Bury This

Bury This

by Andrea Portes


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ISBN-13: 9781593765354
Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 859,278
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Andrea Portes was born in rural Nebraska, and spent her early years living in Illinois, Texas, North Dakota, North Carolina, Rio de Janiero, and Brasilia. Portes attended Bryn Mawr and received her MFA from UC San Diego. She is the author of the semi-autobiographical novel Hick, and has also completed the comic book series, Super Rad , which will be released in September 2013 by Dark Matter Media.

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Bury This 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got a hold of a copy of this and was excited to read it, but sure I wouldn't love it as much as HICK. I was crazy about HICK, to be true. Two words: Blown away. This writing is so beautiful, dark, sometimes funny and just singular. I can't think of anyone else who writes like this. It feels like you are just floating from one characters innermost thoughts to the other, seamlessly.  Portes is dark, there's no question. There's a cruelty to her writing that's rather shocking but never for the sake of being shocking. It's an understanding of humanity at it's lowest level, in its most intimate, fearful moments. This is Portes' second novel and I can't wait to see the rest. This is powerful writing. This book will haunt you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A RUTHLESS MASTERPIECE That probably sounds like HUGE hyperbole but read this novel and tell me different. Words can hardly express how traumatized I am by this beautiful, poetic, stunning piece of fiction. I think I might have underestimated this author, actually, as I loved HICK but didn't really see this coming. This novel BLINDSIDES you. The characters are following me around, particularly Shauna Boggs. There is such pathos there. I'm really intrigued by her male characters. This novel's Jeff Cody is as exquisitely flawed as the Eddie Kreezer character in HICK. Her male characters are broken in such fascinating ways that even when they do horrible things it's impossible to abandon them. A lot of times second novels really are a make or break thing. With BURY THIS, Andrea Portes shows she is no lightweight and is, indeed, a singular voice for her generation. Where others go snarky or ironic, she goes right in with humanity, beauty, poetry and a kind of ruthlessness as astonishing as it is beautiful. I am now a huge fan and will be following this author with a keen interest. HICK was great, and I adored it. But this is haunting me in a way I would never have foreseen.
lakraft More than 1 year ago
This is a very realistic murder mystery. This book seems to be written a lot from the minds of the characters more so than just a storytellers perspective. This book does skip around a little (it is written in parts) but it all comes together nicely in the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Loved the pace. Literally zipped through it (kept looking for any moment in my day to find the time to read it). I'm a reader. I read all types of books. However, I'll be honest, I really only like well written books. Andrea Portes nailed this one. This was a wonderfully fast pace tale with jump off the page characters. The details were meticulous and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Can not wait for Andrea Portes's next novel! This is a definite must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A compelling and totally absorbing book, with echoes of The Killing and Twin Peaks. Totally pitch-perfect. Great story and setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a big fan of HICK. Like I read it about 3 times, actually. I was excited to read this but worried it wouldn't be as good. HICK had a huge effect on me.  Wow. I was not disappointed. I felt like BURY THIS was in a way MORE brilliant than HICK, in that the story and the characters are just more mature.  The writing is so dark, but precise. She does not mince words, yet there is such poetry here. It's a stunning combination.  Some of the passages near the end of the book should be framed and put on the wall. This is a write who somehow manages to walk the tightrope between dirty and transcendent. It's a real one-two punch, and it's hard to resist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ocassionally the poetic, lmpressionistic wriiting is deeply affecting, but it can also seem contrived at times.
nadrad More than 1 year ago
I couldn't finish it.  I read about two-thirds of the way through.  He writing is okay.  Even interesting at times.  But she has a few things just wrong: Caterpillar equipment is YELLOW, not ORANGE!  A Lt Colonel is addressed as "Colonel", not as "Lt. Colonel."  I'm sorry, but she should do her homework a bit more if she wants to be realistic.
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Bodeen More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best reads i have had in a long time. Did not want to put it down. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This prose is astonishing. There are some passages that should be framed and put in the Smithsonian. Not for the feint at heart, however. The subject matter is as gritty as it is beautiful.
chezwickNH More than 1 year ago
I do not recommend reading this book.