Checker and the Derailleurs (Contemporary American Fiction) ePub download
by Lionel Shriver
- ISBN: 0140120580
- ISBN13: 978-0140120585
- ePub: 1557 kb | FB2: 1325 kb
- Language: English
- Category: United States
- Publisher: Penguin Books (September 1, 1989)
- Pages: 336
- Rating: 4.2/5
- Votes: 294
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Checker and The Derailleurs. Foreboding overcame Eaton Striker well before The Derailleurs began to play. To someone who doesn’t deserve it, as he very well knows. Much as Eaton would have preferred to chum obliviously with his friends, he could only stare at the stage as the drummer stepped up to those ramshackle Leedys and the damned skins began to purr. Who is that? asked Eaton, not sure he really wanted to know.
Lionel Shriver is the least formulaic author I read. This is an early book by Lionel Shriver who recently wrote "The Mandibles" and before that "We Have to Talk about Kevin. I love reading her, and though this was the weirdest book of hers that I've read, the story carried me along. Such a summary might make the novel sound more like anthropology than fiction (and I learned after finishing the book that, indeed, Shriver was once a student of Margaret Mead).
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Checker and the Deraillurs is a 1988 novel by American novelist Lionel Shriver. The novel, Shriver's second, follows the dramatic life of rock drummer for the Deraillurs band of Queens, Checker Secretti as he goes through a series of relationships and social exchanges. Shriver described the novel as influence by her father's strongly religious values, with the plot "derived glaringly from the New Testament".
Checker and the Derailleurs book. Shelves: fiction, american-author. Can see how this became such a cult classic. Now that Lionel Shriver's books are going to gain new audiences due to the buzz around the film version of We Need to Talk About Kevin, someone will probably try to make a movie of Checker as well. I hope not. While it seems eminently filmable and the richly colored and textured images Shriver paints could be magic in the hands of a visual director like For a long time, Checker and the Derailleurs had mostly a cult following.
Modern and contemporary fiction (post c. 1945). An examination of the passion, the jealousy and the friendship of young musicians trying to break out, Checker and The Derailleurs is also about cycling, rock lyrics, glass blowing, the marriage of convenience, and-most of all-the mystery of joy. Band,Rock,Kevin. Written by Lionel Shriver. Narrated by MacLeod Andrews. Beautiful and charismatic, nineteen-year-old Checker Secretti is the most gifted and original drummer that the club-goers of Astoria, Queens, have ever heard. When he plays, conundrums seem to solve themselves, brilliant thoughts spring to mind, and couples fall in love. The members of his band, The Derailleurs, are passionately devoted to their guiding spirit, as are all who fall under Checker's spell.
is a lively storyteller, and she keeps readers guessing to the en. .Checker and the Derailleurs, like its beguiling protagonist, is hard to forget' People Magazine. triumphant is the key, a boy so radiant that his creator (she wrote The Female of the Species) has fallen in love with him. And so has the reader' Publisher's Weekly. clever, and touching' Library Journal show more. About Lionel Shriver.