[Pdf New] (American Rust) by Philipp Meyer

  • Hardcover
  • 464
  • American Rust
  • Philipp Meyer
  • German
  • 01 September 2020
  • 9783608938937

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REVIEW ´ American Rust FREE DOWNLOAD ç LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK è Philipp Meyer Sensible Isaac in Notwehr einen Mord und Poe wird an seiner Stelle verhaftet Isaac bricht derweil nach Kalifornien auf Und begibt sich auf einen Weg der ihn immer dramatischer in die Enge führt »Rost« ist ein großes amerikanisches. I have been living in Pittsburgh for over seven years and in that time I have often visited the Mon River Valley south of the city of champions Towns such as Monessen Donora New Eagle Brownsville Bell Vernon and others make up the Mon River Valley They are towns nestled between the muddy brown Monongahela River and inspiring hillsides each town has its own uniue charm and the region is the setting of Philip Meyer s American Rust Meyer s describes the valley strikingly well I got a thrill recognizing towns landmarks and the layout of the land it s a wonder why books don t take place in Southwestern Pennsylvania Michael Carbon s Wonder Boys takes place in Pittsburgh and surrounding area I got the same holy crap I have been there feeling in both books As for the story of American Rust let s see it s got a thriller s pacing is told tough multiple perspectives that are like getting in the characters heads you feel their moral dilemmas and how they make sense of the world around them While American Rust is about broken dreams in towns with once glorious times their inhabitants getting by on hard times the center is about friendship and its power in horrible situations Two best friends Isaac and Poe get mixed up in an act of violence in which their friendship is tested American Rust is haunting a realistic modern American drama that seems fresh and feels right for the current post 2008 recession we live inI have to get this of my chest a lot of reviews say American Rust is unreadable at times I didn t find it unreadable at all am i crazy or something I have a theroy but don t feel like getting in to it we all are different kinds of readers

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REVIEW ´ American Rust FREE DOWNLOAD ç LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK è Philipp Meyer Sittengemälde und das zeitlose Porträt von Menschen die verunsichert in den Trümmern ihrer Hoffnungen lebenEin Debüt voll existenzieller Wucht und unerwarteter Schönheit Und ein Buch über die lebensrettende Kraft der Freundscha. 35 starsAmerican Rust by Philipp Meyer is set in the fictional town of Buell amid the decaying industrial landscape of Mon Valley PennsylvaniaIsaac English and Billy Poe are best friends both still hanging around the decaying town of Buell and wanting out Isaac is caring for his sick father while his sister Lee has moved away Billy Poe has missed his chance to become a football star and finds himself attracting the attentions of the law on several occasions Isaac plans his escape and on the day of his leaving town something happens that changes the two friends fates and test the loyalties of their friendship and those of families and loved onesI really enjoyed this slow paced novel and thought the writing was really good The story is written from the alternating view of the novel s characters and this I really enjoyed as I found the story came through very clearly The characters are totally believable and I found a wonderful sense of time and place in the novel The town s demise after the a downturn in the steel Industry is very relevant to this story and we clearly see how people who once had purpose have lost their livelihoods and their self esteem and at times the novel could border on depressingAfter reading this book I would be wary of recommending it to friends as as its one of those books that is not going to be everybody s cup of tea but I enjoyed the read and will look out for other books by Philipp Meyer

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REVIEW ´ American Rust FREE DOWNLOAD ç LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK è Philipp Meyer Isaac hat einen Traum Er will weg raus aus dem Provinzkaff in dem er nach dem Selbstmord der Mutter mit seinem kranken tyrannischen Vater lebt Doch als er und sein bester Freund der impulsive Poe sich endlich aufmachen begeht der hoch. There was something particularly American about it blaming yourself for bad luck that resistance to seeing your life as affected by social forces a tendency to attribute larger problems to individual behavior The ugly reverse of the American Dream The other side of that coin is that Americans tend to look at people who have a streak of bad luck as having brought that adversity upon themselves Maybe they didn t pray hard enough or they kicked their dog too many times or they slept around on their wife or it could be the trickle down effect of having been born to the wrong parents We get mad at the forces that are aligned against us but we don t always land the blame where it needs to be placed This story is set in Pennsylvania in the mill towns The once vibrant communities where people could make 30 to 40 an hour but then the mills closed and were moved to places that most people couldn t find on a map People lost these good jobs that allowed them to buy nice houses new cars and send their kids to college The only jobs they had to replace them with were 5 to 7 an hour jobs so they moved away chasing new dreams new work elsewhere poverty among strangers The ones that stayed half the