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The Long Legged Fly

Download ✓ The Long Legged Fly 108 Characters The Long Legged Fly E mean streets among the predators and their prey When his son vanishes Griffin searches back through the tangles and tatters of his life knowing that he must solve his personal mysteries before he can venture after the whereabouts of others The Long Legged Fly is exciting visceral entertainment that takes the reader into a corner of society where life is fought for as much as it is lived James Sallis has written a compelling novel that succeeds both as detective fiction and worthy literatu. Lately I ve been on a crime fiction jag I have a giant stack of read but not reviewed books sitting next to my computer and I better get cracking at reviewing them most of them are library books and they have to get back soon I think I might be over dosing a little on the genre the stories will soon start blending with one another I don t know if I can call myself a fan of crime fiction I certainly enjoy it but I feel like I have to be reading it for a lot longer than I have been to say it s something I m into I also keep resisting because crime fiction is shelved in the mystery section and saying I m a fan of crime fiction means that I consider myself a fan of mystery novels which I have a difficult relationship with And while I m still employed at Barnes and Noble I don t want to say I m into mystery novels I don t want to be a person other people turn to when customers need mystery recommendations I am a fan of literary fiction especially of the difficult variety which I also don t like giving recommendations for I don t like giving recommendations to strangers period That is why I rarely recommend books I really love to people I ve tried to offer up say Magnetic Fields to someone and then they get all well why would I like it and they poo pawh about it and turn their noses up and I want to shout at them to just fucking read the book because it s one of the most perfectly written books in the world and that is all you need to know anything else is a giant fucking spoiler so instead I ll give them Kavalier and Clay one of my goto literary recommendations which I could care less if you buy or not and one might think that being on a crime fiction spree and loving literary fiction I d like for those two things to be mixed up into one great taste I didn t know that this was supposed to be literary and there is nothing overtly capital L literary about but there are hints dropped here and there A name on a door bell is for R ueneau book titles get dropped in strange places the Britishness of Henry James is joked about Actually I feel like space is given in the book to literary comments than to the actual solving of crimes Which is fine because I don t necessarily like or dislike reading about crimes being solved but the investigations in this book sort of float around in the background and when they do get solved it s almost like an afterthought no that isn t the right word not an afterthought but almost as very incidental to the story On a literary level I guess this would be considered a character driven PI novel Most of my favorite books are character driven and before yesterday I d say that character driven is good for literary fiction but it doesn t work in the crime fiction world But if I had written that this past weekend I d have to admit that I m wrong Lawrence Block s Hit Man was an amazing display of a character driven crime novel it s probably the best novel of this genre I ve read all year which means it s better than any of the Parker novels by Richard Stark Like Hit Man this novel is a collection of stories all with the same main character Here we see Lew Griffin in snap shots between 1964 and 1990 we see his life falling apart his attempts to improve it and the way that life kicks him in the teeth again There is some deep shit going on but I only know this deep shit is in the book because the copy on the dust jacket tells me about it I could see it once it was pointed out to me but I didn t catch it on my own This is because I m a bit stupid and because it s sort of subtle and not exactly the kind of stuff I m looking for when I m reading about a drunken PI I think the big picture I missed while reading this that is sort of what I m trying to say I m kind of interested to try the second book in this series I m hoping that it s a traditional novel instead of vignettes sewn together I think with the style that Sallis writes in I would find this satisfying Or maybe not This book was fine I don t think it s going to be something I will be able to remember much about six months from now I think it will just be remembered as that book where the author put ueneau s name on a doorbell

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Download ✓ The Long Legged Fly 108 Characters The Long Legged Fly Il takes him through the underbelly of the French uarter with its bar girls pimps and tourist attractions As his search leads to one violent dead end and then another Griffin is confronted with the prospect that his own life has come to resemble those he is attempting to find; he is becoming as lost as the frail identities he tries to recover Waking in a hospital after an alcoholic binge Griffin finds another chance in a nurse who comes to love him but again he reverts to his old life in th. If you re a private dick and potential clients need to track you down in a bar in order to hire you that s probably NOT a GOOD thingIt seems to work out okay for Lew Griffin however because he has a real knack for finding people In 1964 he is hired by a black militant group not the Panthers to find a missing female activist not Angela Davis The book then follows Griffin through the years to 1990 as he searches for the vanished He s an interesting fellow with little tolerance for the bad guys and interesting methods for dealing with them He d also rather learn to live with his drinking problem than beat it as evidenced by the fact that he hits a bar on his way home from rehab Not a whole lot happens in this book yet it s strangely absorbing particularly Griffin s last case which hits very close to home

