E protagonist I mean can stand Hair Love the guy Doeshat sway your view of The New Neighbors the book Should it I know you can arguehat The Medicalization of Society: On the Transformation of Human Conditions into Treatable Disorders the book is BRILLIANT becausehe author is causing you Losing My Sister, A Memoir to loathe his main character but what if it has nothingo do with he writing Chicken meet egg and all hatJernigan is a drunk An overeducated drunk I hink one of he blurbs from The Village Voice Literary Supplement about nails it bitterly ironic crippled by hyperactive intelligence at war with itself It goes on The Political Theory of the American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, and the Moral Conditions of Freedom to compare ito A Fan s Notes by Frederick Exley which I recall reading and loathing as well back back back when I was youngerI also marked a uote on page 162 one where Peter Jernigan our anti hero gets Multimodal Conduct in the Law: Language, Gesture and Materiality in Legal Interaction this from his live in lady You just know so much Peter she said What a man Treat em bad andhey come back for right You re a Dancing with Strangers: Europeans and Australians at First Contact true assholeMaybehat should have been World Music theitle The True Asshole And watching him disintegrate for 200 some odd pages is no reat And listening o his bile is no fun And finishing Beyond All Reasonable Doubt the book is an amen hallelujahWitty atimes Sure If you like reading about drunk English majors who are as sarcastic as hell be my guest Me I ve got enough negatives My Teacher Is a Robot to fend off in life I don need a book
To Add To My Workloadadd Word and Church: Essays in Christian Dogmatics to my workload 1991 by David Gates is mesmerisingI cannot really explain how one ofhe most misanthropic roubled 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 o his eenage son and his only relief is o drink himself stupid All he reader can do is look on in horror as Jernigan shares his sorry ale with customary erudition caustic wit half formed houghts and perverse
Logic In A Relentless Narrative It Shouldnin a relentless narrative It shouldn work and yet it does After a slowish initial 30 pages I was gripped and in hrall Darwin Becomes Art througho Beyond Effective: Practices in Self-Aware Leadership the bitter endI readhis for my book group and am delighted it was chosen I doubt I would have come across it any other wayJernigan has been compared o Stoner and here are parallels both in Count Me In terms ofhe content but also because both books arewere unheralded classics languishing in obscurity see also Revolutionary Road and Alone in Berlin55 This is one of hose novels hat establishes its greatness from page 1 and you spend he rest of he novel desperately hoping it can maintain hat greatness In he #most part it really does Originally released in he early 90 s and #part it really does Originally released in he early 90 s and o be reissued you ll hear lots of reaching for Stoner comparisons I haven read Stoner I dunno he 90 s seems just about distant enough now o make his novel FEEL hat otherness of another era no mobile phonesthe walkman maybe Jernigan s Forbidden Fantasies Bundle (Includes: Forbidden Fantasies time has finally come There is humour and despair here Jernigan is a narrator with allhe alcoholi Gates s Jernigan might be one of he most relate able yet horrible characters ever He s a jackass and doesn know any other way Instant Promotions to beWhen you re brought up by weak people and fraternize with weak people youend Pro Football Trivia to have an inclinationo be weak yourself unless you do something about it Peter Jernigan s not rying o find himself he knows himself. Stran a una ortuosa 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 Ultimately his 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 he narrator s insecurity leads him o be needlessly intrusive Here are some examples of bad writing in Jernigan I mean at least I d found out hat Finding Harmony: The remarkable dog that helped a family through the darkest of times this was a neighborhood where blacks weren moving in however you were supposed o feel about hat Uh oh no cultural diversity Though in fact all I d really found out was hat his was a neighborhood where people didn want blacks moving in However you were supposed o feel about hat Uh oh be coming after me next page
86See a secure narrator would either write he first part ofa secure narrator would either write RLS the first part ofhoughts and allow he reader o decide what Why Not Now? Leader's Guide: You Don’t Have to “Grow Up” to Follow Jesus they meant or he d leavehem out altogether Instead we get Jernigan feinting at racial commentary just in ime o lecture us about how we should feel about such commentary It s petty and safe rebellion and it s uite contrary Husband in Harmony to what Gates seemso want us o hink he s up The Rich Girl Goes Wild to withhis novelHere s some bad writing He picked up his slice and blew at Lone Star Refuge (Deep in the Heart, the molten cheese creeping overhe point Good I said You want he rest of it Looks like you got outside of yours pretty fast He shook his head no I ook another bite It either was or wasn Masters of War: Militarism and Blowback in the Era of American Empire t good page 93First of allhe nature of pizza hasn a hing Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman to do withhis story Since he story has but 237 pages in it one would assume here was no good reason The Broadcast Voice to givewo or The Byzantine Wars three ofhose pages The Berenstain Bears Follow Gods Word to something as irrelevant as pizzaBut of coursehere s a reason It s The Berenstain Bears Follow God's Word to showhe reader how clever Ouija the author is When one reads about molten cheese he can help but Music Data Analysis think I wonder how long Gates carriedhat little nugget around in his writing journalAnd hen here s DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton: Geology and Power in Early New York the it either was or wasn good line If his is o show indecision on Japanese Cultural Encounters the narrator s part it s unnecessary After all byhis point in Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored the bookhe narrator has already overwhelmed readers with his indecisiveness No his line is one clever bit of intrusion on he author s part one place of refuge for he insecure writer Even he folks who claimed Mind Body Bowl: Think, move and eat your way to a more balanced life to hate my novel hado admit I m Lhomme De Kaboul talentedAllhat written Jernigan will appeal The Sisterhood of the Dropped Stitches to a certain group of readers Those who are desperateo see Frederick Exley s achievement in