people went on welfare and the other half went back to hunting and gathering Fine homes repossessed with no one to buy them were stripped of what could be sold and left to slowly fall apart Capitalism at it s finest right It isn t about profit It is about astronomical profit Besides Americans love cheap goods even if they aren t made as well It just means they won t last as long so they can buy and buy again When did we become proud of money than building something The work was all in the Midwest now taking down the auto plants in Michigan and Indiana And one day even that work would end and there would be no record nothing left standing to show that anything had ever been built in America It was going to cause big problems he didn t know how but he felt it You could not have a country not this big that didn t make things for itself There would be ramifications eventually Well at least their kids went to school and learned about computers Thank goodness they will be able to find work that their parents can t Exceptthose jobsas uickly as they are created are also moved overseas Son of aLee English got out though She had an SAT score off the charts She got into Yale and married an ultra rich guy Did she love him hmmm well she liked him Probably wouldn t be too wise to see how his parents or his grandparents accumulated all this wealth Her mother who probably married her blue collar father to irritate her wealthy parents is an intelligent trapped beautiful woman who inexplicably soon after Lee leaves weighs herself down with 11 pounds of rocks and drowns herself Drowns herselfclaps her son in her vacated cage Isaac English is by far the smartest person to ever go through this Pennsylvania school district and that includes his sister but here he is 20 years old still stuck there caring for his father Henry A father who doesn t even like him that much Isaac is undersized couldn t play sports and has interests in just about everything except the things that interest Henry Now Isaac doesn t have any friends well he has one friend and one thing I ve learned about life is that you only need one really good friend Billy Poe is a good friend He was football star with offers to play ball in college about anywhere he wanted to go It may seem like an odd pairing but they were two people absolutely the most talented in the school at what they did best So when one gets in trouble it is no great surprise to find the other in trouble too Was it just bad luck being in the wrong place at the wrong time Maybe corrupted genes wrong temperament or people just born to fail Or maybe when opportunity knocked they didn t answer the door There are bad men and then there are bored good men that do bad thingsInteresting thing though Billy Poe makes Lee English go all gooey inside When she comes back for a visitdid someone say something about a husbandSo Isaac takes off for a variety of reason not least that the police might be interested in talking to him He plans to hitchhike across country and apply to Berkeley Good plan terrible execution The narration flips back and forth between characters with each new chapter I ve noticed in some reviews that readers were confused about who was narrating at different points throughout the novel Philipp Meyer begins each chapter labelled with Lee Henry Poe Isaac Grace and Harris to cue the reader as to who will be narrating that chapter I did not experience any confusion As the novel progresses I was so caught up in the events that the chapter cues were no longer needed I knew who was explaining and I was looking for answers Grace is Poe s momma She married the wrong guy but sometimes we can t help who we fall in love with She was attracted to Virgil like lightening to Ben Franklin She has booted Virgil out several times and generally immediately picked up with some other guy sometimes that other guy was Sheriff Harris The spare tire comes out The spare tire is you I don t know if I ve ever been the spare tire but I don t have to be the spare tire to know I don t want to ever be the spare tire Sheriff Harris is most assuredly the spare tire or as one of my friends likes to crudely call itthe dick in the jarWhen Poe gets jammed up Grace loves Harris up like he is Elvis Presley born again He takes a trip to Graceland Meyer writes with such assurance with such stark realism that within a few chapters you feel like you ve known these people your whole life The scenes he writes about prison are absolutely terrifying If anyone ever thinks that they can handle prison they need to read about what it will really entail in some of the later Poe chapters He is worried about the future of America and what we have lost drips from these pages like melted ice cream Our future has lost all cohesion The real problem is the average citizen does not have a job he can be good at You lose that you lose the country Those who are born rich or were smart enough lucky enough to be one of the privileged few don t seem to be proud to be Americans any They aren t interesting in lifting up their brothers or sisters They aren t interested in building anything any with American labor and American ingenuity They are interested only in piling up as much money as they possibly can They are proud to be richIs there anything boring than a pile of money We used to build things make things Now those things are made in China or Taiwan or Indonesia not in small towns in Pennsylvania Nebraska or Alabama We used to build grand monuments to the world Now those things are being built in places like Dubai or Zhoushan not in New York or Chicago or Detroit or Los Angeles I m lucky