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eBook Sunstroke: A Thriller ePub

by Jesse Kellerman

  • ISBN: 0515142239
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Jesse Kellerman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Berkley; First Edition edition (November 28, 2006)
  • ePub book: 1838 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1571 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 526

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Jesse Kellerman is the author of Potboiler, The Executor, The Genius, Trouble, Sunstroke. and with Jonathan Kellerman, The Golem of Hollywood

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Jesse Kellerman is the author of Potboiler, The Executor, The Genius, Trouble, Sunstroke. and with Jonathan Kellerman, The Golem of Hollywood. His books and plays have won several awards and an Edgar Award nomination. He lives in California.

Jesse Kellerman was born in Los Angeles in 1978. His award-winning plays have been produced throughout the United States and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Most recently, he received the Princess Grace Award, given to America’s most promising young playwright. He lives with his wife in New York City. Books by Jesse Kellerman.

Jesse Oren Kellerman (born September 1, 1978) is an American novelist and playwright

Jesse Oren Kellerman (born September 1, 1978) is an American novelist and playwright. He has published the novels Sunstroke (2006), Trouble (2007), The Genius (2008), The Executor (2010), Potboiler (2012), and with his father, Jonathan Kellerman, The Golem of Hollywood (2014). For his play Things Beyond Our Control (2004), he was honored with a Princess Grace Award, which recognizes emerging talent in theater, dance, and film in the .

The blazingly original novel from the most exciting new voice in crime fiction today-a brilliantly crafted modern noir filled with secrets, heartbreak, and mordant humor. Gloria Mendez is single and thirty-six, and secretly and somewhat hopelessly in love with her oblivious boss. He is both single and solitary, and far too old for her, but she has worked for him, side by side, for ten oddly companionable years.

Harlan Coben on The Genius Harlan Coben is one of the virtuosos of the modern thriller. Each new novel hits the top of bestseller lists across the world, and he has become the first author to sweep the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. That’s how the uber-talented Jesse Kellerman opens up his newest novel, The Genius, and right away, he has you. I won’t give you a long plot summary because others will do it better, but briefly: A young art dealer named Ethan Muller manages to get hold of a treasure trove of original art after the artist, an unknown shut-in named Victor Cracke, disappears.

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Toggle navigationMENU. From the son of the bestsellers Kellerman (Faye and Jonathan), a superb debut thriller about love, lust, vengeance, murder and a good girl coping

Toggle navigationMENU. From the son of the bestsellers Kellerman (Faye and Jonathan), a superb debut thriller about love, lust, vengeance, murder and a good girl coping. Okay, so Gloria Mendez at 36 is past her first girlhood. But good she is. Probably too good for her own good, as is evident from her behavior when her boss, Carl Perreira, owner-operator of Caperco Mask and Novelty, In. suddenly goes missing.

By Jesse Kellerman Read by Annie Henk. Jesse Kellerman won the Princess Grace Award for best young American playwright and is the author of Sunstroke, Trouble, The Genius (for which he won the 2010 Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle), The Executor, and Potboiler (for which h. ore about Jesse Kellerman. About Jesse Kellerman. Jesse Kellerman won the Princess Grace Award for best young American playwright and is the author of Sunstroke, Trouble, The Genius (for which he won the 2010 Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle), The Executor, and Potboiler (for which he.

When businessman Carl Perreira disappears during his vacation in Mexico, it’s his loyal assistant Gloria who makes call. What is Kobo Super Points? A loyalty program that rewards you for your love of reading. Explore rewards Explore Kobo VIP Membership.

A most enjoyable book, and quite a surprise. Having read books by both Jesse Kellerman's parents, I was expecting a good read with a lot of violence, in this, his first mystery novel. Got the good read, in spades

A most enjoyable book, and quite a surprise. Got the good read, in spades. Sunstroke is chock full of delightful, memorable characters, major and minor. It is suspenseful, humorous in a dry way, compelling.

When businessman Carl Perreira disappears during his vacation in Mexico, it’s his loyal assistant Gloria who makes call after call to find out what happened. After all, she’s been secretly in love with him for years.   When she’s told that Carl has died in a car accident, it’s Gloria who tries, to no avail, to track down the next of kin or a copy of Carl’s will. And it’s Gloria, heartbroken, who finally decides to journey across the border herself to retrieve his body.   But the deeper into the desert she travels, the more shocking the discoveries she makes. About Carl. About herself. And about how elusive and dangerous the truth can be.   “Offbeat…seductive…hypnotic.”—The New York Times Book Review “A slow-burning, sunbaked noir treat.”—Entertainment Weekly “Pitch-perfect prose…a helluva debut.”—Toronto Globe and Mail

Comments

Moswyn Moswyn
I actually liked the book. He used vocabulary that was above the usual 5th grade level in most novels and newspapers. There were a few words that I actually had to look up! The story line went full circle, you had to read to book to see the changes that happened in the six months of Gloria Mendez's life. There were many twists and turns and who would have thought. GREAT ending. I look forward to more books from this author.
Vudogal Vudogal
It was just OK.
Maldarbaq Maldarbaq
If I'm lucky my busy life affords me the luxury of reading only a couple of novels per month. Consequently, I tend to be very picky about the novels I select. Forbes Magazine highly recommended this book, so I decided to read it.

