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Lee Clay Johnson
Written in English
Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime and music. There"s Leon, a hapless bass player who can embroil himself in trouble just by getting out of bed in the morning. And his would-be girlfriend, Jennifer, who"s living with Arnett, the town"s most dangerous thug-- and hoping Leon will help her poison him. And there"s Arnett himself, a psychopath for the ages-- albeit so charming and deranged, so strikingly authentic, that he arrests the reader"s attention at first sight and holds it fast. His mirror image, a singer-songwriter named Jones, has his own moral issues, though at least he"s trying to be a good man. The bright if battered soul who pulls us through this story is Jennifer, a vulnerable yet strong woman struggling heroically to survive the endemic hopelessness and violence that have surrounded her since birth -- Dust jacket flap.
|Statement||Lee Clay Johnson|
|LC Classifications||PS3610.O3627 N58 2016|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||207|
|LC Control Number||2015027925|
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The setting is a small dying country town and its environs that is overshadowed by the hulk of Nitro Mountain lurking in the background. I found this book to be dark and on the bleak side. But at the same time it was about real life and satisfyingly entertaining/5(29). Nitro Mountain book.
Read 81 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An astonishing, even shocking debut--darker than a bad night in hell /5(81). Nitro Mountain: A novel - Kindle edition by Johnson, Lee Clay. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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About Nitro Mountain. In the mine-riddled town of Bordon, Virginia, a group of lost souls are bound together by alcohol, small-time crime, and music. Leon is a lovesick bass player with a broken hand and a belief that next time—next time—he’ll definitely get it right; Jennifer is the bright-but-battered waitress who can’t quite escape the orbit of Arnett, the local drug dealer.
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He inhabits every one of his characters--the good, the bad, and those that swing back and forth. The book is crack-the-whip funny and then darker and drastic.
Lee Johnson writes so well that the whole story is one electric current.” —John Casey. Nitro Mountain comes recommended by David Gates, whose novel Jernigan also studied American life on the skids. Both novels are intelligent and sympathetic portraits of hard-up people making bad, justifiable decisions.
Much of Nitro Mountain occurs in bars soundtracked by electronic lottery and Hank Williams. "Nothing's as sad," writes Johnson. Read "Nitro Mountain A novel" by Lee Clay Johnson available from Rakuten Kobo. An astonishing, even shocking debut written with both humor and heart by, as John Casey puts it, “a natural-born writer.
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The wide array of names associated with this book stood out to me. By the time the third section of the book rolls around, and Jennifer takes over the reins as our new first-person narrator, it’s hard to find a reason to keep reading—we’ve been dragged through the mud long enough.
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Nitro Mountain (Book): Johnson, Lee Clay: Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime and music.
There's Leon, a hapless bass player who can embroil himself in trouble just by getting out of bed in the morning. And his would-be girlfriend, Jennifer, who's living with Arnett, the town's.
Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime and music.
There’s Leon, a hapless bass player who can embroil himself in trouble just by getting out of bed in the morning. Nitro Mountain is one-third of a good book.
I’m going to have to get into SPOILERS to explain why, but I think it’s worth it because if someone had told me this, I would have skipped reading it altogether. The book is split into three wildly uneven sections, and .BOOK REVIEW ‘Nitro Mountain’ introduces a new voice in Appalachian noir The world of "Nitro Mountain" is a world difficult to shake off.
It is hard, harsh and, some will say, even vile.