Coronado

Coronado

by Dennis Lehane
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Coronado 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
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Nicholas Conrad More than 1 year ago
A book I will never forget it
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This book is so different from Lehane's other books. I enjoyed it, but it took finishing the entire book for all the pieces to come together. I can imagine that the play was much easier to follow than the book.
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Obviously the short story format is a different animal than the Kenzie/Gennaro serial novels, so I can understand some fans' lack of enthusiasm. But judged on its own merits, this is possibly Lehane's best work. The play, 'Coronado' in particular was excellent. Overall a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...But it was still excellent. I have never been a big fan of short stories but these were very good, as was the play. Dennis Lehane is my favorite author and while I eagerly anticipate a new novel, Coronado didn't disappoint me.
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I very much enjoy Dennis Lahane's books...so needless to say, I was very eager to read Coronado. The 1st short story was o.k.. I don't even remember the 2nd and by the time I finished the 3rd, I was very dissapointed. I didn't even bother to finish the book. This is the only Lahane book I did not like. The stories went nowhere and were less then memerable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This collection is not as great as I expected, keeping in mind the great novels such as Mystic River and Shutter Island. The first story, Running out of Dogs, is memorable and good. It reminds me of Paul Auster or Peter Straub, in their best times. But the rest of the book is pointless and boring. A real let down! Read Glen Hishberg instead.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting for a new Dennis LeHane book for the longest time and couldn't wait to read this one. I liked 'Running Out of Dog' but then the next three stories were pretty flat and not all that interesting. He did finish stronger with 'Until Gwen' and 'Coronado' but I was left wanting more. Hopefully we won't have to wait another two years for his next book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
'Running Out of Dog'. Elgin and Cal returned from Nam to their hometown of Eden, South Carolina while others made it back in a body bag. Both resent that the sons of the wealthy who stayed home. Elgin is seeing two women, one of which Jewel is the wife of .an affluent stayd at home son that can only lead to the war coming to Eden. --- ¿ICU¿. Daniel is stunned when the woman at the bar tells him to leave her alone as a man warned her about him. Next he loses his job and his ex-wife says he cannot have the kids as planned both because of the man. Daniel dubs the man Troy even while his dad enters ICU. There he meets former KGB Michael whose mom is also in the hospital --- 'Mushrooms¿. In New England, they dropped GHB before KL gives his girlfriend the gun. Now the drug is taking over making it easier to commit manslaughter. --- 'Gone Down to Corpus'. In 1970 remote Texas drunken high school football players break into and devastate the home of wealthy teammate Lyle, who dropped the big pass before his younger sister joins the revelry that turns even uglier. --- 'Until Gwen'. After four years of incarceration Father picks up his newly released son at the prison in a stolen car with a hooker in the back seat. Father demands the stolen loot his son hid while the ex-convict wants to see his girlfriend, Gwen. --- ¿Coronado¿. This is a two act play version of ¿Until Gwen¿. --- These five noir short stories and play showcase the vast talent of Dennis Lehane as each are solid thrillers starring characters either in trouble or about to cause trouble. Fans of the author will appreciate the collection and newcomers will enjoy this fine introduction. --- Harriet Klausner