The Shotgun Rule: A Novel

Charlie Huston

Verlag: Ballantine Books, 2007
ISBN 10: 0345481356 / ISBN 13: 9780345481351
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Inhaltsangabe: The first stand-alone thriller by critically acclaimed author Charlie Huston, The Shotgun Rule is a raw tale of four teenage friends who go looking for a little trouble?and find it.

Blood spilled on the asphalt of this town long years gone has left a stain, and it?s spreading.

Not that a thing like that matters to teenagers like George, Hector, Paul, and Andy. It?s summer 1983 in a northern California suburb, and these working-class kids have been killing time the usual ways: ducking their parents, tinkering with their bikes, and racing around town getting high and boosting their neighbors? meds. Just another typical summer break in the burbs. Till Andy?s bike is stolen by the town?s legendary petty hoods, the Arroyo brothers. When the boys break into the Arroyos? place in search of the bike, they stumble across the brothers? private industry: a crank lab. Being the kind of kids who rarely know better, they do what comes naturally: they take a stash of crank to sell for quick cash. But doing so they unleash hidden rivalries and crimes, and the dark and secret past of their town and their families.

The spreading stain is drawing local drug lords, crooked cops, hard-riding bikers, and the brutal history of the boys? fathers in its wake.

Rezension: Praise for Charlie Huston
"Huston is one of the most remarkable prose stylists to emerge from the noir tradition in this century, and The Shotgun Rule only confirms his talent, his grasp of dialogue and machine-gun narration . . . and his heart. There's a lot of blood in this book, and a lot of heart. It's Stand By Me on dexedrine."
-Stephen King
"Among the new voices in twenty-first-century crime fiction, Charlie Huston . . . is where it's at."
-The Washington Post
"Huston writes dialogue so combustible it could fuel a bus and characters crazy enough to take it on the road."
-The New York Times Book Review
Caught Stealing
"[A] fantastically hopped-up thriller . . . a wrong-man plot worthy of Hitchcock."
-Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice)
"Anyone not acquainted with Charlie Huston's blistering, unputdownable novels will want to tie their sneakers nice and tight before starting The Shotgun Rule, or they are apt to be blasted clean out of them."
-Stephen King

"From the Hardcover edition."

"Anyone not acquainted with Charlie Huston's blistering, unputdownable novels will want to tie their sneakers nice and tight before starting "The Shotgun Rule," or they are apt to be blasted clean out of them."
-Stephen King
"A dark but brilliant portrait of the way many teenage boys live in America . . . a coming-of-age novel, like "Catcher in the Rye" . . . [Charlie Huston is] one of the most original crime novelists at work today."
"-The Washington Post Book World"
"Equal parts Stephen King's "Stand by Me" and Irvine Welsh's "Trainspotting, The Shotgun Rule" is Huston in top form. . . . [An] unforgettable blend of humor and "horrific violence."
-Chicago Tribune"
"[A] compelling depiction of aimless teenage boys trying to rise to manhood. In Huston's hands, it's Greek tragedy on speed. . . . Huston's strengths are the brutal efficiency with which he sets a scene, and the breakneck pace he maintains throughout."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"Huston is a monstrously gifted purveyor of suspense. . . . This book raised blisters on my fingers-and I still couldn't put it down."
"-Austin American-Statesman"
"One of the most memorable crime novels of this year."
"-Baltimore Sun"

Anyone not acquainted with Charlie Huston s blistering, unputdownable novels will want to tie their sneakers nice and tight before starting The Shotgun Rule, or they are apt to be blasted clean out of them.
Stephen King
A dark but brilliant portrait of the way many teenage boys live in America . . . a coming-of-age novel, like Catcher in the Rye . . . [Charlie Huston is] one of the most original crime novelists at work today.
The Washington Post Book World
Equal parts Stephen King s Stand by Me and Irvine Welsh s Trainspotting, The Shotgun Rule is Huston in top form. . . . [An] unforgettable blend of humor and horrific violence.
Chicago Tribune

[A] compelling depiction of aimless teenage boys trying to rise to manhood. In Huston s hands, it s Greek tragedy on speed. . . . Huston s strengths are the brutal efficiency with which he sets a scene, and the breakneck pace he maintains throughout.
San Francisco Chronicle
Huston is a monstrously gifted purveyor of suspense. . . . This book raised blisters on my fingers and I still couldn t put it down.
Austin American-Statesman
One of the most memorable crime novels of this year.
Baltimore Sun"

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Titel: The Shotgun Rule: A Novel
Verlag: Ballantine Books
Erscheinungsdatum: 2007
Einband: Gebundene Ausgabe
Zustand: Gebraucht

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