کتاب مرد ناشناس

اثر المور لئونارد از انتشارات بنگاه ترجمه و نشر کتاب پارسه - مترجم: سیامک دل آرا-دهه 1970 میلادی

المور لئونارد در دوران نويسندگی خود بيش از ۴۰ کتاب نوشته است. بيشتر کتاب‌های لئونارد جزو پرفروش‌ترين کتاب‌های آمريکا هستند. برخی فيلم‌های هاليوود مانند «کوتوله را بگير»، «دور از ديد» و «رامپانچ»، اقتباسی از رمان‌های او هستند. انجمن نويسندگان معمايی‌نويس آمريکا به وی لقب استاد بزرگ داده است. درباره‌ی اين رمان نوشته‌اند:؛
روايتی خلاقانه از داستانی که خواننده را در جای خود ميخکوب می‌کند؛ داستانی به قلم بزرگ‌‌ترين نويسنده‌ی رمان‌های جنايی در زمان حال، شايد هم در طول تاريخ… نيويورک تايمز
المور لئونارد – استاد روايت – تصويری دقيق، جالب، وسوسه‌انگيز و در عين ‌حال هولناک از دنيای تبهکاران آمريکا ترسيم می‌کند… نيويورکر
المور لئونارد، نويسنده‌ای اصيل که با رمان پرکشش خود، مرزهای ژانر جنايی را درنورديده است. مرد ناشناس تصويری واقعی از جهانی کوچک است… واشنگتن‌پست


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Sadly, I just lost interest at page 212...

مشاهده لینک اصلی
A fast paced crime story, that is smooth like a straight up vodka martini.

مشاهده لینک اصلی
#11 or 12 from leonard for me...kindle...this one dedicated @for peter@

theres a quote early on:

a prompt man is a lonely man.
---andrew donahue

maybe hes related to phil, i dunno.

story begins:

a friend of ryans said to him one time, @yeah, but at least you dont take any shit from anybody.@

ryan said to his friend, @i dont know, the way thingsve been going, maybe its about time i started taking some.@

this had been a few years ago. ryan remembered it as finally waking up, deciding to get off his ass and make some kind of run.


onward & upward

time: the modern era

place(s): michigan...[the lower peninsula]...detroit, troy, that area, wayne, oakland, and macomb counties...greater detroit and pontiac area...as far east as grosse pointe and mount clemens on lake saint clair...athens bar (jack meets dick)...wayne county clerks office...bus station...pontchartrain hotel...sportrees lounge on west eight mile...the hairhouse in pontiac...wayne county morgue (unknown man #89)...eldorado motel on woodward...uncle bens pancake house...saint joseph mercey hospital, pontiac...rochester...abercrombie and fitch in the somerset mall...the a&p...florida...vista del mar (florida)

the list above is not 100% complete...close maybe...90%?

characters
jack c. ryan...thats how it is on his business cards--all lower case--and he is in private practice, search & serve associates, 36 years old...lives alone in royal oak...was married once
dick speed...friend of jack...a police officer w/long hair and jeans, works out of the criminal investigation division at 1300 beaubien...jack & dick went to school...catholic central...is w/squad six, handles drug-related homicides
jay walt...a processto...sort of fat jewish guy who wore leisure suits...runs a collection agency, allied credit service
jacks sister, marion, and brother-in-law, earl
rita...legal secretary...blonde hair...jack is seeing her
two outside men who jay walt took along w/ryan on a repossession
a couple of black girls with coats on...visitors...coffee chop, 9th floor...frank murphy hall of justice
the waitress in the coffee shop...@shed made up her mind, nothing was going to make her look.@
client of jay walts, wants to find robert leary, jr....also known as bobby lear...raised in foster homes...cass technical high school...drafted sent to vietnam...chu lai...psychiatrik-ally disabled...discharged...returns to detroit and begins killing people.
allen anderson...a name...arden park, where robert once lived
robert j. & clara anne, parents of robert, jr.
denise leann watson...28 years old...& robert, issued a marriage license
a detroit edison crew, tearing up the street w/jackhammers
thelma simpson...bobby lears girlfriend...he beat her to death w/his fists
eugene bailey...shot and killed by bobby, eugene, a known dope dealer
ronnie j hughes...bobby attempts to murder
teddy @too much@ smith...shot & killed by leary...with smiths 3-yr-old son sitting in the front set
raymond gidre...associate of mr. perez
francis x. perez...man who wants to find/locate leary
tunafish...virgil royals brother-in-law
virgil royal...learys partner-in-crime...did time...leary did not, etc
wendell haines, deceased...one of three...in w/virgil/leary
(various bartenders, art, waitresses...uniformed police...medical examiner/assistant...hotel night clerks...drunk old men...bums...apartment manager...answering service girl...a.a. meeting table leader...other a.a. members...like ed...an anonymous guy...a woman about forty-five...a man named paul...irene)
lavera...tunafishs wife
marcella lindsey...lonnies girl/wife
lonnie...a guy virgil whacks for 1500
mr sal...owner/proprietor of the hairhouse
old jim...gidre tells ryan about him...some old buck hed go cabbin with
bonzie...a friend of tunafishs
don, denises brotehr in dayton...
joanne, his wife...
scott, skip, and june bug...their boys

