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  • 13 June 2018
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La Famille Winter Read & Download ë 104 Nt le regard d’ambre glace le sangParcourant le territoire sauvage des États Unis du XIXe siècle de la campagne livrée au pillage aux rues de Chicago gangrenées par la corruption les mercenaires de Winter tantôt défendent les avancées de la civilisation et tantôt s’y opposent farouchement laissant dans leur silla. And now he was perfectly conscious that Winter s words were inspiring in him the feeling that he Noah had always inspired in others That what he had believed to be the iron laws of the universe were merely his own prejudices a tottering shanty built of uestions a stack of assumptions all the way down That the marketplace was a deep dark pool of chaos and that this man was its true apostleBut then he shook himself blinked and remembered that Winter was just a murderous lunatic brought here by his brother I was expecting this to be Wild West y but while the book begins in Oklahoma its five vignettes about the Winter family take place all over the country I hadn t planned on Georgia after the Civil War or 1870s Chicago right before an election the Republicans are the good guys but although I struggled a bit at the beginning Jackman can take disparate settings make them hang together beautifully Winter s story is told in a series of specific events bracketed by summaries of the atrocities that he and his family commit as they range around This device is effective inasmuch as even though at some point I realized that I hadn t seen Winter do anything than kill one of the soldiers who tortured him in Georgia with every page I turned I expected him to casually murder whatever character he was dealing with Winter gets a new suit why not kill the tailor Winter returns to his childhood home runs into the old couple who d occasionally taken care of him in between beatings from his preacher father why not kill those two He s so effectively written as both filled with nothingness almost mythically untouchable by the law that everyone he comes in contact with seems automatically marked by death by virtue of breathing the same air as he Although there are abominations galore committed by every member of the family Augustus is often on the periphery during the action watching his henchmen darting into battle singing ridiculous hymns and taking crack shots at the law abiding but for all that you rarely see him do anything worse than any of the other guys it s still easy to get caught up in the terror he inspires Everyone who says He s just a man learns their lesson soon enough Mildly amusing Bill read this while I was reading The Library at Mount Char and then we switched books I told him I was having a hard time getting into this because it was so violent he did a double take said For god s sake at least Auggie never roasted anyone alive in a giant barbecue grill Which yeah I suppose he s right and TLAMC is pretty freaking violent but it s fantastic violence this is much grittier it gets to me a bit I can read about David the golden bull and wince but stuff like this The Winter family emerged from the cornfield behind a farmhouse near the edge of town A woman drawing water saw them She let the bucket she was holding tumble into the well and she ran shrieking into the house The Empire brothers and a few of the rowdier ones followed Winter inside Charlie Empire was already unbuckling his pants as he hopped through the back door is much gruesome if you ask me Anyhow if you re into gross gritchy westerns that don t offer a lot of redemption or closure although the death of one particular character about 23rds of the way through though it could have been a lot drawn out in my opinion was worth my price of admission but are entertaining in spite of all that you could do a lot worse than this book

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La Famille Winter Read & Download ë 104 Aux pires heures de la guerre de Sécession une poignée de soldats se reconvertissent en une sinistre fratrie la Famille Winter Il y a uentin le psychopathe les frères Empire ui rivalisent de cruauté et de bêtise Fred l’esclave ui a repris sa liberté à coups de hache et à leur tête l’insondable Augustus Winter do. This book caught me completely by surprise The Winter Family is about a ruthless group of outlaws who come together during Sherman s March to the Sea and continue to wreak havoc through Chicago Phoenix Oklahoma and California during the subseuent decades I m not usually a western fan but I couldn t stop reading desperately turning the pages I just had to know what they would do next and how after everything the story could possibly end Lauren W of the Doubleday Marketing Department and new fan of Western Thriller noirs

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La Famille Winter Read & Download ë 104 Ge plus de morts ue de vifsÉpopée nihiliste à cheval entre le western et le roman noir cavalcade brillante comme le canon d’un fusil La Famille Winter vous précipite dans les zones obscures de la nature humaine pour affronter ses contradictions et contempler toutes ses violencesTraduit de l’anglais par Dominiue Forti. The Winter Family opens like a hyperkinetic Tarantino directed Western there s even a German character for Christoph Waltz to sink his teeth into with blood and gore and mayhem The setting is 1889 Oklahoma and it s obvious that an era is drawing to a close As Augustus Winter leader of his eponymous gang says Ten years ago if the law was on you why you d just run into the woods There was always country Wasn t there Freddy You remember that feeling right after the war Like you could just keep moving forever Now it s just Oklahoma And after the big land run in April Oklahoma s not even Oklahoma anyWe need to cash out And this is it Right now Having started with an ending author Clifford Jackman then sends us back to the gang s origin as a small unit of Union soldiers who while participating in Sherman s March to the Sea extend their role as foragers to include rape and mutilation the destruction of industry and agriculture the fomenting of violence amongst freed slaves murder even of those within their own unit who don t go with the flow and the spreading of general terror Although these acts were all carried out under the direct orders of their sociopathic lieutenant uentin Ross it is while being waterboarded by some Confederate soldiers that Winter becomes the man the leader he is destined to be All they were doing was baptizing him Along the way they pick up a giant of a freed slave and an alcoholic Indian and when the Civil War is finally over officialdom denies having given this unit their orders and the gang becomes outlaws mercenaries for hireWhat s most important about the Winter Family is that they are entirely free of ideology they ll ride against the KKK or join them to rob a train okay only Winter himself actually joined that holdup to the disgust of some of the others and their services are often paid for by the same civilised people who must officially denounce their thuggery They are brought into the Chicago municipal election of 1872 by the Republican Party in order to prevent the Democrats from rigging yet another vote they re used as bounty hunters in the 1880s to track down Geronimo and collect scalps along the way and if compensated they re not opposed to wiping out entire Indian villages that stand in the way of progress The point is made repeatedly that the Winter Family is simply the flipside of the coin that represents democracy and capitalism and civilisation and if the folks who officially run the show in America don t like what they see when they look at the Winter Family it s because they don t like what they recognise in themselvesIn the big picture I did enjoy this story in a guilty pleasure Tarantino bloodbath kind of way I enjoyed that the Winter Family were neither heroes nor anti heroes that we re meant to cheer for there s never any doubt that these are bad men doing bad things but while often subtle the overlay of politics like ending with a view of oil derricks pumping away inexorably into an unknown future seems an imposition from our own time no matter how Winter philosophises that the march of progress is meaner than me I don t think I buy it as an authentic point of view for him And some of the writing seems a bit clunky with some jarring metaphors that took me out of the era Lukas narrowed his eyes until they were like windows in a castle through which a defender might safely fire an arrowHe grinned a terrible grin that had nothing to do with humor or happiness It was like a monkey showing its teeth to a rival in a dispute over a coconut And there were repetitious phrases that I think could have been better edited He could not believe simply could not believe that this was happeningReggie shook literally trembled in his bonds Now I m only being picky because The Winter Family was recently announced as a title on the 2015 Giller Prize longlist and it s up against some strong literary titles if this is meant as a serious work of literature then I m going to treat it seriously and to a degree I found this book to be a bit amateurish in execution but very interesting in intent The section set in Chicago was my favourite with the stench of the stockyards and the dirty politics and the financier who is destroyed by the very innovations that he loves and the character of Augustus Winter was well drawn and fascinating to me There is much to like about The Winter Family and it serves as an impressive debut for Clifford Jackman