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Bullet Park
by John Cheever

Published: 1992-01-15
Paperback : 256 pages
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Welcome to Bullet Park, a township in which even the most buttoned-down gentry sometimes manage to terrify themselves simply by looking in the mirror. In these exemplary environs John Cheever traces the fateful intersection of two men: Eliot Nailles, a nice fellow who loves his wife and son to ...
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(Welcome to Bullet Park, a township in which even the most buttoned-down gentry sometimes manage to terrify themselves simply by looking in the mirror. In these exemplary environs John Cheever traces the fateful intersection of two men: Eliot Nailles, a nice fellow who loves his wife and son to blissful distraction, and Paul Hammer, a bastard named after a common household tool, who, after half a lifetime of drifting, settles down in Bullet Park with one objective?to murder Nailles's son. Here is the lyrical and mordantly funny hymn to the American suburb?and to all the dubious normalcy it represents?delivered with unparalleled artistry and assurance.

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  "Bullet Park"by debbieg1272 (see profile) 06/01/11

Although the book started off well, it seemed disjointed and I found the ending very disappointing. Cheever is clearly a gifted writer, but didn't seem to really flesh out the characters.

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