Talk Talk is supposed to be a thriller, Ok? And I'm all right with an author playing around with the conventions of a genre, but only when it's cool and fresh and doesn't ...more
The ‘heroine’ of this book, Dana Halter, is deaf. Her identity is stolen by one William ‘Peck’ Wilson, resulting in great trauma for her when she is pulled over for a minor traffic violation. Wilson has a string of violations under the name Dana Halter and she is arrested, remanded in custody, ...more
Entertainment. Di classe.
Di quello che sarebbe potuto piacere a Graham Greene, che di entertainment s’intendeva assai.
Thriller. Di classe.
Non come quelli che hanno frasi che durano mezzo rigo, più punti che parole.
TC Boyle sa come scrivere una frase, renderla composita, farla durare quel tanto che basta ad ammaliare senza confondere.
Eppure TC Boyle irride il suo editore che reclamizzava questo romanzo come thriller: Non so se ho scritto un thriller. Non leggo mai thriller perché mi ann ...more
As to the fact that one of the protagonists is deaf ... I think the characterization of Dana is so strong, that I'm not sure it really *is* about her deafness, really. I mean, there are moments when one appreciates her "otherness" (for me, as ...more
"Talk Talk" by TC Boyle is a welcome exception.
It opens with Dana Hartley, a deaf woman who is late for a de ...more
Whenever I suspended my disbelief for five minutes, a puppet string would be left showing ...more
Ovako počinje uradak T. Coraghessana Boylea, svojevrstan psihološki triler o nečemu što čovjek s ovih prostora baš i ne može zamisliti. Kašnjenje i gubitak ključeva bili su mačji kašalj za ono što je toga dana predstojalo Dani Halter, gluhonijemoj profesorici engleskog jezika, u Školi za gluhe ...more
The victim, Dr. Dana Halter, is a fiercely independent deaf woman who teaches literature, a Type-A personality determined to control her own destiny. When she's stopped for running a red light, the police discover she's wanted ...more
Dana is a young independent deaf woman who lands in jail after running a stop sign for serious crimes committed by someone who stole her identity. Because the police don't have the resources to pursue these types of criminals, Dana and her boyfriend chase the guy across country as he serially steals the identities of others.
Talk Talk is kind of different for Boyle. It's a thriller actually. All the ...more
In his 18th book of fiction, T. C. Boyle wildly impresses some critics (as he often does) but leaves a few critics wanting more. The slick, page-turning plot becomes "sadly undermined by a forced, slap-dash ending that feels as if it had been grafted on at the last minute" (New York Times). That aside, Boyle's first entry in the suspense genre is a welcome addition that showcases his rich characterizations and high-flying prose. In Talk Talk, the ease of assuming a new identity appears frighten...more
I didn't HATE it, per se.
However, I didn't like the ending, Boyle has an annoying tendency to go on and on and on about things that don't matter at all to the plot or the story, and it was VERY anti-climatic.
Dana's character is annoying...I didn't connect with her AT ALL. She's too stubborn and her actions make no sense. Her identity is stolen and she caroms off across the country to catch the guy herself? Weird. She's shut off emotionally and uses ...more
Our heroine, Dr. Dana Halter, is a teacher at a school for deaf students. On Friday afternoon she slides through a four-way stop on her way to the dentist, is pulled over and hauled off to jail, booked, which is quite the surprise. She is told she has warrants for "passing bad checks, auto theft, possession of a controlled substance, assault with a deadly weapon," (page 10) among other things in places she has never been.
She has jus ...more
I listened to this on an audio book read by the author and that was a
plus because he seemed to be reading it exactly as he wrote it and
wanted it to be read. The style and delivery were sort of choppy and clipped as If there was no time to spare in the telling . I liked his descriptions of the people and their surroundings.
I would have liked the book more if I had liked Dana (the
real Dana not the imposter). Yes, she is deaf and probably has good
reason to have a chip on her shoulder, but she com ...more
I have to admit that Boyle's wrting style is excellent and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. At the end, however, I wanted to throw this book in the toilet, find Mr. Boyle's identity and steal his life! How dare he build us up for thousands of miles and a trip to the hospital!! And for what??? NOTHING!! Yes, I realize that good does not always triumph but give us SOMETHING, Mr. Boyle. You are as arrogant as Peck Wilson himself for stealing a week of my life and ...more