He trouble is people like that don t exist From the outside looking in they may seem to have all the answers but deep down they re people just like the rest of us with all kinds of problems and insecurities The Motorcycle Boy is like a symbol or metaphor in that sense and from the beginning I had guessed at how things would turn out at the end because that just doesn t last I didn t enjoy this as much as The Outsiders but it s a very thought provoking book ETA Upon further reflection I m giving it a 3 There s something about Rumble Fish that makes me read it a few times every ear If Theorieboek Rijbewijs B you think this is a book just about gang fightingou re wack It s about wanting to be something Contruire pas pas une pyramide fraisiers (Construction pas pas t. 1) you can t be finally getting it and realizing that it wasn t what whatou wanted It s about being misunderstood and misinterpreted It s about picking the wrong heroes It s about wanting to belong to anybody It s about life turning into black and white Rumble Fish was a cool movie that looked a lot like Robert Frank s The Americans and had Mickey Rourke perfecting his Richard Hell impersonation with Tom Waits doing a Pop s Chocklit Shoppe routine whilst listening to Wall Of Voodoo and The Police jamming on the soundtrackvery new wavetotally Eighties Then there s the bookSE Hinton writes like a noir writer than a YA one complete with flashbacks delusional madness and death Her uncanny ability to get into a teenage boy s mind and do so with intensive insight is nothing short of remarkable Rumble Fish was written in the Seventies so I imagine of a burned out Motorcycle Boy fried by too many Boones Farm empties dozens of Testors glue tubes and scratchy Steppenwolf records Whichever spin Silent Strength (Strength, you put on Rumble Fish it s one of the best tomes in the Teenage Wasteland bookshelf This book was very very good but there were some things about it that I didn t uite enjoy FIrst off while I was reading it I kept asking myself okay this is all background now when s the plot going to start I was in suspense for a really long time due to the fact that the plot wasn t very obvious It seemed that it was one of those uick reads that leavesou with a well what if kind of ending All NJM Forms Government 1979: The Grenada Chronicles you know is that Motorcycle Boy dies at the end and in those few seconds afterwards it is aparant that Rusty James s life is screwed up after that Then it goes back to when Steve and Rusty James talkears and ears later and Rusty James is still very emotionally scarred It left me with the uestions How did he get there What happened after Motorcycle boy died This was in my opinion the downside of the book and also the good part about itThe downside of that is that I felt that the book was very empty like it didn t really have a beginning or an end It just started told a sad story and then ended in one motion It was confusing I kept wondering well why does Hinton want to tell me this What is she trying to get acrossThe good side of that is that it left me thinking about what would happen It was like Hinton made up the author of his life as I imagined how he strugged to continue without Motorcycle Boy getting in many fights drinking too much etc I even came up with my own story to fill in the gap at the endI think it s a great book like I said before I recommend it only for S E Hinton lovers that read The Outsiders Although it is very different it is concerning the same theme and it leaves ou with many uestions I think that people who never read The Outsiders wouldn t really understand or appreciate it as much beacuse the book is very different than normal fiction books Strange little thing this oneAlthough part of the reason why I feel that way is probably the fact that it s I think the first YA novel I read that was written long before I was bo. Into a world where hope is hard to find and violence is a fact of life“Stylistically superb This packs a punch that will leave readers of any age reeling” School Library Journal “Sharper in focus and mature in style than Hinton’s The Outsiders” BooklistAn ALA Best Books for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Books of the Ye.
Elt right for this book It really is crazy how memorable such a small short book is and I imagine I won t forget this story anytime soon THIS BOOK IS THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ It s by the same author of THE OUTSIDERS It s great it s so good that ill read it 1000 times if I could It s about a kid and his name is Rusty James the name is kind of cheesy He is not in a gang but it s like the Outsiders when they are all like a family and they have each others backI kind of think hes cool because he doesnt care what people think of him He only makes desitions appon himself And he he cares alot for his friendshe is also the jelouse type And he talks about how his life is like in the beginning he had been in a knife fight and doesnt realy care And the end is so amazingly awesome Becausesorry can t tell 69 Sex Positions. Essential Moves to Spice Up Your Sex Life (with illustrations) youou ll have read it The Devil of Nanking your self I love this book because the author kind of reminds me of me and because I love books that have to do with gangs and people dieing and when the author describes every thing forou And the problem is that he thinks life goes bye so fast and cant do anything about it And he wants to stay there friends but he knows everyone changesAnd I recommend this book to any one that loves action I ain t never been a particularly smart person but I get along all right narrator Rusty James page 13After really enjoying Hinton s Taming the Star Runner and Tex several months ago I m continuing on through her slim but well regarded string of YA novels with Rumble Fish While it was good it was just not as engaging for me as the aforementioned two books I did not find the fourteen Gunnin' For Love year old protagonist Rusty James a juvenile delinuent type from the streets of Tulsa Oklahoma Hinton s usual setting with an absentee alcoholic father and a distant slightly older brother only referred to as Motorcycle Boy as appealing or relatable as the similarly aged main characters in the other books However maybe that s because where Travis and Tex were basically good heartedoung men in troubled situations Rusty James is a darker version of them He pretty clearly has the deck stacked against him from