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Just Like That Les Edgerton S Buddy Novel, JUST LIKE THAT, Is Based On An Actual Trip He Took With An Ex Prison Cellmate Under Similar Circumstances As Protagonist Jake Mayes Does In This Narrative The Scenes In Pendleton Are Also Based On True Experiences He Had While Incarcerated Approximately 85% Of The Novel Is Taken From Real Life Jake And His Pal Bud S Journey Begins Six Months After He Is Released On Parole And Is Occasioned When His Girlfriend Donna Dumps Him And Aborts Their Child After An Aborted Suicide Attempt Where The Norelco Shaver Cord He Used To Hang Himself Broke, On An Impulse The Source Of The Title Everything In Jake S Life Happens Just Like That He Calls Up Bud, Who Lives By The Same Credo, And The Two Take Off With No Particular Destination In Mind They Re Just Going South Somewhere Where It S Warm An Hour Before They Leave, Jake On Another Impulse, Holds Up A Convenience Store To Get Some Traveling Money Ultimately, They End Up In New Orleans And Then Lake Charles, Louisiana And From There, Back To Indiana Along The Way Are Many Watercooler Moments, Such As When An Inmate Sinks A Meat Cleaver Into Another Inmate S Blue Clad Stomach, A Physical Encounter With Two Rednecks In Kentucky Where Bud Shoots One Of The Men, The Bullet Bouncing Harmlessly Off The Man S Thick Skull, Jake S Ongoing Romance With Donna, The Funeral Of Jake S Father Which He Attends With A Whore, Multiple Burglaries, Armed Robberies, A Brief Affair With A Black Woman, And An Adventure With A Drunk Santa Claus Near The End Jake Takes Another Fall When He Is Caught Burglarizing A Bar Back In Ft Wayne, Indiana And Gets Shot In The Leg And Is Returned To Pendleton Where He Kills The Inmate He D Had A Nasty Encounter During His First Stay In Prison In The Process, Jake S Philosophy Of Life Undergoes A Sea Change And He Comes Up With This Portions Of JUST LIKE THAT Have Previously Appeared As Short Stories In The Literary Magazines High Plains Literary Review, Murdaland, And Flatmancrooked The Story That Appeared In High Plains Was Nominated For A Pushcart Prize And Was Selected For Inclusion In Houghton Mifflin S Best American Mystery Stories, 2001 As A Note Of Possible Interest, Cathy Johns, The P.R Director And Assistant Warden Of The Farm The Infamous Louisiana State Prison At Angola Read This Novel And Told Edgerton That He D Captured The True Spirit Of The Criminal Mind Better Than Anything She D Ever Read.


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10 thoughts on “Just Like That

  1. says:

    Les Edgerton s masterful JUST LIKE THAT is the same rich vein as the noir miester Chester Himes prison novel YESTERDAY WILL MAKE YOU CRY Both authors drew upon their life experience as convicts to craft their visceral, powerful, and, most of all, honest narratives The protagonist Jake Mayes portrayal is based eighty percent on actual events He s a complex man, hardboiled but racked with searing pain, especially over his femme fatale lover Donna I liked reading his colorful trip taken to Ne Les Edgerton s masterful JUST LIKE THAT is the same rich vein as the no...

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    Being a Brit the toughest thing about reading Just Like That was understanding some of the slang used in the novel However, it wasn t a major hurdle and once I d gotten used to it things flowed a little faster for me Just Like That is a pretty straightforward novel and comes acrosslike a biography As Les points out in his forward 80% of it is based on fact so that is perhaps unsurprising It s exceptionally well written and whilst you understand that it s at least part autobiographical Being a Brit the toughest thing about reading Just Like That was understanding some of the slang used in the novel However, it wasn t a major hurdle and once I d gotten used to it things flowed a little faster for me Just Like That is a pretty straightforward novel and comes acrosslike a biography As Les points out in his forward 80% of it is based on fact so that is perhaps unsurprising It s exceptionally well written and whilst you understand that it s at least part autobiographical you are entertained by the fiction of it too It was enlightening and depressing for me to discover how brutal the American penal system used to be and perhaps still is Les gives us insight into the criminal mind and was brutally frank about the fears and problems inmates face on a daily basis It s clear that society s problems run deeper than we a...

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    Since Les Edgerton is not only a mentor but a friend of mine, let there be no pretense of objectivity here Writer Working regulars know that I usually link up to a bio the first time I mention a writer s name in one of these commentaries Here, though, you have to read the book That s the bio that matters Just Like That is, he says,than 80% autobiographical, though he gives only a peek at what is and isn t fiction in the intro What is real is a look into the criminal world Not just a Since Les Edgerton is not only a mentor but a friend of mine, let there be no pretense of objectivity here Writer Working regulars know that I usually link up to a bio the first time I me...

