[EPUB] ☆ The Caveman's Valentine | By ↠ George Dawes Green #2020

  • Title: The Caveman's Valentine
  • Author: George Dawes Green
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  • The Caveman's Valentine By George Dawes Green Romulus Ledbetter has discovered a frozen corpse outside his front door A fairly unusual circumstance as it is but even so as Romulus front door is a cave in Central Park A former musical prodigy, Romulus opted out of society and has been living a life of deluded paranoia in the cave for some time His version of events, involving drug abuse, sexual deviancy andRomulus Ledbetter has discovered a frozen corpse outside his front door A fairly unusual circumstance as it is but even so as Romulus front door is a cave in Central Park A former musical prodigy, Romulus opted out of society and has been living a life of deluded paranoia in the cave for some time His version of events, involving drug abuse, sexual deviancy and a criminally inclined celebrity, are viewed with understandable scepticism by the police officers on the case So Romulus has no choice but to find out what happened on his own
    George Dawes Green
    George Dawes Green is a highly acclaimed novelist and poet He currently divides his time between Georgia and New York.

    The Caveman's Valentine By George Dawes Green


    I was blown away by this I thought a black man had written this gorgeous, thoughtful novel about personal space and one s right to define it any way they wanted No, it was a white man with an unfortunately moderate writing success It was one of the best books I ve read in a while, and I ve had back to back to back awesome books It s an impressive debut which should belong to the library of modern classics Yet another valentine from the gods of bibliophilia that leaped at me from the clearance bi [...]

    Peter Bridgford
    Although this book is old enough to be slightly dated, I am glad that I came across it at the bargain book section of one of my favorite bookstores I liked the main character of this story, Romulus Ledbetter He s a homeless man who lives in a cave in NYC and who deals with mental issues In this case, his paranoia helps solve a murder I thought that George Dawes Green did a fabulous job of showing the challenges that someone who has voices and irrational fears in their head, but also gave the mai [...]

    Amanda Morgan
    Romulus Rom Ledbetter lives in a cave in Manhattan s Inwood Park, wears a sauce pan on his head, and believes a corporate businessman named Cornelius Gould Stuyvesant is trying to kill him by sending out Y rays through the air after him However, Rom also fights his classification of homeless, has a police officer daughter with whom he s on good terms, is a Julliard trained pianist, and has a brilliant mind in The Caveman s Valentine Rom and his wife Sheila divorced after Rom s mental illness bec [...]

    Sara Beresford
    I loved this book I bought it at the Unchained storytelling event in Athens earlier this year It was written by the man who founded The Moth For some reason it took me awhile to pick up this book, but once I did, I couldn t put it down Apparently a film was made based upon this book starring Samuel L Jackson I m not sure if I want to see it because the book was so good I bought it from the author himself and I m glad I hadn t read it first because I would have started blabbering on in a starstru [...]

    Wow who would think that a story about a homeless schizophrenic who lives in a cave and flips out fairly regularly could be so gripping and upbeat I didn t, but wow loved it Romulus Ledbetter is the homeless man who takes on solving a murder for one of his homeless friends because no one believes the fellow was murdered and the body was dumped right out side Rom s cave His attempts to get information and make him self socially presentable, his relationships with his cop daughter and another cop, [...]

    A novel based on the saying that Just because you re paranoid doesnt mean that someone isnt out to get you Not much else to say that wouldnt be a spoiler I enjoyed this book thoroughly.

    Jana Perskie
    Romulus Ledbetter is one of the most usual protagonists that I have met in a long while And I found myself not only intrigued by his complex character but liking him very much Rom used to be a brilliant piano student at the Julliard School of Music He was a wonder on the keyboard and his compositions were extraordinary, according to his peers, professors and other musicians When his girlfriend, Sheila, got pregnant, he married her and quit school to get a job that paid enough to support his new [...]

    Carolyn Rose
    The protagonist is unique and, often, his own worst enemy The story takes some dark twists and turns, but I was drawn in and surprised by the ending.

