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Writers like Hunter often get overlooked or under-appreciated by critics because of the subject matter.

Only 17 left in stock (more on the way). Writers like Hunter often get overlooked or under-appreciated by critics because of the subject matter.

Dirty White Boys book. Stephen Hunter has two main characters: Earl Swagger, a veteran of WWII, a state trooper, tough, quiet, capable, tormented. First, a bit of background about this series of novels. Earl has a son, Bob Lee, who follows in his father's footsteps in most things. In Vietnam, Bob Lee (trained as a sniper) is known as Bob the Nailer. The first novel in the Bob Lee series starts twenty years later, when he is reluctantly drawn out of retirement.

Stephen Hunter is the author of 20 novels and the retired chief film critic for the Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism

Stephen Hunter is the author of 20 novels and the retired chief film critic for the Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. His novels include The Third Bullet; Sniper's Honor; I, Sniper; I, Ripper; and Point of Impact, which was adapted for film and TV as Shooter. Hunter lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Well, now, Richard, boy, you be thinking on your next drawing. I think I want to go back to lions. I liked the eagles and I liked the tigers, but damn, there’s something about that old king of the jungle that just tickles me where I itch the worst! Richard watched as a black-and-white Highway Patrol car flew by across the way. He checked his watch. Clearly they hadn’t been discovered yet.

Stephen Hunter’s writing is like movie popcorn-you won’t be able to stop once you’ve begun.

EDGE-OF-THE-SEAT EXCITING AND PALPABLY TOUCHIN. ou take away from this book a marvelous sense of human texture. The heroes have crippling weaknesses. The villains have true redeeming virtues. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland). unmistakably one of the best sweaty-palm thrillers o. tephen Hunter’s writing is like movie popcorn-you won’t be able to stop once you’ve begun. The Gazette Telegraph (Colorado Springs). An adventure both vicious and poignant. Winston-Salem Journal.

Читать онлайн Dirty White Boys. He was the prince of the Dirty White Boys. It troubled his dreams, bumping aside for a while the stroke-book blondes who gave their rosy asses to him every night until he came and could relax. It was four o’clock in the afternoon, on a day like any other in the institution's melancholy history as Oklahoma's toughest prison. And the next day he wanted Richard to show it to him, and the next and the next.

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Dirty White Boys is a 1994 novel by American author Stephen Hunter

Dirty White Boys is a 1994 novel by American author Stephen Hunter. It covers the escape of convict Lamar Pye and two accomplices from a penitentiary in the mid-western USA, and highway patrol officer Bud Pewtie's attempts to track them down. The events in the novel are set in between Point of Impact and Black Light, the first and second novels in the Bob Lee Swagger series.

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They busted out of McAlester State Penitentiary--three escaped convicts going to ground in a world unprepared for anything like them....Lamar Pye is prince of the Dirty White Boys.  With a lion in his soul, he roars--for he is the meanest, deadliest animal on the loose....Odell is Lamar's cousin, a hulking manchild with unfeeling eyes.  He lives for daddy Lamar.  Surely he will die for him....Richard's survival hangs on a sketch: a crude drawing of a lion and a half-naked woman.  For this Lamar has let Richard live...Armed to the teeth, Lamar and his boys have cut a path of terror across the Southwest, and pushed one good cop into a crisis of honor and conscience.  Trooper Bud Pewtie should have died once at Lamar's hands.  Now they're about to meet again.  And this time, only one of them will walk away....