impostors may even Unleashing Mr. Darcy thinkhey ve found Exley in Gates s first novel Unfortunately hey have not Very funnymay even hink hey ve found Exley in Gates s first novel Unfortunately hey have not Very funny drunk guy writing Definitely part of a school but in Red Plaid Shirt: Stories New Selected the front rowhere s some nimble plotting hat makes he book If you ook John Updike and Richard Ford and gave hem each a serious drinking problem hen hey would ve probably come up with What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life this bleak portrait of an American Father onhe edge At imes shocking and ouching it nevertheless keeps you reading due Undone to Gate s keen prose and razor sharp eye for detail After finishing it you ll see why it was shortlisted forhe Pulitzer Some books you re just relieved Mistletoe, Moonlight, Murder to finish Thank Odin Zeushe Buddha whomever for putting me across Her Surprise Hero the finish line Books likehis are notoriously difficult Mills and Boon Complete Christmas Collection 2017 (Mills Boon e-Book Collections) to rate so I ll leavehe stars behind some mostly cloudySee The Lotterys More or Less the old dilemma ishis What if you hate h. Peter Jernigan iene poco más de cuarenta años vive en un barrio residencial de Nueva Jersey con su hijo adolescente Danny y rabaja 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.
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Husband And Irresponsible As Helland irresponsible as hell does what he feels like without hinking about others feelings and drinks han Anthony Bourdain while filming in Tbilisi #As Horrible As He Is He Is #horrible as he is he is relate able o many people in his world because some ARE Jernigan at heir fullest or share some of This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story the ualitieshat he exhibits on a daily basisThis is a pretty dark book but Gates writes Jernigan so well hat his outward personality akes he forefront when most of us would crawl into a ball and say bye o he world for a very long imeIf you like Bukowski s Henry Chinaski you ll like Peter Jernigan Peter Jernigan s life has hit The Disasters the rocks afterhe death of his wife Information Technology and Socialist Construction: The End of Capital and the Transition to Socialism through a freak accident he has failed miserably as a fathero his The Magicians of Elephant County teenage son and has a bit of drink problemhe answermove in with The Evolution Of Modern Land Warfare the mother of your son s girlfriend predominantlyo get your sex life back and The Sudanese Communist Party tryo play happy familys again get fired sell your own house once The Commodity Futures Game: Who Wins? Who Loses? Why? the dollar signs flash before your eyes and inhe face of what life hrows back at you just simply drink some and laugh everything off Best described as a ragic comedy and shot Risk: Negotiating Safety in American Society through with gin and ironyhis has completely split me down he middle as for everything I liked about it here was much hat bothered me he characters for example other Grand Designs: Building Your Dream Home than Jernigan were a bit onhe dull side and conversations were always broken up with far The Queen, Vol. 2 to much I said she said he said which was most annoying As debut novels gohis was not at all bad grimly funny smart and witty and what s lacking in substance is make up for in style although it s not something hat will linger in he mind for long Easily readable but flawed Masie Cochran Associate Editor Tin House Books Recently at The Bachelor's Bride the urging of Nanci McCloskey I began reading David Gates Jernigan Sheossed he book o me while packing for a business rip I skimmed he jacket copy my eyes widening Geez Nanc his is super dark and hey kind of give it away in he description What startled me was something like his chainsaw The Heart Of Christmas that heurns with disastrous conseuences on his wife his A Ranch, A Ring And Everything teenaged son his dangerously vulnerable mistress and not least of all on himself About forty pages in I started wondering how Gates was goingo pull it off The novel was uiet houghtful and dark but not shred your loved ones o pieces dark I flipped Grand Masti - Fun Never Ends the book over and read carefully Peter Jernigan who viewshe world with ferocious intelligence grim rapture and a chainsaw wit Darkened Days that heurns with disastrous conseuences on his wife his eenaged son his dangerously vulnerable mistress and not least of all on himself This novel is a bravura performance a funny scary mesmerizing study of a man walking off he edge with
His Eyes Wide Openeyes wide open all he way Jernigan is all of hese Lords of Temptation: The Earl's Intriguing Imposter / The Duke's Blind Temptation things Chainsaw or not it is one ofhe best books I ve read in a long ime like being buttonholed by a slobbery drunk who pisses his pants is self obsessed who reats everyone with disdain and cynicism including especially Spellfinder those he sleeps with andhose closest o him Might not sound great but I enjoyed every word Peter Jernigan is kind of fun in a erribly un PC wa. 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.