Lly scarred It left me with the uestions How did he get there What happened after Motorcycle boy died This was in my opinion the downside of the book and also the good part about itThe downside of that is that I felt that the book was very mpty like it didn t really have a beginning or an Multichannel Marketing Ecosystems end It just started told a sad story and thennded in one motion It was confusing I kept wondering well why does Hinton want to tell me this What is she trying to get acrossThe good side of that is that it left me thinking about what would happen It was like Hinton made up the author of his life as I imagined how he strugged to continue without Motorcycle Boy getting in many fights drinking too much tc continue without Motorcycle Boy getting in many fights drinking too much tc Angels Whiskey even came up with my own story to fill in the gap at thendI think it s a great book like I said before I recommend it only for S E Hinton lovers that read The Outsiders Although it is very different it is concerning the same theme and it leaves you with many uestions I think that people who never read The Outsiders wouldn t really understand or appreciate it as much beacuse the book is very different than normal fiction books I m not ven sure what to say about this book it is an
incredibly uick read but it stays with you It s not a book to like or dislike it uick read but it stays with you It s not a book to like or dislike it me unexplainably sad for Rusty James the main character I felt like I was wandering as I read the book and I think that s the feeling that Hinton ultimately wanted to capture a lost aimless haunting feeling that creeps up on you as you read Everything felt so unresolved but that felt right for this book It
really is crazy how memorable such a small short book is and I imagine I won t is crazy how memorable such a small short book is and I imagine I won t this story anytime soon This book is confusingly bad It lacks the charm and sincerity of The Outsiders and it also lacks a shirtless teenage Rob Lowe which could have made up for a lot None of the characters are as skillfully drawn or believable the story is meandering and poorly written and the heart of the novel the relationship between Rusty James and the Motorcycle Boy isn t given nough time to matureOn the other hand this is probably a pretty good movie because it stars Matt Dillon and Diane Lane forever cast in SE Hinton projects Rumble Fish was a cool movie that looked a lot like Robert Frank s The Americans and had Mickey Rourke perfecting his Richard Hell impersonation with Tom Waits doing a Pop s Chocklit Shoppe routine whilst listening to Wall Of Voodoo and The Police jamming on the soundtrackvery new wavetotally Eighties Then there s the bookSE Hinton writes like a noir writer than a YA one complete with flashbacks delusional madness and death Her uncanny ability to get into a teenage boy s mind and do so with intensive insight is nothing short of remarkable Rumble Fish was written in the Seventies so I imagine of a burned out Motorcycle Boy fried by too many Boones Farm mpties dozens of Testors glue tubes and scratchy Steppenwolf records Whichever spin you put on Rumble Fish it s one of the best tomes in the Teenage Wasteland bookshelf Things in life don t come with ual weight The biggest and heaviest impacts are when an Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes—from Punk to Indie and Everything in Between event or a moment grab a life that is completely and utterly ripe for something it didn t knowxistedThe film Rumble Fish was one of the big blows of my The Day Christ Was Born early adulthood To me it was and still is mind blowingly good The cast the themes the black and white and The Motorcycle Boy Tom Waits raising his middle finger and chewing gum and annding capable of knocking out a cinema full in the one go What I didn t realise at the time was how much it had stayed true to the book I honestly don t know why I didn t think of reading it 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set earlier As with The Outsiders I think it had something to do with the Young Adult tagven though that s what I was at the first viewing of ach film Rumblefish at the Scala cinema in London s King s Cross and The Outsiders on video in my family homeWasted years I can tell youThe first thing that struck me about Rumble Fish the book was the power of the opening chap. Art that Rusty James relies on him to bail him out of trouble The brothers are inseparable and Motorcycle Boy will always be there to watch his back so there's nothing to worry about right Or so Rusty James believes until his world falls apart and Motorcycle Boy isn't there to pick up the piecesFrom the author of THE OUTSIDERS SE Hinton looks. Strange little thing this oneAlthough part of the reason why I feel that way is probably the fact that it s I think the first YA novel I read that was written long before I was born which for me makes it something of a hybrid of a style and a modern trend Or somethingIt s mysterious and sort of obscure but at the same it feels crystal clear in that the narrator s voice is simple and directLet s face it he s not the brightest bulb in the box He s a hood kid and he s a good kid He s loyal and brave and strong but rather fucked up and he makes you grow to love him ven though you don t know him all that wellFor chrissake this is not And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake even a novel Mydition of the Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America ebook is 72 pages long it s like a novella which is also why it feels like a snapshot a fragment of life the picture of a turning point than a person s storyAnd that s really cool uite different and really cool and I ll have to think about it some because I m not certain I gotverything there was to get and I simultaneously hate and love this feeling THIS BOOK IS THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ It s by the same author of THE OUTSIDERS It s great it s so good that ill read it 1000 times if I could It s about a kid and his name is Rusty James the name is kind of cheesy He is not in a gang but it s like the Outsiders when they are all like a family and they have The Pocket Wife each others backI kind of think hes cool because he doesnt care what people think of him He only makes desitions appon himself And he he cares alot for his friendshe is also the jelouse type And he talks about how his life is like in the beginning he had been in a knife fight and doesnt realy care And thend is so amazingly awesome Becausesorry can t tell you you ll have read it your self I love this book because the author kind of reminds me of me and because I love books that have to do with gangs and people dieing and when the author describes The Color of Our Sky every thing for you And the problem is that he thinks life goes bye so fast and cant do anything about it And he wants to stay there friends but he knowsveryone changesAnd I recommend this book to any one that loves action I m really not sure how to rate this one I read it in one day and it hooked me with its suspenseful plot and realistic dialogue Plus I love stories about tough guys and gangs in the 50s and 60s But after I closed the book I didn t have a clear reaction to it that I could pinpoint and then translate into a starred rating Rusty James is a young tough guy who idolized his older brother The Motorcycle Boy real name is never mentioned Like any young kid with a cool
