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Jonathan Tropper has become one of my favorite authors. He's brilliant in the method he depicts his characters, they're all well-rounded (even the minor characters are fully fleshed out) and his stories all have a related arc, but they don't obtain repetitive or boring. That, to me, is the sign of a real novelist. His protagonist always resembles everyone's idea of the "every man" whose life is about to be, or in some cases just has been, colossally wrecked and he is picking up the pieces. You'd think that would create for boring books, but he finds a method to create the formula work time and time again. He's just an awesome author. There are moments where you war back tears, when you laugh out loud, and when you just sit in awe of the brilliance of this writer. Jonathan Tropper is the best. If you haven't read my favorite of his, "This Is Where I Leave You" I implore you to. Then, watch the film they created of it. Although they changed it a lot, it really worked well.
This is the second book I have read by Jonathan Tropper, the first being "This is Where I Leave You," and although neither book created me laugh, as my mates said they all did reading "This is Where . . . ," I thought this was the more interesting of the two books. Joe returns to his hometown when his father has a stroke and tries to fit in with mates and family. The huge issue is that he wrote a thinly veiled acc of growing up in Bush Falls, CT that he called a novel, but the residents recognized themselves in the book and were not happy. To add to their displeasure, the book was created into a film that created the locals angrier than the book itself did. The book proceeds to follow most of Joe's misadventures while in Bush Falls and at the end, he seems to have created some progress at establishing a relationship with his brother and he has a better understanding of his life and what he wants from it.
I bought this book after reading another title of Jonathan Trooper's entitled "This Is Where I Leave You Now..." I was enthralled with that book, but this one I honestly believe is so much better! This book should be created into a film as well, and I can vividly imagine Jason Bateman again starring, this time sardonically as Joe.
Joe Goffman has spent most of his life shunned by those around him. He wasn't a huge shot basketball player like his brother, he didn't obtain along with his dad, guys in school constantly picked on him, he lusted after his best mates mom, and the girl he'd fallen deeply in love with ended up returning to their hometown after things didn't work out between them. Joe writes a fictional novel, but basically it's a book poor mouthing beautiful much everyone in his little hometown. Seventeen years later, Joe's father has a stroke and Joe returns to the city he's not so welcome in e latest book I read by Tropper, This Is Where I Leave You, was okay. How to Talk to a Widower by him is still my favorite out of his books, and The Book of Joe turned out to be beautiful good. Joe was very witty, tired to be a amazing friend, and wanted nothing more out of life than to basically be loved. Sometimes I laughed at the situations he got himself into and other times I wanted to cry. I wished he's stood up for himself more, but he tended to use intelligent comments as a defense rather than getting physical. Joe's life could actually be half the lives of teenagers in America which makes it simple to relate to things in the book. It's not a happy, feel amazing book. It's somewhat depressing and left me feeling sad for Joe throughout most of it. Once again questions remain at the end leaving the reader to wonder what happened, but guess like his other books you can imagine what you want. At times I got tired of reading the long narrations, but the book was well though some of the story has been told time and time again--guy has no friends, mother kills herself, dad doesn't like his son, brother doesn't like him either, real love leaves him, best mates gets Aids, this book is still funny, clever, smart, and heartbreaking.
First off, this was a difficult book to rate. On the plus side, it created me laugh; it created me cry. I was caught up in the character's lives and cared about them. The author has a winning and easy method with prose. The negatives are what created me downrate it so much. Aside from the main character's intense self-pity that we're hammered over the head with, I had problem suspending my disbelief for his best friend, Wayne, who deserved a much fresher and more thoughtful approach. Wayne is one of two gay characters in the book; the other dies as a teenage suicide. And, of course, Wayne himself is dying of AIDS, KS, wasting, the whole nine yards. The issue with this, and the put where the author loses credibility for me, is that Wayne's full-blown AIDS occurs in 2004. In 2004, a whole array of live-saving and health-maintaining drug cocktails were on the shop to treat HIV. As someone very familiar with the HIV/AIDS landscape, I had problem believing Wayne. His hero would have been more believable in the early 90s, when such cases were much more common. In 2004, it was much rarer to search someone with full-blown AIDS, especially in a relatively affluent part of the US. I'm not saying people still don't die from AIDS (or didn't in 2004), I'm just saying it's rarer. The author, at the very least, should have had a conversation wherein Wayne laments that none of the cocktails worked for him. It happens. But the method it is now, I just think the author was ignorant about gay people and the disease and that created it hard for me to have fun what otherwise was an enjoyable book. Even better, though, would have been not to saddle the gay main hero with something as stereotypical as AIDS, but something like Scene 4 cancer. The same results could have been achieved without resorting to the cliche.
