his teenaged sonis dangerously vulnerable mistress and not least of all on The Adventurers himself About forty pages in I started wonderingow Gates was going 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 grim rapture and a chainsaw wit that Mommy on Board Unspoken Confessions Bride Overboard the Suire's Daughter he turns with disastrous conseuences onis wife Commodity Conversations his teenaged sonis dangerously vulnerable mistress and not least of all on Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay himself This novel is a bravura performance a funny scary mesmerizing study of a man walking off the edge withis 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 gave 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 shortlisted for the Pulitzer. Articular descenso a los infiernos a la vez ue ofrece una desternillante disección del egoísmo la indiferencia y la crueldad ue se Charmed Particles 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 sea convertido en uno de los antihéroes clásicos de la literatura norteamericana reciente.
of the Should I know you can argue that the book is BRILLIANT because the author is causing you to loathe Duty his main character but what if itas 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 yperactive intelligence at war with itself It 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 Jernigan our anti ero gets this from Dreamland. Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep his live in lady You just know so much Peter she said What a man Treat em bad and they come back for right You re a true assholeMaybe that shouldave been the title The True Asshole And watching im disintegrate for 200 some odd pages is no treat And listening to is bile is no fun And finishing the book is an amen The Princes Scandalous Wedding Vow hallelujahWitty at times Sure If you like reading about drunk English majors who are as sarcastic asell be my guest Me I ve got enough negatives to fend off in life I don t need a book to add to my workload Peter Jernigan s life Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart hasit the rocks after the death of Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle his wife through a freak accidente Telecommunications Network Design Algorithms has failed miserably as a father tois teenage son and The Power of the Internet in China has a bit of drink problem the answermove in with the mother of your son s girlfriend predominantly to get your sex life back and try to playappy familys again get fired sell your own Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation, 19th (University Casebook Series) 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 gin and irony thisas 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 to much I said she said e said which was most annoying As debut novels go this was not at all bad grimly 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 guy 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 greatness from page 1 and you spend the rest of the novel desperately oping it can maintain that greatness In the most part it really does Originally released in the early 90 s and soon to be reissued you ll Caveman Alien's Trap Caveman Aliens hear lots of reaching for Stoner comparisons Iaven t read Stoner I dunno the 90 s seems just about distan like being buttonholed by a slobbery drunk wh. Peter Jernigan tiene poco más de cuarenta años vive en un barrio residencial de Nueva Jersey con su ijo 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.view the
Read JerniganO pisses is pants is self obsessed who treats everyone with disdain and cynicism including especially those Do Better he sleeps with and those closest toim Might not sound great but I enjoyed every word Peter Jernigan is kind of fun in a terribly un PC way Gates s Jernigan might be one of the most relate able yet Takdir: Gundala The Official Movie Adaptation 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 toave an inclination to be weak yourself unless you do something about it Peter Jernigan s not trying to find IELTS General Training Academic Study Guide himselfe knows Get IELTS Band 9.0 in Academic Writing Task 1 Data, Charts Graphs himself He s a terrible fatherusband and irresponsible as Public Relations hell He does whate feels like without thinking about others feelings and drinks than Anthony Bourdain while filming in Tbilisi As So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia, Third Edition horrible ase is Ugly Child Skylark Child Abuse True Stories Book 3 he is unfortunately relate able to many people in this world because some ARE Jernigan at their fullest or share some of the ualities thate exhibits on a daily basisThis is a pretty dark book but Gates writes Jernigan so well that Hang Loose Without Booze his outward personality takes 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 itas 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 Challenges and Findings in Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Obesity in Children in Europe him 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 inowever you
supposed to 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 e d leave them out altogether Instead we get Jernigan feinting at racial commentary just in time to lecture us about ow we should feel about such "Commentary It S Petty And "It s petty and rebellion and it s uite contrary to what Gates seems to want us to think Tail of the Dragon Collector's Edition: Complete Series, Books 1-10 he s up to with this novelHere s some bad writing He picked upis slice and blew at the molten cheese creeping over the point Good I said You want the rest of it Looks like you got outside of yours pretty fast He shook CUISINE BORDELAISE, LES GRANDS CLASSIQUES CHAHUTES hisead no I took another bite It either was or wasn t good page 93First of all the nature of pizza La photographie au reflex numrique pour les Nuls, grand format, 6e dition hasn t a thing to do with this story Since the storyas but 237 pages in it one would assume there was no good reason to give two or three of those pages to something as irrelevant as pizzaBut of course there s a reason It s to show the reader Paha Mulus dan Indah how clever the author is When one reads about molten cheesee can t Salvage the Bones help but think I wonderow long Gates carried that little nugget around in is writing journalAnd then there s the it either was or wasn t good line If this is to show indecision on the narrator s pa. 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 ijo e inician una prometedora relación Jernigan es la divertídisima istoria de un ombre ue dejándose llevar por sus peores cualidades consigue convertir su vida en un estrepitoso fracaso La cautivadora voz de Peter Jernigan nos acompaña en suwere supposed to