Saturday, September 26, 2009

BOOK: Nobody Move by Denis Johnson

Nobody Move by Denis Johnson, 196 pages

published in 2009

I recognized the name Denis Johnson from his National Book Award, and Stephen King recommended book, Tree of Smoke from 2007. I never did get around to reading that one, but when I noticed this book on my library's list of new releases, I gave it a shot. (ha! I crack myself up.)

It's a mobster book, with lots of violence and guns and testosterone. There's two characters in trouble, who meet up, and aren't sure if they can trust each other. It was a quick and easy read, and left very little lasting impression. I liked it as I went along, and have since returned it to the library, and couldn't tell you a character name or specifically how it ended.

So to summarize: cotton candy, with a shot of testosterone.


  1. I kind of felt the same way about Tree of Smoke. I liked it as I read it, though it seemed more of a "guy" book. But it was well-written.

  2. Doesn't sound awfully promising. And only 196 pgs doesn't seem like much room for a book either!

  3. "Cotton candy with a shot of testosterone" -- that's classic! :-)

  4. Pam - Good to know about Tree of Smoke. I didn't dislike Nobody Move, but it left little impression. I wouldn't avoid Johnson's writing.

    nicola - the 196 pages was appealing. I never usually mind reading a short book that is 'meh.'

    laughing stars - thanks:) it was fluffy, but manly.

  5. You crack me up too...LOL

    I like the cover.


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