This Is How You Fall

  • Title: This Is How You Fall
  • Author: KeithDixon
  • ISBN: 9781611099867
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • This Is How You Fall Jacob Cameron Asprey Jr is the charming son of a charming crook who s currently residing in the state pen Strangled by family ties Jake is barely scraping by working as a lifeguard at the tony coun
    Jacob Cameron Asprey, Jr is the charming son of a charming crook who s currently residing in the state pen Strangled by family ties, Jake is barely scraping by, working as a lifeguard at the tony country club on the other side of town He s marking time, treading water, haunted by Sally Godstreet, the woman he s loved all his life the woman he should have made a life wiJacob Cameron Asprey, Jr is the charming son of a charming crook who s currently residing in the state pen Strangled by family ties, Jake is barely scraping by, working as a lifeguard at the tony country club on the other side of town He s marking time, treading water, haunted by Sally Godstreet, the woman he s loved all his life the woman he should have made a life with, now orbiting just out his reach.When a local crime boss offers him a deal he d be a fool to take and a chump to pass up, Jake sees a way out of his troubles until his options begin to close down, and he finds himself at the heart of a dark plot that will place those he loves in harm s way.This is How You Fall is a story of old flames, old debts, and a new twist on an old con Part heist, part love story, and part literary noir thriller, it s a moody rumination on identity and loyalty, with dazzing plot twists that lead to an inevitable, destructive conclusion.

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    About KeithDixon


    1. Keith Dixon is the author of three novels This Is How You Fall, The Art of Losing, and Ghostfires and Cooking With Gracie, a memoir that recounts a year in the life of a parent learning to cook for three.


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    1. openbooksociety/article/thBrought to you by OBS reviewer HeidiJake has had a rough life ever since his dad went to prison. He struggles to find work because credit checks pull up his dad’s felonies since he’s unfortunate enough to share his name. And, he was kicked out of college when the account he used to pay his tuition was seized, leaving the school expecting him to repay the funds that were already paid in addition to charges for any future classes; leaving bettering himself through edu [...]

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    2. Want to read a good thriller that's a fun crime caper and full of double crossing, triple crossing and quadruple crossing that includes fast cars gruesome murders sexy women and hot hot sex? What's that you say? You do? Well, then find another book because this book doesn't have any of the above.Jake Aspery is the son of a two bit con artist who can't return to college because of his father, something about the government taking Jake's tuition as some kind of restitution or something like that. [...]

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    3. It took me a little while to get used to the diction and style of this story and the lead character but once I did I really enjoyed it. Still pondering the ending a bit - not sure if it was too clever or a nice twist. But Dixon does a good job of allowing us to see the world through the eyes of his characters. In typical fashion it deals with issues of family and fate and the choices we make the the ongoing repercussions of those choices.

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    4. Loved it. His Best yet.

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    5. This such a lousy book –you have no idea. The writing is so bad- I mean SO BAD.As to the plot- who the fuck knows??This guy Dixon is so busy glamming it up for the cameras that I have no idea what the bloody plot is. It’s like he’s jamming his head in front of the camera so that all You can see is his bloody face- you can’t even see past him to see the story.This is how bad the writing is, watch this; (from pg 28)The slate walk leading up to the gate was a cindery gray in the moonlight, [...]

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    6. Is it possible that anyone can cross the line between right and wrong? Is it in anyone of us to be someone we thought we would never be? Under the right circumstances would you cross that line? If your future had suddenly disappeared along with your dreams and you were resigned to a life you had not planned on and one day you are offered a glimmer of hope, would you take that chance? This is a story of a twenty-five year old, Jake, who was offered a chance to to change his life back to what he h [...]

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    7. i appreciate what Dixon has accomplished with this novel. The story is pretty solid, and the characters are developed nicely, if not a little hidden in all the things that are happening around them. Take Jake for example he was a swimmer, but as much as that little tidbit is mentioned it is more important for the reader to know that he was at one time, and now isn't, so therefore, it doesn't have to be explained, just mentioned a lot. Not a terrible literary faux pas, but I always felt like Dixo [...]

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    8. This is a tremendous read, with writing that makes you pause here and there to stand back and admire the artistry. As with a great meal, you're eager to see what's ahead, but at the same time, you don't want the experience to end. Dixon gives us well-drawn, intriguing (and sexy!) characters who live with a special kind of dread. He creates a strong sense of a small Pennsylvania community with a sinister tinge. As the plot kicks in, it's difficult to put "This Is How You Fall" down and turn out t [...]

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    9. I was truly excited when I got the book in the mail because I just couldn't wait to read it. However when I did begin to read it I didn't think I was going to like it so much. It certainly wasn't a style that I was used to reading. But by the time I was almost halfway through with the book it was to the point where I didn't quite want to put the book back down. It was descriptive and I could feel some of the emotions. For instance, when you wrote about Coop I literally was on the verge of tears [...]

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    10. A rough slog of a readThis Is How You Fall took me forever to get through. Dixon's character's are right out of a :-/movie, but there's no irony here. The author expects us to believe in this two dimensional portrayals. As a Pittsburgh resident, even after finishing the novel, I don't understand why he would use a setting with such a particular name as Slippery Rock (a college town about 90 minutes north of Pittsburgh) and yet create a town with no resemblance to the actual location. That said, [...]

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    11. Unexpected endingUnexpected endingThis kind of storytelling engages you from the beginning, and you start rooting for the main character, though deep down you feel that if things go wrong with his life, it's basically because there wasn't a single wrong choice he hasn't taken. It's more of a story a guy can relate to, but in no way is it less interesting because of that.

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    12. I borrowed this for free from the Kindle lending library after seeing an ad on my Kindle, and read it in just a few evenings. It was the first time I'd approached a novel as I would a TV show, and it was a pleasant experience, something the Kindle is perfect for. Entertaining but not thought-provoking, it is written in a conversational style that makes for quick reading.

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    13. Very intriguing book, jake is the son of a con artist who gets sucked into one of his fathers debts while trying to make his own life and get the girl. I really like jakes character, and the way Dixon writes. I've read a lot of books where the author elaborates like word vomit and Dixon gets to the point without all the fluff, its refreshing. Definitely recommend :)

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    14. I made it to chapter six but that's as far as I can go. I don't like the author's writing style and I can't sympathize with any of the main characters. there's too many other books on my wish list to labor through this one. maybe I'll give it another try in a few years.

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    15. I liked where the author was headed with this plot, but if fell short on the execution for me somewhere. I found it read kind of flat with no true highs and lows. nothing left me on the edge of my seat. But it was an interesting read all the same.

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    16. Some beautiful writing in a tough thrillerA curious and disturbing tale of destiny and disaster. A young man finds himself being pulled into the dark world of crime, where his father was before him.

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