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After Lyletown #2020

After Lyletown In Alan Ripley is a successful suburban lawyer happy at home as well as at work with a deep sense of gratitude at having found his way to this place Given his history he has every reason to fe

  • Title: After Lyletown
  • Author: K.C. Frederick
  • ISBN: 9781579622190
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After Lyletown By K.C. Frederick, In 1988 Alan Ripley is a successful suburban lawyer, happy at home as well as at work, with a deep sense of gratitude at having found his way to this place Given his history, he has every reason to feel proud of what he s accomplished Then he gets a phone call and hears a voice from twenty years ago It s Rory Dekker, bringing with him memories of Lyletown.When he was aIn 1988 Alan Ripley is a successful suburban lawyer, happy at home as well as at work, with a deep sense of gratitude at having found his way to this place Given his history, he has every reason to feel proud of what he s accomplished Then he gets a phone call and hears a voice from twenty years ago It s Rory Dekker, bringing with him memories of Lyletown.When he was a grad student in the 60 s, Alan got caught up in a political action that got out of hand, a bungled robbery of a gun store in a place called Lyletown When the plan unraveled, one of the Lyletown Five, as the media called them, was killed, Rory was captured, and the rest fled Though Alan was too sick to participate, he knew very well that if anyone talked, he was in trouble.Now, out of the blue, Rory, who spent than a dozen years in prison, is back in Alan s life, and he insists on seeing his old friend.What does Rory want from Alan Is he just interested in talking about old times or does he think he s entitled to compensation for having kept quiet about Alan s role in the plot What does he know about the other members of the group How much should Alan, who s tried to put all this behind him, tell his wife about what happened two decades earlier And what is his legitimate obligation to Rory The Lyletown affair, it seems, just won t stay in the past.

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    1. Secret plots are hatched in darkened rooms by rebellious students in the 60s by the 80s and 90s repercussions survive to haunt the future of suburban lawyer Alan Ripley It s not that he did anything wrong, but he didn t stop it either So now he rights the wrongs of families struggling to make the rent, and he keeps his secrets safely hidden in his past.Those secrets threaten to escape when ex con Rory contacts Alan There s an aura of threat, reminiscent of Ian McEwan s books, about the whole rel [...]

    2. This is an average story about an average man with an average past Writing and pacing Both average In other words, there s nothing particularly wrong with this novel The problem is, there s also nothing particularly right.As a protagonist, Alan just doesn t hold up the weight of the novel he ponders and worries and wonders and regrets and wishesbut he doesn t do much else, and none of those wanderings are all that interesting or unique Just as problematically, we don t see enough about his curre [...]

    3. I received After Lyletown by K.C Frederick for free through First Reads Alan Ripley is living a happy life as a successful lawyer with his wife and son in Boston when his past seems to catch up with him A past that even his wife has no knowledge of Some twenty years earlier Alan was part of a political action that turned into a bungled robbery of a gun store in Lyletown where one of the five participants was killed and another, Rory was captured Although by luck, Alan was unable to participate d [...]

    4. I received After Lyletown through the First Reads Program.After Lyletown By K C Frederick starts in 1968 with some idealistic college professors and students who are trying to change the world They plan to rob a gun store in Lyletown and give the guns to repressed people to defend themselves against police brutality The caper goes terribly wrong Alan had gotten sick and was in the hospital when the caper was planned to take place so he was not there Twenty years later Alan has become a lawyer in [...]

    5. This was a good story and an easy read My attention was grabbed from the beginning, there was atmosphere, instant action, and I found it compelling I liked the jumps in time periods as marked by the years in section headings I felt like the author conveyed a good feel of the sentiments surrounding the 1960s There was a part in the middle that talked a lot about death and contemplating mortality that I found sort of unsettling, and for me, not necessarily essential to the story Also, while I enjo [...]

    6. I thought that After Lyletown was an interesting story that kept me coming back for The book is about how the decisions you make when you are younger can come back and effect your life in the future I thought Alan was a deep character who really showed us what it was like to grow up in Vietnam era, and how as time goes on his views and methods of accomplishing what he thinks is right changes I received this book free from GoodReads First Reads giveaway

    7. WOW, what a good read First time reading this author s work, and if the other novels are as good, I have a new favorite author I could not put this book down, and with 5 pages left, I quickly read to the end knowing that there was to be another twist I recommend this novel to whomever loves a good thriller you ll be very satisfied.

    8. I enjoyed this book I appreciated the description of the cabin and could imagine myself there view spoiler I kept waiting for something bad to happenbut it never did Kind of anticlimactic for me but I guess the way it ended was another option I would read from this auther hide spoiler

    9. Minor plot story I m pleasantly surprised at a novel that has a sub plot but nothing really tangible and it still works, Alan s dealings with the meaning of life are wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed this read.

    10. I really didn t like this book, mostly for technical reasons Part of the book was written in present tense and part of it was written in the past tense, which just drove me nuts It also had missing commas and words that broke across lines, both of which drive me nuts.

    11. I GOT THIS BOUND GALLEY FROM.I tried several times to get to this book, but it just did hold my attention.

    12. WOW THIS IS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS THAT IS HARD TO PUT DOWN I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THIS BOOK IT REALLY SHOWS HOW THINGS FROM THE PAST CAN COME BACK AND HAUNT YOU AND NOT ALWAYS FOR THE BAD.

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