Troppers themes of returning to a childhood home, rekindling a past love, and finding yourself are all show in this earlier book that almost seems to be sowing seeds for what would later become the perfect 'This is Where I Leave You'. Joe Goffman writes a bestselling novel ala Peyton Put that is turned into a blockbuster motion picture smash, that manages to trash half the town. Now, seventeen years later he's returning to the stage of the crime after his father has a stroke. Shifting between his teenage years in the eighties and the present, the alienated writer attempts to piece together what had happened in the past,to what's become of everyone in the present. The book to me, doesn't quite have the finesse of his recent book, but Tropper is a talented writer who has a knack for creating charming, likable characters that are both relatable and winning.
Tropper is a witty, highly quotable author. This is the first book I've read by him and I will be definitley checking out his other work. The Book Of Joe is about a 30 something author who has successfully penned an autobiographical novel based on his little hometown and thoroughly trashing a lot of of it's inhabitants. Suddenly called home for a family crisis he has to confront and attempt to reconnect with all those who were left behind with very mixed results. along the method the inhabitants of Bush Falls behave in ways that totally validate his impressions but also provide a few surprises of their own. From his close mate who is dying of AIDS, his brother whose marriage to a HS sweetheart is on the rocks, his old girlfriend and several others who played huge roles in his teen years, the characters are richly drawn and feel very real. This is a very entertaining book and the author's witty one liners are truly memorable.
You obtain to know and care about the people you meet in Jonathan Tropper's books. I always laugh out loud at least a couple of times and am brought to tears sometimes too. You won't regret the time you spend reading this book or any other with his name on it.
Always a pleasant experience when I begin another of C.J. Petit's books. They all seem to differ in some method & the characters are well thought out & make an endearing bond with the reader from the beginning. There is no reading order to the books, therefore, I would recommend you just start one & judge for yourself. If you are a western fan & have fun a really amazing story you will not be able to read only one. Each book is special & memorable in it's own way. I highly recommend every one of them.
CJP never disappoints, just that simple. His story not only has plenty of action from Joe Brooks, but it always amazes me that CJP's characters have so much description that I always feel as though I truly know them. That makes all his books such a joy to read. The love of his life, Emma, was just exactly what he required to create his life complete. CJP just keeps getting better and better. Hold the fresh books coming, I can't wait for the next one!!! BRAVO 👏 👏 👏 BRAVO!!!!
Once again C J Petit meets and exceeds all expectations. A very well defined plot line with extraordinary characters, and with a very various approach to the plot. All characters are very compelling. An interesting read, and once again I am in problem with the wife as I totally ignored my honey do list to focus on another amazing read, could not set the book aside.
He did it again. He sucked me into the story so fast. I started reading and at first I didn’t wish to read about the cruelty that he talked about. Then I kept reading. I couldn’t place it down. Mr Petit writes such compelling stories that you don’t wish to stop reading. If I can say one thing about his writing it is “please don’t stop writing “.
Sheriff Joe Brooks rescues nine women and teenage girls from an outlaw band that murdered their husbands and sons save one. He killed four of the 16 men responsible during the rescue. He killed eight more in a shoot out at a fourth targeted ranch. He then tracked down the latest four.