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    Jake Mayes, ex con and tough guy, decides to take a road trip with Bud, a cell mate from the worst prison in the US First he needs some money so Mayes robs a garage, then takes off Through bar fights, hookers androbberies Mayes makes a living.However, before long Mayes gets caught and is back inside where he experiencesof the tough side of life.This weekend I stand accused of being a bad father, and it s all Les Edgerton s fault You see in a typical week I am away for at least fou Jake Mayes, ex con and tough guy, decides to take a road trip with Bud, a cell mate from the worst prison in the US First he needs some money so Mayes robs a garage, then takes off Through bar fights, hookers androbberies Mayes makes a living.However...

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    JUST LIKE THAT begins with a lengthy foreward in which we learn the prison stories road movie book we are about to read is 80 85% true With the brilliant edginess of Edgerton s writing even in the foreward I was left in no doubt I would be in for quite a ride And not all of it comfortable.JLT begins with the central character, Jake Mayes, in prison Eating beans We were having beans this meal That s not news when we don t have beans, that s news My main concern was not biting down on JUST LIKE THAT begins with a lengthy foreward in which we learn the prison stories road movie book we are about to read is 80 85% true With the brilliant edginess of Edgerton s writing even in the foreward I was left in no doubt I would be in for quite a ride And not all of it comfortable.JLT begins with the central character, Jake Mayes, in prison Eating beans We were having beans this meal That s not news when we don t have beans, that s news My main concern was not biting down on a rock There are rocks all the time in the beans If I looked around, I would see everyone else eating the same way I was Carefully, so as not to bit down on a rock As if I cared.This single paragraph is a brilliant example of Les Edgerton s writing The attention to detail details that can only come from someone who knows an atmosphere created through these details, and the character of Jake Mayes laid out before us like a corpse The fact Edgerton does all this within the first paragraph indica...

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    I loved this book The narrative bounces along with its own in built energy, like the engine in a 1964 Mustang that refuses to stop even after you ve switched it off and trousered the key Les throws a lot of the writing book out the window in this one, followed by large parts of the grammar primer, and yet, the voice comes across as curiously educated To take just two examples, he says himself everywhere when hisself might have been justified, anything in places where I would have expect I loved this book The narrative bounces along with its own in built energy, like the engine in a 1964 Mustang that refuses to stop even after you ve switched it off and trousered the key Les throws a lot of the writing book out the window in this one, followed by large parts of the grammar primer, and yet, the voice comes across as curiously educated To take just two examples, ...

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    Les Edgerton takes incidents from his own early life and commits them to electronic paper with an honesty and integrity that you come across all too rarely Just Like That starts as a buddy book ends as a jailhouse book, the two sides weighted almost equally It barely let s up with the action as Jake, Les alter ego, goes from one bad choice to another and ends up back in Pendleton jail for the failed robbery of a bar A nasty, to put it mildly, encounter with another inmate colours the Les Edgerton takes incidents from his own early life and commits them to electronic paper with an honesty and integrity that you come across all too rarely Just Like That starts as a buddy book ends as a jailhouse book, the two sides weighted almost equally It barely let s up with the action as Jake, Les alter ego, goes from one bad choice to another and ends up back in Pendleton jail for the failed robbery of a bar A nasty, to put it mildly, encounter with another inmate colours the rest of the book fro...

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    Just Like That is a novel from Les Edgerton A writer with a chequered past, he has a wealth of stories to tell, and Just Like That is based primarily on a road trip he actually took with another ex con And it s a great tale from start to finish.Edgerton is highly adept at storytelling, and that is what Just Like That is It s a story, told to the reader, taking...

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    This is a man s book No doubt about it A semi autobiographical tale written in fiction form of his life and travels as a criminal I couldn t put it down I never thought I would root for a protagonist that was on the lowest edge of society, but I couldn t help feel for Jake His antics with his friends, in and out of the pokey, were some of the best fun I ve read in a long time Edgerton s writing is raw, plain and simple, and if you can t look at the seedier side of life, pass this book by This is a man s boo...

  10. says:

    If JUST LIKE THAT would have been a short story collection, it would have been called something along the lines of Felon Stories but since it s a novel, JUST LIKE THAT works fine as a title But is it really a novel or is it an hybrid, novelish memoir true crime prison book It s all that Edgerton warns us that about 80% of JUST LIKE THAT is based on his own life, which adds a layer of flavor to an already soulful...

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