I should have put it down after reading the first 30-50 pages. It's not wortth the effort. I felt like I had wasted my valuable time. Throughout the book I kept thinking I was watching a cheap "B" movie. Yeah, it (barely) holds your interest because you want to see how it ends, but there's no richness to it. You really couldn't connect some of the characters - like Gloria's brother. Why he was even brought into the story, let alone given plenty of pages, didn't make sense (Unless Mr. Kellerman just likes to drop the "F" bomb indiscriminately - which there were way too many instances of that...). Then the author flips Gloria's character from the only one who cares about her missing employer and is will to pursue his whereabouts clear into the interior of Mexico, to a promiscuous lady-with-no-morals as she initiates a steamy session with total stranger she had just met. Pandering is what it is, not good writing.

Two stars is a generous gesture for this novel.
Faugami Faugami
Jesse Kellerman has a great writing style. The twists and turns in this book is what makes it interesting. I think Sunstroke's characters could be drawn out more so the reader knows them better. I hope Gloria becomes an ongoing character for this Kellerman. She has me hooked.
Dellevar Dellevar
I read this as soon as I received it. I've been reading all the books by Jonathan Kellerman and Faye Kellerman from their first to last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Was surprised that it lived up to my expectations - since it was his first book. Compares very well with the books of his parents. Really liked his style of writing although I did have to look up a few words.
Landarn Landarn
The heroine of this debut novel, Gloria Mendez, is a 36-year-old secretary at the firm for the sale of souvenirs. She is Mexican in origin and is in love with her boss Carl Perreira, who is 20 years senior and, although he treats Gloria with great sympathy, does not share her romantic feelings. When Perreira goes to Mexico on vacation, he gives time off for Gloria as well. The book opens with a scene of the earthquake in Los Angeles. While the whole city is in panic, Gloria behaves calmly, can not sleep and goes to work. In the office, she finds a note from the boss and unintelligible message on the answering machine from which Gloria understands that Charles have been in an accident. American and Mexican police react sluggishly to Gloria’s request for help. After a dozen calls Gloria gets through to the police in the town of Agua Vivas, where, presumably, something happened to Perreira. Local police chief named Fajardo says that far from the city really there has been a car accident with the injured American on "Honda" with California plates. News for Gloria's disappointing: Charles is dead. Sudden death and call home rise Gloria’s suspicions. She wants to know whether her boss died, and if so, under what circumstances. Gloria goes to Mexico.

Kellerman confirmed that he is an excellent storyteller, and «Sunstroke» is really well told story. The novel, of course, is too slow and "literary" to be called a thriller, and stylistically too easy to qualify for membership in the "great literature" but this does not in any way interfere with enjoying the book. The book, in spite of the plot, in the first place is character-driven. For every hero the author creates a whole story. Kellerman gradually reveals to us how Gloria has become what she’ve become, and how her old boss became for her the most important person in the world and how she actually knew nothing about him. The hardest truth about herself Gloria realizes at the very ending of the book: she has done this double journey to Mexico, the digging into the past of Charles not because she loved Charles and cared for him, but simply out of boredom. She was lonely; she was nobody, and all her care of the deceased was only an attempt to stir herself.

Kellerman, however, sometimes talks too much by introducing third-rate characters with whole stories that do not affect the development of the plot. He inserts the anecdote for anecdote, in order to simply tell an interesting story. It was not that great sin, but sometimes you need to learn to shut up.

That's really great debut. Son surpassed the mother and the father.
Black_Hawk_Down. Black_Hawk_Down.
After reading reviews of Kellerman's "Trouble" and "Sunstroke", I notice a lot of people find both books boring, and the characters unrealistic and poorly drawn. I just don't get it...both novels kept me happily engaged, and the characters seemed highly interesting to me.
One reviewer posted that "Sunstroke" had a film noir feel, and this reference captures the mood of the book exactly. Gloria leads an uneventful, unfulfilling life focussed on a quiet, unrequited and unspoken love, until events propel her into a situation which quickly spins out of her control. She gets involved with other people who fell into situations which became too big for them to control, too. Their actions become increasingly desparate as they attempt to cover up or atone for decisions they've made which can't be undone. Most of the book's characters succumb to their situations or circumstances, but, by the close of the story, .Gloria takes steps to change her circumstances and alter her life. I was rooting for her.
The worst villian of "Sunstroke" shares characteristics with "Trouble's" villian - both are physically beautiful people who grew up with material advantages and good families, but both are totally self-absorbed, without empathy for anyone else, unwilling to work for a living, and feeling a deep sense of entitlement which won't stop at anything to be satisfied. Statement of post-modern selfishness?
In any case, I enjoyed both books, and I look forward to reading all Jesse Kellerman's books.