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Citrus County There shouldn t be a Citrus County Teenage romance should be difficult, but not this difficult Boys like Toby should cause trouble but not this much The moon should glow gently over children safe in their beds Uncles in their rockers should be kind Teachers should guide and inspire Manatees should laze and palm trees sway and snakes keep to their shady spots under the azalea thickets The air shouldn t smell like a swamp The stars should twinkle Shelby should be her own hero, the first hero of Citrus County She should rescue her sister from underground, rescue Toby from his life Her destiny should be a hero s destiny. Free Read [ Citrus County ] By [ John Brandon ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. I was in Citrus County during my last visit to Florida so when I saw this small paperback on sale for 5 through McSweeney s Publishing a fan of this publishing company created by Dave Eggers anyway I wanted to read it Author Dan Chaon wrote about this book Makes you laugh as it breaks your heart That pretty much sums it up for me too Author Lauren Groff says John Brandon is a...

  2. i blink and suddenly i have read two of the buzz books of the summer this one i have mike to thank for i would have just bought it like i did the author s first book with good intentions, and it would have sat around until lord knows when, but his review made me read the first three pages right there at work and say oh, yes, i will read this soon and look at me following through this man writes just the way i like he has a story to tell and he tells it, with very few literary pyrotec i blink and suddenly i have read two of the buzz books of the summer this one i have mike to thank for i would have just bought it like i did the author s first book with good intentions, and it would have sat around until lord knows when, but his review made me ...

  3. I wish that I had read the same book that other members on goodreads read I don t come from this place I don t live in Citrus County I want to live different places, know different people I want to tell myself about stuff that happened and people that the things happened to It doesn t have to be a mantra, maybe a sign of life or a reminder to feel something I d forgotten I want to sing along, you know Some company would be really nice I find that I can let myself go if I m not the only o I wish that I had read the same book that other members on goodreads read I don t come from this place I don t live in Citrus County I want to live different places, know different people I want to tell myself about stuff that happened and people that the things happened to It doesn t have to be a mantra, maybe a sign of life or a reminder to feel something I d forgotten I want to sing along, you know Some company would be really nice I find that I can let myself go if I m not th...

  4. The good kind of contradiction I would have gladly read an additional 500 pages about Toby and Shelby, the troubled co protagonists of Citrus County, yet I recognize that John Brandon s concision the book clocking in at just over 200 pages was the right choice for the story.This is a great novel, the best new one I ve read this year So much love for this book I wish I d purchased it so I could spew lovely quotations at you, but this was a bookstore loitering read Don t judge me I have The good kind of contradiction I would have gladly read an additional 500 pages about Toby and Shelby, the troubled co protagonists of Citrus County, yet I recognize that John Brandon s concision the book clocking in at just over 200 pages was the right choice for the story.This is a great novel, the best new one I ve read this year So much love for this book I wish I d purchased it so I could spew lovely quotations at you, but this was a bookstore loitering read Don t judge me I have a lot of free time and not a lot of money.Hmm, what to say about this I feel like I should do it justice by writing a powerhouse review that will impress you all, b...

  5. 117 That s the page where I am going to stop and put this book to rest It s a painful mental burden to stop a book midway, but I m so slumped by this 2 That s the number of stars I m applying I d give it half that, but it gets an extra since I, admittedly, didn t read to the last page As if my system of rating things has ever been scientific or systematic Bah A lot of people liked this book The NYT Book Review gave it some high praise, for example Others, like me, did not could not 117 That s the page where I am going to stop and put this book to rest It s a painful mental burden to stop a book midway, but I m so slumped by this 2 That s the number of stars I m applying I d give it half that, but it gets an extra since I, admittedly, didn t read to the last page As if my system of rating things has ever been scientific or systematic Bah A lot of people liked this book The NY...

  6. Oh God So Good I love love John Brandon anyway, back from the painfully spectacular Arkansas, and this one gives you that same sinking feeling in your stomach once you get into it, once you know that there is just no way this will get better or go well Toby and Shelby, the main characters in this one, are just amazing and so so real I hope I never get too old to ache and squirm when I read about teenagers falling messily and awkwardly and terribly for one another John Brandon s writing Oh God So Good I love love John Brandon anyway, back from the painfully spectacular Arkansas, and this one gives you that same sinking feeling in your stomach once you get into it, once you know that there is just no way this will get better or go well Toby and Shelby, the main characters in this one, are just amazing and so so real I hope I never get too old to ache and squirm when I read about teenagers falling messily and awkwardly and terribly for one another John Brandon s writing is so simple and brusque it s exquisite I don t know why he wants to write about such fucked up shit, but hol...

  7. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The characters of Citrus County possess ugly, meanspirited souls, and that s putting it lightly Also, the book takes on very serious issues but puts its narrative emphasis in all the wrong places About 30 pages into the novel, someone kidnaps and imprisons a young child, and up till the midpoint of the book as far as I got before giving up , the child s status in this limbo like prison is almost never mentioned Instead, we get a lot of trivial stuff about boy girl relationships and early tee The characters of Citrus County possess ugly, meanspirited souls, and that s putting it lightly Also, the book takes on very serious issues but puts its narrative emphasis in all the wrong places About 30 pages into the novel, someone kidnaps and imprisons a young child, and up till the midpoint of the book as far as I got before giving up , the child s status in this limbo like prison is almost never mentioned Instead, we get a lot of trivial stuff about boy girl relationships and early teen angst As much as I enjoyed John Brandon s Arkansas, I ended up thinking of his second novel as an anti Dostoyevsky story a novel that raises weighty philosophical questions and, cyni...

  8. With John Brandon, get ready to spend time with criminals But get ready too, to strip away everything that defines them as criminals, to write in everything that makes them whole, interesting, broken, fun, doomed, ordinary, earnest, cruel, largehearted people No one gets written off, no one gets cut any slack We spend time in the woods and get just what was promised the subversion of expectations, the wild incongruities of humanity, the cigarette before the firing squad shoots you down It s With John Brandon, get ready to spend time with criminals But get ready too, to strip away everything that defines them as criminals, to write in everything that makes them whole, interesting, broken, fun, doomed, ordinary, earnest, cruel, largehearted people No one gets written off, no one gets cut any slack We spend time in the woods and get just what was promised the subversion of expectations, the wild incongruities of humanity, the cigarette before the firing squad shoots you down It s scary and funny and helpless but ultimately hopeful, and it gives you what is instead of what should beHe was a kidnapper and might soon become something worse, but he was still a kid too He could feel himself as a kid with a ripening heart who looked forward to thing...

  9. There is very good writing here, but no soul The writing is clinical, all white walls and and the smell of antiseptic cleaner in the air The characters are drawn with gloves on I kept reading because that is how one gets to the end, but my heart was in the other room There was excellent dialogue that belonged to some other book, and was dropped in this plot by a negligent editor Who takes a class in marine biology in eighth grade Psychology In eighth grade What eighth grader has the guts There is very good writing here, but no soul The writing is clinical, all white walls and and the smell of antiseptic cleaner in the air The characters are drawn with gloves on I kept reading because that is how one gets to the end, but my heart was in the other room There was excellent dialogue that belonged to some other book, and was dr...

  10. A generous three stars,like 2.5 for me An admirable short novel that seemed to do what it wanted to do just fine, I guess Mid level misanthrophy One minor LOL for me re the girls basketball team Occasionally precious A creative writing 101 descriptions she smelled like freckles Felt like an overextended short story Monotextured that s a really wonky way of saying it maintains a sim...