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James Sallis

Autor(a) de Drive

69+ Works 2,960 Membros 140 Críticas 17 Favorited

About the Author

James Sallis is a poet, music critic, biographer, and author. A lifelong student of the work of Chester Himes, he lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Obras por James Sallis

Drive (2005) 606 exemplares
The Long-Legged Fly (1992) 236 exemplares
Cypress Grove (2003) 212 exemplares
Driven (2012) 154 exemplares
Cripple Creek (2005) 143 exemplares
Moth (1993) 140 exemplares
Black Hornet (1994) 139 exemplares
The Killer Is Dying (2011) 134 exemplares
Salt River (2007) 120 exemplares
Bluebottle (1999) 104 exemplares
Eye of the Cricket (1997) 102 exemplares
Sarah Jane (2019) 99 exemplares
Chester Himes: A Life (2000) 85 exemplares
Death Will Have Your Eyes (1997) 82 exemplares
Ghost of a Flea (2001) 80 exemplares
Willnot (2016) 75 exemplares
Others of My Kind (2013) 55 exemplares
The Shores Beneath (1971) — Editor — 27 exemplares
The War Book (1969) 27 exemplares
Time's Hammers (2000) 21 exemplares
The Guitar Players (1982) 19 exemplares
Potato Tree (2006) 16 exemplares
A City Equal to My Desire (2004) 13 exemplares
Renderings: A Novel (1995) 9 exemplares
Limits of the Sensible World (1995) 6 exemplares
Jazz guitars: An anthology (1984) 5 exemplares
A few last words (1968) 5 exemplares
Drive 3 exemplares
La agonía del asesino (2014) 3 exemplares
As Yet Untitled 3 exemplares
Difficult Lives Hitching Rides (2021) 2 exemplares
At The Fitting Shop 2 exemplares
Jim And Mary G (1970) 2 exemplares
Faces & Hands 1 exemplar
Cyprus Grove 1 exemplar
The Orc King 1 exemplar
The Genre Kid 1 exemplar
Night's Pardons (2016) 1 exemplar
Binaries [short story] (1971) 1 exemplar
American Dream 1 exemplar
Miranda-Escobedo 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Pegasus Descending (2006) — Introdução, algumas edições1,227 exemplares
Again, Dangerous Visions (1972) — Contribuidor — 987 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection (2000) — Contribuidor — 334 exemplares
The Mad and the Bad (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições267 exemplares
100 Great Fantasy Short, Short Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 247 exemplares
The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet (2007) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
Nova 1 (1970) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
Phoenix Noir (2009) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
The New Nature of the Catastrophe (1993) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Full Spectrum 2 (1990) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Dark Delicacies II: Fear (2007) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Orbit 5 (1969) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Orbit 11 (1972) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Whispers: An Anthology of Fantasy and Horror (1977) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
Orbit 7 (1970) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
Orbit 4 (1968) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Orbit 3 (1968) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
OxCrimes (2014) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Best From Orbit Volumes 1-10 (1975) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Leviathan Three (2002) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The New SF (1969) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Orbit 13 (1974) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Clarion II (1972) — Introdução — 58 exemplares
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 3 (1968) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Orbit 6 (1970) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Quark/2 (1971) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Quark/3 (1971) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (2004) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
A Pocketful Of Stars (1971) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Orbit 9 (1971) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
New Worlds 7 (1974) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Album Zutique: No. 1 (2003) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead (2017) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Alternities (1974) — Contribuidor, algumas edições32 exemplares
Breaking Windows: A Fantastic Metropolis Sampler (2003) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Berserkers (1973) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2019 Edition (2019) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
2076: The American Tricentennial (1977) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Univers 1980 (1980) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 40, No. 12 [December 2016] (2016) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
On Dangerous Ground: Stories of Western Noir (2011) — Introdução — 16 exemplares
Black is the Night: Stories inspired by Cornell Woolrich (2022) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Nature of the Catastrophe (1971) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Best of Talebones (2010) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 14 (2004) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Worlds of If Science Fiction 144, January 1970 (Vol. 20, No. 1) (1970) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Ink and Daggers (2023) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 37 (2018) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 43, No. 5 & 6 [May/June 2019] (2019) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 7 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 8 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Amazing Stories Vol. 72, No. 2 [Summer 2000] (2000) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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stylistically, loved this book. Nice noir feel throughout. About a black P.I in New Orleans, with stories taking place in the 60's, 70's 80's and 890's. Or is it about New Orleans itself, or race, or the U.S. or the author. If you don't mind a bit of philosophy and have you tube to check out all the blues and jazz mentioned. well worth the read
 
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cspiwak | 11 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
Short but action packed novel. Driver is a career criminal, one that has a lethal combination of youth and wide variety of skills. He picked up a lot as a youth, everything from fast driving, martial arts, knife fighting and guns. He is cold blooded, analytical unlike other crime novel character - Parker.

But unlike Parker, Driver is person that appreciates the company - unfortunately whoever is associated with him dies rather suddenly and violently.

Very good novel, short and right on the spot. For all fans of Stark's Parker this is highly recommended.… (mais)
 
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Zare | 26 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
One more excellent thriller featuring Driver. He is now being hunted after years of living under false name and finally finding what might be called normal life. He is trying to find his pursuers and make an end to it but not everything is like it seems.

For Parker fans and fans of the original novel "Drive" highly recommended.
 
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Zare | 5 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
Review of first two books in the series, The long-legged Fly and Moth:

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"Other people's roaches, other place's roaches, run for cover when you turn the lights on. You ever seen any different? But not here, man. New Orleans roaches are more liable to drop to one knee and give out with a chorus of 'Swanee.'"

These are the first two books in a new-to-me detective series set in New Orleans. Although the books are very noirish, the author is also a poet, and the writing is sometimes lyrical, and there are many literary references. The prose in these books is a delight to read.

In the first book, Lew Griffin, the detective, works on a series of cases separated by a number of years, beginning in 1964. (This was 4 years before I went to live in New Orleans). There's tons of New Orleans references and atmosphere, which I really liked. There's a number of recurring characters, including NOPD officer Don Walsh, and prostitute with a heart of gold La Verne.

In the first section, 1964, Lew is asked to find a missing civil rights leader. In 1970 he's hired by a couple from rural Mississippi to find their teenage daughter. In 1984, he's just out of detox and is in a serious relationship with Vicky a Scottish nurse. He is making a living doing collection work when his former roommate from a half-way house asks him to find his missing sister. And when we catch up with Lew again in 1990, we find he has written a novel about a cajun detective in New Orleans, when his ex-wife Jane asks him to help find their son David who has gone missing. The interesting thing about Lew's cases is that they are not always solved, or at least not solved in a way that the bad guys receive their due and the missing person is returned. The book ends, "It's not midnight. It's not raining."

And the first line of the second book is, "It was midnight, it was raining." This is a more conventional detective story, with a sustained rather than episodic plot, though it also begins as a missing persons case. Lew's friend LaVerne has died of cancer, and he learns that for some time before her death she had been searching for the daughter she was estranged from. Her husband asks Lew to help find the daughter, and he follows her trail to rural Mississippi, where she has given birth to a crack-addicted premature baby.

I'll be continuing to read this series. There are several more.

3 1/2 stars
… (mais)
½
 
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arubabookwoman | 11 outras críticas | Dec 31, 2023 |

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Obras
69
Also by
61
Membros
2,960
Popularidade
#8,622
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
140
ISBN
372
Línguas
8
Marcado como favorito
17

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