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by Newton Thornburg

  • ISBN: 0434778958
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Newton Thornburg
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Heinemann; 1ST edition (1977)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1268 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1757 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 217

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More from Newton Thornburg. 1. It was not the first time Richard Bone had shaved with a Lady Remington, nor did he expect it to be the last.

A Division of Diversion Publishing Corp. 443 Park Avenue South, Suite 1008. More from Newton Thornburg. Nevertheless he felt a distinct breath of revulsion as he drew the instrument back and forth above his mouth, and he was not sure whether this was because he detected on it some slight residue of female armpit musk or whether the problem was simply his image in the mirror, old Golden Boy all tanned and sleek and fit. What a liar it was, this image.

Cutter and Bone book. The headline reads ? Local girl slain, body found in trashcan  .

Cutter and Bone is often a somber, downbeat book, without a lot of surprises along the wa.

Cutter and Bone is often a somber, downbeat book, without a lot of surprises along the way. Just from the description of the characters, you can probably guess that the chances of their scheme succeeding are rather slim, but the book is compelling reading, akin to watching a trainwreck in progress, as the characters go from one bad decision to another. But he’s an author who is well worth revisiting, and Cutter and Bone is his best work.

Cutter is a scarred and crippled Vietnam veteran, obsessed with a murder he's convinced his buddy, Bone, witnessed. That it was committed by the powerful tycoon JJ Wolfe only makes Cutter even surer that Bone saw the unthinkable

Cutter is a scarred and crippled Vietnam veteran, obsessed with a murder he's convinced his buddy, Bone, witnessed. That it was committed by the powerful tycoon JJ Wolfe only makes Cutter even surer that Bone saw the unthinkable. Their quest takes them into the Ozarks-home base of the Wolfe empire-where Bone discovers that Cutter is pursuing both a cold-blooded killer, but also an even bigger and more elusive enemy. Thriller & Crime.

Newton Thornburg (13 May 1929 – 9 May 2011) was an American novelist and screenwriter. Born in Harvey, Illinois, Thornburg graduated from the University of Iowa with a Fine Arts degree. He worked in a variety of jobs before devoting himself to writing full-time (or at least in tandem with his cattle farm in the Ozarks) in 1973. His 1976 novel Cutter and Bone was filmed in 1981 as Cutter's Way. The New York Times called Cutter and Bone "the best novel of its kind for ten years.

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Thornburg breaths life into his characters like no one else I've read so far and the story flows easy. There's an interview with him at twbooks. uk thornburginterview I also read and liked his 'To Die in California' I'll try 'Dreamland' next. They made a movie from this called Cutter's Way,which Thornburg calls mediocre. They left out Mo and Cutter's baby, which for me defined Mo and Cutter's character.

Cutter and Bone by Newton Thornburg is a 1976 thriller about two men, one a dropout gigolo called Richard Bone and the other, Alex Cutter, a drunken, one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged Vietnam vet. They. Пользовательский отзыв - DaveWilde - LibraryThing. Cutter and Bone, like Thornburg's Dreamland, is a story that on its surface is about murder and conspiracy, but is more about the twisted characters in it than it about the crime story.

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Comments

Thozius Thozius
Cutter and Bone, like Thornburg's Dreamland, is a story that on its surface is about murder and conspiracy, but is more about the twisted characters in it than it about the crime story. Both this book and Dreamland involve amateurs who are rootless drifters trying to solve a mystery. But Cutter and Bone is the R-rated version, involving not just rootless but decent characters trying to do good in a crazy world, but essentially nihilistic worthless cancers on society's backside.

Cutter and Bone is Hunter S Thompson's Fear and Loathing meets murder mystery. It's a long strange trip involving two cynical men with no jobs, no real connections, and both half mad. One is an unrepentant gigolo living off any woman he can hypnotize or crashing in his buddy's pad. He once walked away from a middle management job, a wife, and kids. The other survived Vietnam with one less eye and one bloody stump of an arm.

Witnessing the dumping of a teenage gir's body is what changes their worlds. They set out to blackmail the culprit together with the victim's sister. Then, after drowning in the sea and more booze than twenty bathtubs would contain, it's a trip to the Ozarks with a college co-ed and not much of a plan.