This is a amazing game, overall. I just have an problem with one thing: The flight. It's soooooo slow. And it doesn't seem like there's anyway of upgrading it. I'd really appreciate it if you could fix this. Still, a great game. I have a suggestion for another android game you could do: Naxeex Superhero Vs. Energy Joe. That'd be an epic fight, and a fun android game to play.
I played a lot of your android games and have fun them. I would love to see a character game that you make a character then play missions like these and contain powers from this and your other games. First pick male or female, their look, and costume. Then if they fly, run super fast, rope, or surf. Then if they can use fire, water, lightning, telekinesis and so on. I have seen all these abilities and powers in all your games. This is why I think you guys could create a totally amazing superhero customize and free roam type game. People love to customize the appearance of characters, as you hold creating these games, they hold getting better. You all are amazing and hold up like this, and you could dominate mobile gaming. You do present potential to grow to a globe known giant with your talents and imagination. Hold being awesome, and thanks for all the fun games. Also loved the reboot of your robot shark, all those bots in one game. That android game is what created think you guys could rock a amazing customize character game.
NICE GAME I have played all of your android games and all were the best of all the games in play store. You have the potential for making a lot of other amazing games and hold it up. I just wish to say that if you could create android games on marvel universe or DC universe then it will be amazing of yoy
Can you please add 10 wheeler trucks such as dump trucks, cement mixers, garbage trucks and please add more cars on engineering factory such as excavators, bulldozers and haul trucks. I love the android game thank you for your effort for making this android game a amazing time assassin and a amazing game!
Omg I just updated the android game and I lost all my data. The android game started as a fresh game. This is unbelievable! I had all trucks and all trailers. I've been playing this android game for years and now all of a sudden I lost all my data. This is so stupid and ridiculous...
started playing again after updates, had some problems purchasing fresh trailers with in android game money, it will only recognize the diamonds and not the dollar amount. i emailed the creator and he told me i need to buy diamonds with true money. would not fix the game.
hi my name is jonathan and i have talked to the developer/ owner about a few ideals I had to create the android game a small more fun. which I don't think he/she liked the ideals but my recent request was that I would like to able to use a bluetooth keyboard keyboard to play the android game and I haven't seen a option for that yet. I have a smartphone that's about two feet long so I cannot keep it in both hands to push the gas and brake that's were I got the keyboard option from. I have checked and nothing yett
This is a amazing mobile trucking game. Key points for me: 1) It doesn't rely on wonky precision driving controls. 2) Nice progression of unlocking industries. 3) Surprisingly deep production chains. Would like to see (and maybe it already exists late game) a progression to hiring drivers and directing multiple trucks. Amazing android game though. Thanks to Sundrum Development for this jewel. EDIT: Suggestion - Add icon for current load next to load capacity (upper left), and the icon and capacity to the map. Sometimes lose track of what you're hauling. Still addicted!
android game still beautiful amazing couple updates could done without. give 1 star to the following. 1- you now control how quick players progress over pointless diamonds you can only obtain from everyday quest. another 1 star. 2 Your speed trap, we have deal with DOT, cops and weight scales in true globe speed traps totally saddened the game. Amazing side of it, if the grounds purple the camera is in route.over all android game us still amazing hold up the amazing work.
amazing time wasting game, its alot of fun however some pigs have fallen outta the trailer and some of the plastic in the blue trailer have been strung out alongside the roadway. some of the trailers need their floors fixed. amazing android game though. download it free today!!!
i m embarrassed 1 - change every background to some pleasant view , play alto's adventure once , see his background 2 - every truck has only 1 gear , doesn't makes sence. trucks have 7-8 gears 3 - the town background has the camera very near of the speed limit sign board , i just saw the sign and got -5000 so hold distance between them
This android game is a lot of fun. I played it a lot latest year and just got back into it. I would have given it 5 stars before they added needing diamonds to buy fresh trailers and trucks. now your eother forced to wait days and days to progress through the android game or spend money. It's a shame people have to obtain greedy. The diamonds really ruined this for me. 3/30/2019: Speed Trap is lame, it already takes long enough to buy everything, why take more cash away?