Joe

Joe Brilliant Larry Brown has slapped his own fresh tattoo on the big right arm of Southern Lit The Washington Post Book WorldNow a major motion picture starring Nicolas Cage directed by David Gordon Gre

  • Title: Joe
  • Author: Larry Brown
  • ISBN: 9781565124134
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brilliant Larry Brown has slapped his own fresh tattoo on the big right arm of Southern Lit The Washington Post Book WorldNow a major motion picture starring Nicolas Cage, directed by David Gordon Green Joe Ransom is a hard drinking ex con pushing fifty who just won t slow down not in his pickup, not with a gun, and certainly not with women Gary Jones estimate Brilliant Larry Brown has slapped his own fresh tattoo on the big right arm of Southern Lit The Washington Post Book WorldNow a major motion picture starring Nicolas Cage, directed by David Gordon Green Joe Ransom is a hard drinking ex con pushing fifty who just won t slow down not in his pickup, not with a gun, and certainly not with women Gary Jones estimates his own age to be about fifteen Born luckless, he is the son of a hopeless, homeless wandering family, and he s desperate for a way out When their paths cross, Joe offers him a chance just as his own chances have dwindled to almost nothing Together they follow a twisting map to redemption or ruin.
    Joe Apr , Directed by David Gordon Green With Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter, Ronnie Gene Blevins An ex con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a year old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin. Joe Definition of Joe by Merriam Webster First Known Use of joe Noun , in the meaning defined above Noun Joe Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus Rich in atmosphere and anchored by a powerful performance from Nicolas Cage, Joe is a satisfying return to form for its star as well as director David Gordon Green % Joe singer Joseph Lewis Thomas born July , , known mononymously as Joe, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer Raised in Opelika, Alabama, he later relocated to New Jersey, and in he signed a record deal with Polygram Records He rose to prominence after releasing his debut album Everything the following year. Joe Definition of Joe at Dictionary noun sometimes lowercase Informal fellow guy the average Joe who works for a living. Joe definition of joe by The Free Dictionary Joe Green went on very well he learned quickly, and was so attentive and careful that John began to trust him in many things but as I have said, he was small of his age, and it was seldom that he was allowed to exercise either Ginger or me but it so happened one morning that John was out with Justice in the luggage cart, and the master wanted a note to be taken immediately to a gentleman s Joe music, videos, stats, and photos Last Sep , There are multiple artists named Joe Joe is an American R n B artist who was born on the th July and is a native of Cuthbert, Georgia and later moved to Opelika, Alabama The son of two preachers, Joe spent much time in church singing, playing guitar, and even directing th read Joe Jul , There he runs into a drunken factory worker named Joe, who hates hippies, blacks, and anyone who is different, and would like to kill one himself The Joe If I Was Your Man Official Video YouTube Joe s official music video for If I Was Your Man Click to listen to Joe on Spotify As featured on Joe Greatest Hi Sign in Eaton Sign in to Eaton secured sites for access to valuable tools for our customers, suppliers, channel partners and employees.

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    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Larry Brown was an American writer who was born and lived in Oxford, Mississippi Brown wrote fiction and nonfiction He graduated from high school in Oxford but did not go to college Many years later, he took a creative writing class from the Mississippi novelist Ellen Douglas Brown served in the United States Marine Corps from 1970 to 1972 On his return to Oxford, he worked at a small stove company before joining the city fire department An avid reader, Brown began writing in his spare time while he worked as a firefighter in Oxford in 1980 Brown was awarded the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for fiction Brown was the first two time winner of the Southern Book Award for Fiction, which he won in 1992 for his novel, Joe and again in 1997 for his novel Father and Son In 1998, he received a Lila Wallace Readers Digest Award, which granted him 35,000 per year for three years to write In 2000, the State of Mississippi granted him a Governor s Award For Excellence in the Arts For one semester, Brown taught as a writer in residence in the creative writing program at the University of Mississippi, temporarily taking over the position held by his friend Barry Hannah He later served as visiting writer at the University of Montana in Missoula He taught briefly at other colleges throughout the United States.Brown died of an apparent heart attack at his home in the Yocona community, near Oxford, in November 2004.

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    1. Sociologist could use Larry Brown s Joe as a Southeastern study journal Larry knew these people, heart and soul The goodness of heart in some and the evil souls of others Joe tells a gripping story You would not want Joe in your family He is only gonna let you down Would you want Joe as your friend Good choice if you do Through thick or thin, Joe is there for his friends Doesn t matter your station in life, if you re Joe s friend then he ll celebrate the good times with you and he is just as qui [...]


    2. I think Joe is going to become a classic as time goes on for many reasons, and its striking imagery, human honesty and relatable plot make it one of the best I ve read so far this year.


