[Pdf Free] (The Brat)
This novel Relentless pace Brewer simply does not slow the action down Even *in the brief moments of character interiority the thinking is fast and moving *the brief moments of character interiority the thinking is fast and moving He doesn t turn the narrative over to extended philosophizing or psychologizing just delivers #The Insights The Stabs Of Realization And #insights the stabs of realization and the story forward His description of action seuences is crisp and vivid and easy to follow and propulsive And his descriptions off settings don t bog down the narrative while remaining evocative The river curved in and out meandering high banked and black Pushing through underbrush and occasional jungle growth I heard the sounds of things in the river The ow throaty grunt just at that moment when silence ruled The splash and settling of a colossal body An excellent over the top Brewer romp with plenty of action and a memorable Brat who uses her considerable charms to get her way Short crime chase type bookNot bad Even though the Nook edition is only 136 pages it really did seem to drag in some partsTo sum it up a woman plots a bank heist and frames her husband even though other gentlmen companions are her accomplices What results is a wild goose chase through the Everglades in Florida I had a hard time getting into this swamp pulp I think the problem was that it is just really slow The main character drives around for a while then he walks around then he sails around on a boat The end Even the climax was pretty tame by pulp standards I was in the mood for a good GM PBO and this fit the bill A good refreshing dose of swamp Love Thy Neighbor lit at that Would have given this five stars but for the fact that the characters were aittle two dimensional and a Indian Erotic Stories lot of the dialogue trite But it s all there a femme fatale double crossesots of shooting You can read the full review on my blog attractive dame Evis Helling with a The Detroit Almanac lot of sass and aittle bit of mystery behind her wanton ways Crazy Love (Steele Street, lands her man hookine and sinker after easily seducing him in a swapland hear her home Lee Sulliven is a sucker for curves and a falls too uickly for Evis They return to Lee s hometown where Lee panders to Evis every demand Eventually the financial and relationship stability make Evis every demand Eventually the financial and relationship stability make for greed as Evis real intentions come to ight THE BRAT is a game of cat and mouse with so many variables impacting upon Lee s success in clearing his name Evis cousin Kaylor is an interesting character who shows up in the early stages of the novel and plays a big role in the ater stages Rona Evis sister has motive and determination to and Lee for herself while Sheriff Degreef is at once awful and shady I never did work out which one overshadows the other I ve read a couple of other books by Gil Brewer but this one is a real gem Apart from a Canvas: The Program Book 1 lull when Brewer goes into the backstory earlier in the piece THE BRAT held my attention The chase through the swampland and ensuing confrontation is top notch the characters surprisingly well rounded with their own uniue voice and the plot entertaining and believable It s the sort of story that would stand firm amongst today s modern crime fiction. Nds Then sheooked at her own ush beauty Get me out of here she prayed Oh please get me out of here I’ll pay any price. .
THE BRAT is probably the #Best Book I Ve Read #book I ve read Gil Brewer and follows his often used theme of a woman that is deceitful and guilty of betrayal Others have mentioned in their reviews of his books that they seem made up as he goes along possibly after a night with the bottle but this one felt very well put together and worthy of a 4 star rating in my book actually would be a 4 12 star since part of it takes place in a swamp If ever Gil Brewer were guilty of understatement it was when he titled his twelfth novel Calling Evis Helling a brat is something ike calling Michelangelo a doodler Evis is one of Brewer s most memorable femmes fatale Lee Sullivan The Brat s narrator has no idea what he is getting himself into when marries Evis and takes her away from her home in the Florida swamp His first clue comes when Evis announces that she has a plan for them to rob a bank together Gil Brewer is one of my favorite pulp writers His stories are easy to read and highly emotional He is such a good writer that as a reader you are drawn into the story before you ever know it Many of his stories have familiar pulp motifs such as the evil seductress the man being framed for a murder he did not commit a man on the run from the aw The Brat is no exception to this rule and has at its source a femme fatale from the Florida swamps a creature from the swamp The narrator explains that the first time he saw her she was sitting on the edge of a deserted wharf The warm swamp air was tugging at her thin cotton dress *She was a fused explosion a direct hit Everything about her was boldly *was a fused explosion a direct hit Everything about her was boldly It was ike being struck hot and hard This is Evis It is a story of greed and a story of obsession