Not your ordinary crime fiction, but a powerful study of despair, rootlessness, and losing one's mind. No one writes this stuff like Thornburg. No one.
Galanjov Galanjov
The mismatched buddy theme is a staple of crime fiction, but you’d be hard pressed to find a pair as mismatched as Alex Cutter and Richard Bone, the antiheroes of Newton Thornburg’s powerful 1970’s period drama, “Cutter and Bone.” For that matter, you’d be hard pressed to find a crime novel in which a very brutal crime and its investigation are less important to the story than “Cutter and Bone.” Instead, it’s a brutally honest character study of a pair of highly dysfunctional losers in way over their heads.

The book is told from the point of view of Bone, who is an easygoing pretty boy, burned out, dropout from the corporate world who now ekes out a living of sorts taking handouts from mostly older, well-to-do women whom he beds. Cutter, on the other hand, is an alcoholic one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged Vietnam war veteran who is understandably bitter at almost everyone and lashes out verbally at the slightest provocation. The third leg in their triangle is Cutter’s equally alcoholic and depressed wife Mo, who may be the only woman in their residence of Santa Barbara immune to Bone’s charms.

One night, while Bone is returning home from a fling with a vacationer, he sees a man getting out of a car in an alley and dumping something bulky in a dumpster. The next day, he learns that what was dumped was the body of a high school student who had been raped and murdered. Bone sees a picture in the paper of J.J. Wolfe, a wealthy businessman, and tells Cutter that Wolfe might be the killer. Bone is content to let things slide, but Cutter decides to confront Wolfe (the book never reveals whether Cutter wants justice against Wolfe, a blackmail payout, or a little of both), and Bone eventually goes along with his friend.

“Cutter and Bone” is often a somber, downbeat book, without a lot of surprises along the way. Just from the description of the characters, you can probably guess that the chances of their scheme succeeding are rather slim, but the book is compelling reading, akin to watching a trainwreck in progress, as the characters go from one bad decision to another. But Thornburg never turns his characters into the Two Stooges; instead, he treats them as casualties of the era (the book was written in 1976, fresh on the heels of the Vietnam War).

The book isn’t entirely gloomy however. Author Thornburg displays considerable wit in a lot of the cutting retorts that Cutter spews out, and there’s a lot of colorfully descriptive language in the book as well. “Cutter and Bone” is not a fast paced book; the author takes his time spinning his story much as the characters take their time putting their plans together, but Thornburg writes so well that readers will enjoy taking their time savoring his passages.

Newton Thornburg wrote a handful of well reviewed mysteries dating back to the 1970’s but he is largely forgotten today. But he’s an author who is well worth revisiting, and “Cutter and Bone” is his best work. Unlike dime-a-dozen cheap escapist thrillers, this book and its lead characters will stay with readers a long time. “Cutter and Bone” isn’t always pleasant to experience in spots, but it remains cutting edge reading.
Iell Iell
There is a mystery at the center of this novel. But Cutter and Bone is less of a whodunit and more of a melancholy look at post-Vietnam disillusionment and weariness. The story follows two best friends who couldn't be any more different: Richard Bone, who abandoned his wife, children, and corporate job to live a dead-end life as a man-whore, mooching off of lonely women, and Alex Cutter, a severely wounded Vietnam vet, who seems desperate not to let anyone close to him. After Bone tells him that he might have witnessed a rich tycoon murder a teenage girl, Cutter becomes obsessed with it and dedicated to the idea of blackmailing him.

The truth of whether or not the tycoon really did commit the crime becomes almost completely unimportant, as is any kind of quest for justice. What becomes significant for the main characters is that the blackmail scheme gives some purpose to their dead-end lives, and for Cutter, it gives him a chance to strike back against what he sees as a symbol for all of the crap that has happened in his life.

It's a really well-written novel about desperate characters searching for significance.
sobolica sobolica
I picked this up after reading a review of the movie adaptation. It sounded entertaining, if a little dark (hey, it IS neo noir, so that's not bad). I don't know if I have any interest in the movie after reading the novel. It's very well written, and I kept hoping there would be some sort of point to all of it, but this novel goes beyond even James Sallis levels of noir to straight nihilism. If you're looking for a hard and nasty tale with brief interludes of the bleakest gallows humor, look no further.
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This book was terribly boring, and I didn't care about the characters at all. My book club randomly picked it because it turned up in a search for books in this genre. We were all so disappointed in the writing and entertainment value. Honestly, most people didn't even finish it because it was such a chore. Those of us who did finish reading it were just completely underwhelmed. Would never recommend this book to anyone.
Whitestone Whitestone
I really wanted to like this book but it was difficult to finish since I found little redeemable about any of the characters. That would be okay, some of the best books are populated by reprehensible villains, but the villains here are just pathetic flotsam without a driving force. 3 stars for the good writing.