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Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel von S. A. Cosby
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Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel (2020. Auflage)

von S. A. Cosby (Autor)

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Titel:Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel
Autoren:S. A. Cosby (Autor)
Info:Flatiron Books (2020), 304 pages
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There are lots of good scenes in this ultra-violent tale of a man with crime in his blood who is also trying to live the life of a normal family man. But as debts mount up, he chooses to go back into "the life". And that's where the books problems begin. It is the most annoying type of story--one that is propelled from scene to scene by people doing stupid things. It becomes clear early on that the protagonist, Beauregard, can't control his violent instincts and that his judgment is terrible. Knowing he can't trust a certain character, he still falls into the same trap over and over as he is betrayed. The reader can see it coming from miles away. Perhaps this is more realistic--most people are pretty stupid, after all. But if you're looking for a tightly plotted heist story, this isn't it. So, in the end I'm torn. Having read an interview with the author and listened to the short interview at the end of the audiobook, I know he has interesting stories to tell, and I will probably check out some of the others. I hope he isn't planning on trying to make a series out of this one, however. By the end of this book, Beauregard is irredeemable. ( )
  datrappert | Jan 16, 2022 |
A brutal story of a former wheelman who takes one last job to get himself out of debt. Everything goes wrong resulting in beatings, killings, attempted kidnapping, etc., etc. It kept me wondering what could possibly go wrong next. This is a well-told story with no happy ending. ( )
  DidIReallyReadThat | Dec 11, 2021 |
This is the story of Beauregard Bug Montage
Bug is in his 30s he wants to do well for his family he runs a Car Mechanic in Virginia.
His business isnt doing to good, his family are poor and his Mother might get thrown out of her Old folks home.
Bug used to be a get way driver in his younger days. Also he thinks about his own Father often who was a Criminal.
He gets involved in 1 last job with 2 undesirables Ronnie a White Guy and Quan a Black Guy, they rob a Jewellers it all went well until the owner of the Jewellers who is called Lazy finds out who was responsible and puts pressure on the 3 of them and their families to do a robbery for him. Bug pulls the Robbery off and there is a lot of Bloodshed.
One of Bugs sons gets hurt the other shoots a baddie.
Bug cant handle this anymore he wants to leave as he doesn't want his Sons to end up like he did.

Good book likeable characters and well written.
Would be interesting to see Bug in a few more books ( )
  Daftboy1 | Nov 24, 2021 |
An excellent first novel. Beauregard Montage a family man and he best wheel man in Sepherd's Corner VA and most likely the best driver in the South. Now he runs his own garage but recently he has competition that has taken away some of his business. The lost revenue leads to money trouble. So he agrees to one last job. Beauregard plans out the job but nothing goes as planned and a boy is killed in the attempted jewelry heist. Now Beauregard is fighting for his life as well as his family members. This is a brutal well written story in which there are no good guys. I look forward to S.A. Cosby's next novel. ( )
  lewilliams | Nov 11, 2021 |
Deep down, Beauregard is a getaway driver, even though he is now a mechanic with a wife and children. But when money problems stalk him, he decides that there is only way to get enough money to fix his problems, and he agrees to do one last job. Only it goes wrong in a big way, and draws Beauregard back into the life of crime he thought he had put behind him. And in the end, it might keep him. I only read this book because it was the selection of a book club I’m in. It is way out of my comfort zone. I can’t root for a protagonist who willingly breaks the law, someone who not only steals, but cold heartedly kills, and often. So who is the real Beauregard - the loving family man or the cold-blooded killer? In the end, I really didn’t care. But I think his family would be better off without him. As far as the writing is concerned, I found it less than ideal. If all the cliches, similes, metaphors, and profanity were removed from the story, it would be a much shorter and perhaps much better book. Not recommended unless you like stories about unlikable criminals who get away with their crimes. ( )
  Maydacat | Nov 8, 2021 |
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S.A. CosbyHauptautoralle Ausgabenberechnet
Lazarre-White, AdamErzählerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Manuppelli, NicolaÜbersetzerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
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