[Reading] ➶ Now It's Time to Say Goodbye ➽ Dale Peck – Motyourdrive.co.uk

Now It's Time to Say Goodbye pdf Now It's Time to Say Goodbye, ebook Now It's Time to Say Goodbye, epub Now It's Time to Say Goodbye, doc Now It's Time to Say Goodbye, e-pub Now It's Time to Say Goodbye, Now It's Time to Say Goodbye bd3d11648e1 On The Run From The AIDS Epidemic And In Search Of Their Own Lost Love Colin Nieman And Justin Time Abandon New York City For The Tiny Kansas Village Of Galatea Racially Polarized And Desperately Poor, The Town Is Dominated By Rosemary Krebs A White Matriarch Determined To Resurrect Her Lost Southern Childhood, And Abraham Greeving, The Black Preacher Who Will Do Anything To Stop Her Now It S Time To Say Goodbye Is The Story Of Violence And Prejudice In Small Town America Of Divine, A Black Hustler Who S Slept With As Many Men As He Can Seduce Of Wade Painter, A White Artist Insulated By His Wealth And Hermitlike Existence Of Webbie Greeving, A Budding Academic Called Back To Take Care Of Her Disabled Father And Of Myra Robinson, The Grieving Mother Who Lost Her Daughter Long Before She Was Kidnapped As Their Stories Unfold We Learn The True Story Of Galatea S Dark Past And Even Darker Future Of Eric Johnson, An Albino Black Man Lynched Because Of The Color Of His Skin And Of Lucy Robinson, The White Teenager Who Must Pay For Her Parents CrimesNow It S Time To Say Goodbye Is A Literary Thriller Writ Large An Astonishing Achievement That Recalls The Work Of James Baldwin And Carson McCullers, It Marks A Bold New Direction For A Young Novelist Already Recognized As One Of The Most Eloquent Voices Of His Generation Michiko Kakutani, New York Times


10 thoughts on “Now It's Time to Say Goodbye

  1. says:

    I read this some years ago I d thought Martin and John fairly interesting This novel wasn t And around this time Peck began writing savage reviews later collected as Hatchet Jobs in a manner that seemed to me kind of dully vicious I actually enjoy viciousness And niceness As long as they re incisive, or challenging, or well written I would read a book called Scalpel Work Hatchets aren t known for their precision Neither is Peck Dull is a good qualifier for this novel, too.This essay by Jen Doll at The Atlantic is excellent, and a useful historical context for the current Goodreads kerfuffle The essay was prompted by a flare up at over a review of a novel by Emily Giffin that received an angry counter review attack by the author s husband, which then led to a review arguing that this other reviewer won t read Giffin s books any because of that attack.and then that author based review got removed from Doll also links to a Slate article lamenting the niceness of the new review culture The essay examines how social media is altering the landscape of reviews, and makes the point that meanness and niceness are a bit different, but not a strange new phenomenon in reviewing, online Dale Peck, who was a complete dick in his reviews, is merely one example in a long illustrious history of reviewing savagery What s really new, to my mind, is the monetization of reviews If Michiko Kakutani or Dale Peck rip you a new one, you could savage others or try to attack the venue and the injustice of major reviewers but if you re on a website focused on building traffic to drive profitability, you can go after reviewers and play the refs, and that shit gets taken care of Obligatory reference to this book under review.


  2. says:

    I couldn t finish this one But I want to give it another go It s filled with lurid queens which is my stomping ground certainly Gee, that was a poor mix of images, wasn t it Well, let me just add that I m pro queen to the hilt


  3. says:

    I don t think there are enough words for me to describe how much I loved this book as I was reading it, and how much I still love it almost ten years later The tragedy is that currently it is out of print The book is Gothic, epic, disturbing, erotic, poetic, allegorical and probably one of the best pieces of modern fiction This definitely isn t a book for the masses, but then again neither is Moby Dick Not to say that it s on par, but I think it has a grandeur and raw intimacy to it that both share, as well as being uniquely works of American fiction.


  4. says:

    I still contend that Dale Peck is the best writer working in this century, although he s taken a turn from his fiction and writes primarily essays and reviews for a number of magazines.This was probably his most universally appealing novel that no one has read, the stories and slow reveals as divulged by various townspeople surrounding the rape of a young woman Like peeling an avocado, each chapter lays bare the secrets and frailities of the town, its sister city on the other side of the tracks and the citizens.


  5. says:

    Ratings 1 to 5 Writing 4Plot 5Characters 5Emotional impact 4Overall rating 4.5


  6. says:

    Although there were elements of this book I really didn t like, there was so much, much that I loved Wonderful characterisation, raw emotion, unusual storytelling and different perspectives There were some questions left unanswered at the end, but also some that had initially seemed important, but became irrelevent I think that this is a book that improves even on second and third reads.


  7. says:

    Nothing else like it in the world.


  8. says:

    Dale Peck is clearly a talented writer and storyteller As an aspiring writer myself, I can certainly appreciate the deft with which this novel painted a strikingly vivid portrait of two remote, racially divided, fictional Kansas towns, through the alternating first person accounts of their various inhabitants And yet, I can t say I enjoyed reading this book.To say Now It s Time to Say Goodbye was an upsetting story is an understatement The two towns where the story takes place both seem to be covered in a thick layer of grime and filth that pervades the entire novel Many of the descriptions of events that take place during the story, and the people to whom they happen, are aggressively grotesque The characters are almost universally unlikeable Many of the passages in the novel are meandering and overly florid, such that I found my eyes glazing over multiple times, while reading.The novel s ending, while wholly appropriate and fitting for the story being told, was so disturbing to me, that it left me feeling physically nauseous, and in desperate need of a shower Then again, I suspect that some of my strong reaction to this novel was precisely the author s intention So, while I commend the author for drafting an ambitious and memorable tale, I can t say I would recommend this book, due to the negative effect it had on me personally.


  9. says:

    For many years after I read this book I thought I had made it up I couldn t remember the title or the author or even what it looked like Now that I ve found it again I see if everywhere I go It is exactly what it s billed as, a dark gay southern Gothic There s a mystery at the heart of it and I remember a deception of the reader in regards to the two main characters, but not a lot else The book itself is written very lushly, with great attention to detail and characters I found myself less interested in the plot and interested in inhabiting the world for a short while It s a bit dark to be a beach book but just about right for a park bench There isn t anything incredibly remarkable about it but I enjoyed it and the tone is relatively unique, especially in the gay genre.


  10. says:

    Huiveringwekkend Sommige stukken zijn ronduit ranzig, maar hij blijft intrigeren Zijn hoofdpersonen zijn heel echt hun motieven zijn niet al te transparant De beschrijving van de sociale ontwikkelingen zijn beklemmend en levensecht Wel een behoorlijk dikke pil.


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