Coronado: Stories. From Dennis Lehane, the award-winning author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and the Kenzie-Gennaro series, comes a striking collection of. Coronado: Stories is a collection of five short stories and a play by the American author Dennis Lehane. “Until Gwen”, the collection’s fifth story, was published in. Dennis Lehane doesn’t need to learn much when it comes to writing exciting, electric crime novels. A couple of jokes now and then wouldn’t kill.

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I initially was going to give this book three stars because of that, but then I listened to the interview at the end with the author, and corpnado he said about “Until Gwen” the final story made me go back and re-listen, and I appreciated it more the second time around.

Coronado: Stories – Dennis Lehane

From Dennis Lehane, the award-winning author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and the Kenzie-Gennaro series, comes a surprisingly different collection of five short stories:.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Very tightly constructed and well written. From Dennis Lehane, the award-winning author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and the Kenzie-Gennaro series, comes a surprisingly different collection of five short stories: There aren’t any cliches in his writing and it is typically full of vibrant prose and deep revelations into the human spirit. Denis Lehane has such a beautiful and compelling writing style, but I wasn’t always crazy about the subject matter in the ddennis.

The play, “Coronado,” is simply a re-telling of the “Until Gwen” story, altered for the stage. Preview — Coronado by Dennis Lehane.


Coronado: Stories

Story 1 is a interesting little tale of 2 friends, 1 girl, guns, etc. Lehane wrote several short stories with a variety of characters and then decided to write a play that summarized all of This was an odd read for me. I don’t know whether I was less satisfied with this book because it didn’t live up to what I was expecting from Lehane or if the book isn’t that good I sometimes wonder if I’ve got the intellect to decide that sort of thing -I rather suspect I don’t, I just know what I likebut either way, I was left wanting him to return to stories like Mystic River or Gone Baby Gone, both of which are great books in their way.

The pretty young woman is married, and so they make plans to eliminate her husband Hal Mark Schroederhatching a murder plot in between inflamed make-out sessions and poetic dialogue.

Powerfully envisioned lives, recounted unflinchingly. I am of the former. The play strays of into pretentious verbal territory at times, but is pretty good for all that.

It left me cringing and otherwise leehane affected. The first story “Running Out of Dog” seems to be kind of cliched Southern Gothic stuff, but well-enough written. No, it cannot, which is why I blew off “Coronado,” the play based on Gwen. Jun 16, Paul rated it liked it. Dec 24, Tara rated it really liked it.

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Other reviews indicate that the print version coronadoo includes the play “Coronado,” which he wrote using “Until Gwen” as the template. However the characters were mostly dark, there seemed to be a little light in a couple of them. Where they don’t appear, the story is missing something I feel.


Aug 19, Daniel Christensen rated it it was ok Shelves: Did not realize it was short stories, not a big fan of short stories, but they were good, at the end however was a play, based on one of the short stories, and it was very nicely done. Powerfully envisioned lives, recounted unflinchingly. A couple of the stories were really riveting and a couple left me feeling like I had missed something big.

dennks Transcribed, the play revolves around the edgy reunion of a hustler father and his son, Bobby, newly released after four years in prison. So when some characters freeze, we have to assume the other characters cannot see them — that sort of thing.

These stories are about people you do not want to encounter randomly even random encounters leave quite a few corpses as human life has little value to many in these stories. Short stories are not my thing, and the subject of most of these were pretty dark, drug laiden and violent. Strangely enough the story that had a measure of hope in it was called “ICU” and there’s an actual moment of grace in the story “Mushrooms. No trivia or quizzes yet. Dennis Lehane born Aug 4th, is an American author.

View all 3 comments. LA Bitter Lemons says: Act One is set in a country bar somewhere in small town America.