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ISBN: 0140085130
Author: R. G. Vliet
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books (March 4, 1986)
Pages: 256
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 104
Size Fb2: 1710 kb
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Series: Contemporary American Fiction Series. Paperback: 256 pages. Publisher: Penguin Books (March 4, 1986). Scorpio Rising" starts with an enigmatic first line, "I'm going to run the home movie again.

Series: Contemporary American Fiction Series. Unlike the Egyptian mummy, I ain't pressed for time. A young man is visiting his dusty Texas home town, standing over the grave sites of his grandparents and other relatives.

Categories: Contemporary Fiction. Contemporary American Fiction Series. By (author) R. G. Vliet.

The tragedy of R. Vliet's early death is deepened by another tragedy: among American fiction writers of the twentieth century he is as good as anyone, and better than most, yet his work has not been widely read.

Contemporary American fiction.

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Vliet was a stylist on par with best contemporary American authors. Both turn-of-the-century Texas and Carter-era New England are rendered with a masterly brushstroke. This is a great novel.

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Contemporary American Crime Fiction. Building on a discussion of the immediate predecessors, Bertens and D'haen focus on the work of popular and award-winning authors of the last fifteen years. Particular attention is given to writers who have reworked established conventions and explored new directions, especially women and those from ethnic minorities.

In contemporary New England and turn-of-the-century Texas, two stories unfold--one of Rudy, a congenitally deformed stationery store manager, and the other of Victoria Ann Castleberry, whose choice of a husband leads to murder

Comments:

Voodoosida
This small novel is astounding in its perception and revelation of human nature. Passionate and deeply moving in places, Vliet utterly captures the adolescent personality and nature of his heroine. This may be one of the very best Texas novels I've ever read, and I cannot believe it took me so long to get to it.
Tejora
I enjoyed this story, but felt let down when I finished. I enjoyed the first part of the story which takes place in New England in 1976. The characters are interesting as are the relationships. The 2nd part of the book goes back a generation to Texas in 1904 & 1907. This section started slow for me, a bit too experimental at it's start, but then it took off. It was intriguing to find out how the author brought the two generational stories together. The author’s writing is superb. I doubt there are any wasted or excessive words. His descriptive writing puts the reader in the distinctive time and place; the dialogue internal reflections not only ring true but also give distinctive voice to the characters. What I did not like, what made me feel let down was not completing the story of Rudy, the central character in the 1976 section. I found Rudy a strong, interesting character and I wanted the story to swing back to him after the Texas section.
Bu
Unbelievable that it took me 44 years to hear about this book. It's ridiculous that a book this powerful is not more lauded and that there are only two (now three) reviews. In a market saturated with I Quit Drugs And Found God memoirs and all manner of genre fiction spawned by 50 Shades of Grey and Twilight this hallucinatory nonlinear novel refreshed my jaded brain. Truly great fiction is a lusty marriage between poetry and prose. Scorpio Rising is happily married. I aspire to write a novel half as good as this one before I die. The narrative transcends genre but I call it Texas noir.
Cerekelv
What a tragedy that this excellent novel hasn't found an audience. RS Vliet's young death may be the reason he's not known today, but I encourage anyone who loves fiction to seek this one out. You won't be sorry.

"Scorpio Rising" starts with an enigmatic first line, "I'm going to run the home movie again. Unlike the Egyptian mummy, I ain't pressed for time." A young man is visiting his dusty Texas home town, standing over the grave sites of his grandparents and other relatives. Another clue to the plot comes next, "In a corner of the cemetery, no marker at head or foot, raked out flat and overrun with agarita and scrub cedar and mountain laurel alongside the rusty barbed-wire fence, is another grave. It's been there seventy years or so. You can make it out: the outline still shows. The body was buried eight feet deep. A little closer to Hell than all the rest."

As soon as that enigmatic scene is set, we're soon taken to a very different location, just as evocatively rendered. Rudy, the novel's narrator, is a twenty three year old living in a small town in the Berkshires, longing for love from his platonic pal Lita. Lita and her daughter Pearl are as close to family as Rudy has; the scenes between them achingly depict the loneliness of unrequited love. Rudy is called home to Texas. At this point the novel shifts again, in ways that will have you turning back the pages and reading again to make sure you understand what's happened. I leave that to the reader to enjoy.

Just as soon as we get to know Rudy intimately (I loved these sections), the novels shifts back from 1976 to the early part of the century. The graves whom Rudy visited in the opening chapter belonged to the characters who are now living and breathing: Victoria Ann, aunt Velma, and Victoria's parents. At first I wasn't on board for this radical shift. I so enjoyed Rudy and Lita and the 1970s setting that I could have read an entire novel about them. But as soon becomes apparent, this shift to the past is the whole point of the novel.

To say more would be to ruin many of the novel's surprises. And to dwell on the plot is to miss the real charm of "Scorpio Rising" -- its evocative prose. Vliet was a stylist on par with best contemporary American authors. Both turn-of-the-century Texas and Carter-era New England are rendered with a masterly brushstroke.

This is a great novel. Seek it out. It's on my list of the best of this year.

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