Coronado: Stories. From Dennis Lehane, the award-winning author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and the Kenzie-Gennaro series, comes a striking collection of. Coronado: Stories is a collection of five short stories and a play by the American author Dennis Lehane. “Until Gwen”, the collection’s fifth story, was published in. Dennis Lehane doesn’t need to learn much when it comes to writing exciting, electric crime novels. A couple of jokes now and then wouldn’t kill.
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From Dennis Lehane, the award-winning author denniss Mystic River, Shutter Island, and the Kenzie-Gennaro series, comes a surprisingly different collection of five short stories:. At turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these tales journey headlong into the heart of our nationa. At turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these tales journey headlong into the heart of our national myths about class, gender, freedom, and regeneration through violence and reveal that the truth waiting for us there is not what we’d expect.
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To ask other readers questions about Coronadoplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jun 16, Paul rated it liked it. Some great short stories here from one of my favorite crime writers, Dennis Lehane. All stories contain some criminal element with tragedy following in its wake.
Lehane’s style reminds me strongly of Stephen King’s, both sharing the talent to master mundane scenes and the ability to touch on the idiosyncrasies of characters, which make the st Some great short stories here from one of my favorite crime writers, Dennis Lehane. Lehane’s style reminds me strongly of Stephen King’s, both sharing the talent to master mundane scenes and the ability to touch on the idiosyncrasies of characters, which make the story seem very relevant and authentic.
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My only problem with the book is that a large portion of it is given over to the play, Coronado, which clronado basically an expanded version of “Until Gwen”. The short story is stronger, with an awakening sense rennis mystery about it and a terseness that pulls the reader in. Another entry by Lehane, instead of the play, would have resulted in giving it a five star rating.
Still, a pretty enjoyable collection that any crime fiction fan would savor.
Mar 06, Sherri rated it it was amazing. One of the best short stories I’ve ever read is in this collection: Jan 21, Peggy rated it liked it. Okay, there’s a snow storm and I have to go to my book shelf. I find an unread book with the inscription, “Peggy, Best wishes for your writing,” signed by Dennis Lehane. I think I feel so guilty whenever my mother gives me a book signed by someone that she tells that I’m a writer I have to hide it.
Anyway, I realized that I’d confused Lehane with another South Boston writer and was probably just terrified because I’ve seen the movies Mystic Okay, there’s a snow storm and I have to go to my book shelf. Within three pages of leane story “Running Out of Dog” I was hooked in horror. You just knew it was going to be bad, bad, bad but I couldn’t look away.
I seriously hope that Lehane uses his stories and novels to put all the evil he perceives in the world because if he looks at daily life this way he’ll be just another part of the body count.
These stories are about people you do not want to encounter randomly even random encounters leave quite a few corpses as human life has little value to many in these stories. It’s “In Cold Blood” meets Dorchester, every day. Strangely enough the story that had a measure of hope in it was called “ICU” and there’s an actual moment of grace in the story “Mushrooms.
Lehane admits that the characters stayed with him as well and then became the basis of the play that comprises the final section of the book, “Coronado. Dec 21, Chris Gager rated it liked it. Picked this book of short stories off my to-read shelf last night. The first story “Running Out of Dog” seems to be kind of cliched Southern Gothic stuff, but well-enough written. Again, the prose has a lot of attitude, but seems at times to be an assigned exercise for a fiction-writing workshop.
This stuff has some common ground with Andre’ Dubus’ stories. Black kids or white kids? I think that’s Boston. One wonders if it’s inadvertent or deliberate. You do see these things if you read enough books, see a lot of movies, etc. The play strays of into pretentious verbal territory at times, but is pretty good for all that. Vennis theme of life and love among the violent going-nowhere people leane maintained. It is, I looked it up.
Not bad, not that good Apr 10, Katherine rated it really liked it Shelves: No worry of jail or societal reproof of any kind? No having to look our victims in the eyes because the victims have conveniently vanished? If we could have that? Do it was water or a train. I hate trapeze artists. Women all look like men and man all look like cock smokers. As a big fan of Lehane, this collection of stories failed to dennks an impression on me. The stories mostly felt like they were missing something, and were at times rather unengaging.
Unfortunately, personally, majority of the stories were average or below average. Lehaane rather regrettable that a collection of short stories would only have one great story going for it.
Nov 26, Jeremy rated it really liked it. As with most story collections, I found things to leehane and things to dislike here.
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I’m a big fan of Lehane and have been impressed time and time again by his ability to take well-worn genre fiction i. There aren’t any cliches in his writing and it is typically full of vibrant prose and deep revelations into the human spirit. It’s a pulse-pounding battle of wits between an evil conman and his son over a missing diamond.
The ending alone is worth the read, but few short stories have as much tension packed into such a small space. This one alone is worth reading the whole collection.
If there is a disappointing thing about “Until Gwen”, it’s that I wanted more background into the relationship between father and son and more about what got them going down the roads they went down. That’s the cool thing about “Coronado”, a two part play Lehane wrote for his brother. It takes the two antagonizing characters from “Until Gwen” and fleshes them out, adding a deep back story and a heartbreaking yet hopeful resolution It’s like seeing the same story from a different angle.
I loved the comparison.
There were a couple JV type stories too: It’s not that they were bad. I just thought they weren’t as fleshed out as the other stories here, like Lehane was trying to finish the story before it was ready to be done. And there’s a lot of ambiguity in “I. I wish Lehane had been a little more clear at least in that case. All in all, a good collection from one of America’s most underrated writers.
Feb 04, Barbara rated it did not like it Shelves: Although I am loath to do so, I am retiring this book to the unappealing pile. It is an unusual action on my part because I am fond of Lehane’s writing and characters and I try not to discard a book unread. However, this contained none of his compelling aspects for me. In fact, if I were to classify it in a new genre, I would call it “guy lit”. I observed hardboiled, crude characters involed in tasteless activities.
Fortunately, Lehane has written several novels which I enjoyed, so it was not a Although I am loath to do so, I am retiring this book to the unappealing pile. Fortunately, Lehane has written several novels which I enjoyed, so it was not a complete loss for him. View all 3 comments. Denis Lehane has such a beautiful and compelling writing style, but I wasn’t always crazy about the subject matter in the stories. I usually tend to gravitate toward the dark and macabre I’m a huge Stephen King fanbut at times it just felt like too much.
Again though, beautiful writing and well-crafted. Aug 19, Daniel Christensen rated it it was ok Shelves: First half is a series of short stories. Second half is a play that ties the stories together I believe. Good on Lehane for spreading his creative wings, but this mostly fell short for me.