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Jess Walter

Autor(a) de Beautiful Ruins

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About the Author

Jess Walter was born on July 20, 1965. He graduated from Eastern Washington University. Before becoming an author, he worked as a journalist. His work has appeared in Newsweek, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. He has written one nonfiction book and several novels. mostrar mais His works include Every Knee Shall Bow, Over Tumbled Graves, The Zero, and Beautiful Ruins. His novel, Citizen Vince, won the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel. He was the co-author of Christopher Darden's 1996 bestseller In Contempt. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins (2012) 4,240 cópias
The Cold Millions (2020) 754 cópias
Citizen Vince (2005) 699 cópias
The Zero (2006) 559 cópias
We Live in Water: stories (2013) 393 cópias
In Contempt (1996) 390 cópias
Over Tumbled Graves (2001) 328 cópias
Land of the Blind (2003) 271 cópias
Don't Eat Cat (2012) 46 cópias
The Way the World Ends (2018) 45 cópias
The Best American Mystery and Suspense Stories 2022 (2022) — Editor — 31 cópias
Parable (The One) (2019) 14 cópias

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 363 cópias
Citrus County (2008) — Contribuinte — 288 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 226 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 199 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Contribuinte — 144 cópias
Portland Noir (2009) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 37 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2011) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 39 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2011) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 41 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2012) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth (2008) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 (2023) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 39 (1995) — Autor — 5 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Spokane, Washington, USA
Locais de residência
Spokane, Washington
Eastern Washington University
The Spokesman-Review
Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Novel, 2005: Citizen Vince
National Book Award Best Novel Finalist, 2006: The Zero
Washington State Book Award in Fiction Finalist, 2006: The Zero
Washington State Book Award in Fiction Finalist, 2007: Citizen Vince
Washington State Book Award in Fiction Finalist, 2011: The Financial Lives of the Poets
New York Times Notable Book, 2001: Over Tumbled Graves (mostrar todas 12)
PEN USA Literary Nonfiction Award, 1996: Every Knee Shall Bow
PEN USA Literary Award, 2007: The Zero
LA Times Book Prize, 2007: The Zero
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, 2007: The Zero
Time Magazine's #2 Novel Of The Year, 2009: The Financial Lives of the Poets
New York Times Bestseller, 2012: Beautiful Ruins
Pequena biografia
Home page: http://www.jesswalter.com/index.htm

From author's site: http://www.jesswalter.com/bio.htm : Jess Walter is the author of THE ZERO, a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and CITIZEN VINCE, winner of the 2005 Edgar Award for best novel, as well as two other novels and a nonfiction book. He's won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and has been a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, the PEN USA Literary Prize, in both fiction and nonfiction, the ITW Thriller of the Year and he was part of a team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in spot news journalism. His books have been New York Times, Washington Post and NPR best books of the year and have been published in twenty countries.



This was a sweet story nicely put together, and I enjoyed reading it. But it would have been a much better book if it didn't suffer from too many words. Maybe it's just me, but I seem to keep running against this too-many-words ailment recently. I often had the feeling that Walter likes to hear the sound of his own voice (so to speak). For the most part, long passages, paragraph after paragraph, should be moving the story forward or telling you about a character. Many of Walter's words didn't do that. I felt that only one of the characters in this book was fairly well drawn, and that was Pasquale. The rest were cartoon figures. Since this was somewhat of a satire, that would have been acceptable if the text hadn't been bogged down by too many words that did nothing and went nowhere.… (mais)
dvoratreis | outras 269 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
This book was written on & off over 15 years. It shows. Some of it is really good, amusing, satirical. Some is so disjointed it was hard to follow.
Abcdarian | outras 269 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
A perfect summer read with a crazy cast of characters and settings on the coast of Italy and Hollywood and Seattle and even Sandpoint, ID as movies are made and pitched, loves are found and lost. Richard Burton figures prominently. Snippets of Italian are welcome as I'm studying it. The book wraps up satisfyingly with damp eyes and satisfaction that all is right in an unfair world. And it was recommended by Nick Hornby in The Believer.
featherbooks | outras 269 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
I felt there were at least 3 different books in this novel. The episodic chapters, flashing back and forward in time, did not flow well, nor did I care for any of the several protagonists introduced (some only half way through the book).

There was definitely good writing in many places, with some excellent phrases that popped out amid the reading. The description of the caregiver's point of view of a loved one with Alzheimer's was particularly poignant.
Dorothy2012 | outras 269 resenhas | Apr 22, 2024 |



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