Caught /
Lisa Moore.
imprint
Toronto : House of Anansi Press, c2013.
description
318 p. : port.
ISBN
9780887842450
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imprint
Toronto : House of Anansi Press, c2013.
isbn
9780887842450
catalogue key
8722610
 
Issued also in electronic format.
Purchase; DSO; 2013; RB309778.
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As trippy, mellow, and revelatory as Hearn's weed, Caught takes pleasure from rewriting crime formulas and gives pleasure in doing so.
Caught is an outstanding novel, combining the complexity of the best literary fiction with the page-turning compulsive readability of a thriller.
...Caught proceeds like a lit fuse.
…Caught proceeds like a lit fuse.
Even we, as readers, will be caught by the timbre and skill of Moore's storytelling and her careful sculpting of characters.
Excellent writing.A world that is alive and keenly observed.Moore renders dialogue with excellent facility.Humour that zings.The reader can only marvel at her observations.
...in Caught Moore has clearly set out to challenge the conventions of crime writing.
…in Caught Moore has clearly set out to challenge the conventions of crime writing.
In the creation of David Slaney, Lisa Moore brings us an unforgettable character, embodying the exuberance and energy of misspent youth. Caught is a propulsive and harrowing read.
Lisa Moore's new book is a beautiful piece of writing...
Lisa Moore's new book is a beautiful piece of writing…
[Lisa Moore's] written a new kind of legend for a new Newfoundland.
Moore's prose is as vivid as ever...
...precise, compressed, intimately rhythmic, mesmerizingly smart.
…precise, compressed, intimately rhythmic, mesmerizingly smart.
...sharp lines, seedy characters and the kind of can't-put-it-down suspense you might expect from a dime store detective novel but with Lisa Moore-level construction, detail and meticulous prose. This isn't Moore slumming it in suspense fiction-but genre elevation...
There is so much more to praise Moore for. The novel is rich with her subtle injections of humour, her careful pacing, and her clear yet coarse dialogue that leaves just enough unsaid. Of course, it also lives up to the ultimate test of a thriller - there is no doubt that this is a page-turner.
There is so much more to praise Moore for. The novel is rich with her subtle injections of humour, her careful pacing, and her clear yet coarse dialogue that leaves just enough unsaid. Of course, it also lives up to the ultimate test of a thriller there is no doubt that this is a page-turner.
This is an author who grips you with her impeccable use of language. The novel walks a great line between paperback levity and psychological intelligence-exactly what you want in a summer read.
[T]his novel that is rife with realness, and beauty, and tension; so much it hurts, in the best possible way.
With linguistic verve and a magnified curiosity about whatever passes through her field of vision, Moore elevates the cops-and-robbers subgenre to literary respectability.
This item was reviewed in:
Globe & Mail, June 2013
Quill & Quire, July 2013
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Internationally acclaimed author Lisa Moore offers us a remarkable new novel about a man who escapes from prison to embark upon one of the most ambitious pot-smuggling adventures ever attempted. Here are bravado and betrayal, bad weather and seas, love, undercover agents, the collusion of governments, unbridled ambition, innocence and the loss thereof, and many, many bales of marijuana. Here, too, is the seeming invincibility of youth and all the folly that it allows. Caughtis an exuberant, relentlessly suspenseful, and utterly unique novel, and promises to be the astonishing Lisa Moore's most accomplished work to date.
Main Description
"In the creation of David Slaney, Lisa Moore brings us an unforgettable character, embodying the exuberance and energy of misspent youth. Caught is a propulsive and harrowing read." - Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers Internationally acclaimed author Lisa Moore offers us a remarkable new novel about a man who escapes from prison to embark upon one of the most ambitious pot-smuggling adventures ever attempted. Here are bravado and betrayal, bad weather and seas, love, undercover agents, the collusion of governments, unbridled ambition, innocence and the loss thereof, and many, many bales of marijuana. Here, too, is the seeming invincibility of youth and all the folly that it allows. Caught is an exuberant, relentlessly suspenseful, and utterly unique novel, and promises to be the astonishing Lisa Moore's most accomplished work to date.

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