older brother Rusty wants to be just like him tough carefree strong and smart I think we brother Rusty wants to be just like him tough carefree strong and smart I think we all known someone like the Motorcycle Boy It s that person that seems to be able to do anything and verything who is ffortlessly cool and confident and who makes life seem Obsession easy The trouble is people like that don txist From the outside looking in they may seem to have all the answers but deep down they re people just like the rest of us with all kinds of problems and insecurities The Motorcycle Boy is like a symbol or metaphor in that sense and from the beginning I had guessed at how things would turn out at the Cabaret: A Roman Riddle end because that just doesn t last I didn tnjoy this as much as The Outsiders but it s a very thought provoking book ETA Upon further reflection I m giving it a 3 This book was very very good but there were "some things about it that I didn t uite njoy FIrst off while I was "things about it that I didn t uite njoy FIrst off while I was it I kept asking myself okay this is all background now when s the plot going to start I was in suspense for a really long time due to the fact that the plot wasn t very obvious It seemed that it was one of those uick reads that leaves you with a well what if kind of nding All you know is that Motorcycle Boy dies at the nd and in those few seconds afterwards it is aparant that Rusty James s life is screwed up after that Then it goes back to when Steve and Rusty James talk years and years later and Rusty James is still very motiona. The classic YA novel RUMBLE FISH written by celebrated novelist SE Hinton and immortalized by legendary film maker Francis Ford Coppola now available as an Book for the first timeRusty James wants to be just like his big brother Motorcycle Boy tough nough to be respected by veryone in the neighborhood But Motorcycle Boy is also smart so sm. ,
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Sets the scene hooks the reader gives the voice and xplodes into action in a way that s laidthe scene hooks the reader gives the voice and xplodes into action in a way that s laid and almost lazy I know that laid back and The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis explode contradictach other but that s how it feels I guess that a slick car with great gears and ngine might do this as it accelerates fast as hell yet so smooth the motion is hardly feltAfter reading those first few pages I had to pause for a couple of days just to think about itThe next thing that hit was the way that the movie of the book had stuck so closely to the dialogue it s practically verbatim I loved reading lines that I ve been carrying around with me for years Even the most primitive societies have an innate respect for the insane Loyalty is his only vice The Greeks got her California is like a beautiful wild kid on heroin high as a kite and thinking she s on top of the world not knowing she s dying not believing it ven if you show her the marks Winners all And there are so many The story itself is brilliant It s verything I want from a book The characters are so well drawn and the setting and the plot are great It holds an incredible romance for me a nostalgia for something I didn t really xperience the kind of nostalgia I felt with books like The Great Gatsby and the likeI love the idea of people being born in the wrong age I swear I know a few of those or in the wrong place ditto The sense of heroes and idolisation reminds me of my own idols The relationships are dysfunctional in a way that s almost caricature but maintain love at their core Time flies life is short people are different we have dreams and nightmares we re all products of our genetic mix and our realitiesAs far as I know this book is studied still as a modern classic in the US I can see why that is if I Just Cause ever write anything as good I ll have achieved all Iver wanted to with my work I can also see why this might attract the odd detractor Too simple they might say Too unreal Too pretentious Too whatever they feel it s too much of Whatever it is they might be right but then Again Maybe They Just Didn T Read It At The maybe they just didn t read it at the moment or in the right placeTo me it s just brilliant And I still want to be The Motorcycle Boy ven though I get nervous as a passenger on a scooter as soon as it racks up 30 miles perRead this one I say Read and weep I ain t never been a particularly smart person but I get along all right narrator Rusty James page 13After really njoying Hinton s Taming the Star Runner and Tex several months ago I m continuing on through her slim but well regarded string of YA novels with Rumble Fish While it was good it was just not as ngaging for me as the aforementioned two books I did not find the fourteen year old protagonist Rusty James a juvenile delinuent type from the streets of Tulsa Oklahoma Hinton s usual setting with an absentee alcoholic father and a distant slightly older brother only referred to as Motorcycle Boy as appealing or relatable as the similarly aged main characters in the other books However maybe that s because
where Travis and Tex were basically good hearted young men in troubled situations Rusty James isTravis and Tex were basically good hearted young men in troubled situations Rusty James is darker version of them He pretty clearly has the deck stacked against him from the start and he also is bereft of any sort of positive role model in his life unlike Travis and Tex and it seems somewhat unlikely that he will disrupt the sad cycle of a broken family petty crime tc Possibly because the story andor the characters were downbeat in nature or ven uncomfortably realistic in a few moments that it restrained my nthusiasm for it There s something about Rumble Fish that makes me read it a few times very year If you think this is a book just about gang fighting you re wack It s about wanting to be something you can t be finally getting it and realizing that it wasn t what what you wanted It s about being misunderstood and misinterpreted It s about picking the wrong heroes It s about wanting to belong to anybody It s about life turning into black and whit. Into a world where hope is hard to find and violence is a fact of life“Stylistically superb This packs a punch that will leave readers of any age reeling” School Library Journal “Sharper in focus and mature in style than Hinton’s The Outsiders” BooklistAn ALA Best Books for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Books of the Ye.