    3. Hell fire Nothing to do Have you a cold beer and a double banana moon pie Slip your pistol under the seat, roll the window down and cruise through a hot Mississippi night in your dented pick up.Ants, bees, the bugs of summer, keyed up guard dogs, coons, snakes, are all characters as vivid as the humans in this beautifully written novel The major characters are inanimate liquor and firearms.Rambunctiousness is one thing, pure evil another.There is a caste system in this country Those that have no [...]


    4. Yes, Larry Brown at his best, and the best book of 1991 awarded by Publisher s Weekly and National Book Association The author no told us a simple story about simple people with a matter of how good defeats evilThat man and that boy, them meets at a cross road somewhere in Deep South He sees a young he when he sees him, and he s trudging his rut, and he ain t wanna see him doin this Both of them cud be saved by each other, and both of them cud get to Hell if one of them two goes awry But usuall [...]


    5. Fay, Father and Son, Joe That s the current order, liable to change at any time Except I can t imagine an order where Fay wouldn t be first I m glad to know that when she walks out of the story in Joe, she walks right into her own.


    6. This story deals with characters that you may have read about before in other southern tales, ones that you may have seen in town, your local, but had never got to know of.The author deals with big problems in families and communities, a tale dealing with lesser than over the picket fence dream family, you get another slice of ones not quite living that dream but finding their way through the pitfalls and making decisions to make a change.This story revolves around three men, three generations, [...]


    7. You might be a redneck if you read this novel, and you feel as though you ve met a few of your kin You might be a redneck if you read between these pages, and you feel like you re coming home You might be a redneck if words like y all and fixin to flow freely from your lips You might be a redneck if JOE makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside You might be a redneck if you re building relations with your second cousin on your mama s side You might be a redneck if you whistle between the gaps of [...]


    8. I want to recommend this book, but I m not sure of the language I can use to praise it or of the audience I could praise it to It is a dark, violent, painful book centered on poor, white, trailer dwelling people in contemporary, rural Mississippi One of the main characters, Gary, is fifteen years old and has to be taught how to brush his teeth by a whore who has been bought for him by Joe, other main character, who makes a living by driving a team of black men to poison first growth scrub trees [...]


    9. This is a book of Southern literature I have seen many comparisons between this author and William Faulkner I have read but a short story of Faulkner s, so I am not that aware of his writing This book is a gritty, character driven story of an alcoholic ex con and the 15 year old boy he somewhat takes under his wing The boy is living with a total bastard of a father, also an alcoholic, along with his mother and two sisters in a decrepit, abandoned shack in the woods of Mississippi He meets Joe by [...]


    10. I thought this was good, but not as good as Father and Son.Brown is was a talented writer, whose strength seems to be in the simplicity of his language and the powerful images his writing elicits in the reader s mind It just goes to show, a really good writer can throw away his thesaurus and still create beautiful and literary prose.Brown is also a master at creating a subtle sense of tension and feeling of hopelessness, which is a hallmark of Southern Gothic Fictione life sucks and then you die [...]


    11. What can I say I LOVE Larry Brown I cannot be the least bit rational or objective I see his flaws though they be of the sort I wish I could cultivate in my own work and I don t mindthat the descriptions are sometimes overlong, the sentiment sometimes just a tad old fashioned This was a writer with a heart as huge as the world His authority to tell it like he sees it, and hang the consequences, makes for the cleanest and most heart rending prose I can think of I get lost in his realities of poor, [...]



    12. If you like earthy southern books you may like Joe, or anything by Larry Brown If you like vivid living characters, you will probably like Joe If you like powerful minimalist writing, you will probably like Joe You get the point I am both a writer and a reader Larry Brown is, for me, among the top 5 most important writers of the 20th century along with Raymond Carver, John Steinbeck and Ernest Hemingway Oddly, I made my book club read Joe and most of them did not like it so this kind of book is [...]


    13. I ve read some wonderful books this year, including books by some of my favorite writers, such as, Ian McEwan, Michael Chabon, Alice Munro, Junot Diaz, Gillian Flynn, Joyce Carol Oates, Dennis Lehane, Larry McMurtry, El Leonard, and Kate Atkinson, and what surprises me most about Larry Brown, author of JOE, is that by virtue of that one book he has vaulted from complete obscurity within my admittedly very limited awareness of contemporary greats to very near the tippy top sharp end of the list O [...]


    14. This is not a happy story at all but if you re a fan of grit lit and the dirty south you will probably enjoy this book as much as I did In a rural Mississippi town men drive old pickup trucks drinking warm beer and whiskey while chain smoking Coons, wasps nests, opossums, copperheads and bugs are in abundance The air is hot and there is little relief from the glaring sun The story centers around the unlikely friendship between Joe and Gary, but the character who really caught my attention was Ga [...]


    15. A quick, engrossing, and yet very challenging read Challenging, not in the difficulty of its prose, but in the stark reality portrayed by its elegantly simple prose Excruciatingly painful to see how hard some people strive to do right and how effortlessly other people slip into total depravity Also poignantly portrays people s perceived powerlessness to alter what appears to be their pre ordained path I found myself wanting to reach through the pages of this book, into the lives of those portray [...]


