Nobody Move

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  • Title: Nobody Move
  • Author: Denis Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780374222901
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Hardcover
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Nobody Move
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  1. This is a spare, well crafted crime novel with great laconic dialogue, believably seedy characters, and a satisfying although far from pat resolution.


  2. Okay, so I ll take back my fifteen year old pronouncement based on nothing but adolescent prejudice, and finally admit it Denis Johnson is a really good writer I wish I could write like Denis Johnson, unless that d mean I d also have to dress like Denis Johnson, and start going around in the off channel quickly canceled nineties cop show style purple blazer he s wearing in his author s photo In that case I guess I ll just go on writing like me, and live with the depressing and thoroughly unexcit [...]


  3. Two word review Very meh Unexpected side effect during or after reading Urge to read a better crime novel New thing I learned from reading this book Singers in barber shop quartets may not be as wholesome as they seem.General observations The jacket notes on this book gave me heartburn right off the bat Touched by echoes of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Nobody Move is at once an homage to and a variation on literary form It salutes one of our most enduring and popular genres the America [...]


  4. Bakerfield, California Jimmy Luntz works for Gambol who in turn works for Juarez Luntz loves a beautiful alcoholic Indian girl called Anita Desilvera They are all petty thieves One time, they got a big haul from a bank 2.5M This book is about greed and who should get how much Of course, there has to be someone to chase them so here comes Mary the army medic who has been hunting for Gambol since time immemorial.Notice the names Jimmy is the main protagonist and Jimmy is a common name The villains [...]


  5. This was a damn good read It combines the cheap thrills and casual violence of a typical noir with the perfectly crafted sentences and deft characterization found in a literary novel The book is brief, maybe too brief my ARC copy was 195 pages set in giant type with massive swathes of blank bordering but maybe that s a good thing after Johnson s most recent door stop of a novel Tree of Smoke , a massive, tedious lunge at the great American Novel, that to me, failed miserably Nobody Moves is tigh [...]


  6. Original review If I was grading this on the scale that I apply to a lot of books, I might give it something closer to a three But the thing is, I don t think there s an easy way to have a scale that applies to all books I m sure some people do They have their criteria and they work from that, and maybe for all intents and purposes, that suits them just fine For me, I ll admit, there s plenty that goes into that star rating up there, even if it seems that all I ever do is rate books a four but u [...]


  7. Fun, quick, dirty but don t mistake that for good or compelling You definitely get a sense of Johnson slumming here Well, maybe not slumming How about channeling Channeling testosterone There s so much of it flowing through this noir diversion my back hair thickened before page 30 Because real men eat each other s testicles for lunch, see They blow each other s melons open The simple social graces are opportunities to cock woggle Ask a dude his name and he replies, Fuck Off Is that Russian or Uk [...]


  8. If this was written by Graham Greene it would have been subtitled an entertainment Johnson has used noir tropes before but never purely for the purpose of creating this much malicious fun A black hud noir with outrageously great dialogue and little of Johnson s druggy weirdness, deep rooted melancholy and poetic overload though much of the writing is still beautiful Fans of the Coen Brothers, and McCarthy and Pynchon recent decisions to write full throttled noir I wish literary heavyweights wou [...]


  9. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted here illegally As heavy readers know, it s common for authors of big, giant, important, award winning tomes to follow them up with something light and short, for a variety of reasons as a literary cleanser, to avoid burnout as a writer, to pre deflate high audience expectations But this turns out to be a real hit and miss pro [...]



  10. This has a very powerful opening chapter and continues to be action packed and thrilling throughout Johnson s novel concerns Jimmy Luntz, and is as fine an example of American noir as I can think of, it has those key ingredients, seedy motel rooms, action on and off the freeways, and the slang dialogue You are never sure who to empathise with, if anyone Just as you start to warm to Jimmy he does something that makes you think the opposite The other key characters, Juarez who Jimmy owes money to [...]


  11. I think it s pretty awesome that a hugely acclaimed literary fiction writer opted to pay homage to the great American genre of the hardboiled crime novel, and not with any pomo type spin or intent to subvert involved But Nobody Move shows why this doesn t happen much, and shouldn t Johnson knows how to write these sorts of characters, and he s got the dialogue exactly right There s some pretty great writing here, fucking brilliant turns of phrase now and then But Johnson doesn t have the genre w [...]


  12. This book s a bright disappointment, a Playboy pastiche of El Leonard It has sticky passages of hilarity, barbed dialogue as punctured as epigrams, and the usual motley minor misfits entangled by emotional aphasia and pluck The plot s shot full of holes, sliding off the page like brainbits of a murdered lover, rolling into corners like severed testicles and what remains by the end manages, after a few raw chortles, to strangle itself with its own colostomy bag.


  13. A lean little crime novel, that I m giving 5 stars genre rating No big messages here though I toyed with the idea that Johnson was saying something regarding Mercy, but then backed away from that, since such pondering messes with the mean fun of the novel It is what it is A cast of well drawn losers, all hooking for the big score Not one ounce of fat, and great dialogue throughout It reminded me a lot of a really good Leonard novel Anita Desilvera is a great character with some of the best lines [...]


  14. I enjoyed reading this short, stylish noir first serialized in PLAYBOY The dialogue, while snappy and pointed, is sometimes hard to follow, or maybe I was just too sleepy For some reason, the opening pages reminded me of Richard Brautigan s writing, especially the tone, but then the story settles into a wicked noir stoked with double crosses, violence, and black humor.


