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ISBN:
0374203113
Author:
Dale Peck
Category:
Literature & Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Farrar Straus & Giroux; 1st edition (February 1, 1993)
Pages:
227 pages
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1641 kb
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1886 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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413


Martin and John book. Dale Peck went on to build quite a different reputation than this novel portended as a literary critic

Martin and John book. The first is told episodically by John, a hustler in New York, who falls in love with Martin, a man dying of AIDS. Interwoven with these stories is a second set, in which characters named Martin and John appear, but living different lives. Dale Peck went on to build quite a different reputation than this novel portended as a literary critic. Still, I'm curious how his talent evolved in his subsequent novels.

Dale Peck has come up with his answer in Martin and John-a book that marks the debut of a remarkably accomplished young writer. In this kaleidoscopic novel, separate stories come together to form a shifting picture of gay life in the time of AID. . In this kaleidoscopic novel, separate stories come together to form a shifting picture of gay life in the time of AIDS. simultaneously reflects one man’s experience and the experiences of many men. -Entertainment Weekly

Dale Peck’s debut is a tour de force in which Martin and John find each other again and again: in a trailer park, a high-end jewelry store, a Kansas barn, and later, in New York City, living under the shadow of the AIDS epidemic.

Dale Peck’s debut is a tour de force in which Martin and John find each other again and again: in a trailer park, a high-end jewelry store, a Kansas barn, and later, in New York City, living under the shadow of the AIDS epidemic. Though their names remain the same, their identities are constantly shifting, creating a fractured view of loss and desire in the early years of the AIDS crisis. Vaulting through self and history, Martin and John is one of the most remarkable novels to emerge from an America ravaged by disease, and one of the finest and most complex love stories of the ’90s.

Dale Peck also has a knack for dealing with human emotions. Nothing is cheap or wasted, and the actions and reactions fo the characters seem very realistic.

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Martin and John Peck Dale Random House (USA) 9781616954840 : Dale Pecks debut is a tour de force of shifting .

Martin and John Peck Dale Random House (USA) 9781616954840 : Dale Pecks debut is a tour de force of shifting identities in which Martin and John find each other again and again: in a trailer . Vaulting through self and history, Martin and John is one of the most remarkable novels to emerge from an America ravaged by disease, and one of the finest and most complex love stories of the 90s. Martin and John is the first volume of Gospel Harmonies, a series of seven stand-alone books (four have been written) which follow the character of John as he attempts to navigate the uneasy relationship between the self and the postmodern world.

Today is a sad day for the Peck and Hoover family. My Service dog of 6 years, Nasar, has been put down due to health problems. Even after I retired him as my service dog he continued to Help his new family, The Hoover's. Jim, Cheri, Jamie, and Erin Welcomed him with open arms and made sure that he had everything that he could ever want including his own private beach and a swimming pool next door that he loved to go immediately jump into. book release day. Working hard signing the first round of books! 224. 145. 171. 41.

Dale Peck’s debut is a tour de force in which Martin and John find each other again .

Dale Peck’s debut is a tour de force in which Martin and John find each other again and again: in a trailer park, a high. Martin and John is one of the most remarkable novels to emerge from an America ravaged by disease, and one of the finest and most complex love stories of the ’90s.

In luminous prose and with a frankness about sexuality rarely seen in contemporary fiction, Dale Peck has written a haunting, daring, and heartrending debut novel that speaks of gay life in the nineties.

John flees to Kansas with his lover, Martin, who is sick with AIDS, and after Martin dies two years later, John begins to keep a journal through which he examines his life in the face of his own impending demise. A first novel.
  • Hrguig
I'm still recovering from this book. The ruthless images, shocking scenarios and dysfunctional relationships engulf the reader in an ocean of emotions. Desolation, decay, violence seem to ooze from every page so while I initially tried to make sense of the stories and tried to see how they fit together, I completely stopped trying to stitch together the disparate tales and began to experience the anguish of Martin and John because they are the same everywhere. Meeting, loving and suffering; never quite able to hold on to happiness or even sanity.

