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Ron McLarty (1947–2020)

Teoksen Polkupyörällä ajamisen taito tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

Sisältää nimet: Ron McLarty, Ron MacLarty

Tekijän teokset

Polkupyörällä ajamisen taito (2004) 2,090 kappaletta
Traveler (2007) 237 kappaletta
Art in America: A Novel (2006) 91 kappaletta
The Dropper (2010) 42 kappaletta
Viajero (2008) 3 kappaletta

Associated Works

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Painajainen (1975) — Kertoja, eräät painokset16,116 kappaletta
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Auringonlaskun jälkeen (2008) — Kertoja, eräät painokset5,338 kappaletta
Aikapommi (2003) — Kertoja, eräät painokset4,439 kappaletta
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Sekuntipeliä (2004) — Kertoja, eräät painokset4,220 kappaletta
Koston enkelit (2007) — Kertoja, eräät painokset3,908 kappaletta
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The Longest Ride (2013) — Kertoja, eräät painokset3,130 kappaletta
The Innocent (2012) — Reader, eräät painokset2,904 kappaletta
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Räjähdyspiste (2010) — Kertoja, eräät painokset2,529 kappaletta
Henkeen ja vereen (2009) — Reader, eräät painokset2,496 kappaletta
The Hit (2013) — Kertoja, eräät painokset2,384 kappaletta
The Forgotten (2012) — Reader, eräät painokset2,350 kappaletta
Polar Shift (2005) — Kertoja, eräät painokset1,979 kappaletta
The Target (2014) — Kertoja, eräät painokset1,940 kappaletta
L. A. Requiem (1999) — Kertoja, eräät painokset1,825 kappaletta
The Wolf Gift (2012) — Reader, eräät painokset1,425 kappaletta
Be Cool (1999) — Kertoja, eräät painokset1,395 kappaletta
102 minuuttia : New Yorkin kaksoistornien kohtalonhetket (2005) — Kertoja, eräät painokset1,353 kappaletta
A Season of Gifts (2009) — Kertoja, eräät painokset769 kappaletta
Hark! (2004) — Reader, eräät painokset398 kappaletta
The Chicken Doesn't Skate (1996) — Kertoja, eräät painokset358 kappaletta
Bullseye - An Original Short Story (2014) — Kertoja, eräät painokset289 kappaletta
Stationary Bike (2006) — Kertoja, eräät painokset238 kappaletta
The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle: Memoir of a WWII Bomber Pilot (2001) — Kertoja, eräät painokset227 kappaletta
The Naked Detective (2000) — Kertoja, eräät painokset137 kappaletta
The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree [1979 TV movie] (2008) — Actor — 43 kappaletta
The Camel Club Audio Box Set [Abridged Audiobook] (2007) — Reader — 26 kappaletta
Spenser For Hire: The Complete Second Season (2015) — Actor — 7 kappaletta
Spenser For Hire: The Complete Third Season (2015) — Actor — 6 kappaletta
A Little Piece of Heaven [1991 TV movie] — Actor — 6 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
McLarty, Ron
Virallinen nimi
McLarty, Ronald William



(2004)Pretty good chronicle of one man trying to cope with the loss of his parents and sister all within weeks of each other. He finds himself on a cross country bicycle ride on a 3-speed Raleigh and starts out at over 280 pounds, heavy smoker & drinker. Transforms himself by the time he gets to Los Angeles.
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derailer | 73 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 25, 2024 |
I was surprised to like this book. When the person who lent it to me gave me a brief synopsis of the story -- a guy who just starts biking one day after his family died and keeps going -- I immediately said "That sounds like [b:The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry|13227454|The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry|Rachel Joyce|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1335816092s/13227454.jpg|18156927]." It is very similar, but different enough that I would not say they are the same stories on either side of the pond. Both involve someone unlikely to start a pilgrimage who do just that, both have contact with a woman "back home", both have to figure out themselves and get perspective on life, both meet interesting people along the way, and both are interpersed with a story from the past. This book is humbler than Harold Fry, both in how it tells the story and the protagonist himself. It is always first person POV. And of course, this one is about cycling, not walking. I like the back story in this book better, Smithy's sister Bethany who suffers from schizophrenia or maybe multiple personality disorder (whatever it currently is called) and how the family has to continually search for her.

The weird part of this book is Norma, the girl next door who has loved Smithy since she was a child. She still harbours a deep love for him, but it is so weird. He's barely talked to her in 30 years; she (and the author) insist that she is a strong, independent person, yet her love is obsessive and founded on a childhood dream. Yes, their relationship develops through Smithy's journey, but it's premise is not realistic, to me.
Still, worth a read.
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LDVoorberg | 73 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 24, 2023 |
The therapist character on HBO's "In Treatment" gave this novel a new life. Paul seemed ready to dump his girlfriend because she blew off his recommendation of this book. Maybe a scriptwriter's conceit, plugging a book by an actor with a recurring role on "Law & Order." Or maybe an ironic joke, name-checking a book populated by clueless characters, in a series filled with unreliable narrators.

Well, I stumble through life stumbling on books about men stumbling through life. Must be part of the zeitgeist. The police procedural fits an awkward man comfortably in border-town life. Here an alcoholic assembly-line inspector flees his troubles, or sorts through them in flashback. He's haunted by her crazy sister's ghost, the most believable part of a picaresque trip in which Smithy cheerfully endures all manner of abuse.

After cycling cross-country Smithy hasn't traveled very far, or at least it's no spoiler alert that he ends up clean and sober with the girl next door. He's still kind of clueless, but maybe it's comforting to Middle Age Man that he's working on it.
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rynk | 73 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 11, 2021 |
No idea why it was on my wishlist, as I didn't track that way back when.

Good book - Smithson "Smithy" Ides is an overweight middle aged guy whose whole family is gone within a week - Mom and Dad died of injuries from a car accident, and emotionally troubled sister Bethany turns up in a homeless morgue in LA. Smithy finds his old bike in the garage, and sets off on a quest to get to Bethany from Rhode Island to LA, along the way turning into the man that he wants to be.
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nancynova | 73 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 12, 2021 |



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