    I first saw the film that was based on this book many years ago and fell in love with it It never occurred to me to read the book, though, because thrillers aren t my usual thing A few years ago, a friend recommended the book to me without realizing that the movie even existed This put it on my radar, but it still took me a while to decide that I was in the mood to read it.I enjoyed the book The author does a great job of presenting the story from the titular character s perspective without maki [...]

    An enthralling mystery, with a strikingly original hero This is another book that simply jumped off the table at me It s one of my all time favorites Romulus Ledbetter is a homeless, mostly well compensated paranoid schizophrenic, who also happens to be a brilliant classical pianist trained at Julliard He might argue that he is not homeless, as he lives in a cave in Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan He has a television that we would call broken, but on which he can watch movies and receive many insi [...]

    According to the jacket blurb, this is Green s first novel He is a heck of a writer and his character, Romulus Ledbetter, is, no doubt, the most unusual protagonist of a mystery novel ever Romulus is a middle aged black concert pianist who has slipped into delusions lives in a cave in Central Park, by his own set of ethical criteria pretty good ethical criteria except tainted by his delusions and his tendency to rant his delusions The supporting characters are well drawn sketches of people we kn [...]

    Romulus Ledbetter is a great character in search of a better story By making the denouement of the story the solution of the crime he determines to solve, he is done a disservice this should have been his story, not a generic mystery novel If you just read the parlor room scene where he reveals the culprit, you might imagine that there was a whole slew of Romulus Ledbetter mysteries out there, where out homeless schizophrenic musical genius solves murder after murder with Hercule Poirot s panach [...]

    Another quirky, bizarre sleuth, so than anyone I ve encountered, including in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night.Full disclosure I m not a fan of many best selling mysteries even if a good plot, they re too formulaic, often poorly written, characters one dimensional, etc etc exceptions include Tony Hillerman, whose descriptions of the southwest make you want to visit NOW, and whose plots bring great understanding of the culture of the Native Americans there, and El Leonard, whose chara [...]

    It is rare that a book speak madness so authentically Our protagonist is classically unreliable but ruthlessly intelligible He will ask you politely for a bit of faith and when provided, never fails to deliver Romulus will convince you of his sanity across 320 pages just in time to remind you he is, in truth, a few egg rolls short of the combo plate Much like Romulus s therapist, I sometime think he may be saner than us all This book will make you paranoid, self conscious, abruptly aware of your [...]

    Bombarded by y rays and z rays from the Chrysler building, Romulus, the former Julliard students who currently lives in a cave in a park in New York, nevertheless is determined to solve the murder of the poor forgotten young derelict dumped unceremoniously in front of his sleeping quarters The police don t believe there s even a murder to be solved, his family thinks he s nuts well, I guess they know that he s nuts but even though it means getting showered and putting on new clothes and going ou [...]

    1996 prvo izdanjeNaslov izvornikaTHE CAVEMAN S VALENTINECopyright by George Dawes Green, 1994 str 149 Lijevom rukom, Romul uze pregr t kikirikija s tanjuri a i po ne ih ubacivati u usta, jednog po jednog A desnom rukom odsvira niz rifova nadahnutih Cassandrinim pogre nim prosudbama.Sve ga je boljelo Nije imao laku no Pa ipak je bio ovdje, i neka ga vrag nosi ako njegov bo anski duh nije bio zadovoljan Sovice Serafimi su snivali Nije bilo straha, nije bilo gnjeva, a prsti su u se raskomotili Besp [...]

    Ginny Corrigan
    Interesting book, a murder mystery where the chief investigator is a homeless man who despite his evident mental illness solves the case where no one else can Interesting depiction of homelessness and schizophrenia from the inside as it were, with a focus on our hero as smart, talented and capable human being despite or in some ways because of his unique circumstances He does receive a lot of help from family his daughter is a cop , friends and even strangers, some of which seems a little contri [...]

    An unusually creative concept, main character, story and plotline I really enjoyed this book which I stumbled into on a bookseller s sale table It was blurbed rapturously, so I figured it would be worth a try It truly was The story runs into some plausibility issues which normally snag me up but the storytelling is otherwise so deft and the author so clearly invested in the authenticity of what he s trying to do, that I had little difficulty suspending disbelief An unusual and very distinctive b [...]