that I grew up in an America where it still felt like anything was possible We still look like that America on the surface but Meyer is going to show you that the underpinnings have been cut and the brass wiring has been robbed and the concrete is crumbling to dust We became a superpower by building things and we will have to return to building things if we ever expect to have a viable future We need to borrow the ideas of the past and bring them into the present We need to be worried NOW Highly recommended A novel with a compelling plot and burnished overtones of beautiful indignation If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at The Complete Anchoring Handbook jobs that allowed them to buy nice houses new cars and send their kids to college The only Screams and Nightmares The Films of Wes Craven jobs they had to replace them with were 5 to 7 an hour Muay Thai Unleashed jobs so they moved away chasing new dreams new work elsewhere poverty among strangers The ones that stayed half the people went on welfare and the other half went back to hunting and gathering 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everything except the things that interest Henry Now Isaac doesn t have any friends well he has one friend and one thing I ve learned about life is that you only need one really good friend Billy Poe is a good friend He was football star with offers to play ball in college about anywhere he wanted to go It may seem like an odd pairing but they were two people absolutely the most talented in the school at what they did best So when one gets in trouble it is no great surprise to find the other in trouble too Was it Innovate the Pixar Way just bad luck being in the wrong place at the wrong time Maybe corrupted genes wrong temperament or people School for Startups just born to fail Or maybe when opportunity knocked they didn t answer the door There are bad men and then there are bored good men that do bad thingsInteresting thing though Billy Poe makes Lee English go all gooey inside When she comes back for a visitdid someone say something about a husbandSo Isaac takes off for a variety of reason not least that the police might be interested in talking to him He plans to hitchhike across country and apply to Berkeley Good plan terrible execution The narration flips back and forth between characters with each new chapter I ve noticed in some reviews that readers were confused about who was narrating at different points throughout the novel Philipp Meyer begins each chapter labelled with Lee Henry Poe Isaac Grace and Harris to cue the reader as to who will be narrating that chapter I did not experience any confusion As the novel progresses I was so caught up in the events that the chapter cues were no longer needed I knew who was explaining and I was looking for answers Grace is Poe s momma She married the wrong guy but sometimes we can t help who we fall in love with She was attracted to Virgil like lightening to Ben Franklin She has booted Virgil out several times and generally immediately picked up with some other guy sometimes that other guy was Sheriff Harris The spare tire comes out The spare tire is you I don t know if I ve ever been the spare tire but I don t have to be the spare tire to know I don t want to ever be the spare tire Sheriff Harris is most assuredly the spare tire or as one of my friends likes to crudely call itthe dick in the All the Plants of the BibleText and Illustrations jarWhen Poe gets Fucking My Gullible Sister in Her Virgin Pussy jammed up Grace loves Harris up like he is Elvis Presley born again He takes a trip to Graceland Meyer writes with such assurance with such stark realism that within a few chapters you feel like you ve known these people your whole life The scenes he writes about prison are absolutely terrifying If anyone ever thinks that they can handle prison they need to read about what it will really entail in some of the later Poe chapters He is worried about the future of America and what we have lost drips from these pages like melted ice cream Our future has lost all cohesion The real problem is the average citizen does not have a Venice Vampires job he can be good at You lose that you lose the country Those who are born rich or were smart enough lucky enough to be one of the privileged few don t seem to be proud to be Americans any They aren t interesting in lifting up their brothers or sisters They aren t interested in building anything any with American labor and American ingenuity They are interested only in piling up as much money as they possibly can They are proud to be richIs there anything boring than a pile of money We used to build things make things Now those things are made in China or Taiwan or Indonesia not in small towns in Pennsylvania Nebraska or Alabama We used to build grand monuments to the world Now those things are being built in places like Dubai or Zhoushan not in New York or Chicago or Detroit or Los Angeles I m lucky that I grew up in an America where it still felt like anything was possible We still look like that America on the surface but Meyer is going to show you that the underpinnings have been cut and the brass wiring has been robbed and the concrete is crumbling to dust We became a superpower by building things and we will have to return to building things if we ever expect to have a viable future We need to borrow the ideas of the past and bring them into the present We need to be worried NOW Highly recommended A novel with a compelling plot and burnished overtones of beautiful indignation If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at