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An Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Fiction Book of 2005
A Washington Post Best Book of 2005

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Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake. Later still, of course, there’d be no doubt. But for now Driver is, as they say, in the moment. And the moment includes this blood lapping toward him, the pressure of dawn’s late light at windows and door, traffic sounds from the interstate nearby, the sound of someone weeping in the next room...

Thus begins Drive, the story of a man who works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, that's all — until he's double-crossed. Powerful and stylistically brilliant, Drive has been hailed by critics as the "perfect piece of noir fiction" (The New York Times Book Review) and an instant classic.

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"Sallis gives us his most tightly written mystery to date." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"One stark and stunning tale of murder, treachery, and deceit...[Drive] packs a wallop." Boston Globe

Review:

"Imagine the heart of Jim Thompson beating in the poetic chest of James Sallis and you'll have some idea of the beauty, sadness and power of Drive." Chicago Tribune

Synopsis:

"A perfect piece of noir fiction" (The New York Times Book Review)

Synopsis:

Now a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, and Christina Hendricks

Driver works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, thats all—until hes double-crossed.

“One stark and stunning tale of murder, treachery, and deceit . . . [Drive] packs a wallop.”—Boston Globe

“A perfect piece of noir fiction . . . focus[ing] on those hollowed-out moments when a mans moral landscape suddenly shifts and hes plunged into darkness.”—New York Times Book Review

“Imagine the heart of Jim Thompson beating in the poetic chest of James Sallis and youll have some idea of the beauty, sadness and power of Drive.”—Chicago Tribune

An Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year

Synopsis:

Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake. Later still, of course, thered be no doubt. But for now Driver is, as they say, in the moment. And the moment includes this blood lapping toward him, the pressure of dawns late light at windows and door, traffic sounds from the interstate nearby, the sound of someone weeping in the next room . . .
 
Thus beginsDrive, the story of a man who works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, thats all—until hes double-crossed. Powerful and stylistically brilliant,Drivehas been hailed by critics as the "perfect piece of noir fiction" (The New York Times Book Review) and an instant classic.
PRAISE FORDRIVE
 
"Full throttle . . . Sallis' riveting novella reads the way a Tarantino or Soderbergh neo-noir plays, artfully weaving through Driver's haunted memory and fueled by confident storytelling and keen observations about moviemaking, low-life living, and, yes, driving. Short and not so sweet,Driveis one lean, mean, masterful machine. A."--Entertainment Weekly

"Imagine the heart of Jim Thompson beating in the poetic chest of James Sallis and you'll have some idea of the beauty, sadness and power ofDrive. . . [It] has more thought, feeling and murderous energy than books twice its length."--Chicago Tribune

 
AnEntertainment WeeklyTop 10 Fiction Book of 2005

AWashington PostBest Book of 2005

 

Driver works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, thats all—until hes double-crossed.

"One stark and stunning tale of murder, treachery, and deceit . . . [Drive] packs a wallop."—Boston Globe

"A perfect piece of noir fiction . . . focus[ing] on those hollowed-out moments when a mans moral landscape suddenly shifts and hes plunged into darkness."—The New York Times Book Review

"Imagine the heart of Jim Thompson beating in the poetic chest of James Sallis and youll have some idea of the beauty, sadness and power ofDrive."—Chicago Tribune

"Bottom line:Driveis a chopped and channeled, foot-to-the-fire-wall, hardboiled ride."—This Week

James Sallis is the author of the Lew Griffin novels and over a dozen other books, including the biographyChester Himes, aNew York TimesNotable Book. He has been short-listed for the Anthony, Nebula, Edgar, Shamus, and Gold Dagger awards. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

About the Author

James Sallis is the author of the popular Lew Griffin novels and over a dozen other books, including the biography Chester Himes, a New York Times Notable Book. He has been short-listed for the Anthony, Nebula, Edgar, Shamus, and Gold Dagger awards. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156030328
Author:
Sallis, James
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Stunt performers
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.4 lb

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Product details 168 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156030328 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sallis gives us his most tightly written mystery to date." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "One stark and stunning tale of murder, treachery, and deceit...[Drive] packs a wallop."
"Review" by , "Imagine the heart of Jim Thompson beating in the poetic chest of James Sallis and you'll have some idea of the beauty, sadness and power of Drive."
"Synopsis" by ,
"A perfect piece of noir fiction" (The New York Times Book Review)
"Synopsis" by , Now a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, and Christina Hendricks

Driver works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, thats all—until hes double-crossed.

“One stark and stunning tale of murder, treachery, and deceit . . . [Drive] packs a wallop.”—Boston Globe

“A perfect piece of noir fiction . . . focus[ing] on those hollowed-out moments when a mans moral landscape suddenly shifts and hes plunged into darkness.”—New York Times Book Review

“Imagine the heart of Jim Thompson beating in the poetic chest of James Sallis and youll have some idea of the beauty, sadness and power of Drive.”—Chicago Tribune

An Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year

"Synopsis" by ,
Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake. Later still, of course, thered be no doubt. But for now Driver is, as they say, in the moment. And the moment includes this blood lapping toward him, the pressure of dawns late light at windows and door, traffic sounds from the interstate nearby, the sound of someone weeping in the next room . . .
 
Thus beginsDrive, the story of a man who works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, thats all—until hes double-crossed. Powerful and stylistically brilliant,Drivehas been hailed by critics as the "perfect piece of noir fiction" (The New York Times Book Review) and an instant classic.
PRAISE FORDRIVE
 
"Full throttle . . . Sallis' riveting novella reads the way a Tarantino or Soderbergh neo-noir plays, artfully weaving through Driver's haunted memory and fueled by confident storytelling and keen observations about moviemaking, low-life living, and, yes, driving. Short and not so sweet,Driveis one lean, mean, masterful machine. A."--Entertainment Weekly

"Imagine the heart of Jim Thompson beating in the poetic chest of James Sallis and you'll have some idea of the beauty, sadness and power ofDrive. . . [It] has more thought, feeling and murderous energy than books twice its length."--Chicago Tribune

 
AnEntertainment WeeklyTop 10 Fiction Book of 2005

AWashington PostBest Book of 2005

 

Driver works as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He drives, thats all—until hes double-crossed.

"One stark and stunning tale of murder, treachery, and deceit . . . [Drive] packs a wallop."—Boston Globe

"A perfect piece of noir fiction . . . focus[ing] on those hollowed-out moments when a mans moral landscape suddenly shifts and hes plunged into darkness."—The New York Times Book Review

"Imagine the heart of Jim Thompson beating in the poetic chest of James Sallis and youll have some idea of the beauty, sadness and power ofDrive."—Chicago Tribune

"Bottom line:Driveis a chopped and channeled, foot-to-the-fire-wall, hardboiled ride."—This Week

James Sallis is the author of the Lew Griffin novels and over a dozen other books, including the biographyChester Himes, aNew York TimesNotable Book. He has been short-listed for the Anthony, Nebula, Edgar, Shamus, and Gold Dagger awards. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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