is most of a damn good storyLee Sullivan s wife was killed in a car crash and he wandered around morose and dying inside and Spike, the Black Wolf living off his savings until he met Evie in the Florida swamps A thick mop of ash blonde hair Long tight roundings of thigh beneath scant clinging white cotton it wasike diving at her through the air Nobody else around No sound save for the steadied and myriad swamp confusion Like a dream with the yes yes yes of her eyes and mouth and body under the too thin too tight cotton bare and ripe under the cotton Stranger swamp whore no matter what she was I no onger cared I had found her and that did matterEvie was a backwoods girl and she was determined to get out Sullivan wondered if she had fallen for him or if she would have fallen for anyone who had come along and been willing to take her out of there They married and made a ife in Tampa with Evie constantly wanting a bigger house a nicer dress He gets a job as a printer and she works for a savings and Two-Minute Mysteries loan Eventually all they have isn t enough and Evie wants him to help her steal from the savings association Sullivan wants to back out but when he gets up from his drunk she s gone He explains that she was willful overwrought and he now knew crazy in aot of ways He had to reach her before she did this thing The The Most Important Stories of the Bible little trigger in her brain that should scare her about the Law was missing Sheooked at the rotting sun blasted shack the one room where they all Parallel Apocrypha lived slept madeove died Looked at the dusty aw. Loved her for that too I oved her even knowing what she wasAnd at the savings association he finds the president of the company shot a note from Evie indicating he might stop by and the gun wrapped up in Sullivan s jacket There was a round blood clotted hole in the side of his neck and he WAS DEADEVIE HAD SET HIM UP TO TAKE THE deadEvie had set him up to take the and skeedaddled with 100000 to the swamps and what s she seems to have eft with Sullivan s best friend in tow Right then Sullivan explains maybe I died too The whole thing was one great big thunderclap over my headAt some #Point Sullivan Realizes What Evie Is She Was An Animal #Sullivan realizes what Evie is She was an animal tagline She wanted out and she had the price a ovely body and the will to use it This is a middle of the road Gil Brewer novel that falls somewhere between the pulp awesomeness of The Vengeful Virgin or A Taste For Sin and the disappointing Wild To Possess In this book Brewer pushes to create the fatalest of femmes in Evis Helling the titular brat of the story But brat is an understatement Lee first meets her when he s riding down a *river one day minding his own business and he sees her sitting on a dock *one day minding his own business and he sees her sitting on a dock if she s been waiting specifically for him to ride by World in Peril like a sweaty swamp succubus ready to suck him in They soon marry and then begin to plot a robbery together After he starts to get cold feet she goes through with the robbery anyway and sets him up to take the fall prompting Lee to travel back into the heart of swampy darkness to track her down I thought that the beginning of the book was great and the final act was pretty good but the middle of the book that mostly consists of Lee traveling through the swamp did not have the same urgency that Brewer is known for and it falls into a repetitive slog I also thought that the desperate sheriff was a pretty annoying character But even though it doesn t stand up to his best work it s still entertaining enough even if just for it s pulpiness and for Evis herself I cursed her and tore that dress to shredsIt wasike tearing us apart I had to demolish every Blood of the Cosmos last stitch of cloth scattering what remained of the dream across the floor of the room where a ghost of her still moaned and writhed in ecstasy Surprised this one was never made into a movie because it has everything Robbery murder double crosses car chases boat chases gun fights hot babes and hunky guys The title is one of those misleading Gold Medal marketing ploys common in the 50s Evis is no brat but she is all femme fatale going at thingsike a blitzkrieg in tight nylons The novel starts right in the middle of the action with Lee Sullivan showing up Libby and the Class Election (Star Darlings late for the robbery planned by his wife Evis and uickly realizing that she is framing him for both the robbery and the murder of her co worker After a back story chapter describing how they met and the progression towards the robbery the chase is on as Sullivan tries to track down Evis and the 100000 with the police in pursuit Plenty of action in this one with a fully realized narrative arcBrewer is one of my favorite noir writers and the reasons why are all on display in. 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