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The Color of Night

Mae a blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas casino spends her free time wandering the desert with a rifle or sitting in her trailer obsessively watching replays of an old lover escaping the wreckage of What she. In Bell s early acks he states that his muses are daemons and that this story is proof He writes that this is the most vicious and appalling story ever to pass through my hand so inevitably some people will hate it I did not hate it despite being a reader who avoids graphic writing I will never read American Psycho When I saw that it was centered around a character named Mae who toted around a gun in the Southwestern desert I had to read it But had no idea what I was in for incest Manson cult life murder 911 all wrapped up like a daemonic serpent For the most part it works brilliantly I d give the prose a 5 The powerful voice and commanding poetic prose keep you moving forward I just took a few marks off for some plot turns that were not believable to me I think Bell embellished in areas he didn t need to Still this will probably go down as one of the best books I ll have read in 2011 The Tunnel in a Las Vegas casino spends her free time wandering the desert with a rifle or sitting Secretos del Cosmos in her trailer obsessively watching replays of an old lover escaping the wreckage of What she. In Bell s early acks he states that his muses are daemons and that this story The Secret Treasons is proof He writes that this مريض الوهم is the most vicious and appalling story ever to pass through my hand so The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death inevitably some people will hate ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, it I did not hate Doctor y campeón it despite being a reader who avoids graphic writing I will never read American Psycho When I saw that La corruptrice it was centered around a character named Mae who toted around a gun Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves in the Southwestern desert I had to read The Purpose-Guided Universe it But had no The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion idea what I was The Academy in for Full Dark, No Stars incest Manson cult life murder 911 all wrapped up like a daemonic serpent For the most part If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, it works brilliantly I d give the prose a 5 The powerful voice and commanding poetic prose keep you moving forward I just took a few marks off for some plot turns that were not believable to me I think Bell embellished 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida in areas he didn t need to Still this will probably go down as one of the best books I ll have read La ética de la crueldad in 2011

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Sees in those images is different from what the rest of us would see She revels in the pure anarchy thrills at the destruction These images recall memories of a childhood marked by unthinkable abuse of T. Latter Day BacchaeLas Vegas September 11 2001 Mae is a fifty something blackjack dealer in a minor Las Vegas casino It was a sort of fifth rate hell and I a minor demon posted to it A succubus too indifferent to suck Watching coverage of the flight from Ground Zero she catches sight of her former lover Laurel kneeling on the sidewalk her head thrown back her hands stretched out with the fingers crooked as weapons or in praise Blood was running from the corners of her mouth like in the old days though not for the same reason After work Mae slips through a hole she has cut in the chain link fence of her trailer park and goes into the moonlit desert where the tracks of ATVs cross the serpentine marks of sidewinders in the sand Cormac McCarthy country with Bell matching the master image for image Back in her trailer she compiles the 911 news footage into a two hour tape that she watches

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He Color ePUB #10003 her drift into a cult that committed the most shocking crime of the 's of her life since then as a feral and wary outsider caught in a swirl of events at once personal political mythi. a dark dream no make that a surreal nightmare protagonist mae works in a vegas casino roams the desert at night with a shotgun and eats beef jerky for breakfast so of course I was all over this rife with graphic scenes of incest murder drug fueled orgies and rape the writing was nonetheless gorgeous poetic a study in noir I was especially interested in how it was crafted weaving past and present incorporating acid trips fantasies and flashbacks of a range of horrors from 911 to the manson murders NOT a book for pussies spare us your shock and horror and simply don t read it not that I m all that much of a badass but I loved it

  • Paperback
  • 224
  • The Color of Night
  • Madison Smartt Bell
  • English
  • 10 May 2018
  • 9780307741882

About the Author: Madison Smartt Bell

Madison Smartt Bell is a critically acclaimed writer of than a dozen novels and story collections as well as numerous essays and reviews for publications such as Harper’s and the New York Times Book Review His books have been finalists for both the National Book Award and the PENFaulkner Award among other honors Bell has also taught at distinguished creative writing programs including th.



10 thoughts on “The Color of Night

  1. says:

    In case you were wondering the colour of night is DARK Just like this book Dark is a weak word for this novel though this novel that flashes between two of the most heinous times in recent history 911 and the dr

  2. says:

    In Bell's early acks he states that his muses are daemons and that this story is proof He writes that this is the most vicious and appalling story ever to pass through my hand so inevitably some people will hate it I did not hate it d

  3. says:

    Based on the other reviews here I kept plugging away at this book waiting for the story to get better but it bored me nearly to death I disliked the main character Mae so strongly that I wanted to read about her abuse but just kept feeling disappointed as every bad thing that happened to her was glossed over so we could get to the

  4. says:

    In lieu of reviewing this book I think I’ll simply repost this exchange about it à la Siskel and Ebert that I’ve lifted from a literary message board elsewhere on the Internet It’s far thorough than anything I might attempt on my own COMMENTATOR #1 The Color of Night shares the name of a Bruce Willis movie which is telling since the

  5. says:

    Latter Day BacchaeLas Vegas September 11 2001 Mae is a fifty something blackjack dealer in a minor Las Vegas casino It was a sort of fifth rate hell and I a minor demon posted to it A succubus too indifferent to suck Watching coverage of the flight from Ground Zero she catches sight of her former lover Laurel kneeling on the sidewal

  6. says:

    The Color of Night is a beautiful haunting and disturbing story which I found fascinating I see it as a character study about a girl's transform

  7. says:

    a dark dream no make that a surreal nightmare protagonist mae works in a vegas casino roams the desert at night with a shotgun and eats beef jerky for breakfast so of course I was all over this rife with graphic scenes of incest murde

  8. says:

    There is no way to compare this one to other books of its ilk books told from the point of view of people whose masochistic and sadistic tendencies co mingle to a horrifying whole It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion Perhaps a bad analogy as the book opens with the main character watching the destruction of t

  9. says:

    Wondering around the desert at night with a rifle being possessed by pagan gods ritual sex murder ya’ know feel good summer time stuff I knew this book was up my alley The Color of Night is actually a sophisticated and literate What If story What if two Manson girls got away unnoticed and lived on divergent paths until 911 One segued back into normalcy While the other yeah that whole in the desert with a g

  10. says:

    One of those inexcusable books poorly written and even poorly conceived and the author clearly feels he is being so IN YOUR

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