wasn't sure if I was going to like this book when I found out that some people in our group were choosing not to read it because of some profanity. Boy am I glad I decided to go with it! This was an exciting story about the escape from prison of three men, the girl they met up with later and the man determined to bring them down. It was full of tension and excitement. Lamar is a very intelligent criminal who brings along on his escape his cousin, who is brawny, strong but has problems speaking which in turn reflects his lower IQ but he is loyal to his cousin Lamar. Richard doesn't even belong with these guys. He has three months left in his sentence and expects to be moved to a minimum security prison soon. Lamar is fascinated with Richard's drawing of a lion and is determined to have Richard design a tattoo for him, so Richard comes along on the escape. Bud Pewtie is the officer who finds himself after the "boys".
The action moves quickly and is suspenseful. The major characters are well developed, the plot an exciting ride. Yes, there is some foul language but it's very descriptive of what these men would be like. No escaped convict is going to say "gee whiz" when something goes wrong.
All in all it was a great read.
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I read this book at tbe recommendation of a friend. He recommended it to me because of its clear insight into the mind of both criminals and lawmen.
Each has a mind that works differently than the average Joe. I found myself receiving far too much exposure to the workings of the criminal mind in my youth and I can say that this story gives a deep and profoundly textured view into that particular cesspit.
If you have been fortunate enough to be innocent of such people, this book will give you some understanding of how they view the world and what they think of you.
This was pretty well written. But, if I heard "Oh Bud." From another female character to the "hero" one more time I was going to lose my cookies. Sheesh. But, the action although predictable was good and fast. lose the angst and romance and stick to the action. The book should have been about half as long still, I'd give it three and a half on the action and characters. Although, I really did didn't feel much attachment to any of them.
Mr. Hunter authors another gem of an action packed romp through the world of the borderline criminal psychopath. In fact, scratch that, the main character portrayed is way beyond that. If you were to take a WWE superstar and give them a basket full of natural, genetically ingrained criminal talents you would have the main character. It is a study of the worst the world can produce in an otherwise intelligent, handsome, motivated young man. It is as scary as it is sad in the end. I am on my third read of this book. Great stuff Stephen. Thank you. A loyal fan.
This came up on my Goodreads deal of the day email. The summary sounded interesting, but I was hesitant. Language was a common con in other reviews. Downloaded a sample and so glad I did. I quickly bought the book and couldn't put it down. Yes, the language can be rough at times - uses of the N word - but it goes with the storyline and conversation between characters. I didn't feel that it was anyway unnatural to the story or used for shock value. Loved the characters despite their flaws, and boy, are there flaws. One of my favorite reads so far this year!
This for starters is not meant for anyone that is under 18 or 21 and anyone who does not want to read the language it has in it...trust me the language is something that could do without but also makes this book what it is...
This book takes place in southern Oklahoma down in and around McAllister Oklahoma which is where our state prison is located and holds some of the toughest and roughest criminals in Oklahoma.
Dirty White Boys is one book that has the language, criminals, fights and everything else that you might imagine happening in prisons it will keep you on the edge of your seat only if you can get used to the language...
'Dirty White Boys' may not be great literature, but it IS a great read! Violent action and unforgettable characters keep this classic battle of good vs evil from being cliche.

Writers like Hunter often get overlooked or under-appreciated by critics because of the subject matter. State troopers, local sheriffs, escaped convicts, yada yada. BUT Hunter doesn't write one dimensional characters. I found myself (occasionally) sympathizing with the sociopathic Lamar, and understanding his cohort, the pathetic Richard. The hero, Oklahoma Patrolman Bud Pewtie, is flawed~but you're rooting for him the whole time.

There are elements of great fiction here, but the best part is you'll be turning pages as fast as you can. The suspense is palpable. I found myself rationing the book...it's one of those where you say to yourself, "Oh GREAT...I still have 100 pages!"...but then devour them.

Warning/disclaimer: There are sexual elements, racial overtones and extreme violence. But the book is actually much deeper than one might think. Again, it's the CHARACTERS that make Hunter's work far better than you'll find in other books in this genre. I truly enjoyed it!
Stephen Hunter is my kind of author. While the action is up and down, he sets the stage perfectly by painting a picture with words, putting you in place with each character and groups of characters, priming you for the clash that you KNOW will eventually happen. While some of it is a bit distasteful, the character description and the "fleshing out" of the characters makes you feel like you know them and have associated with them. The trip "back in time" to get to know the characters is well laid out by Mr. Hunter. His ability to weave his story into some factual events, makes the story even more believable. The story line being connected from book to book is also a huge plus. I highly recommend Mr. Hunters writings but I also highly advise the reader to seek them out and read them in order. I made the mistake of getting them out of order and playing catch up with the one(s) missed.