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  • Author:
    George P. Pelecanos
  • ISBN:
    0316099422
  • ISBN13:
    978-0316099424
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    Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (March 21, 2011)
  • Pages:
    400 pages
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George Pelecanos' 2004 novel, Hard Revolution, is the fourth book in his Derek Strange/Terry Quinn series

George Pelecanos' 2004 novel, Hard Revolution, is the fourth book in his Derek Strange/Terry Quinn series. While his first three books in the series take place in present time with Strange and Quinn being private detectives in Washington, . Hard Revolution is almost a prequel to the other three books as it traces Strange's development through his childhood and early years on the Metropolitan Police Force in Washington, . Few can measure up to how good this book is. The story begins in 1959 with a twelve-year-old Derek Strange, his older brother Dennis Strange, and the youngsters they ran with back then.

Hard Revolution: A Derek Strange Novel (Derek Strange Novels). This latest book, Hard Revolution, does this differently from the other two, because here Pelecanos is writing a prequel to some later detective stories he was writing, with his main character detective learning his place in the world, so to speak. So as a result, the first part of the book takes place in 1959, and the main part of the story nine years later, in 1968.

Hard Revolution book. Pelecanos uses historical events and the music The Strange brothers grow up in Washington DC in the 1950's and 60's and take radically different paths. Derek becomes a cop while Dennis doesn't become much of anything. Can Dennis avoid ending up in jail for running with the wrong crowd? Can Derek keep his personal feelings out of his police work?

In 2005, Pelecanos saw another novel published, Drama City Personal life

In 2005, Pelecanos saw another novel published, Drama City  . As of 2006, Pelecanos lives in the Washington, . suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife and three children.

Hard Revolution is a crime novel written by George Pelecanos and set in Washington, DC. The main character of the book is Derek Strange, a black rookie police officer. The story is a prequel to other novels featuring Strange as a private detective

Hard Revolution is a crime novel written by George Pelecanos and set in Washington, DC. The story is a prequel to other novels featuring Strange as a private detective. The book begins in 1959 when Strange is a child, setting the stage for the moral paths that the characters take as Pelecanos shows their evolution. The story then jumps to 1968 just after Strange joins the police force.

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George Pelecanos' 2004 novel, Hard Revolution, is the fourth book in his Derek Strange/Terry Quinn series. While his first three books in the series take place in present time with Strange and Quinn.

George Pelecanos Hard Revolution The fourth Derek Strange and Terry Quinn novel TO SLOAN You inherit the sins, you inherit the flames. Читать онлайн Hard Revolution. Bruce Springsteen, Adam Raised a Cain PART 1. Spring 1959 ONE DEREK STRANGE GOT down in a three-point stance. He breathed evenly, as his father had instructed him to do, and took in the pleasant smell of April. The fourth Derek Strange and Terry Quinn novel. You inherit the sins, you inherit the flames.

Home George Pelecanos Hard Revolution. George Pelecanos is a screenwriter, independent-film producer, award-winning journalist, and the author of the bestselling series of Derek Strange novels set in and around Washington, . where he lives with his wife and children. George Pelecanos, Hard Revolution. Thank you for reading books on BookFrom.

In this epic showdown from "one of the best crime novelists alive" (Dennis Lehane), police officer Derek Strange hunts his brother's killer through a city erupting with rage.

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OK, I've read three George Pelecanos novels now. I think I'm beginning to see his style clearly, and while I wasn't universally impressed with the books (Shame the Devil was a bit slow, far as I was concerned) I think I like the overall mood he sets and what he tries to do.

So, some observations. All three of the books have included an extended prologue, which backgrounds the characters in the main part of the story, and sets the stage for what's to occur in the main part of the book. This latest book, Hard Revolution, does this differently from the other two, because here Pelecanos is writing a prequel to some later detective stories he was writing, with his main character detective learning his place in the world, so to speak. So as a result, the first part of the book takes place in 1959, and the main part of the story nine years later, in 1968.

Second, Pelecanos is clearly a person who pays a lot of attention to pop culture. Reading his books one imagines he's one of those guys who can tell you who covered a particular song by a particular artist, who wrote it, when it was released, whether it was a hit, and so forth, and do this for practically everything you can imagine. At least half the scenes in Hard Revolution are set with some reference to music from the period. The author also tells you about cars, and other items of pop culture or commerce that the characters use, in considerable detail.

Third, the author has a thing for secrets buried in the past. Considering that I grew up reading Ross MacDonald, this is a good way to rope me into reading these books; the idea that someone has done something, gotten away with it, and now, many years later, may have to face the consequences, has always been appealing. No one likes to think these people get away with stuff forever.

One last thing that's interesting. Most novelists have trouble setting their stories in the middle of events in the outside world. Those events tend to distract from the main plot, and that would worry some; your plot has to be pretty strong to stand up to such distractions. Hard Revolution, set during 1968, with Johnson quitting the presidency, King getting shot, and so forth, uses the events of that year (or some of them anyway) to provide context for what's going on in the main plot.

I really enjoyed this book, the plot, the characters, and the action. I would recommend it.
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If you live in and love Washington, DC, this book is for you. The references to streets, neighborhoods, stores, radio stations, car models, and music make this at times more of a non-fiction documentary than a novel. And because I live and love DC, I lapped it up. As for the writing, it's generally good but sometimes overreaches. As for the plot, it's nothing special: Your standard police procedural. If anything bugged me, it was the point of view. Basically, you get deep into the heads of three types of people: blacks, Greeks, and what for want of a better term I'll call white trash. It's standard operating procedure for any novelist to give you the inner thoughts of their characters. With great novelists, I never question that the writer has done that successfully. With Pelecanos, it's more of a challenge.
All in all, if you like DC or want to enjoy a crystal-clear view of a time and place, this is your book.
Kit
This is a very interesting tale of the events that happened during the 1968 riots in Washington, DC. I lived in the DC area and happened to be in the corridore area before and after the rioting. The interactions of the characters makes the events that did happen pose a new appreciation relating to the causes and effects. Suspicions, cruelty, and ignorance all contributed to the explosion of the rioting. Pelecanos puts you in the streets and back alleys.
Axebourne
In this, Pelecanos last novel staring the Washingtonian Derek Strange, Pelecanos takes Strange back in time to the Washington, D.C. of the late sixties when racial tensions and small time crime were plaguing the city. Pelecanos is among the best writers working in crime fiction and he handles this story, and especially the events happening in Washington on the night of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assasination masterfully.

Like Pelecanos's other works, Hard Revolution makes the district come alive and exposes a world of hard working blue collar families and young kids caught up in trouble that has little to do with the halls of power that occupy the same city. If you like your crime novels hard boiled, brilliantly written and historically accurate, then Pelecanos and Hard Revolution is for you.
Vizil
Pelecanos really nails the atmosphere of 1968 (and 1959) D.C. Page-turner like all his books, but I often wonder if its hard for people not from the area to follow with all the references to landmarks, slang, music etc. from that region. Great job of building suspension leading to the M.L.K. riots. Read his books and its readily apparent that he was a major contributor to the Wire's success; nobody understands and interprets the pathology of inner cities better.
Gribandis
This is one of the best books I have ever read. It is set in D.C. during the 1960's at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The main characters are everyday people of different races and the plot is moved along by their interactions. Hard Revolution gives an incredible perspective on human relationships,especially in terms of race/ class relationships. Read this book. I cannot say enough...
Macage
Pleasure!
Interesting book since I grew up in DC. Still reading it.