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ISBN:
0747572739
Author:
Richard Price
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; Export Ed edition (January 5, 2004)
Pages:
512 pages
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1723 kb
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1810 kb
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1624 kb
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Rating:
4.3
Votes:
988


Richard Price’s Samaritan is gripping, ambitious, and resonant entertainment, everything you hope . This is the fifth Richard Price book I've read. I enjoyed his three acclaimed novels Clockers, Freedomland and Lush Life immensely but to me this sleeper is his best

Richard Price’s Samaritan is gripping, ambitious, and resonant entertainment, everything you hope to find in an American novel and so rarely do. This is the work of a fiercely honest writer at the top of his game. I enjoyed his three acclaimed novels Clockers, Freedomland and Lush Life immensely but to me this sleeper is his best. Ray Mitchell is a failed husband and father, reformed coke head and briefly an emmy winning television writer who has recently returned to his roots in Dempsey, NJ.

Ray Mitchell grew up in public housing in Richard Price’s fictional city of Dempsy, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York City

Ray Mitchell grew up in public housing in Richard Price’s fictional city of Dempsy, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York City. After a stint as an English teacher, then as a cocaine.

Samaritan falters, though, in its awkward attempts at timeliness and, more acutely, its underdevelopment. I enjoyed his three acclaimed novels Clockers, Freedomland and Lush Life immensely but to me this sleeper is his best

Samaritan falters, though, in its awkward attempts at timeliness and, more acutely, its underdevelopment. The selfish, people-pleasing Ray is a multifaceted character, but he fails to inspire sympathy, while the savvy Nerese never escapes two-dimensional limbo.

Also by Richard Price. This book could not have been written without the help of the following people: Larry Mullane, Nicky Luster, Jack Smith, Jeff Naiditch, Cassandra Wiggins, Robin Desser, Genevieve Hudson-Price, and especially, Denise Davis. Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

Richard Price (born October 12, 1949) is an American novelist and screenwriter, known for the books The Wanderers (1974), Clockers (1992) and Lush Life (2008). Price's novels explore late-20th century urban America in a gritty, realistic manner. Price's novels explore late-20th century urban America in a gritty, realistic manner that has brought him considerable literary acclaim. Several of his novels are set in a fictional northern New Jersey city called Dempsy. In addition to writing literature, he writes for television, including The Wire, The Night Of and The Deuce.

Richard Price is a great wordsmith with true sense of authenticity in his writing. In Samaritan although there's some rambling soliloquizing from certain characters that drags and slows down the story at times, he tells a solid story of deep moral and emotional complexity with compelling, relatable characters (Nerese specifically is a refreshing creation).

Samaritan is Price’s best book to date. Thom Jones, author of The Pugilist at Rest

Samaritan is Price’s best book to date. Thom Jones, author of The Pugilist at Rest. One has come to expect from Richard Price, the most brilliant of sardonic ironists, an eye for revelation in the commonplace, even a kind of modern social history. If Elmore Leonard broke out of genre and were 30 years younger, he’d be Richard Price. Richard Price’s Samaritan is gripping, ambitious, and resonant entertainment, everything you hope to find in an American novel and so rarely do. George Pelecanos, author of Hell to Pay.

Электронная книга "Samaritan", Richard Price Richard Price is the author of six previous novels, including the national bestsellers Freedomland and Clockers, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle.

Электронная книга "Samaritan", Richard Price. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Samaritan" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Richard Price is the author of six previous novels, including the national bestsellers Freedomland and Clockers, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1999 he received a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Like his previous novels Freedomland and Clockers, Richard Price's Samaritan is a crime drama set in the explosive slums of fictional Dempsy, New Jersey.

The classic novel of 1950s New York by the author of Clockers and Samaritan.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. ― Walt Whitman. Award-winning author Richard Price here offers a viscerally affecting and accomplished portrait of inner-city America. Veteran homicide detective Rocco Klein's passion for the job gave way long ago. His beat is a rough New Jersey neighborhood where the dru. The Wanderers. The classic novel of 1950s New York by the author of Clockers and Samaritan. Ladies' Man. by Richard Price.

  • Giamah
This is the fifth Richard Price book I've read. I enjoyed his three acclaimed novels Clockers, Freedomland and Lush Life immensely but to me this sleeper is his best. Ray Mitchell is a failed husband and father, reformed coke head and briefly an emmy winning television writer who has recently returned to his roots in Dempsey, NJ. Ray's failing is his overwhelming need for approval from any and all but most especially his daughter Ruby. Ray is assaulted and his friend from the projects, from his youth, Tweety is determined to find out what happened. By the time I finished this book I knew Ray as well as any character in a book in a long time. This novel works as a mystery but even more so as a character driven novel.
  • Hap
I'm a big fan of Richard Price's writing but his later work suffers from a lack of inspiration, in my opinion. I found this novel very difficult to get through, primarily because I don't think Price made the reader care about the characters at all. I recommend his earlier work if you truly want to be blown away by a writer at the top of his craft.
  • Beardana
I have to give Richard Price credit for creating realistic characters with dialogue that crackles and feels painfully real coming from this group of broken people. However by the time I finished I was left wanting more. The mystery surrounding who beat one time television writer and now teacher Ray Mitchell to death left me a bit cold. And when the person is revealed I can't even say I was surprised, but worse I didn't really care. I loved the book at the start and was expecting to tap into something I'd be telling eveyone to go out and buy. Again I thought the writing was great, I just didn't completely connect with this group of people, and so ultimately didn't connect with the book.
  • sunrise bird
Richard Price gets more out exchanges from his characters than any other writer. His feel for the language of the street, his subtle way of imbedding a character in your brain without pages and pages of descriptors is utterly amazing. And top that off with a sense of understanding human nature far beyond most writers, and you have a great story. Couldn't put the book down.
  • Ishnjurus
I love a writer who can make the mean streets seem both real and interesting -- from the safety of my lounger. Anything Richard Price writes is worth reading because he is one of the best American writers at the moment -- that I know of anyway. He is particularly talented at making me want to know how things turn out even for a really annoying character that in real life I would avoid. I can't compare this to all his other books as I have only read one other so far. Looking forward to all the rest.
  • Zahisan
This is a tremendous piece of writing by one of the creators of the television show The Night Of. The dialogue is crisp and reel, the environment absolutely vivid, and the characters are just like people you've known all your life. The plot is well crafted and has a twist that will make your heart stop. Buy this book and buy copies for your friends
  • Akir
I really enjoyed "Lush Life", and expected this book to be as good. Instead, a lot of it was preachy and predictable. Price has a fine gift for dialog and pacing, but this one felt pretty flat to me.
Compelling read, interesting turns, vintage Price.