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We already know from the end of Drive that Driver will eventually die at 3 a. I know our own Keith Rawson is a fan. You could even maybe read them both together as one whole book. You never really know him or his motives, however much backstory I give. It was like reading a shorthand version of Elroy post White Jazz. I need the extra hundred pages or so to fill things in. Dr 2 stars in Goodreads say its ok read and this was an ok read at best to me.

To leave a comment Login with Facebook or create a free account. A few well chosen tidbits of life wisdom embedded in this pages. Credo che il mio problema sia proprio con lo stile di James Sallis, che mi sembrava di trascinarmi dietro come una zavorra ad ogni pagina che giravo. This one didnt have anything like that. It was like reading a shorthand version of Elroy post White Jazz. Although Sallis still jumps around during the story, it is much easier to follow, and I never found myself getting confused about where we were in the timeline.

But the author faithfully reintroduces the character here. He has to turn and face it. Mi trovo ancora una volta nel mezzo, in bilico tra quelle due ssallis tre stelle – con una propensione per queste ultime.

Driven (Drive, #2) by James Sallis

I’m dtiven sure it’s a classic, but I found it very satisfying. We already know from the end of Drive that Driver will eventually die at 3 a. As with all Sallis’ books, this is all about the writing.

Ma un giorno tutto cambia e in un agguato per strada contro Driver, Elsa viene uccisa. Not unlike its predecessor Drive, Driven is a slow burn neo-noir, accented with splashes of violence here and synppsis.

Driven (Drive, book 2) by James Sallis

The reader of the audio book did a very good job. It was a fitting end to the story and I liked it well enough. May 05, Taju Noor rated it it was amazing.


Driver has left the old life, become Paul West, and founded a successful business back in Phoenix. Trivia About Driven Drive, 2.

It was better than Drive. Passages from the perspective of a loner in his early 30s sounding like a grouchy old man upset that the world has moved on, and other observations are so on the nose that I wonder if Sallis even self-edited let alone had somebody else look over his work before sending it to the printers, are just two examples of why this feel I didn’t much care for the first book but this saolis feels so unnecessary and completely unlike the quality I’ve come to associate with Sallis and his Lew Griffin droven.

The sequel picks up seven years after Drive with the Driver having left his old life behind him, become a legitimate businessman and even landed himself a drivej. Walking down the street one day, he and slalis fiancee are attacked by two men and, while Driver dispatches both, his fiancee is killed.

Driventhe follow-up to the sure-to-be cult classic, is admittedly in the earliest of stages of development. Read an excerpt of Driven. I saw it before I read the book, and I’m kind of glad I did. One evening while he’s out walking with his fiancee, the pair of them are attacked. You Might Also Like I suppose if you enjoyed the first one you’ll enjoy this one.

Aug 20, Malum rated it it was ok Shelves: The sequel sounds it like it didn’t need to happen, based on the plot synopsis, like Sallis just did Driven cause he wanted to, which is respectable but ddiven the function of a sequel in a genre like this.


Driver was 26 during the events of Drive and in Driven he is Yet Sallis revisits the character and his dour outlook on the world in new and unexpected ways.

Sequel to ‘Drive’, Based on James Sallis’ Novel ‘Driven’, Could Be Headed To the Screen

In this case, I think so, though there’s more to it. At the time I almost thought it a parody, because of it’s hyper clipped delivery.

The story is through the eyes of the intended victim who hasn’t exactly grown up and lived in the sterling life. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Sallis could have easily churned out a story centred around the most obvious reason — the death of Bernie Rose, the only killing Druven ever mourned, was always going to have long-lasting and far-reaching repercussions. The movie, of course, changes quite a bit while still maintaing the tone of the novel, but after being able to compare the two stories side by side, I preferred Hollywood’s plot, which almost never happens.

Driver was interesting character in the book but the story was so uneven that it was like just counting the pages until the end. And when he did, the hammer struck him full force in the belly. On style alone, I’d rate this 4 stars, easily. Driven, a switchblade of a little novel, picks up about seven years after Drive.

James Sallis’ writing is taut and surprisingly philosophical.