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by Daniel Pyne

  • ISBN: 1582435731
  • Category: United States
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Daniel Pyne
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Counterpoint; First Printing edition (June 15, 2010)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1545 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1525 kb
  • Other: rtf lrf mobi lit
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 236

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Twentynine Palms : a novel.

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Daniel Pyne's Twentynine Palms is a terrific novel, both a first-rate thriller with sweet and comic twists, and a moving love story. Twentynine Palms is a character-driven, literary piece masquerading as a Roman Noir novel. And that's a good thing. Pyne's prose is crisp, his dialogue muscular. It's also got some of the best poetic and moody writing about . and the desert community I've read in a long time. A one-sit read, which will leave you smiling.

Daniel Pyne is a visiting professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Film and a writing advisor for the Sundance Institute. He wrote the acclaimed scripts for The Manchurian Candidate, Pacific Heights, and Fracture, among others. Twentynine Palms is his first novel. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Библиографические данные. Twentynine Palms: A Novel.

Twentynine Palms: A Novel. Twentynine Palms - Daniel Pyne. Cracking in the desert heat, the sleepy town of Twentynine Palms sits outside the bright blankness that is the sprawl of Los Angeles. For someone on the run like Jack Baylor, who needs a quick exit out of . after a steamy affair with his best friend’s wife, Twentynine Palms is the perfect refuge. Standing on the balcony of room 203 at Rancho del Dorotea, Jack plans to lay low for a few days, relax, and enjoy the high desert and the pool.

Twentynine Palms book. Daniel Pyne wanders restlessly between prose fiction and screenwriting. the surprises come fast and furiou. .ith dialogue that sings and action that sizzles. Among Pyne's film c Daniel Pyne wanders restlessly between prose fiction and screenwriting.

Character is key in this deliciously edgy thriller, screenwriter Pyne’s first novel. With dialogue that sings and action that sizzles, this is a prime candidate for the big screen.

Cracking in the desert heat, the sleepy town of Twentynine Palms sits outside the bright blankness that is the sprawl of Los Angeles. Character is key in this deliciously edgy thriller, screenwriter Pyne’s first novel. Pyne sure-footedly blazes a fresh trail through Chandler country in this taut, expertly wrought desert noir.

CATALINA EDDY, Daniel Pyne’s new crime novel, centers on the consequence .

CATALINA EDDY, Daniel Pyne’s new crime novel, centers on the consequence that various unrelated crimes have on the detectives who seek to make sense of them.

Daniel Pyne: I never get single inspirations. The most obvious one is my brother actually bought a goldmine back in the nineties near a ski area

He has followed it up this month with the equally accomplished A Hole in the Ground Owned by a Liar. Daniel Pyne: I never get single inspirations. The most obvious one is my brother actually bought a goldmine back in the nineties near a ski area.

On the run after a steamy affair with his best friend's wife, Jack picks the sleepy town of Twentynine Palms to lie low. When a family disappears from his motel, leaving behind signs of a bloody struggle, Jack becomes a suspect. Now he must clear his name and find a killer while trying to evade a former friend who wants him dead. Original) 320pp ISBN 10-Digit: 1582435731; ISBN 13-Digit 9781582435732. Dewey: (F) BRODART C. c2010.

Cracking in the desert heat, the sleepy town of Twentynine Palms sits outside the bright blankness that is the sprawl of Los Angeles. For someone on the run like Jack Baylor, who needs a quick exit out of L.A. after a steamy affair with his best friend’s wife, Twentynine Palms is the perfect refuge.Standing on the balcony of room 203 at Rancho del Dorotea, Jack plans to lay low for a few days, relax, and enjoy the high desert and the pool. But Jack’s best friend, Tory, is already following his trail up Highway 61, and he wants nothing but revenge.Before Jack has a chance to plan his next move, a family disappears from the motel, leaving behind the signs of a gruesome struggle. In the eyes of the Twentynine Palms police, Jack is the only logical suspect. Now Jack has to clear his name and escape his angry best friend. With the unexpected help of a 14-year-old girl, Jack desperately works to evade the police and Tory before his world comes entirely unhinged.With feverish Southern California as the backdrop, Twentynine Palms is a sun-soaked, skittering race toward a surprising truth.