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Download ✓ The Long Legged Fly 108 Characters The Long Legged Fly Take a little James Lee Burke a touch of Ross Macdonald and a dash of Raymond Chandler the conventions of the classic American detective story and the fine thoughtful writing of an original new talent and you still don't uite have The Long Legged Fly This is a smart tough novel teeming with life and always on the verge of igniting from its own energy In steamy modern day New Orleans black private detective Lew Griffin has once again taken on a seemingly hopeless missing persons case The tra. Collections of shorter work by authors known for novels have never sold which make sense when you think about it If you are known for one thing and you veer off into something else even if it s related by format or is a different aspect of the same art form you re going to lose followers Publishers are aware of this obviously Sometimes they ll bury a collection in a list of novels by changing the heading from Novels by to Books by Or if the collection leans towards novellas than short stories they ll be very nonspecific on the cover not calling it a novel but neither identifying it as a collection The Long Legged Fly is what results when this is the plan of the author from the beginning Four consecutive plots one story and very much a novel The Long Legged Fly is essentially a photo album of a private detective named Lew Griffin though mentioning that he is a private detective is somewhat misleading There is no traditional detection to be found here His specialty is finding missing people but his cases go from Point A to Point B to let s say Point E Sometimes only as far as Point C The finding of the subject of his search is fairly straightforward almost easy The reason for this is that his current case whatever it may be is not the point This novel is about how New Orleans eats the people clinging to its underbellyIt turns out that Lew Griffin is not immune to the world in which he inhabits One of our earliest exposures to him is in a tradition PI setting in his office behind on his bills but ahead of the bill collector In these snapshots of his life from 1964 1970 1984 and 1990 he will both work his way to a fairly comfortable existence and fall to a level just short of drowning That Griffin is susceptible to a fall is yet another indictment of his city but it is eually a conseuence of the way he chooses to live A hulking black man known to be prone to sudden violence and suspected of being a little crazy the streets themselves offer him very little resistance But the city has other means of conuering the disenfranchised Physical force is unnecessary when it can drive a man to self destruction Particularly as through his first person narrative we learn that Griffin s personality belies his appearance Empathetic educated literate he is likable to the point that it s easy to forget that our first introduction to him involves him killing a man in a dark alley Not as a detective in pursuit of a criminal or in justifiable self defense but as an avenger He takes a leatherworker s knife to a man who as part of a drug crazed group had done the same to a lost girlThat s a part of him we will never see again But there are many influences in Lew Griffin s life that the reader never gets to see It is similar to how a photo album cannot catalog every significant event of a single life within its pages Within these pages the pages of The Long Legged Fly what s missing isn t really missed There is no thrill a minute narrative no complex plot almost none of the trappings of the genre The only mystery Lew Griffin is trying to solve is Lew Griffin As with all such uests he does not completely succeed Thankfully the book succeeds for him

  • Paperback
  • 200
  • The Long Legged Fly
  • James Sallis
  • English
  • 15 September 2020
  • 9780802776204

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    (The Long Legged Fly) PDF READ ¿ James Sallis Like a long legged fly upon the streamHis mind moves upon silence—William Butler Yeats W B Yeats Selected Poetry 181 182 1968 It’s a story about a detective than a detective story If you need a strong well structured plot then you’ll probably be happier someplace else

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    Characters The Long Legged Fly James Sallis ´ 8 Characters Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ James Sallis Collections of shorter work by authors known for novels have never sold which make sense when you think about it If you are known for one thing and you veer off into something else even if it’s related by format or is a different aspect of the same art form you’re going to lose followers Publishers are aware of this obviously

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    Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ James Sallis James Sallis ´ 8 Characters (The Long Legged Fly) PDF READ ¿ James Sallis This is an odd book but I liked it It is not so much a private eye novel as a private eye symphony in four movements each tied to a particular year 1964 1970 1984 1990 that show us four cases in the life of inve

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    James Sallis ´ 8 Characters Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ James Sallis (The Long Legged Fly) PDF READ ¿ James Sallis If you're a private dick and potential clients need to track you down in a bar in order to hire you that's probably NOT a GOOD thingIt seems

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    Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ James Sallis (The Long Legged Fly) PDF READ ¿ James Sallis In the darkness things always go away from you Memory holds you down while regret and sorrow kick hell out of you The only help you'll get is a few hard drinks and morning

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    (The Long Legged Fly) PDF READ ¿ James Sallis My first James Sallis book and it ualifies as a 'discovery' of a major talent that goes beyond genre borders to write a detective story that is an existentialist meditation on race and relationships a prose poem dedicated to

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    Characters The Long Legged Fly (The Long Legged Fly) PDF READ ¿ James Sallis In the darkness things always go away from you Memory holds you down while regret and sorrow kick the hell out of you The only help you'll get is a few hard drinks and morning This book is unlike any other detective novel I've read You know how in all detective stories you get the sense that the case our hero is investigating is a stand out case for him amongst all of his smaller regular assignments? That it's a a myster

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    (The Long Legged Fly) PDF READ ¿ James Sallis Lately I've been on a crime fiction jag I have a giant stack of read but not reviewed books sitting next to my computer and I better get cracking at reviewing them most of them are library books and they have to get back soon I think I might be over dosing a little on the genre the stories will soon start blending with one another I don't

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    Download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ James Sallis (The Long Legged Fly) PDF READ ¿ James Sallis “In the darkness things always go away from you Memory holds you down while regret and sorrow kick hell out of you The only help you'll get is a few hard drinks and morning”This memoir of Lew Griffin private detective occasional drunk crime writer and professional citizen of New Orleans is the debut novel from James Sa

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    (The Long Legged Fly) PDF READ ¿ James Sallis James Sallis ´ 8 Characters I wish I discovered Jamis Sallis earlier He is truly an unsung genius of crime writing This first book of the Lew Griffin A black detective who lives in New Orleans The streets are dark the walks are fast the bars are darker A walk into the

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