Terror of Living ebook
by Urban Waite
The Terror of Living gives us horses and guns; rugged loners saved from themselves by loyal wives; and a folksy Big Theme, essentially "good people sometimes do bad things"
The Terror of Living gives us horses and guns; rugged loners saved from themselves by loyal wives; and a folksy Big Theme, essentially "good people sometimes do bad things". In case you miss it en route, a character spells it out at the end: "The way I see it, you're both good people, it's just bad things that happen. ) It also gives us a taut cat-and-mouse plot the set-up of which owes enough to McCarthy's No Country for Old Men for the whole thing to play as homage, if that's how you want it to play. And yet The Terror of Living doesn't quite gel. It's trapped between genres in a way that feels craven and emollient rather than inspired and energising.
The Terror of Living book. In the acknowledgements Urban Waite listed the books and writers that influenced his need to be a writer. Phil Hunt is deep in trouble . Poachers by Tom Franklin, Spartina by John Casey, Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone, No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy, and The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene. I really appreciate it when writers do this, especially when they list more than just the authors, but the actually titles of the books as well. The result, I went to my library and pulled a copy of Dog Soldiers off my shelf to read next.
That The Terror of Living is author Urban Waite’s first novel is quite an accomplishment, especially considering it is deservedly drawing comparisons to No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy; not too bad for your first rodeo. With a tour de force debut like this, it’s scary to think what Waite will serve up next. I, for one, will be eagerly awaiting. Urban Waite was born and grew up in Seattle. He has received degrees in writing from University of Washington, Western Washington University, and Emerson.
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In this modern western thriller, drug trafficking replaces the old Wild-West gunslinger and cattle-rustling themes, with an ex-convict drugs-runner pursued by the lawmen and a psychopathic hit-man
In this modern western thriller, drug trafficking replaces the old Wild-West gunslinger and cattle-rustling themes, with an ex-convict drugs-runner pursued by the lawmen and a psychopathic hit-man. A minute passed and then another. The smoke alarm sounded, the smell of something burning. Nora heard footsteps go past. Something hit the floor hard outside her door, shaking the wooden boards. She heard a man's voice call out, and then nothing else. Nora didn't dare to move.
In Urban Waite's debut novel, The Terror of Living", three men-all on different sides of the law-find their lives tangled up like roots after a heroin delivery goes dead wrong
In Urban Waite's debut novel, The Terror of Living", three men-all on different sides of the law-find their lives tangled up like roots after a heroin delivery goes dead wrong. Deeo in the woods, with rifles blasting and knives flashing, with the gray faces of the mountains looking down at them, they seek revenge and salvation in one another. This is a book for and about men, one of the best of the year. - Esquire "Benjamin Percy ". About the Author. Urban Waite is thirty and lives in Seattle.
The Terror of Living - Urban Waite. First published in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2011. They were standing in a thicket of low alder, the white bark shining around them and the green moss floating off the trees with the wind. No reproduction without permission. We’re too low, Hunt said, checking the altimeter on the GPS, then looking at his watch to make sure. He handed the GPS to the kid and began walking.
Phil Hunt is deep in trouble. For twenty years he's lived in Washington State, raising horses with his wife on his small farm and trying to stay clear of the law. But when a less-than-legal side job goes horribly wrong, Hunt is suddenly on the run from two men: Drake, the deputy sheriff who intends to incarcerate him, and Grady, the vicious hitman with a knife fetish who means to carve him limb from limb.
Such a book is The Terror Of Living and as the reader feels their pulse quicken almost from the first it is. .It is easy to forgive Urban Waite wearing his inspiration on his sleeve when the result is such a memorable debut as this. Simon & Schuster, £1. 9.
Such a book is The Terror Of Living and as the reader feels their pulse quicken almost from the first it is hard not to think that one is in the hands of a seasoned professional. The ingredients Waite stirs into his tensely orchestrated narrative are simple but classic: his protagonist, newly married deputy sheriff Drake, a small-time rancher and ex-convict Hunt and ruthless, cold-blooded killer Grady, who is pursuing both men and racking up a hefty body count en route.