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eBook The Dewey Decimal System (Akashic Urban Surreal Series) ePub

by Nathan Larson

  • ISBN: 1617750107
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Nathan Larson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Akashic Books; 1 edition (April 19, 2011)
  • Pages: 251
  • ePub book: 1303 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1306 kb
  • Other: lrf lrf mbr lit
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 840

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Nathan Larson: Nathan Larson is best known as an award-winning film music composer, having created the scores . Nathan Larson's debut novel was a bit of surprise to me. Akashic has the tendency to produce a lot of books that I like and a handful I'm certainly not into

Nathan Larson: Nathan Larson is best known as an award-winning film music composer, having created the scores for over thirty movies, such as Boys Don’t Cry, Dirty Pretty Things, and The Messenger. In the ’90s, he was the lead guitarist for the influential prog-punk outfit Shudder to Think. This is his first novel. Akashic has the tendency to produce a lot of books that I like and a handful I'm certainly not into. Larson falls into the former category.

E-Book Extra: Excerpt form The Dewey Decimal Series. Got my right foot dug into the soldier’s thick neck when I finally figure out what’s chafing me. Bells. Left turns STRICTLY prior to eleven . Frequent and vigorous cleansing with PurellTM, essential to rational thought and movement.

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The Dewey Decimal System book. I mean, I guess the series title sort of explains it all but a little more information on it might be nice. Indeed, before even seeing that such a series existed I don’t think I would have classified this novel as surreal.

The Immune System: A Dewey Decimal Novel (Akashic Urban Surreal Series). The Dewey Decimal System. After a flu pandemic, a large-scale terrorist attack, and the total collapse of Wall Street, New York City is reduced to a shadow of its former self. As the city struggles to dig itself out of the wreckage, a nameless, veteran with a spotty memory, a love for literature, and a strong if complex moral code (that doesn't preclude acts of extreme violence) has taken up residence at the main branch of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street.

Nathan Larson is best known as an award-winning film music composer, having created the scores for over thirty movies, such as Boys Don’t Cry, Dirty Pretty Things, and Margin Call.

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Nathan Larson is best known as an award-winning film music composer, having created the scores for over thirty movies, such as Boys Don’t Cry, Dirty Pretty Things, and Margin Call. His highly acclaimed debut novel, The Dewey Decimal System, was published in the spring of 2011.

The Dewey Decimal System is proof positive that the private detective will remain a serious and seriously enjoyable .

The Dewey Decimal System is proof positive that the private detective will remain a serious and seriously enjoyable literary archetype. Nathan Larson is best known as an award-winning film music composer, having created the scores for over thirty movies, such as Boys Don’t Cry, Dirty Pretty Things, and The Messenger. In the nineties, he was the lead guitarist for the influential prog-punk outfit Shudder to Think. Larson lives in Harlem, New York City, with his wife and son. Библиографические данные. The Dewey Decimal System The Dewey Decimal Novels.

Nathan Peter Larson (born September 12, 1970 in Maryland, US) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter . In May 2011, Larson's debut novel, The Dewey Decimal System, was published by Akashic Books

Nathan Peter Larson (born September 12, 1970 in Maryland, US) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and author widely known for his numerous film score compositions. He is married to Nina Persson, the lead singer of the Swedish rock band The Cardigans. In May 2011, Larson's debut novel, The Dewey Decimal System, was published by Akashic Books. The second book in the series was published summer 2012, and is entitled The Nervous System.

Book in the Dewey Decimal Series). Publisher:Akashic Books. Select Format: Paperback. 60 lbs. Dimensions:0. You Might Also Enjoy. The Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson, .

After a flu pandemic, a large-scale terrorist attack, and the total collapse of Wall Street, New York City is reduced to a shadow of its former self. As the city struggles to dig itself out of the wreckage, a nameless, obsessive-compulsive veteran with a spotty memory, a love for literature, and a strong if complex moral code (that doesn’t preclude acts of extreme violence) has taken up residence at the main branch of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street.Dubbed "Dewey Decimal" for his desire to reorganize the library's stock, our protagonist (who will reappear in the next novel in this series) gets by as bagman and muscle for New York City's unscrupulous district attorney. Decimal takes no pleasure in this kind of civic dirty work. He'd be perfectly content alone amongst his books. But this is not in the cards, as the DA calls on Dewey for a seemingly straightforward union-busting job.What unfolds throws Dewey into a bloody tangle of violence, shifting allegiances, and old vendettas, forcing him to face the darkness of his own past and the question of his buried identity.With its high body count and snarky dialogue, The Dewey Decimal System pays respects to Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and Jim Thompson. Healthy amounts of black humor and speculative tendencies will appeal to fans of Charlie Huston, Nick Tosches, Duane Swierczynski, Victor Gischler, Robert Ferrigno, and early Jonathan Lethem.Nathan Larson is best known as an award-winning film music composer, having created the scores for over thirty movies such as Boys Don’t Cry, Dirty Pretty Things, and The Messenger. In the 1990s he was the lead guitarist for the influential prog-punk outfit Shudder to Think. This is his first novel. Larson lives in Harlem, New York City, with his wife and son.

