[ Reading ] ➼ Nulle part sur la terre Author Michael Farris Smith – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Nulle part sur la terre

  1. says:

    I picked up Desperation Road after I kept seeing it pop up on my feed with several 5 star ratings I didn t read any of the reviews before I went into this book, which was probably a good thing because I was able to experience everything fresh, without any idea of what was going to transpire It ended up being quite a big surprise for me, but not in the way that you d probably expect.You see, McComb, Mississippi is my hometownand it is the setting of this story My family has a very long history in this small southern town In fact, my grandmother s uncle my great, great uncle was McComb s Chief of Police in the 1920 s He is one of 3 officers that have been killed in the line of duty in the history of McComb s police force He was gunned down when serving a warrant for forged checks His murderer escaped and an international manhunt ensued, with the murderer being caught in Canada and eventually hung in Magnolia.Going into this story, I had absolutely no idea of where the story was set and it caught me off guard While other readers were engrossed in the story, I found myself lost to a strong case of nostalgia I haven t been back in years, since I was a young teen, but as the author described Delaware Avenue and the angular arches of Centenary United Methodist Church, it felt like I was right back there again I could so easily picture the surrounding towns, like Magnolia, and the businesses like the Fernwood Truck Stop that the author described He really did a fa...


  2. says:

    Michael Farris Smith has written an effortlessly erudite, complex and lucid novel of consequence set in the ravaged town of McComb, Mississippi It tells of the travails of lives brimful of pain unravelling under the relentless and searing southern heat It displays a bone deep understanding of Southern traditions and people, and in the narrative I could hear the timeless musical laments of jazz and blues singers such as Robert Johnson, Leadbelly and Bessie Smith It is the story of Russell, released after 11 years of imprisonment and Maben, and her daughter, Annalee, fleeing a unspeakable scenario that results in a fatal shooting Their paths cross, and certain actions and possibilities come into play The focus is on the themes of alcohol and drug addiction, love, loss, regrets, redemption and dreams that slip away beyond reach The tone is set when upon reaching McComb, Russell is welcomed by a vicious beating by Larry and Walt, the brothers of the man he killed Russell sees that in the eyes of some people, no amount of atonement will suffice, not even the loss of his precious relationship with Sarah Larry is exploding with visceral rage and hate ignited by the self hatred within him, driven to destroy all that he touches Russell finds some solace in his father, who has begun a relationship with an ex slave, Consuela, after his wife dies whilst Russe...


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    Having been an avid reader for my entire life, I can pretty much tell early on sometimes even within the first few chapters when a book is going to be something special For me, Desperation Road turned out to be one of those sometimes It was Michael Farris Smith s distinct style his lack of frilly overtures and sometimes sparse dialogue, all delivered in a compelling way that struck a chord with me There was a beauty to the simplicity of his writing, this cast of broken people, his ability to draw out my curiosity and the very question underlying it all should our lives be defined by the mistakes we make The author holds his secrets close, revealing the big picture one sliver at a time something I personally found utterly engaging It s not a pretty story per se, but sort of humbling in all of it s desperation Have I mentioned yet how aptly titled this book is It was a horrible decision, made late one night, eleven years earlier, that set this cast of characters on a collision course or the same Mississippi road paved with desperation, if you ...


  4. says:

    Yes, yes, YES This book was amazing Does everyone deserve a second chance Can we ever free ourselves from the yoke of the wrongs we ve done, or are we destined to pay for them forever Is hope something all should feel entitled to, or should we just accept that hope is a luxury not everyone can afford These are just a few of the questions Michael Farris Smith addresses in his bleak, brilliant new novel, Desperation Road.Russell Gaines has just gotten out of prison after 11 years He has spent that time thinking about a lot of things the mistake he made that landed him in jail, those who will continue to wish him harm even after his release, and the woman he loved, the woman he let go he was taken away from thoughts of his youth and forced into thoughts of the man he had been when he was taken away He had told himself he wasn t going to do it Wasn t going to stare out the window and lament what he had lost, like some hapless guy in some hapless moment but he wasn t able to resist He s ready to start his life anew, even if he knows it won t be easy But it isn t long at all before those seeking revenge are ready to wreak havoc on the rest of his life, ...


