Book - 2005
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"Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake. Later still, of course, there'd be no doubt. But for now Driver is, as they say, in the moment. And the moment includes this blood lapping toward him, the pressure of dawn's late light at windows and door, traffic sounds from the interstate nearby, the sound of someone weeping in the next room.... Thus begins Drive, a new novella by one of the nation's most respected and honored writers of noir fiction. Set mostly in Arizona and L.A., the story is, according to Sallis, "...about a guy who does stunt driving for movies by day and drives for criminals at night. In classic noir fashion, he is double-crossed and, though before he has never participated in the violence ('I drive. That's all.'), he goes after the ones who doublecrossed and tried to kill him.""--Inside jacket.
Publisher: Scottsdale, Ariz. : Poisoned Pen Press, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION SAL
Characteristics: 158 p. ; 22 cm


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Mar 12, 2017

Loved the movie! Intense, has you gripping the edge of your seat. Can't wait to read the book❤️

Dec 22, 2014

No frills writing in a hard-edged tale of robbery, double-cross, and a stunt driver that shouldn't be messed with.

May 30, 2012

Story well crafted in a non linear form. Intelligent writing. Keeps you on your toes. Well worth a second reading as there son many things to keep track of. Short but superb book.

Cookielover May 23, 2012

This book was ok. I couldn't put it down because I wanted to see what happened to the driver but I would not read it again. I thought the story was to all over the place. I would recommend to someone who is interested in the fast life of get a way drivers or crime.

machinedog Apr 13, 2012

The movie is better than the book. Much better.

Feb 25, 2012

a good piece of noir. violent though but a good book just the same.

Sep 23, 2011

This is an outstanding book. I simply couldn't put it down and I read it in one sitting.

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