E–book [Citizen Vince] º Jess Walter


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    Jess Walter Ô 3 read E–book [Citizen Vince] º Jess Walter ”Voting is for assholes like paying taxes Or having a job And guns big fuckin’ deal You can always find a gun on the street Any felon can buy a gun But just try to vote in jail You can’t do it It’s funny you think about it the only thing we can’t dois something we don’t even care about doing” CarterAndersonReagan choices than normalBut the thing of it is it is 8 days away from the pivotal presidential election in 1980 and Vi

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    review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Jess Walter Jess Walter Ô 3 read read Citizen Vince What a great frickin’ book It’s my first Jess Walter but certainly won’t be my last This is a hard one to categorize which to me is part

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    E–book [Citizen Vince] º Jess Walter read Citizen Vince Vince Camden is a lot like that guy in the old commercial who would wearily trudge out of the house before dawn while muttering “Time to make the donuts” Only in addition to making the donuts Vince is engagi

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    Jess Walter Ô 3 read review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Jess Walter read Citizen Vince Jess Walter has that magic something that puts him a notch above most contemporary novelists There are so many ways in which this novel about a small time criminal living in Spokane WA in a witness protection prog

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    E–book [Citizen Vince] º Jess Walter Citizen Vince by Jess WalterThank you Jess Walter for the unforgettable character of Vince Camden in a crime caper that includes everyone from Mafia bosses and thugs to a postman to Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter Thank you for a plot that veers from funny to moving and everything in between without ever losing truth because it is written with literary excellence and a love of architecture in all its formsThis book was thrilling e

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    E–book [Citizen Vince] º Jess Walter I'm guessing that Jess Walter was as upset about the 2004 Presidential election as I was We handled our disappointment differently I drank a lot of vodka and he wrote an amazing book with an unlikely hero Vince Camden is living in Spokane WA where he manages a donut shop He also pals around with local hoods and works a scam with credit cards He isn't too happy but he seems satisfied until the day he starts cou

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    read Citizen Vince E–book [Citizen Vince] º Jess Walter I really liked this book and Jess Walter is an excellent writer Great read

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    E–book [Citizen Vince] º Jess Walter 35 stars “Pot smoking cops thieves who tithe 10 percent society women who wear garters tramps who sleep with stuffed bears criminal donut makers real estate hookers”This was a lovely surprise of a novel and my first by this authorI particularly liked Vince who had depth humour and a clear drive to figure out his lif

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    E–book [Citizen Vince] º Jess Walter review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Jess Walter read Citizen Vince Vince Camden and I had our political awakenings at the same time Autumn 1980 Jimmy and Ronny the embassy hostages Afghanistan Iran—Ira War

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    read Citizen Vince E–book [Citizen Vince] º Jess Walter review Î eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô Jess Walter Gritty realism is the perfect way to describe Jess Walter’s third novel Citizen Vince From the opening sentence

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Citizen Vince review è eBook or Kindle ePUB S by an all night poker game before heading to his witness protection job dusting crullers at Donut Make You Hungry This is the sum of Vince's new life donuts and forged credit cards not to mention a neurotic hooker girlfriendBut when a familiar face shows up in town Vince realizes that his sordid past is still close behind him During the next u. Jess Walter has that magic something that puts him a notch above most contemporary novelists There are so many ways in which this novel about a small time criminal living in Spokane WA in a witness protection program could have gone wrong Basic plot elements style and charachters could easily have led this book straight into the immense garbage bin where not that good crime novels belong But Walter adds his secret ingredients and this noir story becomes a uniue brilliant powerful living and breathing work with the complexity and the cohesion of the best novels ever written Some reviewers said this is a book about citizenship as a conuer and they are right Some other reviewers said this is a book about redemption and they are also right Someone else said this book cannot be categorized or clearly labeled under a genre I agree with that too What elevates this book in my opinion is the unusual level of depth many memorable sentences and moments when you think wow that is actually right the ability to make his charachters jump out of the page and be true and alive You know how sometimes you feel a charachter in a book is being played by a b movie actor Well it s as if Walter s charachters were played by some of the best actors who ever lived the smart omnipresent sense of humour and of course the political sub plot centered on the presidential elections of 1980 and the meaning that political participation can add to an individual s life Now let s talk about this for a second Too often I ve seen authors trying to give me the sub plot thing while in reality what they were doing was just patching together different pieces of thoughts and failing miserably One perfect example of this kind of failure even if I only saw the movie is Killing them softly movie with Brad Pitt They tried to infuse that film with a political sub plot failing in a spectacular way Tv screens with Obama speeches in the background of many scenes and a final cynical comment made by one charachter do NOT make a political subplot In Citizen Vince Everything converges to that focal point the relationship between the individual citizen and the wider community expressed in the right to vote The meaning of your life as part of a much wider thing the responsibility that comes with that and the privilege that it is to be a part of the democratic process without any excessive patriotism or idealism with all the proper doubts and uestions posed at the right time but with a message that comes out loud and clear despite the apparent simplicity of the plot Wow To know that I will never be able to write like Jess Walter is a childish but really painful thought

