Topic: Lean on Pete - Willy Vlautin

Read  Don't Skip Out On Me by the same author and couldn't get hold of this fast enough.

Brilliant stuff.

"We are The Fall"

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Re: Lean on Pete - Willy Vlautin

Got all of his books and most of his music - Richmond Fontaine/ Delines. Ace.

The insurgency began.................and you missed it.

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Re: Lean on Pete - Willy Vlautin

Film out now or soon.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Re: Lean on Pete - Willy Vlautin

I really like the Delines. The singers voice is really good

I am just a common breed

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Re: Lean on Pete - Willy Vlautin

Vlautin serves up lean, biting prose out of the Hemingway/Steinbeck school. But behind those spare lines is much social and psychological depth. Lean on Pete imho is superb, as is the film version, which makes no sentimental concessions.  Don't Skip out on Me is good too, but parts of it seem less convincing. A fine writer, who captures life on the margins.

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