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Prisoners By Bill Ripley,

  • Title: Prisoners
  • Author: Bill Ripley
  • ISBN: 9780871132079
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Hugo Daley picked up a hitchhiking porn queen outside Houston, the roaming ad salesman became the quarry of one very irate blue movie producer On the road and the run from Texas to California, the gum chewing, beer drinking starlet and the bumb ass motor mouth from the little town of Oatmeal where God is everywhere crossed paths with another pair of fugitives who When Hugo Daley picked up a hitchhiking porn queen outside Houston, the roaming ad salesman became the quarry of one very irate blue movie producer On the road and the run from Texas to California, the gum chewing, beer drinking starlet and the bumb ass motor mouth from the little town of Oatmeal where God is everywhere crossed paths with another pair of fugitives who d found a corpse and a killer in quick succession Hugo had just wanted a quiet life to sell a few Yellow Pages ads and provide for his wife and Hugo Jr Now he was way out of his depth in a festering half world of drug deals, murderers and dubious videos Prisoners is a fast paced, funny and furious tour through the underside of contemporary America at full throttle Welcome to Bill ripley s world Believe it or not He s collected a wonderful cast of desperate characters, displays them in unusual situations and unnatural acts, behind bars of laughter and tears James Crumley This trendy first novel about tattered and tarnished lives at the psychic edges is all affectation and posturing a post 60 s account of drugs, sex, and sleaze, narrated in a macho minimalist mode When former drug wheeler and dealer Danny Devoto discovers that something is out of whack, he sets off from L.A with a cute and chubby heiress for Oatmeal, Texas, the scene of his troubled childhood By chance, the two come across a floating corpse, someone who, we find out later, slurped peckers that had poked poopers Ripley s scuzzy phrase for a homosexual Meanwhile, Hugo Daley, a traveling salesman known as something of a numb nuts and a chump, picks up a sexy hitchhiker on the out skirts of Dallas A decent jerk who has always worked hard for his family, Hugo is haunted by an image of his life as a rotting tomato his escapades with hitchhiker Chuckles, a porn star on the run from her boyfriend director, lead him, his horny wife, and his nondescript son, Hugo, Jr into a nether world of perversion and violence Closer to home, Hugo s boss, Lester Darling, a cynical Vietnam vet, manufactures anti drug, pro God videos that turn on viewers with subliminal sex a trick developed by his former partner and lover, Richard, the bloated body drifting downriver in Oatmeal Further plot contrivances bring these disparate lives into contact, and introduce a secondary cast of drug crazed and sex driven characters, many of whom people the endless flashbacks that help pad this extraordinarily meager volume Adolescent sexual euphemisms hosing, peeky pooky, squeegee , mindless blather about layered realities, and lots of exclamatory dreck Hot dog, oh, boy Taxicabs make for much tedium the real prisoner here is the reader Kirkus Reviews
    Prisoners When Hugo Daley picked up a hitchhiking porn queen outside Houston the roaming ad salesman became the quarry of one very irate blue movie producer On the road and the run from Texas to California th

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    1. In a confused state and while considering what to read next, all the while considering how long it s taken to inch my way slowly toward my 2013 reading goal, it occurred to me that I might, in fact, kill three birds with a single stone, or book as the case may be, or actually is.Looking through the stacks and shelves of unread titles, trying to determine which might be accomplished quickly, for some unknowable reason Prisoners reared its ugly head and it is ugly, the cover and the content but th [...]

    2. Bill Ripley s widow, Martha call her Marty contacted me the other day Here she is should you like to say Hello With permission to post, she has the following to say Hello Nathan, My name is Marty Ball and I am Bill Ripley s widow God, I hate that word It was a great delight to me to see that anyone was reading Bill s book He wrote it in about two months, went out and sold it to the publisher himself and then got an agent He always did things backwards He wanted to call it Good News Maryann Bill [...]

    3. Yikes This book is definitely not about salt of the earth folks Drunks, fools, coke heads, smack addicts, pornographers, conscienceless manipulators, sociopaths and murderers populate this text And the settings the slums of Los Angeles and Oakland, trailer parks, dried up little towns in West Texas, and motel rooms in between are truly no better The prose style Here is the opening paragraph It is getting increasingly difficult to have a little fun without ticking somebody off Either you re spend [...]

    4. Ok, sex, drugs, kidnapping, murder.but no rock n roll Just not really gritty, raw or enaging Vollman who I had to to kick to the curb only 400 pages in did better than this, Vian grabbed me by the throat with I want to spit on your grave , and as to the drugs noir sheesh, so many better uns out there Helen Miller, Kathy Ackers, hell even Pierre Drieu la rochelle s Will o the wisp I rate higher n this Just not enough pizazz here.

    5. All I want to do is have a little fun before I die Bill RipleyI read this book because of a recent fascination with the author From this elegy by David J Rothman Thanks to Sheryl Crow s setting of Wyn Cooper s poem Fun, which uses Bill s words as a springboard, the reimagined story of a Tuesday afternoon Bill and Wyn spent together in a Salt Lake City bar has already achieved what most poets desire, but never achieve anonymous fame.Yep, that guy Bill Ripley only published one book and I wanted t [...]

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