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review Jernigan 103 Stran a una tortuosa decadencia Parece ue las cosas pueden empezar a cambiar cuando conoce a Martha Peretsky la madre divorciada de la novia de su hijo e inician una prometedora relación Jernigan es la divertídisima historia de un hombre ue dejándose llevar por sus peores cualidades consigue convertir su vida en un estrepitoso fracaso La cautivadora voz de Peter Jernigan nos acompaña en su p. Jernigan 1991 by David Gates is mesmerisingI cannot really explain how one of the most misanthropic troubled bitter drunks imaginable with few if any redeeming features results in such a brilliant and compelling bookPeter Jernigan s life is spiralling out of control His wife s gone he s lost his job and he s a stranger to his teenage son and his only relief is to drink himself stupid All the reader can do is look on in horror as Jernigan shares his sorry tale with customary erudition caustic wit half formed thoughts and perverse logic in a relentless narrative It shouldn t work and yet it does After a slowish initial 30 pages I was gripped and in thrall through to the bitter endI read this for my book group and am delighted it was chosen I doubt I would have come across it any other wayJernigan has been compared to Stoner and there are parallels both in terms of the content but also because both books arewere unheralded classics languishing in obscurity see also Revolutionary Road and Alone in Berlin55

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review Jernigan 103 Peter Jernigan tiene poco más de cuarenta años vive en un barrio residencial de Nueva Jersey con su hijo adolescente Danny y trabaja en una inmobiliaria neoyoruina Inteligente pero con escaso éxito Jernigan naufraga en una adocenada vida de la ue no consiguen sacarlo ni sus adicciones ni su sarcasmo Su estrafalaria manera de relacionarse con los demás y la reciente muerte de su mujer lo arra. Ultimately this novel is a pretty fast read and fairly entertaining But it has a lot of bad writing and a number of poor decisions by its author David GatesDefine bad writing Sure It s when the narrator s insecurity leads him to be needlessly intrusive Here are some examples of bad writing in Jernigan I mean at least I d found out that this was a neighborhood where blacks weren t moving in however you were supposed to feel about that Uh oh no cultural diversity Though in fact all I d really found out was that this was a neighborhood where people didn t want blacks moving in However you were supposed to feel about that Uh oh be coming after me next page 86See a secure narrator would either write the first part of these thoughts and allow the reader to decide what they meant or he d leave them out altogether Instead we get Jernigan feinting at racial commentary just in time to lecture us about how we should feel about such commentary It s petty and safe rebellion and it s uite contrary to what Gates seems to want us to think he s up to with this novelHere s some bad writing He picked up his slice and blew at the molten cheese creeping over the point Good I said You want the rest of it Looks like you got outside of yours pretty fast He shook his head no I took another bite It either was or wasn t good page 93First of all the nature of pizza hasn t a thing to do with this story Since the story has but 237 pages in it one would assume there was no good reason to give two or three of those pages to something as irrelevant as pizzaBut of course there s a reason It s to show the reader how clever the author is When one reads about molten cheese he can t help but think I wonder how long Gates carried that little nugget around in his writing journalAnd then there s the it either was or wasn t good line If this is to show indecision on the narrator s part it s unnecessary After all by this point in the book the narrator has already overwhelmed readers with his indecisiveness No this line is one clever bit of intrusion on the author s part one place of refuge for the insecure writer Even the folks who claimed to hate my novel had to admit I m talentedAll that written Jernigan will appeal to a certain group of readers Those who are desperate to see Frederick Exley s achievement in impostors may even think they ve found Exley in Gates s first novel Unfortunately they have not

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review Jernigan 103 Articular descenso a los infiernos a la vez ue ofrece una desternillante disección del egoísmo la indiferencia y la crueldad ue se hallan en el fondo de cada uno de nosotros Jernigan publicada en 1991 y finalista del Premio Pulitzer es la primera y más aclamada novela de David Gates y su protagonista se ha convertido en uno de los antihéroes clásicos de la literatura norteamericana reciente. If you took John Updike and Richard Ford and gave them each a serious drinking problem then they would ve probably come up with this bleak portrait of an American Father on the edge At times shocking and touching it nevertheless keeps you reading due to Gate s keen prose and razor sharp eye for detail After finishing it you ll see why it was shortlisted for the Pulitzer

  • Paperback
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  • Jernigan
  • David Gates
  • Spanish
  • 17 March 2020
  • 9788492663170

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    (Jernigan) PDF READ Ù David Gates David Gates · 3 summary Peter Jernigan's life has hit the rocks after the death of his wife through a freak accident he has failed miserably as a father to his teenag

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    characters Jernigan (Jernigan) PDF READ Ù David Gates free read ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB · David Gates Masie Cochran Associate Editor Tin House Books Recently at the urging of Nanci McCloskey I began reading David Gates’ Jernigan She tossed the book to me while packing for a business trip I skimmed the jacket cop

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    (Jernigan) PDF READ Ù David Gates This is one of those novels that establishes its greatness from page 1 and you spend the rest of the novel desperately hoping it can maintain that greatness In the most part it really does Originally released in the early 90's and soon to be reissued you'll hear lots of reaching for Stoner comparisons I haven't read Stoner I dunno the 90's seems just about distant enough now to make this novel FEEL that otherness of anot

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