    16. Haywire, messed up 50 yr olds are just not an exotic enough or engaging enough subject for me One point deducted, credit given for flawless spare style.Reading this, some of the better parts were the descriptions that would appeal to anyone with some rural background The rich earth smell of dirt turned behind a plow The surprising amount of powder dry dust that collects in a house abandoned for fifty years A teaming wasps nest in a sun baked attic There are hundreds of those experiences both goo [...]


    17. Wow I read Dirty Work hoping for the Larry Brown that had written Catfish, but that wasn t what I got But I think Dirty was an aberration, because it seems that Brown has fallen into the same Joyce Pynchon etc theory of mine great artists who have such refined and focused thoughts and commentaries, that they basically write a proof of concept novel, and spend the rest of their careers fleshing out those themes into larger tour s de force.So the analogy is that we re throwing Joe, Portrait, and C [...]


    18. I can t get enough of Larry Brown s books sad and beautiful does not do justice to the very real, stark and poetic stories he tells To simply call his work Southern or Faulkneresque oversimplifies the originality of his gifts as a writer His is really a genre unto itself If you haven t read any of Brown s work, Joe is a great place to start Depressing as hell, sure, but, like a great sad song Mark Lanegan, anyone , tanscendently moving, indelibly affecting and ultimately uplifing through the she [...]


    19. A book about a sorry bunchI listen to this as an audible book I am not sure what to say about Joe and his world of white trash It is a foreign world to me but Larry Brown presents at convincingly in his writing.


    20. I wasn t sure whether I d like this book I did, I liked it very much Who is Joe Joe Ransom is a 43 yr old good ol boy who lives and works just south of Oxford, MS He drinks, gambles and chases women but he also works, he makes his own way in the world Joe is not gonna have a 401 k or a health care plan, and he s not gonna be in church on Sunday morning He makes a little extra money gambling and he s a bookie or collects for one He also does contract work for Weyerhaeuser by deadnin timber He and [...]


    21. Joe was a memorable, tough, earthy tale, told by a author who had a remarkable handle on the human condition So sorry we lost Larry Brown so soon I probably will not watch the movie because somehow I doubt the cinematic version can do justice to the word painting in this novel.


    22. I really, make that REALLY liked this book Larry Brown s Joe Ransom is captured as a hard edged, ex convict who drinks, and drives , smokes way too much, is his own man, who doesn t like to be told what to do A man s man is the way I saw him The way Brown writes the story is almost like a series of little vignettes, but if you keep going and you can t help but turn the pages you ll see how it all ties together There are some incidents that I think could have been excluded where Joe gets shot and [...]


    23. Amazing Writing, Frustrating Story I will read this book again Someday The writing is beautiful and descriptive, the characters are raw and real, but right now I am reeling from the ending summarizes Joe in this way Nearing fifty, Joe Ransom won t slow down.But all the fast living in Mississippi won t fill the hunger Joe can t name At fifteen, Gary Jones is already slipping through the cracks Part of a hopeless, homeless wandering family, he s desperate for a way out He finds it in Joe Together [...]


    24. This was a difficult book to read It was beyond sad how most of the characters in it lived The majority of them were not looking to rise above their squalid circumstances since there didn t seem to be any hope of them doing so for one reason or another, their problems beyond their control due to things such as alcoholism, despair, lack of education, and family history But the fact is, all the ugliness in this book was made nearly beautiful by the simple and elegant prose that turned mud, puke, p [...]


    25. I flew through this book I couldn t stop reading I missed important details because I couldn t freaking wait to read the next part Larry Brown s character development is spectacular I couldn t believe how much I hated Wade as I was reading it, and how much I loved Gary and Joe I was getting really close to the end, and I actually started getting worried because I thought that there was no way he was going to be able wrap the story up so that I felt satisfied by the endere was so much going on Ye [...]


    26. What a great little messed up tale If you ve ever felt like you were taking one step forward to take three steps back then you have only a taste of what this book is all about At several points, you catch yourself thinking things are looking up for the folks that need to catch a breakt so fast only a brief respite to allow reality an opportunity to recharge its batteries Character development is outstanding, reads quickly, and the wonderful flow that avoids the pitfalls often spliced into simple [...]


    27. Brown s depiction of a dirt poor family in rural Mississippi is Faulkner ish, dark and deeply sad, and around every corner was another hellish situation that could only be borne by beer and whiskey.



    28. I began my adventures with Larry Brown with his novel Father and Son It was a stellar beginning to our relationship Father and Son was raw and shocking and gritty I have since read Dirty Work, which was quite good, and a collection of short stories I have long looked forward to his novel, Joe I found it quite good Larry Brown creates vivid characters, some of which you like even though you know you probably shouldn t, and some you love to hate Joe Ransom is rough around the edges, a functioning [...]


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