the character list is not complete...almost...


some of the people jack c ryan served
a doctor who fled the room where jack, @the concerned hubby@, and rita met him
a rock group
w/jay walt: a woman in hair curlers...a little kid, stevie, eating spaghetti-os, husband
robert leary, jr....age thirty-five...actually, jay walt asks jack to find hiim...60...55-65...no credit record
mr. perez...possibly the client of jay walt...the one who wants to find robert leary, jr....from baton rouge...also has a home at pass christian, on the gulf...an investment consultant
mr & mrs joseph l watson, parents of denise



cars jack c ryan drives
a cougar w/four bullet holes in the door
trades up to a pontiac catalina, 2-door, light-blue, air and heavy shocks...4658 delivered

yeah okay, so by chapter two, jack is looking for robert leary, jr...at the request of his friend, jay walt...looks in public records...asks his friend, dick speed to look...places an ad in the paper...call...a voice does call, what do you want?...meet at the bus station...gets another call...what do you want?

later, dick speed calls...the guys a fucking beauty.

jack tells jay walt $20 an hour is not enough...he could get killed.

mr. perez locates lost stockholders for companies...for a fee...and then he gets a fee of the value of the certain property he has located for the lost stockholder...some do as asked...some look on their own, etc

kujira japanese word for whale...sumi a technique...

yeah, okay...theres a rather protracted alcoholics anonymous scene w/ryan and denise and others...not like, say in infinite jest where the boys in the room are trying to get in touch with their inner infant...but a kind of boney-fide a.a. meeting, the whole schlemiel...

update, finished, friday evening..10:33 p.m. e.s.t
okay, so yeah, im finished...and writing like j.r....investing...heh! that thing at the beginning, a prompt man is a lonely man seems to tie into the storyline...should, shouldnt it...leonard used it, after all...

...but...yeah okay so i like the way he used it, the way that does tie in. to several of the characters...or i am confused...lets see if i can find the passages that i highlighted...hold on.


okay...so theres this...ill make a list and take a look afterward...see if i can make sense of it for me:

he had been convicted and served time once, because he had been impatient and not properly prepared.

...this, in relation to mr. perez i think it was...though it could have been virgil royals...perez, pretty sure...thats an academic term meaning one is winging it for the students in the aisle seats.

theres another...here it is: fucked up this one time, being a little late, a little too patient--the man was almost out. virgil concentrated and began squeezing the trigger of the nickel-plate, okay so that one is definitely related to virgil, nessay pas? ***

could be another...give me a sec...

well...im not going to get into it hot and heavy...just some things to consider...me...next go round...next leonard story...hmmmm...a prompt man is a lonely man...maybe it would help if i knew andrew? i think phil ruined a lot of the country, thats the thing...and even now...some jazzy belle from some greek island is drawing a bead on me...so much gets lost in the translation. patience...impatience...yeah, this story is about that...the one, virgil, being very patient...all that time in the hooey, solitaire even...biding his time...patient...whereas perez...well...he is patient, too...but he still wants what he wants...

i liked this story...4-stars...i liked the previous leonard story more...good read.

onward and upward


*** (french, meaning isnt it so?)






مشاهده لینک اصلی
readable old-school thriller with a private detective hired by a billionaire to find any biological descendants who would inherit his fortune. Written in the 70s the lack of technology is evident - who remembers having to wait by the phone at home for a call back - easy reading. The book never really hits great heights but passes the time

مشاهده لینک اصلی
This is a typical Elmore Leonard book. The characters are very vivid, the action very fast moving, and his descriptions are very believable. It mirrors life in that the person being searched for does not turn up on the third or fourth page.

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