  5. says:

    Retribution, revenge, mistakes that lead to life changing results, all qualities that populate many books of southern fiction But in this author hands it is so much Flawed characters, realistic characters, but all treated with dignity and grace despite their bad decisions, decisions that linger, causing hurt and anger How to get past these and start again A wonderful and tightly plotted book, the pace is so even the writing extremely smooth Suspenseful but at the same time heartbreaking.This is one of those books that begs to be read in one sitting, but I quite frankly didn t want to finish too quickly Sure I wanted to see where it was going, what happens to these troubled characters but at the same time I didn t want it to be over There is violence, a realistic small southern town setting, a father who will do anything for his son, a wonderful woman who though she spoke little English, was so incredibly helpful and understanding, and a police officer who has to make a decision...


  6. says:

    5 stars..What a fantastic book What a great author In one review that I read, it said you feel like your living it instead of reading it so true Oh, Russell. what a great character, I worried about you through this entire book I want to read all this author s works now, if there are any


  7. says:

    OKI have a new favorite author.Michael Farris Smith.

    Get ready for a blast off beginning when you meet Maben and little Annabel struggling with heat and hunger as they walk the highway back to Mississippi, as they meet up with danger and as they live with disappointment after disappointment.

    In DESPERATION ROAD, Bourbon, Coke and Guns are the norm and ex con Russell Gaines takes no exception to the rule After eleven long tortuous years in prison, Russell receives a shocking welcome home surprise, and before he can even take a breath finds he must live his life constantly looking over his shoulder for the nasty revengeful types on the prowl.

    As the story evolves, Russell receives another shocker when faced with a female name from the past that forces him into making a decision about the rest of his life..but does he dare tell the whole story.

    I love this author I was immediately absorbed in the character s lives, Smith s addictive writing s...


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    NOW AVAILABLE Trouble been doggin my soul since the day I was born Ray LeMontagneWith the perfect ebb and flow of tension throughout this perfectly paced novel, Michael Farris Smith has drawn an incredible cast of characters who come together to create the perfect storm a disturbance of the atmosphere between these characters and these pages McComb, Mississippi is the setting for this story, which opens with the return of one of McComb s native sons returning home McComb is one of the towns on the Mississippi Blues Trail with markers for some of the great Blues musicians The marker for Bo Diddley can be found there, as can one for Summit Street A thriving African American business district during the era of segregation as well as a hotbed of musical activity Blues, Jazz and rhythm and blues bands entertained at various nightclubs, cafes, and hotels, and many musicians lived nearby After the coming of Integration in the 1960s, commerce in Summit Street and similar areas in other cit...


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    I received a copy of Desperation Road through NetGalley My thanks to Little Brown and Company and to Michael Farris Smith for the opportunity How can you imagine the complexities of what might come Russell Gaines knows only too well of the deep, festering, jaggedness that calls itself life It enters at dawn and snakes its way in and out until the moon finally snuffs it out in one ragged breath.Russell has spent the last eleven years in the Mississippi State Penitentiary for silencing the life of a young man A horrendous accident with a bottle of bourbon at the wheel And no one has ever let the grip of it go..never Russell.and most certainly never the boy s brothers who shadow Russell like the moon at his backside when he is released The candle of retribution still burns bright.Russell contacts his father, Mitchell, and makes attempts to tread down that road to home once again The winds of remorse blow heavy with the dust of compunction No step taken, no word spoken seems to fill in the wide gap in this bottomless abyss.And then Russell is forced into his truck late one night at gunpoint by a scrawny young woman and a slip of a young girl His empty life will now travel on the craggy edge of someone else s mountain I must use this author s words to describe this encounter She had been backed into some dark and desperate corner by the rabid dogs of life Have mercy, readers This one left me in...


  10. says:

    Best book I have read this year An absolute must read Beautifully written, you can t help but be drawn in by the vivid detail given to each character.Russell is an ex con, just released from a Mississippi penitentiary after 11 long years Maben and her daughter Annalee are running from nowhere on their way to anywhere better than the past they left behind.Multiple tragic events that initially appear to be independent of one another, all heading for the inevitable collision course No one is coming away from this unscathed The characters are realtheir feelings are real You feel the pain, the angst Knowing this out of control freight train is going off the rails in the worst way, and there is nothing you can do to stop it Becoming so emotionally involved with each character you want to stop it Put up a road block, sh...


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