Caught By Lisa Moore (NEW)


Caught By Lisa Moore

SUMMARY Caught By Lisa Moore 107 DOWNLOAD È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ä Lisa Moore READ Caught By Lisa Moore Unbending conviction Moore's most plot driven novel to date Caught is a thrillingly charged escapade that thrums with energy and suspense and deftly captures a moment in the late 1970s before the almost folkloric glamour surrounding pot smuggling turned violent Ripe with bravado love ambition and folly Caught is about trust and deceit about the risks we take for the lives we want and the mistakes we can’t outr. I remember encountering two conflicting ideas a few years ago First someone uoted an old professor who had said something like There are too many great books in the world than you can read in a lifetime to waste your time reading merely good books I armed myself with this philosophy as a mental justification for not accepting the kinds of books that people like to recommend to me My mother in law is a fan of historical romances and is forever saying things like This book started out okay but got a little better and I thought that you might like to read it Krista or my brother suggests thrillers or sci fi Don t you ever just read a book for its plot Krista but with my uest for the great books I have been able to politely point out that I have my own book pile to get through and no thanks to yours Then I read another uote that challenged my notion of the great book Anyone who states I don t read genre fiction is masking intellectual insecurity That floored me and being a person of moderate intellectual insecurity I had to wonder Is it true Do I focus my reading on literature because I don t want to be seen reading pulp Or is it not a public unmasking that I m afraid of but rather a revelation of the lie I m telling myself am I not as smart as I think I am This reminds me of the movie A Fish Called Wanda wherein Kevin Kline s Otto character was constantly reading and attempting to uote from Nietzsche a name he can t even pronounce and Jamie Lee Curtis as Wanda called him stupid anyway Wanda But you think you re an intellectual don t you apeOtto superior smile Apes don t read philosophyWanda Yes they do Otto they just don t understand it It should have been easy to just dismiss this intellectual insecurity business but since it resonated with me I needed to reconcile the notions of great books and genre fiction and concede that they are not necessarily mutually exclusive even if I have zero interest in Romances and Westerns and Sci Fi and Crime And then Lisa Moore uickly climbing to the top of my list of favourite authors releases Caught a book that right from the garish pulpy cover announces itself unabashedly as genre fiction Crime Adventure Detection With her mastery of mood and place and character Moore elevates the clich to the sublime to the literary and proves that a great book can be found within any frameworkWe meet Slaney on the run having just escaped from prison and with Moore s customary layering of past and present we uickly learn what crime he was convicted of drug smuggling and where he is heading drug smuggling It s a wonder why someone would break out of prison just to commit another crime but we soon realise that Slaney s youthful optimism his hubris in the face of obvious obstacles is his strength and his undoing This time they would do it right He could feel luck like an animal presence feral and watchful He would have to coax it into the open Grab it by the throatHe knew how to look at people so they could be who they were which basically meant he had a capacity for trust He thought of trustas a vestigial organ near his liver swollen threatening to burst Maybe it would poison him But it was also his special skill His strength The fact that Slaney trusts the people around him despite discovering Hearn s many lies despite his reservations about Carter and Ada despite getting a bad feeling about Brophy makes his eventual capture a foregone conclusion also reinforced by the title Caught in bold red font on the cover But as Patterson muses about the foregone conclusion of a bullfight It was the certainty that satisfied some desire in the audience The best stories he thought we ve known the end from the beginning Which begs the uestion If we know how this story will end what s the point of reading it To which I would answer It s about the journey Within the framework of the Crime genre Moore writes with her astonishing craftsmanship The irony of the authorities knowing Slaney s every move from having allowed the prison break to using ghost cars to pick him up while hitchhiking to move him along to his next criminal venture was jarring and delicious I found myself sympathising with and rooting for each side in this cat and mouse game both Slaney and Patterson deserved to come out on topThere is a chapter in Caught Truth and Knowledge pp 131 136 that perfectly illustrates what I think of as Lisa Moore s uniue style It relates two stories about Slaney as a twelve year old two events that happened on the same afternoon a baseball game that reveals his character and formative relationships with Hearn and Jennifer and finding his parents with an encyclopedia salesman at home which captures their hopes and expectations for him and adds further irony since the reader knows Slaney becomes a convict Although there is a definite seuence of events ballgame then meeting the salesman the stories are interspersed a page about one a couple paragraphs about the other weaving back and forth until the revelations seem larger than the sum of the two events It s this type of alchemy in Moore s writing that make the journey than worthwhile I could reread this chapter over and over again and not see how she accomplishes the magic of itLisa Moore seems to address my own misgivings about genre fiction through the indiscriminate tastes of the youthful Ada Ada was reading murder mysteries and Hemingway and she had a Fitzgerald and a really good Dashiell Hammett she said and when she was done she tossed them over the sideShe d read three Agatha Christies in two daysAda closed the book and sat up straight looking hard at the horizon as if she d just figured something outThe big reveal she said That s my favourite partWhy are you reading those stupid things Carter asked The uestion I find intriguing is Was Carter referring to just the Agatha Christies or to Ada s entire book pile as those stupid things Is Lisa Moore purposefully conflating the classics with the genre fiction With literary allusions throughout the book Slaney could be thought of as a modern day Odysseus on his odyssey there are sirens sea monsters giant suid a Cyclops spy satellite and a hurricane sent from Poseidon because of his hubris and Hearn becoming a professor of literature the author is acknowledging the literary while seeming to write an adventure tale As in all great fiction there is to this book than meets the eyeAlthough I did enjoy this journey very much I didn t feel a perfect connection with the characters and plotline and so I can t give Caught a perfect grade I am delighted however to have been educated on how genre fiction can indeed contain great books TOMBSTONES WITHOUT A TOMB Korea’s ueen Sindeok from Goryeo into the Twenty first century is a thrillingly charged escapade that thrums with energy and suspense and deftly captures a moment Vonarstræti in the late 1970s before the almost folkloric glamour surrounding pot smuggling turned violent Ripe with bravado love ambition and folly 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SUMMARY Caught By Lisa Moore 107 DOWNLOAD È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ä Lisa Moore READ Caught By Lisa Moore G business Along the way Slaney’s fugitive journey across Canada rushes vibrantly to life as he visits an old flame and adopts numerous guises to outpace authorities hitchhiker houseguest student lover When finally he reunites with Hearn just steps ahead of a detective hell bent on making a high profile arrest their scheme sends Slaney to Mexico Colombia and back again on an epic uest fueled by luck charm and. A classic cat and mouse story in which a Canadian drug smuggler escapes from prison to score another load of marijuana from Colombia Moore paints Slaney and Hearn as modern day folk heroes and her writing elevates what could have been a plain crime story into real literature From the title onwards the book is heavy with foreshadowing as Moore exploits the dramatic irony that readers know the police have a sting operation trailing Slaney the whole way Indeed the most remarkable thing about the novel is how it maintains tension even though the outcome seems inevitable The best stories we ve known the end from the beginning To my surprise Caught is not just a good old fashioned adventure story but also has the epic tragic weight of Homer s OdysseySee my full review at Nudge Mel vs der melodramatische Roboter Gortimer Gibbon #3 in which a Canadian drug smuggler escapes from prison to score another load of marijuana from Colombia Moore paints Slaney and Hearn as modern day folk heroes and her writing elevates what could have been a plain crime story Katie Cat into real literature From the title onwards the book Die Verwandlung is heavy with foreshadowing as Moore exploits the dramatic The Eternal City irony that readers know the police have a sting operation trailing Slaney the whole way Indeed the most remarkable thing about the novel Tage der Nemesis is how Heart of Gold it maintains tension even though the outcome seems A Romantic Getaway inevitable The best stories we ve known the end from the beginning To my surprise Caught Fru Bengtssons andliga uppvaknande is not just a good old fashioned adventure story but also has the epic tragic weight of Homer s OdysseySee my full review at Nudge

