New [The Line That Held Us] Ö David Joy

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The Line That Held Us

FREE READ é The Line That Held Us Et he’s killed a Brewer a family notorious for vengeance and violence With nowhere to turn Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer his best friend Calvin Hooper But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world T. David Joy is now one of my favorite authors I first read his Where all the Light Tends to Go which I enjoyed tremendously The Line That Held Us has exceeded my expectations David Joy is one of the finest writers out thereSet in Appalachia we meet Darl Moody hunting out of season on another s property He makes the biggest mistake of his life when accidentally shooting Sissy the younger brother of the meanest and most terrifying giant of a man Dwayne Brewer Darl Moody understands that he has no choice but to cover up the accident and calls his best friend Calvin Hooper to help This book is all about the conseuences of Darl s actions Violent graphically dark and gruesome but also filled with beautiful prose How David Joy brings violence and beauty together is amazing This is also about loyalty and friendship family and brotherly love Joy s writing has you liking both the good and bad guys in his novel That s hard to doThis book is also filled with prose about birds and nature So much so that I have included some wonderful passages Calvin stood to the side and watched a MURDER OF CROWS strut through the churchyard below Across the road a MURMURATION OF STARLINGS rose like a bruise from yellowed field The birds twisted into the sky flashed in blooms of black then disappeared as uickly as they d shown Their path blinked against the mountainside WAKES OF BIRDS came circling over the ridgeline in orbits of ten or twelve and lit on every limb there was to be had birds appeared like some BLACK WINGED CRUCIFIXTION roosted in the trees the BROOD OF HENS dashing to the back of the house his footsteps crunching dead grass It doesn t matter where you live to enjoy this Southern lit genre I m from Boston and find it s now one of my favorite go tosRead this book You will never forget it beauty5 out of 5 starsMany thanks to NetGalley PENGUIN GROUP Putnam and the terrific David Joy for the ARC

SUMMARY The Line That Held Us

FREE READ é The Line That Held Us He Line That Held Us is a story of friendship and family a tale balanced between destruction and redemption where the only hope is to hold on tight clenching to those you love What will you do for the people who mean the most and what will you grasp to when all that you have is gone The only certainty in a place so shredded is that no one will get away unscathed. Southern noir grit lit whatever you want to call it it s dark and gruesome so gruesome filled with grit blood and rage It s the kind of book you just can t put down even though it s at times predictable and gross because there s a lot here about family friendship about how the misery of the past can shape who you are sometimes It s the kind of book I can read only occasionally This one had some particularly gruesome depictions so it took me longer to read than I thought it would given that it s not a long book I have to admit that I skimmed and passed over some passages that left me sick to my stomach For Darl Moody it was an accident waiting to happen as he s hunting on land that is not his in the almost darkness of evening The accident does happen when he shoots a man he thought was a boar The inevitable when he discovers who the man was he has to get rid of the body before Dwayne Brewer finds out his brother Sissy was shot His best friend Calvin Hooper is drawn into the plan to cover up the death by helping Darl bury the body Dwayne Brewer one mean sob full of rage even before he finds out what happened to his brother is out of his mind Not unexpectedly we see his wrath acted out on these two men as well as Angie the woman that Calvin loves This ended up being just too much for me to take at times It ended up at three stars for me four stars for the story and two stars for the utterly repulsive parts which felt over the top to me There are many positives reviews I suspect by reviewers with stronger stomachs who were able to perhaps focus on the story than I was I received an advanced copy of this book from GP Putnam s Sons through Edelweiss

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FREE READ é The Line That Held Us From critically acclaimed author David Joy comes a remarkable novel about the cover up of an accidental death and the dark conseuences that reverberate through the lives of four people who will never be the same againWhen Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he’s chased for years he never expected he’d accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng Worse y. Eagerly anticipated since first whisper of its impending release no pressure or anything Mr Joy THE LINE THAT HELD US turned out to be one of those elusive novels capable of stealing the words from my mouth Fiddling with my feelings Consuming my cortex Drying up the drivel that flows easily from brain to restless fingers following that final page It s taken darn near two months and one read through followed by a second only a few weeks later to get to here a place where I feel like I can piece together some semblance of thought Why Before you read further into things than you should it s not from the cloying and often weighty feeling of disappointment No nothing close to that Indecisiveness might be the better descriptor Or pointedly the sheer inability on my part to surrender to that ending for fear I somehow got it wrong More on that later though let me step back and start from the beginningA relatively simple story in retrospect although told with an immense amount of grit and Joy s own brand of beauty yes you read that right there s almost an elegance to the way he strings words together THE LINE THAT HELD US is a wholly immersive experience A chance to live life in a small backwoods town where everyone knows everyone Where a person like Dwayne Brewer lets blinding rage and the need for revenge drive his misdeedsDavid Joy doesn t waste any time he delves right in dropping his reader in the woods to be the sole witness of an accidental shooting When Darl Moody sets his sights and pulls that trigger it isn t a wild pig that loses his life it s none other than Dwayne s younger brother Sissy Brewer Crawling around the woods in low light probably isn t a smart idea in hindsight but if you re thieving ginseng off private property you want to be stealthy about itIt s a tug of war A back and forth struggle A moral dilemma to ponder is the right thing to stand up and admit your wrongdoings damn the repercussions or attempt to bury that stifling guilt down somewhere deep along with the body Any guesses what decision Darl makes The heart of the story is the exploration of that imaginary line found due north on our moral compass and the very things that might inspire a person to toe or even take a mighty step over it those we loveYou would think by now three books deep I wouldn t still be this taken with the author s style but nevertheless I m smitten The flow of his words juxtaposed with the grit and grime of his plotting has made for yet another memorable read But before jumping in with the expectation of stellar writing and a rag to wipe the dirt off your face prepare yourself The level of gore found within these pages just might be enough to rattle a ueasy stomach From the perspective of a reader who freuently dabbles in dark reads the violence doesn t feel like it s done for shock value nor the aftermath which strangely enough worked in some ways to humanize the devious Don t get me wrong it s incredibly morbid and almost beyond words but there s some weird level of nurturing there And now that ending A few days taken to mull over the meaning of those final pages became a few weeks a reread ending the standoff At this moment I find myself waffling somewhere between a finale that s much too simple and above my philosophical pay grade While my love obsessed heart found satisfaction in how things played out for two of the pivotal characters I can t shy away from the fact that the culmination felt a tad weak in comparison to the bulk of the novel My takeaway every so often mercy is granted at the most unexpected times by the least likely people sometimes even without our knowledge Thank you to GP Putnam for providing a review copy in exchange for my honest thoughts And a BIG thank you to Mr Joy for the thought provoking read Not only did this novel demand two reads from me but it sparked a lively talk through with my favorite pessimistic confidant and non reader my hubby Somehow the process of laying out a storyline for him and getting his frank feedback works to align the thoughts in my own head


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