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There was something particularly American about it blaming yourself for bad luck that resistance to seeing your life as affected by social forces a tendency to a awwww poor boook i am that resistance to seeing your life as affected by social forces a tendency to a awwww poor boook i am feeling three stars here but i am iving it four because the other reviews are so unfair not the one that says there has been no Who Is Muhammad Ali? good fiction published this century that one is so much laughable curmudgeonly elitist bullshit i can t even acknowledge it but it s not a bad book as far as the confusing narration who is speeeeaking hint the chapter names are the names of the narrators so noreat mystery there the run ons and lack of punctuation it s mostly internal thoughts of characters with varying degrees of intellectinsight so there s bound to be some diversion from textbook Don't Worry, Eat Cake: A Coloring Book to Help You Feel a Little Bit Better about Everything grammar frankly i didn t even notice and usually that sort of thing stands right out to meuess i was enjoying the plot too much to nitpick the punctuation it s ood it is shades of russell banks and richard russo and all the frustration about being trapped in a dying town that makes steinbeck so charmingly bleak and the solo man on a hopeless uest theme that brightens cormac mccarthy s pages and if tom i don t read theme that brightens cormac mccarthy s pages and if tom i don t read written by people under forty fuller liked it who the hell can say anything else tom fuller kids smartest man i knowcome to my blog Philipp Meyer s American Rust is one of the finest first novels I ve read in the last several years and a novel that many writersregardless of their experience would ive their eye teeth or left nut to have written The novel follows the odd couple of Billy Poe and Isaac English from an act of brutal if needful violence to the furies of internal and external justice have exacted their balancing pound of flesh Poe is a behemoth a former football star a bit of a dunderhead with a short fuse Isaac is a small frail kid with Ivy League ambitions and the SAT scores to et him there Both of them are firmly mired in a rut as the novel begins Poe is a few years past his football lories and past the point where recruiters will probably return his calls any Isaac s dreams might not be as close to the expiration date but he is stuck with a chronically ill dad in the rust belt in the rotting carcass town of Buell PA he s turning desperate like a rat in a maze and Meyer makes that horrid feeling of A Secret Kept good dreams turned sour as bile heavy palpable and real The violence that plays out through the novel is nasty and true Meyerets how a life trajectory can change in the blink of an eye with one hasty if needful action You can work your ass off all your life and still end up in the shitter in a dead end relationship that is all loins and no love in an occupation that kills the soul with its monotony but keeps a roof over your head and breadmaybe crusts only in your kid s mouth Though American Rust primary duo are fully realized wonderful characters Meyer illustrates these hard truths of working class life in early 21st Century America best through Poe s mom Grace She is the most amazing creation in the book Butting up against middle age she is still a fine looking woman with twice the backbone of the males in her life working long hours as a seamstress and soul sick with worry for her wayward son Life has turned Grace a realist but still she dreams of escape through a return to college through a ood man through a better fate for her son Poe When Poe s life oes off the track and Grace feels obligated to renew a relationship with the local sheriff it s a wonderfully primal yet sophisticated mother love on display true and harrowing and touching And Meyer is skilled enough to have the relationship between Grace and the sheriff not rooted only in pragmatism and the instinct towards survival of a family but also in tenderness and the instinct towards survival of a family but also in tenderness and sensual companionship Meyer ets that humans are complicated beasts and we never undertake any action purely through one motivation so the breadth of the span between saving your soul and throwing your life utterly away is a fine on. Passado na Pensilvânia num cenário de rande beleza mas economicamente destruído é um livro sobre a perda do sonho americano e do desespero bem como da amizade lealdade e amor ue dela advêmEsta é a história de dois rapazes ligados à cidade pela família responsabilidade inércia e beleza ue sonham com um futuro para além das fábricas e da. ,