Comments

Gaiauaco Gaiauaco
When I saw a book written by the guy who wrote the screenplays for The Sum of All Fears (Special Collector's Edition),The Manchurian Candidate (Widescreen Edition),Fracture (Widescreen Edition), and Pacific Heights, I snagged it, figuring it'd be crazy thrilling fun like his films. What I didn't expect was how caught up I'd get in the murder mystery, the sweet, tragic romance and the cool characters, nor how hilarious it would all be. Pyne has a delightfully wicked sense of humor.

Like in the best noir, the main character, one-eyed Jack, has a fatal flaw (don't we all...?) -- his recklessness with the hearts of women -- that kicks everything into motion and keeps making things worse and worse while you keep yelling at him to Stop it! And he keeps running across femme fatales who test his flaw until he breaks. Both Mona and Rachel are among the best, most heart-breakingly complicated and fun characters I've read in awhile. Rachel's sort of a younger Lisbeth-in-training (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) (if she's not careful...).

As an added bonus, if you want to know how it feels, tastes, smells to be on a movie set, this is your book. Pyne's funniest chapter takes us to film set and gives us the benefit of his being a screenwriter insider. 'Nuff said.

From the high desert to Marine survival training to Mexico to L.A., Pyne's twists and turns keep you on the edge of your bed while you keep telling yourself that late-night lie: I'll just read one more quick chapter then go to sleep... right up to the answer of whether or not Jack will finally grow up, find some perspective and take responsibility for his actions. The startling and extremely satisfying ending will not be what you expect. Do it, you'll love it!
OCARO OCARO
Not believable.
Sironynyr Sironynyr
This book was goofy.
Bloodray Bloodray
My title says it all. Not worth the paper it's printed on or the digital space it occupies.
Marilore Marilore
Twentynine Palms is a character-driven, literary piece masquerading as a Roman Noir novel. And that's a good thing. Pyne's prose is crisp, his dialogue muscular. Although it's got a fairly pulpy premise (a man on the run for a murder he didn't commit), absent from this book are any of the hackneyed cliches of the genre.

Rife with ambiguity, Twentynine Palms really doesn't have any true villains. Rather, Pyne's characters are volatile, unpredictable and entirely human. Jack is a very flawed protagonist drawing on all of his resources to do the best he can. Thus, Pyne accomplishes what so many writers attempt but fail to create: a highly intelligent, mostly capable hero of many contradictions.

Much like Catcher in the Rye spoke to my adolescence, Twentynine Palms spoke to the weird madness of my twenties like nothing I've ever really found captured on the page. I will definitely be giving Twentynine Palms a second read.
Vertokini Vertokini
Just finished Twentynine Palms. The central figure is a failing actor and has problems with perception because blind in one eye. His childhood "friend" is something of a psycho. The cops range from the inept and brutal to surprisingly intelligent. Jack's bacon is saved by a 14 year old runaway more than once, but he is morally a dim bulb. The novel is a little confusing but has great visual imagery and could readily be turned into a neo film noir along the lines of Blood Simple or Red Rock. It is difficult to like or approve of Jack, but you do learn to admire his grit and resourcefulness. For a first effort by a successful screenwriter, a good one.
spacebreeze spacebreeze
It's all here: Vivid imagery, swift pacing, pitch-perfect dialogue--everything you'd expect from a successful screenwriter like Daniel Pyne. But in his debut novel, Twentynine Palms, you get to see what isn't evident on the big screen: Pyne's prowess as a prose stylist. This is a true tour de force in California noir.
Twentynine Palms is a MUST read. It is delicious mind candy. It has great characters, lots of intrigue. It's hot and steamy like a desert night. The writing is superb. I can't wait for this hot new author's next book... in meantime... I think I'll read Twentynine Palms again.