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Blacktop Wasteland

4.71  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  12 reviews
IT'S A CRIME THAT HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF.

Beauregard "Bug" Montage: husband, father, honest car mechanic. But he was once known - from North Carolina to the beaches of Florida - as the best getaway driver on the East Coast. Just like his father, who disappeared many years ago.

After a series of financial calamities (worsened by the racial prejudices of the small town he
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: July 14th 2020 by Flatiron Books
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karen
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
MY FIRST GOODREADS GIVEAWAY WIN OF 2020 WOOHOOOOO!

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Cathy Sotomayor
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was so good I had to finish it in one day. I was hooked from chapter 1 right until the end. There is really no way to even describe the plot because things change from page to page in ways you can't imagine.* I immediately felt like I knew the main character, Beauregard, even though I've never met anyone like him. The way that Cosby describes the character physically, mentally, and emotionally is amazing. Beauregard is very complex, which I find fascinating. He is a loving father and ...more
Drew McCoy
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, damn, that was an incredible book! I inhaled Cosby's book in 2 days, couldn't put it down. The prose are so sharp, the characters so deep, and the plot is tight. Cosby writes like his character drives, fast and lean, prose are sprayed on the page like mud flung from the rooster tail of the getaway car as it fishtails out of sight. I was sad for it end and really really hope to see Bug return for another round. I feel like there is some unfinished business with a few characters. This will ...more
Kerry Beth
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Tasha
Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it
I won an advanced copy of this book in a GoodReads giveaway, thanks GoodReads! It always nice to read new things and books I typically wouldnt.

With that this book is not clearly not something I would normally pick up and read but it was still a good book. I gave it a solid 3 for character development,emotional connection (I was pulling for the main character and his family) and descriptive writing. Its like I could see the mo ie playing out instead of reading the words on the page.

It is an
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Jacob Dzik
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This doesn't come out until July but I got an early copy and am so glad I did. It's only March and I guarantee this is the best book I will read this year. This book is so gritty with characters that are so real. The way he describes someone in a life of crime is so honest. Everything from the songs he chooses to the choices these characters make is dead on. Reminded me of a movie from the seventies. Think of great writers and filmmakers like Elmore Leonard, George Pelecanos, Martin Scorsese,and ...more
Michelle Richter
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Leah
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I received this free in a Goodreads giveaway and I am certainly glad I did. The storytelling by S.A. Cosby is compelling; there was almost an inertia in both the story and my desire to read it. I felt a compassion for the duality wrangling inside the main character that surprised me. I am usually pretty "whatever, you chose that life" when it comes to criminals, so Cosby did a little something amazing here. I also have to say the man can turn a phrase! Some of the descriptions made me laugh out ...more
twilight gecko
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
my firsts Good Reads giveaway win!!!!
i am glad i won it, since it's not something i would normally read..
i really enjoyed the book.. i never once grew bored with it.. the story progresses along in perfect cadence.. it builds and builds.. the character development and narrative were great.. i got to know each person in the story, i could picture them, hear their voices, see their mannerisms..
very well written..
i could totally see this as an exciting, action packed movie..
Judy
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story of a black man's internal struggle between being a good husband and father and his genetic instinct to be a gangsta. It's well-written crime story that has many twists and turns. It has you rooting for the man even though he does many bad deeds.
Kathy
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beau or Bug? Good or evil? A product of your genes or your environment? This is a thrilling book full of these types of paradoxes, gun fights, gore, family, betrayal, and loyalty. Its not a book you will be able to forget soon. ...more
Tyler Nunnally-Duck
I was lucky enough to gain access to an advanced reader's copy. Wonderful character portrayal in this fast paced crime thriller. Their lives and issues will have readers rooting for them.
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S.A. Cosby is a writer whose work has been published in numerous magazine and anthologies. His story "Slant-Six" received an honorable mention in Best Mystery Stories of 2016. His life experiences include being a retail manager, a bouncer, a forklift driver, a landscaper, a roadie, a construction worker, a mortuary attendant, and he once wore a cow suit when he worked for Chik Fil-A. He majored in ...more

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