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[Ebook] The Fighter By Craig Davidson – Submitalink.info Fans Of Palahniuk And Irvine Welsh Will Relish The Graphic Fight Sequences And Gritty Social Commentary Rocky Mountain News How To Allocate Your Free Time This Month Devouring Craig Davidson S Gruesome Debut Novel, The Fighter Esquire This Is Than A Stunning Debut It Reminds Me How Vacuous, Banal And Insipid Most Highly Touted Fiction Is Craig Davidson Asks And Answers Some Big, Uncomfortable Questions About The Nature Of Our Humanity The Fighter Is An Essential Novel, Destined For Cult Status At The Very Least Irvine Welsh While The Novel S Brutal Fights Will Entice Readers Of Other Virile Allegories Like Chuck Palahniuk S Fight Club, Davidson S Story Takes A Nuanced, Realistic Approach Kirkus Reviews Everything Has Been Handed To Paul Harris, The Son Of A Wealthy Southern Ontario Businessman But After A Vicious Beating Shakes His World, He Descends Into The Realm Of Hardcore Bodybuilders And Boxing Gyms, Seeking To Become A Real Man, Reveling In Suffering Rob Tully, A Working Class Teenager From Upstate New York, Is A Born Boxer He Trains With His Father And Uncle, Who Believe A Gift Like His Can Change Their Lives, But He Struggles Under The Weight Of Their Expectations Inevitably, These Two Young Men S Paths Will Cross Craig Davidson Was Born In Toronto And Now Lives In Calgary, Alberta He Is The Author Of The Acclaimed Short Story Collection Rust And Bone, Which Was Published By W.W Norton In The United States, Penguin In Canada, Albin Michel In France, And Picador In The United Kingdom From The Trade Paperback Edition. 3,5 stellinePaul un ragazzo ricco che vive nell Ontario Durante una serata in un club, in compagnia della figlia di uno dei soci d affari di suo padre, dopo essere uscito dal bagno la trova a parlare con un tizio barbuto e robusto Immaginando quanto la sua vita fosse pi ricca del povero bestione, si sente di poterlo offendere liberamente Il tizio mal digerisce le parole e con poco lo riempie di botte Questo episodio fa riflettere Paul Quando incrocia quell uomo pieno di sete di sangue, con i suoi pugni veloci capisce che tutto ci che fino ad ora ha fatto tutto inutile, si sente un essere umano inessenziale perch un uomo non pu vivere sotto una campana di vetro Vita agiata, le migliori scuole, lavora nella tenuta del padre ma con quale ruolo esattamente A lui sono destinati i compiti anonimi, riempire il toner della stampante, ordinare il caff della macchinetta, portare in giro i clienti per far visitare l azienda Si mai soffermato qualche volta a pensare cosa vuole esattamente Adesso tempo di cambiare, diventare un alt Quote They stood on the fringes, some singly, others with their backers All of them scarred or disfigured or broken in some way And their eyes the newer ones had this look of sheer psychic terror The older and mutilated showed no emotion at all faces a fretwork of scars, eyes blank as a test pattern Then there were those hovering in the middle ground., neither new nor old they had the look of men who d realized their lives were irretrievably lost and they could only await the inevitable passage into the final stage Rob Tully is a 17 year old youth, schooled in boxing from the age of ten by his father, Reuben, who sees boxing as a way out of an existence and future with no real prospects Rob is a gifted boxer, but his hearts not really in it Rob comes from a family of bare knuckle brawlers His uncle, Tommy, is one of these, who gets 15 a round as a punchbag for sparing in his local boxing gym Tommy was never a contender he is renowned for being able to take a punch, rather than delivering them Paul Harris is the spoiled, coddled son of a wealthy vineyard owner Paul s father wants his son to have everything he didn t have An education and the social privileges he himself did not have Paul wears 800 suits, drives the latest BMW and enjoys those privileges in life afforded to other young men of his class Paul is however, deeply unhappy One night, whilst on a date, Paul gets pummeled by a brute in Originally posted at The Velvet In Craig Davidson s debut novel having previously published some genre fiction under a pseudonym , two pugilists from opposite sides of the tracks in this case, substitute rails for the Falls of Niagara each fight for the wrong reasons Rob Tully, who came out of the womb swinging in a working class family of boxers, has no passion for the sport, though his natural skill may punch his ticket to a better life In the other corner is Paul Harris, a privileged heir who got sand kicked in his face one too many times and renounced the cushy family biz to forge his scrawny ass into steel through a cocktail of performance enhancers and general misanthropy.Plot wise, well that s pretty much it Of course things happen on the road to the middle, but the tale is the un making of these men, and the final act inevitable It s sort of the literary equivalent of one of those HBO fight pimping documentaries where they paint the opponents as Yin and Yang while crosscutting their parallel narrative paths to the ring Except this world is far brutal Sure, they train gloved in stank gyms, but all the real blows come bare knuckled in makeshift rural arenas and on city streets There s even a brief Fight Club homage, likely meant to acknowledge If I have learned anything about the wonderful world of fiction in the last few years, it s that Craig Davidson must be the most woefully underrated and unknown author of this generation Being on a literary kick lately has definitely broadened my horizons and introduced me to some new authors, but none have had the ability to grab me and keep my attention the same way that Davidson has.While The Fighter is his first novel under his real name discounting the Cutter and Lestewka pseudonyms , it has so far been the best although Cataract City seems to garner even favorable reviews The subject matter isn t exactly new, but unlike the overrated and far less talented Palahniuk who covered the same basic material in Fight Club, what Davidson writes is raw, brutal, and gritty, yet still told in a flowery, literary language that very few have managed to achieve For examplePeople were jogging and dog walking along the canal He thought how easy it would be to skip the curb, accelerate across the greenbelt, slam into one of them He

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