  15. Of Johnson s work, Jesus Son is my favorite and Nobody Move is my most recent I ll have to read a second time to confirm my suspicion that Johnson s humor is bone deep as is his love for loser protagonists They come out equal parts do gooder and total fuck up.This book comes off as a quick and dirty assignment, something to play at, after years of toil on Tree of Smoke And I m still trying to figure its introductory remarks on war.Anyway, there are plenty of lines to love in Nobody Move Here are [...]


  16. How I Came To Read This Book Harper Collins sent it to me woo.The Plot Jimmy Luntz is a grifter whose bad luck catches up with him when a man named Gambol shows up to collect on Luntz s gambling debts Rather than take things lying down, Luntz ends up shooting Gambol and leaving him for dead and soon it s a high octane game of cat and mouse with Luntz on the run with a sexy con artist in tow and the mafia at his heels The Good The Bad I can t call this book mass market or literary fiction It s ve [...]


  17. Here s the thing about Denis Johnson I don t love any single book he s written but I really love him as a writer He s super versatile and does all kinds of styles and genres, but none of his attempts that I ve read yet has been the kind of book that I can t imagine living without Of course, I d also recommend every single book I ve read by him, and this is no exception.It s hilarious, it s violent, it s complex, it s seductive, it s mysterious, and it s just fun Johnson s take on noir is pretty [...]


  18. Serialized last year in Playboy, this crime novella serves little obvious purpose beyond letting Johnson have some fun after the long slog that was Tree of Smoke Aside from the occasional sublime sentence here and there, there s little to distinguish the early parts from your typical El Leonard knockoff But then the damn thing starts to gain steam, growing weirder, scarier, and Johnson starts hitting some of those uncanny notes of his In short, not bad for a lark Note to our younger readers Play [...]


  19. If I don t understand a book there may be several reasons for that Normally I am too stupid to follow the story or I don t pay enough attention, drink too much while reading etc But sometimes I can blame the book This is one example for this rare experience Johnson tries to tell a simple story in a way as complicated as possible After ten pages I was convinced that cheated on me twice Instead of a novel they sent me a screen play and instead of a complete screen play the sent me only the pages w [...]


  20. The story starts with a kidnapping in Bakersfield by a big guy named Ernie He s mean and gets the girl Just not the way you d like I m tired of being stereotyped.


  21. 3.5 stars.I ve never been a gambler Even when I lived in California, basically a four hour stone s throw from Vegas, gambling has never appealed to me Maybe because I ve never had much money to throw away, or maybe because I never felt like I was so lacking something that it would necessitate that kind of risk It also probably helps that I m not much of a risk taker in general, nor do I have an addictive personality The thought of throwing money away in the hope of winning money has never made [...]


  22. Nobody Move is the Denis Johnson novel I have been waiting for since The Name of the World came out nearly ten years ago For most of the interviening decade Johnson toiled away to produce Tree of Smoke , a long winded and often directionless novel Enough people confused its massiveness for merit to earn Tree of Smoke the National Book Award an honor that might have to do with finally giving Johnson the credit he deserves for earlier and better works like Resuscitation of a Hanged Man or his bri [...]


  23. While the experts may claim there is no such thing as a perfect crime, Nobody Move is a perfect crime novel full of moral mazes, messy murders, and topped with a dark and drunken femme fatale Perhaps the most exciting element is Johnson s subtle and continuous probing into the inner depths of his characters a significant plot point all too often dropped by strength of the inherent limits of the genre The sentence by sentence quality of his words is unrelenting And, since this is Denis Johnson, t [...]


  24. I d seen Nobody Move a palate cleansing trifle relatively speaking from Denis Johnson on bookstore shelves for around four years, and I consumed its 196 pages within half a day The dark noir novel caters to an appetite for violence of the bloody style committed with caustic verbal flair in a skeeve screw skeeve kind of world Nobody Move won t strike the chords of existential dread ringing out from Angels its environment is not the deeply rendered and disturbed alternative Eden of Already Dead or [...]


  25. After the epic, messy sprawl of his last book, the ambitious yet uneven Vietnam novel Tree of Smoke, Denis Johnson returns to the spare leanness of his best work with this deliberately minor key modern noir Like my three favorite Johnson books Angels, Jesus Son, and Already Dead A California Gothic , this one is about unsavory characters and societal outcasts getting into trouble Nobody Move is at once a modern updating of 40s hardboiled crime fiction with nods to Chandler and Hammett and a viol [...]


  26. This is a really fun read Johnson definitely has the ability to get you laughing at really deranged stuff, as illustrated in the scene with the colostomy bag yikes.Johnson isn t curing cancer here, but having fun with the noir genre it s a great way to spend an afternoon.


  27. read this in two days a perfect noir did he write this to make a bunch of dough from a screenplay denis johnson s tender touch with language and the exstatic moments of human consciousness sickness, near death, sex, exhaustion, adrenaline, etc , but packed into a shoot em up genre convention.


  28. A quick and entertaining, though ultimately very light, read Certainly fun than his other commercial novel, The Laughing Monsters.


  29. Falls short of the other Johnson books I ve read Some reviewers have commented that Johnson was taking a break with this book by delving into noir genre writing Other serious writers have also shifted from their usual output and produced works considered genre based and less literary But even so, such books, written by gifted writers, can t help but demonstrate the talent and craftsmanship of their authors People had difficulty distinguishing Graham Greene s serious novels from what he termed e [...]