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SUMMARY Caught By Lisa Moore 107 DOWNLOAD È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ä Lisa Moore READ Caught By Lisa Moore Caught begins with a prison break Twenty five year old David Slaney locked up on charges of marijuana possession has escaped his cell and sprinted to the highway There he is picked up by a friend of his sister’s and transported to a strip bar where he survives his first night on the run But evading the cops isn’t his only objective; Slaney intends to track down his old partner Hearn and get back into the dru. Caught frustrated me made me smile awed me but mostly frustrated meLisa Moore is a fantastic writer and I think her skills are far better suited to a meditation like February than an ostensible adventure like Caught Don t get me wrong the writing in this book is astonishing Moore has an ability to capture instants like no other author I ve read She s perceptive incisive unsentimental and her ability to capture how we actually experience time in sputters jolts and drawn out eternities is jaw dropping She firmly places the reader in time without showing off I hate it when you can practically hear an author shouting look at the research I ve done just dropping tastes here and there You find yourself immersed in 1978 Canada through jean jackets station wagons and my favourite Red Rose Tea figurinesSo why was I frustrated One problem is that in Caught Moore s chosen to tell a crime adventure story exactly the kind of tale we might see ratcheted up on steroids and laughing gas in the hands of El Leonard or Carl Hiaasen But there s a disconnect between the way Moore writes and the story she s trying to tell The same little snapshots of thought observation and memory that are a hallmark of Moore s writing get in the way of telling a good crime adventure I was reminded of Zeno s dichotomy paradox please don t think I m trying to show off this actually helped me figure out why I found the action unsatisfying The paradox runs like this in order to travel one mile you first have to travel half a mile But before you travel half a mile you first have to travel a uarter of a mile and so on to infinity The idea is that there are infinite steps so you ll never be able to travel the distance In Caught Moore continually breaks up the narrative into these little uanta of observation and they pile up one on top another until you have a great description of everything that s happening but no sense of ACTIONAlso I desperately wanted to get to know Slaney the protagonist but Moore keeps him at an emotional distance from the reader Sure I understand his motivations He doesn t want to go back to prison he wants to make this last big score he loves and misses his old girlfriend But I never feel what he feels I want to root for the guy but I don t know who he is He comes from a huge family he s a great sailor he likes pot but what makes him laugh What makes him angry What are his dreams when all this is over I waited and hoped but Slaney never revealed himselfIn the end I don t think Caught works The writing is good piece by piece but it doesn t hang together as a whole I would have given it 2 stars but there are so many wonderfully crafted bits that I had to bump it up to 3 Still I was really looking forward to this and I was disappointed

  • Hardcover
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  • Caught By Lisa Moore
  • Lisa Moore
  • English
  • 06 September 2020
  • 9780887842450

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