Three Thousand Bridges [NOOK Book]

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"The mystery writer James Hime made his mark with THE NIGHT OF THE DANCE (an Edgar finalist) and SCARED MONEY, both heralded by other novelists and reviewers for memorable characters, taut prose, and a comedic take on how things and people work. Hime nailed dialects as if no one else had ever listened to Texans talk, and readers settled back to await more adventures of Jeremiah Spur and Clyde Thomas. WHERE ARMADILLOS GO TO DIE followed in 2009, and more mysteries with Spur and Thomas are promised, but Three Thousand Bridges is of a different ...
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Three Thousand Bridges

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Overview

"The mystery writer James Hime made his mark with THE NIGHT OF THE DANCE (an Edgar finalist) and SCARED MONEY, both heralded by other novelists and reviewers for memorable characters, taut prose, and a comedic take on how things and people work. Hime nailed dialects as if no one else had ever listened to Texans talk, and readers settled back to await more adventures of Jeremiah Spur and Clyde Thomas. WHERE ARMADILLOS GO TO DIE followed in 2009, and more mysteries with Spur and Thomas are promised, but Three Thousand Bridges is of a different order of achievement, not a mystery novel but a novel with mysteries. Its unlikely and at first unlikable hero, a Viet Nam veteran, is the outrageous and outraging Texas oil supply man, Cole Simms--a belated cousin, we recognize, of Mark Twain's Pap Finn. In sculpted prose, pacing his revelations, Hime traces his bedeviled hero's journey across the South just after 9/11, toward Ground Zero and toward self-insight. Hime, who escaped from the South Tower of the World Trade Center with a printout of The Night of the Dance after witnessing the crash of American Flight 11 into the North Tower, has created a classic narrative of transforming American experiences, personal and national. After its wide initial popularity, I predict, Three Thousand Bridges will endure in college classrooms as a powerful, accessible testimony about an unthinkable time."

Hershel Parker, Melville biographer.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013024786
  • Publisher: James Hime
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 311,425
  • File size: 336 KB

Meet the Author

James Hime is an author, lawyer, former entrepreneur and a survivor of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He currently lives and works for a global financial institution based in the Middle East. He is the author of the Jeremiah Spur mystery series, the first book in which, THE NIGHT OF THE DANCE, received a nomination for an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery by an American Author in 2004. He and his wife Paulette have grown sons, one who works on Wall Street, and another who works in Hollywood.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Good read - well-developed characters, great dialogue, moving st

    Good read - well-developed characters, great dialogue, moving story. Would have been 5-star review, except the book was poorly formatted and needed some proofreading and editing. Tried all combinations of margins and fonts to no avail - orphan letters and punctuation on nearly every page. Very distracting.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    A Powerful Must-Read!

    As is true for most Americans, the events of September 11, 2001 are seared in my memory, every detail of that day as clear as if it was yesterday. Although a fan of Mr. Hime's other books, I was hesitant about reading this one because of the memories and emotions tied to that day. It was hard to believe anyone could tell a story about Sept. 11 and do it justice - not even if they were there - yet Hime has done just that. With painfully real characters and salty Texas prose, Hime takes you on a journey across Texas, across America...and across time...to a place where even the most damaged soul can find hope. It's been two days since I finished the book and I still feel caught up in the story, my only disappointment being that it is over. Profound. Moving. Inspiring. Read it!

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