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Curse the names arellano robert Rating: 9,9/10 1369 reviews

Curse the Names

curse the names arellano robert

Curse the Names does exactly what Hitchcock and The Twilight Zone did so well. I can't imagine what other reviewers found to like about this book. He follows the mysterious trail of the adobes past knowing that somehow it is connected with the devastation that he wants to stop. Curse the Names by Robert Arellano is a unique story. The only character we get to know is the main character, and he's not likable. Then again, maybe a meandering and disjointed plot better reflects a mind slipping into madness.

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Fiction Book Review: Curse the Names by Robert Arellano. Akashic, $15.95 trade paper (188p) ISBN 978

curse the names arellano robert

A massive bomb is ticking beneath the sands of the Southwest, and time is running out to send a warning. On a morning very soon there will be an accident that triggers a terrible chain reaction, and the world we know will be wiped out. The secret belongs to the main character. He believes he can prevent an apocalypse, but first James must escape the devices of a sensuous young blood tech, a lecherous old hippie, a predator in a waking nightmare, and a forsaken adobe house high away in the Sangre de Cristo mountains whose dark history entwines them all. That being said, there is something oddly compelling about the prose. You won't want to turn the lights out after reading it.

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Robert Arellano: Curse the Names (ePUB)

curse the names arellano robert

Mark's Bookshop, 31 Third Ave. The house has a history of destroying people's lives, and James is just the latest in a long Curse the Names by Robert Arellano is a great example of what happens when an author has a really great idea for a story, but just can't flesh it out enough to make anything worthwhile. It takes the ordinary, the benign and relatable and turns it into a fast-paced romp with unexpected events and realizations at every turn. James is bored, in his fancy suburban house with his equally-successful, but cold wife, and decides to take up a casual offer made by a stranger to attend a party at an abandoned house. We never really find out. The story seems to have paranormal roots, but there's enough evidence that Oberhelm is just hallucinating everything due to the truly ridiculous amount of drugs and alcohol he consumes. I am certain that Havana Lunar will find a wide and enthusiastic readership.

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Fiction Book Review: Curse the Names by Robert Arellano. Akashic, $15.95 trade paper (188p) ISBN 978

curse the names arellano robert

James Oberhelm, a reporter at Los Alamos National Laboratory, already sees the devastation, like the skin torn off a moment that is yet to be. It takes the ordinary, the benign and relatable and turns it into a fast-paced romp with unexpected events and realizations at every turn. On a morning very soon there will be an accident that triggers a terrible chain reaction, and the world we know will be wiped out. James Oberhelm is just really bland. He believes he can prevent an apocalypse, but first he must escape the devices of a sensuous young blood tech, a larcenous old hippie, a predator in a waking nightmare, and a forsaken adobe house high away in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains whose dark history entwines them all. Unhappy in his marriage, he decides to try to pick up a girl. You won't want to turn the lights out after reading it.

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Curse the names : a novel (Book, 2012) [cleanpowerfinance.com]

curse the names arellano robert

James has to find a way to pass along the message--even if it ruins him. That being said I am not sure what I think of the book. James Oberhelm, a reporter at Los Alamos National Laboratory, already sees the devastation, like the skin torn off a moment that is yet to be. James Oberhelm, a reporter at Los Alamos National Laboratory, already sees the devastation, like the skin torn off a moment that is yet to be. On a morning very soon there will be an accident that triggers a terrible chain reaction, and the world we know will be wiped out. Arellano seems like a competent writer, and the basic idea is not a bad one, he just doesn't do it justice.

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Curse the Names

curse the names arellano robert

Arellano's novel is a dizzying Thompsonian concoction of noir crime thriller and alternately nightmarish and comic surreal psychodrama, spiced up with a heaping handful of local northern New Mexico flavor. Plus, nobody likes the gentry in us, except the gentry. High on a mesa in the mountains of New Mexico, a small town hides a dreadful secret. Disaster is about to happen and one man can avert it. James Oberhelm, a reporter at Los Alamos National Laboratory, already sees the devastation, like the skin torn off a moment that is yet to be.

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Curse the names (eBook, 2013) [cleanpowerfinance.com]

curse the names arellano robert

This little story is very Hitchcockian in its ability to transform a story about a fellow looking for a little adventure into a psychotic jigsaw puzzle. It was published by Akashic Books and has a total of 200 pages in the book. It takes the ordinary, the benign and relatable and turns it into a fast-paced romp with unexpected events and realizations at every turn. He believes he can prevent an apocalypse, but first James must escape the devices of a sensuous young blood tech, a lecherous old hippie, a predator in a waking nightmare, and a forsaken adobe house high away in the Sangre de Cristo mountains whose dark history entwines them all. Then when things start actually happening in the second half, again it seems that Arellano doesn't quite know what to do. Arellano has taught writing, literature, and digital media at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Institute of American Indian Arts, the University of New Mexico, and Southern Oregon University. Arellano's novel is a dizzying Thompsonian concoction of noir crime thriller and alternately nightmarish and comic surreal psychodrama, spiced up with a heaping handful of local northern New Mexico flavor.

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Curse the Name

curse the names arellano robert

I cannot wait to read more by Robert Arellano. That's the setting and premise for this excellent novel by Cuban-American Robert Arellano. Life is good and he is bored by it. I was torn between giving this book three stars or four stars. Robert Orellano combines the best features of several genres thriller, paranormal and horror into a neat little package. It is a very strange story without much of an ending.

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