Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire: A Novel Best Download || [Poe Ballantine]


  • Title: Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire: A Novel
  • Author: Poe Ballantine
  • ISBN: 9780976631118
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback

  • In this follow up to God Clobbers Us All, Edgar Donahoe is back for another misguided adventure When Edgar is expelled from college, he accepts his pal Mountain Moses offer to come to a Caribbean island Once there, Edgar cooks at the local tourist resort and falls in love with Mountain s girl, Kate Embroiled in a dangerous love triangle and stalked by a mysterious locaIn this follow up to God Clobbers Us All, Edgar Donahoe is back for another misguided adventure When Edgar is expelled from college, he accepts his pal Mountain Moses offer to come to a Caribbean island Once there, Edgar cooks at the local tourist resort and falls in love with Mountain s girl, Kate Embroiled in a dangerous love triangle and stalked by a mysterious local, he turns to medicine man Cinnamon Jim for help but even the supernatural may not be able to save him now Ballantine s quirky humor and captivating prose have drawn comparison to Kerouac and Bukowski, but his voice remains inimitably his own in this raucous, riveting adventure.
    Poe Ballantine
    Poe Ballantine is a fiction and nonfiction writer known for his novels and especially his essays, many of which appear in The Sun His second novel, Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire, won Foreword Magazine s Book of the Year The odd jobs, eccentric characters, boarding houses, buses, and beer that populate Ballantine s work often draw comparisons to the life and work of Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac.One of Ballantine s short stories, The Blue Devils of Blue River Avenue, was included in Best American Short Stories 1998 and one of his essays, 501 Minutes to Christ, appeared in Best American Essays 2006.


    Commentaires:

    Praxedes
    This is the sequel to God Clobbers Us All starring Ballantine s cynically witty and irresponsible alter ego Edgar Donohoe I enjoyed reading it but was disappointed with the ending actually with the multiple endings It was as if the author didn t know how to end the book and kept trying out consecutive and varied scenarios I realize now that his true strength lies in non fiction.

    Debbie
    The book that would have changed my life had I not read if after already getting caught in a love triangle while cooking at a Caribbean tourist trap.

    John Adams
    A meandering but entertaining story told in brilliant and hilarious prose.

    Victoria
    This is the second of Poe s books about his character Edgar What caught my eye was the title, Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire then I opened the book and on the first page, instead of having critics opinions, Poe has his characters from his first book weigh in on Edgar s new adventure I knew had I to at least try this book I m glad I did It does not disappoint.Its the story of Edgar and his friend Mountain After being expelled from college, Edgar decides to head out and look for a new life On [...]

    Owain Lewis
    Great Alcohol, mosquitos and madness in the tropics as dropout and drifter Edgar s attempts to go native are thwarted by his constantly getting the horn for his friend Mountain s girl lots of boob ogling funny rather than misogynist as Kate tries to lure Edgar into an affair that s always only going to end in disaster for our randy Rousseauian acolyte Full of mangled, wise and life worn characters both living and, possibly, dead prose that drips with the sweat and heat of the jungle and oh my wo [...]

    Vanessa
    A sort of coming of age welcome to the real world get a real job sort of tale, but actually its a really funny, charming and nostalgic read taking place in 1976 and charting the further adventures of the hapless 21 year old Edgar Donahoe, a college dropout surfer boy drifter and his adventures on the Caribbean island of Poisson Rouge.Edgar believes that living wild, on a paradise island is the key to happiness, but soon realises that paradise is not at all as he expected and that love and friend [...]

    Audrey
    its like on the road and fight club and lost there were good characters and mysteries the guy who read it before me read it because its a little bit about finding yourself in the twentieth century and still pretty applicable to the current c in a nation of technology and capitalism, etc thats good but i liked the things about this book that make me wish we had read it in my caribbean romances class senior year of college i would read the other book with this main character in it.

    Aaron Ritchey
    Poe Ballantine is one of the best writers I have ever read And with his second novel, the writing is joined to a story that works, almost flawlessly, until the very end I found the end a little disappointing, but the ride there, well worth it The characters were memorable, the sentences magic If you haven t read any Poe Ballantine, it s time you started.

    Stephen Naish
    This book is the follow on from God Clobbers us All, although you could read it as a stand alone Its not Poe s best work, but even his not so great work is still brilliant Don t start here, but do check it out

    Elizabeth
    I am definitely one of those people who thinks that life would be easier if I lived on a tropical island The narrator of this book shares my view and sets out to do just that Of course, things don t turn out the way he planned I love this author, he has a great voice.

    blakeR
    One of the most interesting contemporary authors.

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