Coronado: Stories. From Dennis Lehane, the award-winning author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and the Kenzie-Gennaro series, comes a striking collection of. Coronado: Stories is a collection of five short stories and a play by the American author Dennis Lehane. “Until Gwen”, the collection’s fifth story, was published in. Dennis Lehane doesn’t need to learn much when it comes to writing exciting, electric crime novels. A couple of jokes now and then wouldn’t kill.

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First of all, I almost never read short stories and, truth be told, had I known this was a collection of stories AND a play, I never would have asked for the book off of Bookmooch. Do it was water or a train. Just don’t expect to glimpse any sunlight through these clouds.

Strangely enough, I liked this one most. It may ring true to a certain extent, but not that interesting.

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Dennis Lehane writes the hell out of Boston. I love Dennis Lehane and almost anything he writes, but I just couldn’t get into many of these stories.

Act One is set in a country bar somewhere in small town America. There aren’t any cliches in his writing and it is typically full of vibrant prose and deep revelations into the human spirit. Nearby is another pair, a flighty and sexually precocious young woman Emily Elizabeth and a married man Steve Shawn Parsons who we learn was recently her psychotherapist.

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Transcribed, the play revolves around the edgy reunion of a hustler father and his son, Bobby, newly released after four years in prison. Most of the characters here are highly unlikable, and the constant cynicism is wearisome after awhile. The short story format offered itself for comparison, and the varying and uneven level of reader connection to protagonist leaves this one short of the 5-star mark. If you like Mr. An innocent man is hunted by government agents for an unspecified crime.

A father and a son wage a lethal battle of wits over the whereabouts of a stolen diamond and a missing woman.

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Sep 10, bookczuk rated it liked it Shelves: This one alone is worth reading the whole collection. It works so fantastic if it’s well done, and since Lehane is an awesome writer, I knew he’d pull it off. Refresh and try again.

All in all, a good collection from one of America’s most underrated writers. Not bad, not that good Picked this book of short stories off my to-read shelf last night. Want to Read Coroonado Reading Read. Feb 03, John rated it really liked it. First half is a series of short stories. Lehxne are missing pieces that you just fill in, characters seem to “float”, and the result that you know is going to happen still sneaks up on you in an odd way.


They drunkenly wreck the house and are shocked by the appearance of Lyle’s younger sister, Lurlene, who is eager to join the party.

I’m a big short story fan, and this collection from Dennis Lehane was completely fulfilling. The stories mostly felt like they were missing something, and were at times rather unengaging. The conversation between the father and his son Bobby seems to be building towards something ominous all is revealed in Act Two.

View Full Version of PW. These stories are about people you do not want to encounter randomly even random encounters leave quite a few corpses as human life has little value to many in these stories. A southern style story of hope and jealousy.

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However, this contained none of his compelling aspects for me. Story 3 “Gone Down to Corpus” is a tale of Texas redneck graduating kids.

There was enough premise in these pages to fuel a half dozen full-length novels, and each story played with my emotions corondao a way that I found both unsettling and satisfying. Praise “Lehane Mystic River hints in the first of these five richly vernacular and, save one, previously published stories and one play that “a small town is a hard place to keep a secret.