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Nestled between the muddy brown Monongahela River and inspiring hillsides each town has its own uniue charm and the region is the setting of Philip Meyer s American Rust Meyer s describes the valley strikingly well I The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World got a thrill recognizing towns landmarks and the layout of the land it s a wonder why books don t take place in Southwestern Pennsylvania Michael Carbon s Wonder Boys takes place in Pittsburgh and surrounding area Iot the same holy crap I have been there feeling in both books As for the story of American Rust let s see it s Tricycle (HISTOIRE) got a thriller s pacing is told tough multiple perspectives that are likeetting in the characters heads you feel their moral dilemmas and how they make sense of the world around them While American Rust is about broken dreams in towns with once lorious times their inhabitants etting by on hard times the center is about friendship and its power in horrible situations Two best friends Isaac and Poe Let Freedom Reign': The Words of Nelson Mandela. Henry Russell get mixed up in an act of violence in which their friendship is tested American Rust is haunting a realistic modern American drama that seems fresh and feels right for the current post 2008 recession we live inI have toet this of my chest a lot of reviews say American Rust is unreadable at times I didn t find it unreadable at all am i crazy or something I have a theroy but don t feel like etting in to it we all are different kinds of readers 35 starsAmerican Rust by Philipp Meyer is set in the fictional town of Buell amid the decaying readers 35 starsAmerican Rust by Philipp Meyer is set in the fictional town of Buell amid the decaying landscape of Mon Valley PennsylvaniaIsaac English and Billy Poe are best friends both still hanging around the decaying town of Buell and wanting out Isaac is caring for his sick father while his sister Lee has moved away Billy Poe has missed his chance to become a football star and finds himself attracting the attentions of the law on several occasions Isaac plans his escape and on the day of his leaving town something happens that changes the two friends fates and test the loyalties of their friendship and those of families and loved onesI really enjoyed this slow paced novel and thought the writing was really ood The story is from the alternating of the novel s characters and this I really enjoyed as I found the story came through very clearly The characters are totally believable and I found a wonderful sense of time and place in the novel The town s demise after the a downturn in the steel Industry is very relevant to this story and we clearly see how people who once had purpose have lost their livelihoods and their self esteem and at times the novel could border on depressingAfter reading this book I would be wary of recommending it to friends as as its one of those books that is not oing to be everybody s cup of tea but I enjoyed the read and will look out for other books
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Philipp Meyer really magnificent first novel From the opening scenes Meyer created a world where lives hover on a knife s edge of disaster Poor choices and bad decisions land his characters in nasty situations any of us would have difficulty confronting Readers have a sense of the big picture only because the author tells his story from many points of view But he doesn t tell us the future before he is ready and it is with a sense of impending doom that we watch the story unfold to what we fully expect will be its dreadful conclusion This novel did not et nearly the attention it deserved when it was published in February this year If I have any complaints at all it is merely that it contained words than it needed The characters are drawn with sensitivity and depth and the scenes have added details that crank the reader s sense of foreboding to high I hope his publisher puts this work up front for promotionIt is said that men don t really read novels If all novels were as ood as this one I think we d see a lot men among the converted Black Flies Shannon Burke 2008 and The Dog Fighter A Novel Marc Bojanowski 2005 are other examples of books I consider from a man s point of view. Pre Ferrugem Americana evocativa dos romances de Steinbeck leva nos ao coração da América contemporânea num momento de profunda inuietação e incerteza uanto ao futuro Trata se de um romance negro mas lúcido e comovente acerca da desolação ue se bate com o nosso desejo de transcendência e acerca da capacidade salvadora do amor e da amizade. ,
