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Train

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Dawn

    Walks back to camp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Exceed Fern

    Not to many actions in any post. Youve got the general idea tho

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Sasha

    "Boo?" She chuckled. "Nice..name."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Ria

    *she walks in her eyes glinting. A tatoo of a eagle is on her back* Hello.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Niko

    No wherw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Hush

    *she wanders, humming.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Jordan

    It's a 3-way tie, each of us with one vote.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    To meg

    An airplane

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Meg

    What flies but does not walk?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    To Rayne

    Someones answered your question in scarlet letter...

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  • Posted November 18, 2009

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    Train by Pete Dexter - his best!

    Dexter's TRAIN is probably the best book I have read by him and I have enjoyed all that I have read. I just finished SPOONER which I enjoyed so much I picked up TRAIN. They are very different styles and types of stories as anyone who explores them will see.

    TRAIN is outstanding in his building of characters and the subtle touch he has in building description and plot. He touches on very important issues such as racism, the deep emotional impact of events on some of his characters. He spins a great yarn, building tension also with a sense of humor and the absurdity of humans too. I just thoroughly enjoyed this book and was sorry to see it end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2005

    A novel that's not about the title character

    The Train of the title is the nickname of an 18-year-old, thoroughly intimidated black caddie with super-star golf potential. But the novel ¿ set in LA in the 1950s ¿ isn't about young Train. It's about the man who befriends Train, Miller Packard, a police sergeant with a history of brawling and violence. Packard's friendship for Train is based on his compulsion to put himself in dangerous, threatening situations. He is drawn to such confrontations as inevitably as an addict to dope. Mentoring Train into a golf hustler is no act of charity. In his talented black hustler, Packard discovers a pliable, enormously gifted golfer whom he leads into the depths of ultra-high-stakes golf gambling ¿ and in one memorable match, into the heart of a whites-only, exclusive club in Milwaukee patronized by violent, psychotic players. And that's just the kind of precipice where Packard feels alive. Chaos, physical danger and inevitable confrontation are what drive Packard, and in his young protege, Packard finds the perfect train to ride, albeit a Train who is completely unaware of his real role. This a first-rate psychological thriller backed by a solid narrative and intelligence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2003

    fast-paced eighteen holes

    In 1953, eighteen year old black caddy Lionel ¿Train¿ Walk works at the exclusive Brookline course in Los Angeles. The membership is quite homogenous and consists of racists, elitists and sexists who like the staff and the other caddies treat Train. with contempt bordering on the wrong side of abuse except police sergeant Miller Packard. Train realizes from the first hole that Packard is the ¿Mile Away Man¿ because he has a fair game, but Miller has no concentration for the sport. However, Miller pays better attention than anyone realizes as he concludes that his caddy has real skills for the sport. <P>Train is fired from Brookline, but scores a job as a groundskeeper at dilapidated Paradise Developments. He helps renovate the course, but loses his position due to a tragic accident. Packard wants to help the lad so he turns Train into a golf hustler. As they travel the country together, they win thousands on the youngster¿s skills, but soon Train will learn once again the violent underbelly of the leisure game he plays. <P>Perhaps no author can display the darkest side of life as easily as award winning Pete Dexter can. TRAIN is a fast-paced eighteen holes starring strong characters trying to do the right thing, but the message is even charity can turn abusive. The story line is a warning that a caring method with a seemingly constructive output does not necessarily mean a positive outcome. Readers will appreciate this deep dark character study, but be warned that Mr. Dexter will escort you to the most profound, deepest, but darkest corner of the soul. <P>Harriet Klausner

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    Posted January 2, 2009

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