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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

An excellent hardboiled crime thriller

Drive James Sallis Poisoned Pen, Sep 2005, $19.95 ISBN: 1590581814................................ . Los Angeles based Drive lives up to his name day and night. During the day he works in films as an action drive while at night he drives the getaway car in crimina...
Drive James Sallis Poisoned Pen, Sep 2005, $19.95 ISBN: 1590581814................................ . Los Angeles based Drive lives up to his name day and night. During the day he works in films as an action drive while at night he drives the getaway car in criminal activities. His current evening job has Drive working a heist just north of Phoenix. As he sits in the vehicle waiting for his teammates, The New Guy who cooked up the job and hired Drive, Dave Strong who aptly provides muscle, and Blanche, who offers the sexy distraction, he notices another car sitting in the nearby alley, mirroring what Drive is doing................. Shots are fired Blanche races into Drive¿s car with the money urging him to take off. Drive leaves with the other vehicle on his back he gets rid of the tail by cleverly using the police to stop the other car. However that night at the motel, the thugs from the other car arrive shooting at Drive and Blanche leaving her and the two adversaries dead Drive has a ton of money, but first must clean up the double cross if he is to use it without someone trying to murder him....................... DRIVE is a throwback tale to the Noirs of the late 1940s and 1950s starring a tough individual who steps over the legal line, but only so far until the double-cross and attempts on his life turn him into a retaliatory machine. The story line is action-packed with a strong support cast that provides a look at the support Hollywood role of a driver as well as a first class criminal tale. Fans will want to hitch a ride with James Sallis as he provides an excellent hardboiled crime thriller................ Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Skip it and see the movie

A scant 114 pages on my E-reader, this was a quirky, unsatisfying story of a young man, Driver, who dabbles in crime (he's the getaway car driver, naturally), and by day, is a car stuntman for the movies. I had difficulty keeping up with the endless cast of characters, ...
A scant 114 pages on my E-reader, this was a quirky, unsatisfying story of a young man, Driver, who dabbles in crime (he's the getaway car driver, naturally), and by day, is a car stuntman for the movies. I had difficulty keeping up with the endless cast of characters, who are thrown fast and furious at the reader without apology. Driver (why give him a back-story and no name?) is not particularly interesting, doesn't invoke any sympathy, and fails to come alive at all. This is one of the rare cases where I applaud the filmmakers for taking a sub-par book and transforming it into a story with real depth and character.

I honestly had more enjoyment and satisfaction watching the 2 minute trailer to the movie Drive than reading the entire book. I bet you will too.

posted by Indy25 on September 21, 2011

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