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Citizen Vince review è eBook or Kindle ePUB Nforgettable week on the run from Spokane to New York Vince Camden will negotiate a maze of obsessive cops eager politicians and assorted mobsters only to find that redemption might just exist of all places in the voting booth Sharp and refreshing Citizen Vince is the story of a charming crook chasing the biggest score of his life a second chanc. Vince Camden and I had our political awakenings at the same time Autumn 1980 Jimmy and Ronny the embassy hostages Afghanistan Iran Ira War Abscam inflation Not too mention John Lennon Mt St Helen s Rubik s cube the Moscow Olympics Bjorg and McEnroe Sony Walkman Bruce Billy Pat Blondie The Police Dire Straits ska New Wave Come to think of it 1980 was a pretty fucking memorable year The thing about my intellectual awakening vs Vince Camden s I turned 11 a couple of months before the Gipper was elected Vince Vince is in his 30s I was navigating long division Vince the federal witness protection program I cried the night of my oldest brother s high school graduation in June 1980 Here I was 10 going on 11 and I had no idea what I was going to do with my life Vince Camden doesn t strike me as the crying type but I bet he fretted too when he left behind his life as Marty Hagen a two bit hustler in New York City to become Vince Camden in Spokane Spokane About as far as you can get from New York City without entering Canadian airspace geographically and culturally But unlike my 10 year old self who had to make her own way the Feds not only gave Vince a new home and identity they subsidized his job training Vince did something that I once considered and probably should have followed through with given my current zero earning state he completed a baking and pastry program at the community college Now Vince bakes cruellers fritters cinnamon rolls maple bars and jelly filled delights at Donut Make You Hungry He s also running a credit card scam with his mailman and Lenny a local pawn shop owner You can take the boy out of a life of crime but can you take the criminal out of the boyWhile Vince is awakening to the future the book is staged during the week leading up to the 1980 election his past is catching up to him The appearance of Ray Sticks a Philly hitman moonlighting for the New York mob sends Vince scurrying back to New York to make amends to the guy he stiffed that guy being John Gotti oops See Vince realizes he really likes his new life He s getting into this being a part of a community thing There s a sweet prostitute who could use his help raising her son there s a local politician and Vietnam vet who could use Vince s savvy with Spokane s underground to win new voters And who woulda thunk it but Vince is a great baker He s got dreams about opening a restaurant owning a home having a wife and kidIt s just that Vince s got a hit on him Complicates his future prospects Or rather his prospect for a future And then there s the matter of which yahoo to vote for come Tuesday A little bit El Leonard a little bit Philip Roth a little bit Nick Hornby but completely wonderfully Jess Walter As dark as he can wring it Walter just can t hide a big heart maybe a little Frank Capra too It s impossible not to cheer for Vince even when he s stealing your credit cards But you know what really makes Vince want to follow the straight and narrow He receives his very first voter registration card And on his way to face the music Vince insists that he be allowed to vote Which he does But for whom Carter Reagan Anderson HmmmI m not telling This is some of America s best contemporary storytelling Read it and weep Giggle a little too Oh and don t forget to vote There is what you believe and there is what you want and these things are fine But they re just ideas in the end History like any single life is made up of actions At some point the thinking and believing and deciding fall away and all that s left is the doing Vince Camden

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Citizen Vince review è eBook or Kindle ePUB Darkly hilarious and unexpectedly profound Citizen Vince is an irresistible tale about the price of freedom and the mystery of salvation by an emerging writer of boundless talentEight days before the 1980 presidential election Vince Camden wakes up at 159 AM in a uiet house in Spokane Washington Pocketing his stash of stolen credit cards he drop. Vince Camden is a lot like that guy in the old commercial who would wearily trudge out of the house before dawn while muttering Time to make the donuts Only in addition to making the donuts Vince is engaging in selling pot and running a credit card scamVince is a former mob guy living in the witness protection program in Spokane WA in 1980 While he actually enjoys his job at the local donut shop just as birds gotta fly and fish gotta swim Vince has to engage in some petty crime while spending most of his free time playing cards in a seedy bar with the people that constitute what little underworld exists in Spokane He also occasionally dates a hooker who has dreams of becoming a real estate agent However when some of his confederates in the credit card scam begin acting oddly Vince gets worried and his paranoia leads to a week of facing up to his old life and trying to figure out what kind of person he ll be if he lives that long I enjoyed the other the other Jess Walter book I ve read The Financial Lives of the Poets and like that one this is a dark comedy with a crime story veneer on top of a person trying to figure out their place in the world Vince is an interesting character who has come to enjoy reading and gets a new book every week to impress a pretty lady who comes into the donut shop but he never finishes one He is compulsively trying to count how many people he knew that are now dead Most intriguing are his efforts to understand how he should vote in the upcoming presidential election between Carter and Reagan With his record wiped clean and voting rights restored this is the first time that Vince will be participating in the electoral process and he believes he s lacking some kind of key information that other voters use to make their decisionIt s a well written and fast paced read that uses a sympathetic criminal character to examine the idea of what it takes to make people change their lives

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Citizen Vince
  • Jess Walter
  • English
  • 04 September 2020
  • 9780060989293