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Crazy Heart e-book

Author:

Thomas Cobb

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

Subcategory:

Contemporary

ePub size:

1288 kb

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Rating:

4.6

Publisher:

Charnwood; Large type / large print edition edition (November 1, 2010)

Pages:

376

ISBN:

1444804251

Crazy Heart e-book

by Thomas Cobb


Crazy Heart is a beautiful boo. .The characters are cut cleanly out of Americ.Thomas Cobb has written a bitter, witty psychological profile of an aging genius that is also a wonderful celebration of country music.

Crazy Heart is a beautiful boo.Bad Blake is a man you will not soon forget. In producing as nearly a masterpiece as the subject has yet attracted, Cobb seems to have triumphe.Cobb has created an unforgettable character who engages not only your interest but your emotio. nd who proceeds to take you on a roller-coaster ride through his tawdrily tumultuous life. Bad Blake lives at the poor end of the rainbow, but you’ll never forget him.

At the age of fifty-seven, Bad Blake is on his last legs. Details (if other): Cancel.

For my mother and father. He is breathing fast, his heart pounding in shuffle time. He reaches for another cigarette, thinks better of it, and goes off to find the manager. A single bowler is working in the middle of thirty lanes. Crazy Heart is a beautiful boo. His weight, his ticker, his liver, even his pick-up truck are all giving him trouble. A renowned songwriter and "picker" who hasn't recorded in five years, Bad now travels the countryside on gigs that take him mostly to motels and bowling alleys. Can Bad stop living the life of a country-western song and tie a rope around his crazy heart? From Library Journal.

Thomas Cobb is the author of Crazy Heart, which was adapted into a 2009 Academy Award-winning film starring Jeff Bridges, and Shavetail, among other books. He grew up in southern Arizona and now lives in Rhode Island with his wife. Библиографические данные. Crazy Heart: A Novel.

by Thomas Cobb A measure of Thomas Cobb’s talent is that he can make Bad Blake’s story amusing even as we watch him fall.

A measure of Thomas Cobb’s talent is that he can make Bad Blake’s story amusing even as we watch him fall. Bad is entirely sympathetic, and this crazy heart is vivid; the milieu is as resonant as a steel guitar, and the plot moves along without skipping a beat. picture of the scraggly underside of Western music is brutally convincing. Thomas Cobb’s marvelous first novel doesn’t just play on your heartstrings, it breaks them.

To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Can Bad stop living the life of a country-western song and tie a rope around his crazy heart? Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Crazy Heart is a 2009 American drama film, written and directed by Scott Cooper, in his directorial debut. Based on the 1987 novel of the same name by Thomas Cobb, the film centers around a down-and-out country music singer-songwriter (Jeff Bridges) who tries to turn his life around after beginning a relationship with a young journalist (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Other supporting roles are played by Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, and child actor Jack Nation. Bridges, Farrell, and Duvall also sing in the film.

Crazy Heart: A Novel. Crazy Heart - Thomas Cobb. At the age of fifty-seven, Bad Blake is on his last legs. Chapter One. He’s standing in the bowling alley parking lot in front of his 1978 Dodge van with burnt valves. He pulls his shirt away from his skin. Soaked, it sticks to him as fast as he pulls it away. Above him a sign announces: Winter Leagues Now Forming. His weight, his ticker, his liver, even his pick-up truck are.

At the age of fifty-seven, Bad Blake is on his last legs. His weight, his ticker, his liver, even his pick-up truck are all giving him trouble. A renowned songwriter and 'picker' who hasn't recorded in five years, Bad now travels the countryside on gigs that take him mostly to motels and bowling alleys. Enter Ms. Right. Can Bad stop living the life of a country-western song and tie a rope around his crazy heart?
Arilak
Think you know 'Bad' Blake because you've seen the movie Crazy Heart? Well unless you've read the novel that inspired the movie there is a lot you don't know. If you are a classic country music fan then I think you will have an appreciation for the protagonist of this novel. This 1987 novel based on the life of Hank Thompson has an ending much different from the film and several details throughout the the movie either chose to ignore or edited for time. Great read that really keeps your attention. A character study in alcoholism and life in the road in a band, or without the band.
WinDImmortaL
Having read several of Cobb's books, I find his grasp of his subject matter excellent regardless of his subject. In this book his knowledge of music and musicianship is a real delight. Life on the road, chord structure, guitar technique and concert venues, all wrapped up in the sad life of a fading country music star.
Inth
I'm giving this book five stars because I'm an amateur musician in my '50s who played bar gigs in my youth and loves country music. For people who don't have a passion for music, I'd give it four. The descriptions of playing music and the feelings associated with that are amazing. The story is bordering on brilliant and will keep you reading nearly straight through until the end. I completely recommend this book to anyone who loves music or who loves a story of a flawed but good hearted person.
Akinonris
It's the 1980's and Bad Blake's glory days as a Country Western star are decades behind him. At 56 he scratches out a living playing one night stands in a series of interchangeable dives. Years of hard living have taken their toll. Bad is overweight, his health is failing and his personal relationships consist mainly of drunken sex with mostly anonymous women that he meets in bars. A reporter for a small local paper interviews Bad after a show in Santa Fe. Bad falls for Jean Craddock and has to consider whether he can make a place in his life for the straightforward woman and her four year old son.

Bad is an interesting character. While he's willing to take the blame for the disintegration of his personal life, he also shows a profound lack of self awareness. He seems genuinely confused when people are unwilling to offer forgiveness for years of neglect or appalling irresponsibility. He's self-centered but basically kind; views his years on the road with fond nostalgia even though he blames the lifestyle for robbing him of his wife and son.

As much as anything else this is a story about alcoholism and the havoc it wreaks on one man's life.

This was a good read - thought provoking, sometimes sad and occasionally even funny. The story felt authentic, almost like a particularly honest autobiography. Early on I felt like I knew where the story was heading but was content to sit back and let the author take me there in his own time. Well done and highly recommended.

There is occasional swearing (including racial slurs) and some mild sexual content.
Preve
I usually will read a book first and then watch the movie, but in this case, I had seen the movie (a couple of times) and then read the book. I know the book was written long before the movie, but since I saw the movie first, I'll write the review as such:
The book follows the movie, a few changes, but nothing big. The book was soo good, I can't say that enough. I could hear Jeff Bridges voice as I was reading which made it even better. I highly recommend this book, I couldn't put it down, even though I knew the story already!
Dozilkree
I had read this book when it first came out way back when. Re-read it before going to see the movie and still loved it just as much. My husband also read it. Very lively scenes, we can see why it made it as a movie. The book's of course better than the film because it is more detailed and crafted so beautifully. We live in Northern New Mexico, so it felt right at home...
Wyameluna
Anyone who has watched The Fabulous Baker Brothers knows the type of character that Bridges is capable of portraying so very well. This is the perfect vehicle for his acting and musical talents. But ... talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory! What a bummer.
good read

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