Point Dume: A Novel Hardcover – May 27, 2010
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- Publisher : The Overlook Press; First Edition (May 27, 2010)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1590203291
- ISBN-13 : 978-1590203293
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Item Weight : 14.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.79 x 0.89 x 8.28 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,321,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Anyway, after reading every word on her website and ordering her last 2 novels (also awesome), I pre-ordered this book despite the fact that I never pre-order books. I'm an immediate gratification kind of person. All I can say is that it was worth the wait. It's a beautiful looking book with both a rocky beach and a pot leaf on the cover, so I am glad to have it in hardcover. And the book is the adventure I hoped it would be. I would have read it all in one night if I hadn't forced myself to get some sleep! The characters are unusual and yet heartbreakingly real, and a couple of them really changed the way I think about things like immigrant rights, the environment, femininity and material possessions. It's rare that a novel with such killer storytelling effect your views like that. I belong to a book club that's always on the hunt for novels that will challenge, entertain and surprise us, and POINT DUME definitely delivers on all levels. I can't wait for us to discuss it at our next meeting!
Felix Duarte sneaks across the border to guard a cartel's marijuana patch as someone is ripping off the Mexican mob. The job is deadly and lonely but the pay is excellent. When he catches the thief, he knows what he must do; if he fails to catch the thief in a timely manner he also knows what his employer will do to him.
Point Dume is an odd character driven thriller that rotates meeting the prime cast in order to understand their motives and especially their personal issues. The links between the players are surfing, sexing and smoking, yet no one seems in control of their life. Fascinating and timely, readers who enjoy cultivating a counter culture saga that lampoons the zealousness of the anti drug trafficking crowd (that ironically supports the right to sell guns to anyone even those who sell illegal drugs) will want to surf at Point Dume.