Burning Girl epub

by Ben NEIHART


Burning Girl epub

ISBN: 0749004436

ISBN13: 978-0749004439

Author: Ben NEIHART

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense

Language: English

Publisher: Weisbach Morrow; First edition (1999)

Pages: 224 pages

ePUB book: 1188 kb

FB2 book: 1801 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 594

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Fresh from the success of his critically acclaimed debut, Hey, Joe, Ben Neihart delivers a searingly intelligent, emotionally gripping thriller with a triangle of betrayal at its heart.

Drew Burke is twenty-a working-class college student in Baltimore  . Fresh from the success of his critically acclaimed debut, Hey, Joe, Ben Neihart delivers a searingly intelligent, emotionally gripping thriller with a triangle of betrayal at its heart.

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A young scholarship student, the rich girl who befriends him, her handsome brother who wedges himself dangerously between the two; a rape, a murder, horrifying photographs found at the crime scene; and the undeniably sensual draw our hero feels to both sister and brother, who may or may not have blood on their hands. Drew Burke is twenty-a working-class college student in Baltimore. Seduced by the wealth that surrounds him, Drew finds himself drawn into a complex and sensually charged freindship with Bahar RTichards and her brother, Jake.

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The Burn Book is a book created by The Plastics to start rumors, stories and gossip about all the girls (and several guys) who go to North Shore High School. Most of the members in The Plastics contributed to creating this book

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"BURNING GIRL", Ben Neihart's second effort, is like strolling through a nightmare garden in the deepest night, complete with unidentifiable noises and eerie shadows lurking. It's about love, trust, friendship, and lies. It's about not knowing the easy answers, nor knowing where to turn when your world turns upside-down.
The story centers around a murder that may or may not have been committed by two friends, and the young man who loves one of these would-be murderers. Drew Burke is attending Johns Hopkins University on scholarship, where he befriends and becomes utterly enchanted by a rich, exotic and beautiful girl by the name of Bahar. The two become fast friends, but their friendship is not all it seems on the surface. Soon, Drew finds himself pushed into the arms of Bahar's brother Jake...and the ensuing drama that unfolds is enough to make Drew wish he'd never met either of these two supposed friends. Lies, deceit, manipulation and murder...a lethal cocktail which fuels this fast-paced, hallucinatory novel.
Niehart once again accurately captures the voice of youth, and the seemingly endless possibilities of every choice one makes. The confusion, and the way in which our hearts can lead us to make the wrong choices even when our intentions are good. I found myself utterly transfixed by the events as they unfolded, like a gawker at the scene of a horrible accident....unable to tear myself away.
I guess I just didn't get it. I bought this book mostly because the premise intrigued me -- boy from the wrong side of the tracks (Drew) befriends the rich kids (Bahar and Jake), then finds out sordid details from their past. The basic storyline is a good one -- the details about the murder which may or may not have been committed by Jake, Bahar, et al. was the only thing that kept me turning the pages of this book. I was fascinated by that part -- the murder, what led up to it, who did it, what was going through everyone's heads, how it effects everyone after the fact, what really happened, why everyone covered it up . . . I mean, it was a storyline that really could have been probed and drawn out and explored. I almost think this could have made for a really interesting court room drama if taken in that direction. Instead, the author chooses to "probe" the depths of the homosexual relationship between Drew and Jake as well as the bizarre relationships between Drew and Bahar, Drew and the busboy at a restaurant, Drew and his friend Mary Hong . . . I don't know, I thought it was all a little unrealistic and too much to digest. The sex scenes were definitely overdone. Amazingly enough, I found the murder aspect to be realistic, but the characters themselves, and their actions, were NOT realistic! You'd think it would be the other way around -- that the far-fetched murder scheme would be laughable and ridiculous, when in fact it was the only aspect that kept me interested and was believable. The dialogue was embarrassingly unrealistic and laughable -- I mean, no one calls each other "honey" or "baby" that many times in one conversation! I found it utterly ridiculous. The references to pop culture were endearing, and may hold the interest of twentysomethings and teens who know the words to the songs that the author mentions, but I found it to be a little contrived. There is an obvious nod to the "Less Than Zero" genre, an attempt to create this sordid coming-of-age tale for the 90's, peppered with boozing, drug references, sexual exploitations, etc. I did not identify with any of the characters, nor did I sympathize with them. In fact, I began to feel some real dislike and disgust by the end of the book. Thankfully (! ) the book is only a couple hundred pages long -- but if anyone wants to read it, let me know . . . you can have my copy FOR FREE! Don't bother to purchase it!
Drew, a college student, is taken in by his wealthy friend,Bahar, who introduces him to her brother, Jake, and encourages anaffair between the two. Despite his attraction for Jake, Drew becomes disturbed as he learns that Jake and his sister may have been party to the death of another girl when they were in high school. The more he investigates, the more Jake seems to want him to know about the brutal rape and stabbing. This novel bored me. The dialogue tried too hard to be hip, and while it might appeal to twentysomethings, I found it affected and tiring, soon to be dated. In addition, most of the novel occurs in dialogue, and the combination of that and the almost non-stop references to songs leads me to suspect this is a novel bent on trying to be sold someday as a screenplay. I can only hope it makes a better movie than a book, and that the characters are given more depth and their actions fuller explanation.