Dallas Hudgens
Drive Like Hell: A Novel
February 02, 2019 Comments.. 139
Drive Like Hell: A Novel Dallas Hudgens Luke Fulmer belongs behind the wheel of a car Taught to drive at the age of ten by his father, Luke can do damage with a stick and a clutch than most men can do with a bottle of whiskey and a lousy mood He counts down the days to his sixteenth birthday when he can finally get his license Unfortunately, the first thing he does with it is borrow his neighbor s car.Luke Fulmer belongs behind the wheel of a car Taught to drive at the age of ten by his father, Luke can do damage with a stick and a clutch than most men can do with a bottle of whiskey and a lousy mood He counts down the days to his sixteenth birthday when he can finally get his license Unfortunately, the first thing he does with it is borrow his neighbor s car When Luke is pulled over and found in possession of an air pistol, a ski mask, a stolen TV, and a bag of pot, the unforgiving local magistrate takes scissors to his license and vows to lock him up if he ever stands in front of her again As Luke s mother explores bad relationships and the lure of vodka, Luke moves in with his older brother, Nick, an easygoing ex con who wants to steer Luke onto the straight and narrow In the gnarled, muggy summer that follows, Luke contends with a lovely kleptomaniac girlfriend, a duffel bag full of cocaine, and the realization that he must save his family from themselves even as he plots to beat a path out of town Dubbed the Great American Redneck Novel by Big Fish author Daniel Wallace, Drive Like Hell is a hilarious one of a kind tale set in late 70s Georgia, complete with stock car racing, honky tonk dancing, pro wrestling, drug dealing, and syndicated television Dallas Hudgens brilliantly evokes Southern culture in this unforgettable debut that is raucous and wrenching, funny and wise.. Drive Like Hell A Novel Luke Fulmer belongs behind the wheel of a car Taught to drive at the age of ten by his father Luke can do damage with a stick and a clutch than most men can do with a bottle of whiskey and a lousy mo
  • Title: Drive Like Hell: A Novel
  • Author: Dallas Hudgens
  • ISBN: 9780743251631
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Drive Like Hell: A Novel Dallas Hudgens

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    1 Blog on “Drive Like Hell: A Novel

    1. Amanda says:

      Luke s lust for driving was inspired by late night rides in his father s 66 Chevelle Super Sport During the wee A.M hours somewhere on the backroads of a small town in Georgia, his father, Lyndell, would take his then 10 year old son along as he drank, smoked, engaged in some light B E, imparted questionable nuggets of wisdom about life and women, and taught him to drive like hell At 16 years old, Luke Fulmer now has only one thing on his mind getting his driver s license so he can be like dear [...]

    2. H R Koelling says:

      I thought this was a pretty sleepy book I was sucked in by the blurbs on the cover pronouncing it, hilarious, the funniest book, and comedy It didn t live up to any of these descriptions The title is pretty catchy, too, but ultimately VERY misleading OK, it s a nice book, but not something I d recommend you take the time to read if you have several other novels waiting to be read Despite the fact that this book has a car on the cover and the synopsis of the book on the inside flap plays up the d [...]

    3. Jamie says:

      What s not to like Stockcar racing and rock n roll and bootlegging and burgers at the Varsity Georgia, I love you.

    4. Curtis says:

      Drive like Hell was and is an amazing story It is intense as well as romantic and inspiring It is about a young boy named Luke Fulmer He goes thorugh a very hard time but gets through it and comes out with a girlfriend and a life plan Luke Fulmer is a young boy who lives in the southern part of the US He has a brother named Nick His brother sells pot and is in a band with his crazed girlfriend and his hilarious best friend One day, when Luke s mother is robbed of her telivision set by her ex, Lu [...]

    5. Heather says:

      3 1 2 stars Fully a guy s book Read it since I know the author s wife, plus it had been on my TBR pile for a few years Interesting story, decently written Full of small town, drug taking, drug dealing, teens behaving badly because it s all they know, lots of vulgar language Definitely explains how one can end up drug dealing, profane, skipping school, etc Would only recommend to a few select people But, it was good for what it was.

    6. Sandi says:

      I thought this was a very good debut novel Set in small town Georgia during the late seventies the story line follows young Luke Fulmer through the six months he must endure after getting his driver s license suspended The first person narration was very engaging since Luke is smarter and articulate than your usual pot smoking, aimless teen and his struggles to try and keep on the straight and narrow despite his family situation kept me turning the pages.

    7. Peter says:

      Reading this as part of the Fountain Bookstore bookgroup Author appearing at Fountain mid SeptemberJust finished Really enjoyed his depiction of life in the rural south It meshed with my experiences of rural Minnesota in my teens If you like car culture, or rural culture, you ll probably like this book Or outlaw culture NASCAR, moonshine, Dukes of Hazzard, etc Also strong themes of old country music.

    8. Jeffrey says:

      Fun book There are some great lines in here none that I can really repeat here, as there may be young ones ready thisubtfull, but could be The ending was a little abrupt, and didn t really close it up well, but it was good.Did make me want to slap some of the characters in the back of the head for being so stupid sometimes.

    9. Jules Hucke says:

      Drive Like Hell is funny as hell I laughed aloud so many times the people riding the bus with me gave me weird looks Great balance of subtle depth and layered humor Kinda want to sit around stoned watching shitty TV with Luke Fulmer now.

    10. Josh says:

      I made fun of my friend for having this book on his shelf because it looks like a nascar romance novel from the side, and he told me to read it I was wrong it s a decent enough redneck coming of age story Nothing special, but better than the silly cover would suggest.

    11. Brian Gruidl says:

      fun readt as funny as the reviews had said, but it was an enjoyable light summer read.

    12. Lindon Abarra says:

      Ganding 2

    13. Rob says:

      I could not put this book down From the first page to the last, I couldn t believe the twists, turns and fast paced action it s the seventies, man, in all its polyester and hard rock glory

    14. Valerie says:

      I recommended this to my friend, Shane I wonder if he ever read it s a great boy book the kid is 15 16 and driving, pot, rock n roll, and loud music is in the air in the 1970 s

    15. chris rigo says:

      a porch and whiskey kind of book.

    16. Nadine says:

      Funny and touching 6 months in the life of a dysfunctional but trying redneck family of 3 living just outside of Atlanta in the 70 s.

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