the start and he also is bereft of any sort of positive role model in his life unlike Travis and Tex and it seems somewhat unlikely that he will disrupt the sad cycle of a broken family petty crime etc Possibly because the story andor the characters were downbeat in nature or even uncomfortably realistic in a few moments that it restrained my enthusiasm for it This book is confusingly bad It lacks the charm and sincerity of The Outsiders and it also lacks a shirtless teenage Rob Lowe which could have made up for a lot None of the characters are as skillfully drawn or believable the story is meandering and poorly written and the heart of the novel the relationship between Rusty James and the Motorcycle Boy isn t given enough time to matureOn the other hand this is probably a pretty good movie because it stars Matt Dillon and Diane Lane forever cast in SE Hinton projects I m really not sure how to rate this one I read it in one day and it hooked me with its suspenseful plot and realistic dialogue Plus I love stories about tough guys and gangs in the 50s and 60s But after I closed the book I didn t have a clear reaction to it that I could pinpoint and then translate into a starred rating Rusty James is a Timoe young tough guy who idolized his older brother The Motorcycle Boy real name is never mentioned Like anyoung kid with a cool older brother Rusty wants to be just like him tough carefree strong and smart I think we ve all known someone like the Motorcycle Boy It s that person that seems to be able to do anything and everything who is effortlessly cool and confident and who makes life seem easy Art that Rusty James relies on him to bail him out of trouble The brothers are inseparable and Motorcycle Boy will always be there to watch his back so there's nothing to worry about right Or so Rusty James believes until his world falls apart and Motorcycle Boy isn't there to pick up the piecesFrom the author of THE OUTSIDERS SE Hinton looks.
Things in life don t come with eual weight The biggest and heaviest impacts are when an event or a moment grab a life that is completely and utterly ripe for something it didn t know existedThe film Rumble Fish was one of the big blows of my early adulthood To me it was and still is mind blowingly good The cast the themes the black and white and The Motorcycle Boy Tom Waits raising his middle finger and chewing gum and an ending capable of knocking out a cinema full in the one go What I didn t realise at the time was how much it had stayed true to the book I honestly don t know why I didn t think of reading it earlier As with The Outsiders I think it had something to do with the Young Adult tag even though that s what I was at the first viewing of each film Rumblefish at the Scala cinema in London s King s Cross and The Outsiders on video in my family homeWasted Convaincre en moins de 2 minutes years I can tellouThe first thing that struck me about Rumble Fish the book was the power of the opening chapter It s nigh on perfect I d say Sets the scene hooks the reader gives the voice and explodes into action in a way that s laid back and almost lazy I know that laid back and explode contradict each other but that s how it feels I guess that a slick car with great gears and engine might do this as it accelerates fast as hell Catwoman yet so smooth the motion is hardly feltAfter reading those first few pages I had to pause for a couple of days just to think about itThe next thing that hit was the way that the movie of the book had stuck so closely to the dialogue it s practically verbatim I loved reading lines that I ve been carrying around with me forears Even the most primitive societies have an innate respect for the insane Loyalty is his only vice The Greeks got her California is like a beautiful wild kid on heroin high as a kite and thinking she s on top of the world not knowing she s dying not believing it even if ou show her the marks Winners all And there are so many The story itself is brilliant It s everything I want from a book The characters are so well drawn and the setting and the plot are great It holds an incredible romance for me a nostalgia for something I didn t really experience the kind of nostalgia I felt with books like The Great Gatsby and the likeI love the idea of people being born in the wrong age I swear I know a few of those or in the wrong place ditto The sense of heroes and idolisation reminds me of my own idols The relationships are dysfunctional in a way that s almost caricature but maintain love at their core Time flies life is short people are different we have dreams and nightmares we re all products of our genetic mix and our realitiesAs far as I know this book is studied still as a modern classic in the US I can see why that is if I ever write anything as good I ll have achieved all I ever wanted to with my work I can also see why this might attract the odd detractor Too simple they might say Too unreal Too pretentious Too whatever they feel it s too much of Whatever it is they might be right but then again maybe they just didn t read it at the right moment or in the right placeTo me it s just brilliant And I still want to be The Motorcycle Boy even though I get nervous as a passenger on a scooter as soon as it racks up 30 miles perRead this one I say Read and weep I m not even sure what to say about this book it is an incredibly uick read but it stays with ou It s not a book to like or dislike it left me unexplainably sad for Rusty James the main character I felt like I was wandering as I read the book and I think that s the feeling that Hinton ultimately wanted to capture a lost aimless haunting feeling that creeps up on Aquarelle, la lumire de l'eau you asou read Everything felt so unresolved but that The classic YA novel RUMBLE FISH written by celebrated novelist SE Hinton and immortalized by legendary film maker Francis Ford Coppola now available as an eBook for the first timeRusty James wants to be just like his big brother Motorcycle Boy tough enough to be respected by everyone in the neighborhood But Motorcycle Boy is also smart so sm.
SE Hinton was and still is one of the most popular and best known writers of young adult fiction Her books have been taught in some schools and banned from others Her novels changed the way people look at young adult literature Susan Eloise Hinton was born in Tulsa Oklahoma She has always enjoyed reading but wasnt satisfied with the literature that was being written for young adults wh