    Quirky fun murder mystery Julliard trained man becomes homeless after battling from mental illness He lives in a cave in a park in New York City, and one morning discovers a dead body near his lair Wonderful descriptions of his perception vs reality My favorite scene details the movie he s watching on the television in his cave, only to jump to the fact that the television is defunct and inoperable Part Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, and part Confederacy of Dunces A book I would [...]

    Unique mystery in which the detective is a mentally ill homeless man called Romulus Romulus is spurred into action and propelled out into the real world when someone Romulus cares about is murdered and left outside the cave that Romulus calls home The story is sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always interesting Romulus is a believable and sympathetic character Reading the book has caused me to feel compassion for the homeless around me that alone made it worth reading.

    Was not impressed I think my expectations were too high Rom s rants were annoying at times the author s style did not suit me I didn t care for much of the dialogue it didn t ring true for me The ending at least was interesting and a complete surprise And Green did manage to create a very vividly strange character in Romulus Ledbetter The plot, however, did not hold me riveted to the page.

    Melissa Fish
    I really enjoyed Romulus, and the story was almost as engaging, but not quite In general, I don t enjoy mysteries, because they always do the wrap it up chapter which reminds me of watching Scooby Doo I dig Scooby and all, but even in this mostly well written novel, that part of the tale had a very yada yada yada feel to it, even though both characters reviewing the events were getting very drunk.It ll be days before I can stop thinking about pronouncing Stuyvesant

    Sarah Sammis
    I ve finished the book and enjoyed it although I m finding myself enjoying the movie for it s frenetic pacing slightly While the book certainly ties up of the plot s loose ends and shows a glimmer of hope for Rom s future, the pacing of the story suffers near the middle as the motivations and histories of all the different characters many who are left out of the film are introduced and explored.

    This is a top notch mystery thriller, surpassing much of the genre Full of well drawn, interesting, and quirky characters, none so than Romulus Ledbetter, the protagonist, a Julliard trained musician, a pianist, who has schizophrenia and is living in a cave in a park in New York City When Rom gets involved in investigating a murder, the novel takes off into all kinds of odd directions An excellent debut novel There s a good movie version, too, with Samuel L Jackson.

    Carol Waters
    This is one of the best books I have read in a long time The writing was well above one might expect in a crime novel or a Mystery or even a novel where the author obviously knows so much about the thinkings of a person with a major mental illness Our protagonist is somewhat of a snob he doesn t mind being paranoid but does not want to succumb to the diagnosis of schizophrenic.

    Leif Erik
    This is the greatest mystery book I ve ever read, which I admit is like being the smallest giant I ve ever seen However, this transends the genre and simply kicks arse Green gives his protagonist an identity that maked me sit up and realize that he is not stand in for the homeless and or schizoid archtype but a full blooded human being.

    The protagonist and narrator as I m sure you know if you ve read anything about the book is a paranoid homeless guy living in Inwood Park It sounds gimmicky, but the book quickly makes the gimmick just a part of the whole Ledbetter is than his illness, and his fighting to find the truth about a murder has a number of fascinating aspects.Worth reading.

    Marus Jastrow
    This book won an Edgar award for the Best first mystery novel so I was all excited to read it However, though very well written the subject matter didn t really appeal It was about a homeless man who was half crazy and turned detective to solve a murder outside the cave where he lived I stuck with it and enjoyed it but would not give it raves.

    A rather unusual protagonist solves a rather ordinary who done it It s worth reading for the peek inside the life of a cave dwelling NOT homeless man in New York City, even if the middle drags a bit Things pick up towards the end, with a mostly satisfying resolution that seems to have the Caveman poised to appear in a sequel.

    This was a great mystery A schizophrenic homeless man named Romulus gets involved in a murder, and the book does a great job of telling his story without being overwhelmed by the plot Romulus is one of those characters you won t shake years after you read it It s not like he is Huck Finn or something, but he is far from the one dimensional types that usually populate mysteries.

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