This is an utterly beautiful book that may well drag you into depression or make you thankful that you living in a slightly less oppressive age.
  • Ielonere
Could not get into this. Towards middle started to like it a little more. Did not care about the characters. Did not finish
  • Hilarious Kangaroo
This is an interesting love story about a couple battling against AIDS. John struggles to keep the relationship with the man he loves, Martin who is living with AIDS. Martin, however, is bitter at the world for giving him the disease and at John for not having to suffer through his pains and mental anguish. To get his own feelings out about Martin, AIDS, and the whole gay culture, John writes stories about what life may have been like with Martin if things were different: they meet as children; Martin as a rich philanthropist drawn to the naive John; Martin as a street hustler who meets John on his first visit to New York; and many others. Each story reflects at what stage their real relationship is at.

It's a unique look at love and relationships in the gay community in the face of AIDS. But, I will admit that I wasn't sure what was going on; the real relationship of Martin and John is noted by italics, whereas John's stories remain in regular font/text. Once I realized what was going on, the story was very much enhanced by this form of storytelling. Dale Peck also has a knack for dealing with human emotions. Nothing is cheap or wasted, and the actions and reactions fo the characters seem very realistic. A great book!!!
  • Diredefender
Like a lone wolf that slips into your room in the dark of night, so too did Dale Peck. Here is an author, whose first effort written while still in his twenties, possesses the gift of prose and delicate insight into the plight not only of those afflicted and affected by the ravages of AIDS, but also of evoking those parts of your past that everyone wants to shut a door on, hits the mark every time! I loved this book with a passion that resulted in my copying sentences and paragraphs for later reference. It has followed me for over a year and every time I come across it on my bookshelf, I have to open it and savour one of those many favourite passages. If you want something aside of the usual pulp fiction out there, and are willing to lose your heart and soul, Dale Peck is the place to start.
  • Qutalan
This is a very dark book. The first chapter opens with a gruesome description of a boy finding his unconscious mother having miscarried in a pool of blood. This young mother is later sent to a nursing home with a degenerative nervous disease, never to return. In a following chapter, a boy drowns, another is kicked by a horse, another has his face sliced while a woman is beaten black and blue by her husband. In the next chapter, a father steps hard on his young son's hand at which point, I gave up reading the book. When there's totally no joy or humour in any page, what was the point?
  • Perdana
Some books you start reading remind you of something lost, something hidden or the worst, something unspoken. Martin and John crosses your pathway in the world of reading by bringing back your memories to your mind. Dale Peck is a great artist, as I can say. His greatness is not only in writing but he is great because he reflects the pasts of millions without naming each of them; touching their souls with a delicate word. As I started reading the novel in English, that is my second language, flashbacks from my own past started marching in front of my eyes. In the Chapter titled Given This And Everything he says: '...without measuring things how can you say what you've lost?'. Start thinking as you wish...I am sure that just this simple question will tell a lot about what you have forgotten. It is a journey. Reading Martin and John. It is a bridge not only between the world of Peck's and yours but a bridge between your mind and your self. It is a bridge that all should pass through.
  • Carrot
It took me a while to get used to the unconventional narrative shifts in this novel, but I was go glad I forged onward. Dale Peck succeeds not only in conveying the grief that results from losing a soul mate, but also the hardships that LGBTQ individuals have suffered, especially during the 1990s AIDS epidemic.
The first time I came across this book was its chinese version, which I bought for its attractive book cover. It was difficult for me to follow the stories at first, because it isn't a conventional type of fiction, but a group of stories all with the characters named John and Martin.
But I was gripped as I read on. The stories are naturalistic and dark. I don't know how much they reflect the truth (I'm a girl, so what do I know?) but they feel real and it's really moving, esp. the part about lover dying of AIDS. I love this book, and I lent it to a friend (who is also a girl) and she liked it too.
Of course it is not sitcom, but it is not boring. Most of the book is about the not so happy parts of life, but the people are not feeling miserable about themselves.