Girls author Frederick Busch (ebook / PDF) By Frederick Busch

Frederick Busch Ø 9 review

Es as a college campus security guard laced with anguish Jack is haunted by the vulnerability of young girls I wondered if girls had been kidnapped murdered preyed upon for years Maybe it was the times and therefore everything human and otherwise from when we began might not be at fault When 14 year old Janice Tanner disappears his obsession is channeled into a passionate search for her abductor His empathy for Janice's bereaved p. I wanted to like this book but I just couldn t get into it At first it was the subject matter because I hate dead baby things but then I didn t care for the protagonist The big reveals were so drawn out and late that I guessed them that always puts me a little out I felt like I was walking through an architecture museum beautiful examples of structure and counterbalance and fascia but nothing wholly formed to transport me to another place

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Girls author Frederick Busch

Frederick Busch's novel Girls is an elegant literary mystery bound by loss and driven by hope From their origin in the short story Ralph the Duck Busch's characters Jack and Fanny evolve embraced by the sorrow that divides their marriage and reverberates through the tale of Girls The suffering they've endured since the death of their daughter haunts Jack's vision His world is pockmarked by missing children his daily responsibiliti. I ve always liked the way that Joyce Carol Oates has been able to capture the uiet desperation of muddling through in the average lives of New England and New York I had never read anything of Frederick Busch before and this story of a nearly broken former cop turned security guard and his near obsessive investigation into the disappearance of a local girl is impressively hauntingNot really a whodunit the investigation is almost secondary but the book follows the protagonist s inexorable drag into obsession and its effects on him his marriage and his life Real and raw and with amazing prose this book stays with you long after finishing it Note the main character appears again in North which was FB s last book published before he died in 2006 It was also very good but of the two I enjoyed Girls

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Arents is profound but the investigation is undertaken not simply that he might recover the missing girl but in hope of obtaining salvation for his own family's painIn the dank cold of upstate New York masterful moments of confrontation rise from a silent din of impending danger There's no doubt Busch's place among the masters of narrative is secured with his memorable characterization of Jack and this vivid tale of human fragilit. I was also scared I had forgotten what the weight of the32 made me remember the kind of power a weapon concentrates at the end of your arm You move it and you re Mrs Tanner s heroic Lord You make decisions Let this person s chest be opened Let there be bone fragments in the air Let his chest breathe sucking for air through the maroon spittle on his sternum The fear of his face begins at the end of your arm with the gun s dead heaviness and you re scared too I d even liked the fear I had enjoyed it than I should have His fear my fear the stink of our dry mouths in the back of his car even the pain in my side and the heartbeat in my fingers which brushed against the blue black butt of the pistol Where I d gotten to was the cellar of the haunted house and what was haunting it was me 238


10 thoughts on “Girls author Frederick Busch

  1. says:

    Girls A Novel by Frederick Busch is a 2011 Ballantine publicationThis is an older novel which was recommended to me from a book group I decided to join The synopsis sounded different but promising While the book is absorbing in many ways the focus is mostly centered on Jack and Fanny’s relationship and grief and less on the missing girls for the most part The last uarter of the book does begin to concentrate on that thread but the relatio

  2. says:

    When I finished this book last night at 200am I got choked up This was such a riveting rhythmic literary work that if in movie form

  3. says:

    I’ve always liked the way that Joyce Carol Oates has been able to capture the “uiet desperation” of muddling through in the average lives of New England and New York I had never read anything of Frederick Busch before and this story of a nearly broken former cop turned security guard and his near obsessive investigation into the disappearance of a local girl is impressively hauntingNot really a whodunit – the inv

  4. says:

    I wanted to like this book but I just couldn't get into it At first it was the subject matter because I hate dead baby things but then I didn't care for the protagonist The big reveals were so drawn out and late th

  5. says:

    To call a novel messy may be an unusual way to compliment it but that word comes to mind after I read “Girls A Novel” by Frederick Busch What I liked about this 1996 novel is that many of its components are me

  6. says:

    The best word I can think of to describe Frederick Busch’s novel Girls is muscular The novel has certainly received much higher praise than that Glamour Magazine called it “powerful” and went on to describe it as an intriguing crime story although the novel’s real strength lay with the main character’s “growing insight about hi

  7. says:

    This is the only Frederick Busch book that I've read so I wasn't sure what to expect His writing style reminds me a bit of Cormac McCarthy in that both of them can convey so MUCH with so FEW words It's a gift to fi

  8. says:

    Overall I just think I didn't really like the narrator of this book and that's the real reason I didn't enjoy it I loved that it wa

  9. says:

    I was also scared I had forgotten what the weight of the32 made me remember the kind of power a weapon concentrates at the end of your arm You move it and you're Mrs Tanner's heroic Lord You make decisions Let thi

  10. says:

    I liked it but I probably won't read another As a mystery it's not too puzzling The author flagged whodunnit well before the protagonist figured it out The character was interesting up to a point By the end I kind of had him figured out too He's not that different from the good but broken man with a dark past in a lot of

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