E indeed And Meyer s work is full of that small bits of folk wisdom brushing up against crime thriller conventions Rust belt noir as tough as the steel workers that once raced Buell but full of legitimate emotion that ets you blinking back the tears as you follow the characters through the novel American Rust is a fine edition to the small canon of recent American fiction that ets to the kernel of violence in the American Soul and the almost limitless compassion that brushes fiction that ets to the kernel of violence in the American Soul and the almost limitless compassion that brushes right against it In American Rust Philipp Meyer s debut novel the steel mill in the fictional town of Buell Pennsylvania closed in 1987 and was partially dismantled ten years later Now the mill stands like an ancient ruin that is being taken over by vines and other vegetation The only visitors are coyotes and deer and an occasional human suatter Buell was a place that had recently been well off its downtown full of historic stone buildings mostly boarded now What is true of Buell is also true of other steel mill towns located in the Mon Valley For a hundred years the Valley had been the center of steel production in the country in the entire world technically but lobalization and automation along with outsourcing and offshoring have taken its toll and in the last two decades the area This style of prose worked for me A flowing of the consciousness of six people dealing with the aftermath of an early explosive plot bomb These people exist against a backdrop of the declining steel industry with its attendant pathos and hopelessness The human toil of corporate decisions and loss of labor power contributes to the tragedy that shrouds the otherwise breathtakingly beautiful Pennsylvania Two young men very different yet shoring up after high school and coping in different ways commit something close to murder Their families are shattered Isaac s mother s suicide and his father s debilitation from injury and Poe s mother wh When I worked in France I covered a lot of industrial disputes as you can imagine Renault would try and close a factory and suddenly the whole country was out on strike I found it incredible when I first arrived Surely I said to colleagues someone running a company has the right to decide whether or not to keep one of their factories open They looked at me like I was insane they didn t see the issue insane They didn t see the issue those terms at all for them it was about a world with a colossal wealth ap where businessmen who make millions a day can put hundreds of people out of work just to increase their marginsFor American colleagues who on top of all of people out of work just to increase their marginsFor American colleagues who on top of all were also etting their heads around European healthcare it was sometimes uite a paradigm shift And whatever happened to unionism in the States anyway I uess the decline in manufacturing put an end to a lot of it but it s hard to avoid the feeling that there s something on the level of the national psyche oing on too The steel working towns in southwestern Pennsylvania that form the subject and the setting for American Rust are a case in point thousands of people laid off in a very Phillip Meyer s The Son is one of the best books I ve ever read It s a multi enerational epic about the undulating fortunes of a Texas oil family that beautifully explores the dimensions and conseuences of America s westward expansion It manages to operate as both a pointed deconstruction of historical mythmaking while also being devastatingly entertaining It has taken me awhile but I have finally circled back to American Rust Meyer s debut novel American Rust takes place in contemporary post Great Recession Pennsylvania Yet like The Son it uses a familiar narrative trope in this case the timeless a man oes on a journey to critiue American exceptionalism American Rust is a forensically d I have been living in Pittsburgh for over seven years and in that time I have often visited the Mon River Valley south of the city of champions Towns such as Monessen Donora New Eagle Brownsville Bell Vernon and others make up the Mon River Valley They are towns. S casas abandonadas Isaac English é deixado a tomar conta do pai depois do suicídio da mãe e de a irmã ter fugido para a universidade de Yale uando finalmente decide partir acompanhado pelo seu melhor amigo o temperamental Billy Poe antiga estrela do futebol do liceu são apanhados num terrível acto de violência ue muda as suas vidas para sem.


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    Philipp Meyer ( ebook / PDF ) American Rust – theaquariumwiki.co.uk Phillip Meyer’s The Son is one of the best books I’ve ever read It’s a multi generational epic about the undulating fortunes of a Texas oil family that beautifully explores the dimensions and conseuences of America’s westward expansion It manages to operate as both a pointed deconstruction of historical mythmaking while als

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    Philipp Meyer ( ebook / PDF ) American Rust – theaquariumwiki.co.uk Philipp Meyer’s American Rust is one of the finest first novels I’ve read in the last several years and a novel that many writersregardless of their experience would give their eye teeth or left nut to have written The novel follows the odd couple of Billy Poe and Isaac English from an act of brutal if needful violenc

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    Philipp Meyer Ú 3 characters read & download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Philipp Meyer Philipp Meyer ( ebook / PDF ) American Rust – theaquariumwiki.co.uk This style of prose worked for me A flowing of the consciousness of six people dealing with the aftermath of an early explosive plot bomb These people exist against a backdrop of the declining steel industry with its attendant pathos and hopelessness The human toil of corporate decisions and loss of labor power contributes to the tragedy that shrouds the otherwise breathtakingly beautiful Pennsylvania Two young men very differe

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