Comments

Samugor Samugor
Dewey is a killer. He dispatches victims without hesitation. But he is not pathological. He needs to feel there's a reason for it. He is however, neurotic. Set in a dystopian near future, The Dewey Decimal System is all about the setting: the well-known locale of New York transformed into a twisted version of itself, wracked by some kind of attack and plague. In lesser hands, this story would sag under the weight of this premise, but Larson skillfully weaves a tale that is equal parts science fiction and crime drama. Usually in stories of this genre, dialogue is ponderous, but Larson is quite good at making the conversations between characters compelling. I'm not sure the payoff has enough impact to warrant the early stages of the plot, but all in all, a surprisingly good book.
Tcaruieb Tcaruieb
The Dewey Decimal System is a fun, noir murder mystery by first time novelist Nathan Larson.

Sometime in the not too distant future, New York has suffered from another terrorist attack, 2/14 as it is called, and a total collapse. The protagonist, Dewey Decimal, has taken up residence in the New York City Public Library. He is a germ freak, is obsessed with Purell TM, has a "system" (he must travel according to specific algorithms), appears to be a former soldier (his memory seems to have been erased) and lives "off the grid." Decimal is assigned by the New York District Attorney to hunt down a man. Rapidly, Decimal finds himself caught in a violent conflict between the DA, the FBI and former Eastern European thugs. Alliances shift, people die and Decimal tries to stay faithful to his internal ethical compass. Throughout, Decimal whirls through post-apocalyptic New York

The narration is strong, allowing Decimal to come across clearly. The narrative style reminded me of Ken Bruen's mystery series. While it is clear that "bad things" happened in New York, Larson never conveys exactly what happened. It is effective to keep the reader engaged and avoids the author from artificially entering the story with an explanation. Larson has a firm grasp of New York City, which ends up being one of the key supporting characters in the story. My only critique is that Decimal has a significant surgery early in the book and has a miraculous (and not plausible) recovery. Aside from this slip, the book worked.

If you are looking for something light and engaging, this is a good choice. Be aware, like books of this genre, it is appropriately violent.
playboy playboy
Nathan Larson's debut novel was a bit of surprise to me. Akashic has the tendency to produce a lot of books that I like and a handful I'm certainly not into. Larson falls into the former category.

Set in a post 9/11 and post 2/14 world, Dewey Decimal is a maniacal character who suffers from OCD, happens to be a hit man and is certainly one of the oddest characters I've come across in a while.

In some ways, I get the hard boiled crime fiction tags thrown at this book, but this honestly read more like Max Barry's Jennifer Government. Fast paced, action packed, certainly reminded me of a great action flick...and I mean that in a good way for the naysayers of fine American action films who live on Goodreads.

Bottom line--this book is really fun and I'm stoked to know that this will be a series. There's some loose ends that need to be tied off so Larson's got my vote.
Foginn Foginn
I didn't even make it through the whole thing. I put it down for a while and tried again, but stll didn't it finished. Noe I have up on it.
Whilingudw Whilingudw
Exzeptionelle good exzeptionell for the final mix up and too romantic ending
HappyLove HappyLove
Macho noir a la Walter Mosely is not my usual genre, but Dewey Decimal is such a wonderfully engaging protagonist and ironically macho with tongue in cheek, that I couldn't put it down. It was a great read, cogent, informed, timely, and poignant at once. From musician to author--a great new side of Nathan Larson. Looking forward to more!
Owomed Owomed
I read about 60 pages and that was it for me. Unless you like sort of sci-fi mystery, but not really, look elsewhere.
Being my first dystopian book, I was a bit hesitant as to what is what it was all about. I had just learned the meaning of the word several weeks earlier, but I was curious. Let me just say, if this is what dystopia is about, I am hooked.

Nathan has written this book in a way that made it really fun for me to read. It was as if Dewey and I were in a room and he was telling me what was happening as it was happening. Sentences were cut off, thoughts were "at the moment" thoughts and the action was ever present. Taking place in a post war NY, where the main character is the library manager, how could you go wrong! Not only was the written format interesting, but the story itself was well thought out. Once most people desert a city, only the riffraff is left, and at some point they form their own hierarchy.

It was quite a journey learning about Dewey as he goes from a man that does simple crimes in order to stay alive to becoming a man that has to get his hands dirty as much as it disgusts him, both figuratively and literally (the man is obsessed with his Purell). And during that entire journey, we read not only the horror of trying to stay alive, but the compassion that lays below the art of survival.

I had fun reading this book. it only took me a couple of hours and they were well worth the time. I look forward to the next in the series.