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Book Title: Take Me Where the Good Times Are|
The author of the book: Robert Cormier
Edition: Laurel Leaf
Date of issue: October 1st 1991
ISBN 13: 9780440210962
Format files: PDF
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Seventy isn't old. Not if you are Thomas ("Everybody Calls Me Tommy") Bartin, a first-rate combmaker for forty-five years. Not if you're always cheerful, with a nice compliment for everybody, can look after yourself proper, and have lots of friends to share an evening's beer with. And the poorhouse is no place for you—even if you call it The Monument City Infirmary or The Place.
Seventy isn't old—and to be as young as you feel, all you need is to be Tommy Bartin, to get away from The Place, and to head downtown where the good times are.
Tommy gets a bit of money—sixty-three dollars—as a gift and legacy from a fellow inmate, and he gets his chance to go downtown on the eve of Memorial Day. Around his downtown adventures, as told in Tommy's own lively and authentic voice, Robert Cormier spins a touching, funny, and honest tale of an old man who has a lot of growing up to do. And through this loving story, Cormier questions our euphemistic times—when you are never old but a Senior Citizen in your Golden Years; when a monthly check and a TV-recreation room are considered satisfactory substitutes for love, self-respect and a rocking chair in the sun on your own front porch.
Stephen Spender has written that the ability to portray a good man convincingly, interestingly, is almost a mark of greatness in fiction. Tommy Bartin is a good man, and a real one, in the pages of Take Me Where the Good Times Are.
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Read information about the authorRobert Edmund Cormier (January 17, 1925–November 2, 2000) was an American author, columnist and reporter, known for his deeply pessimistic, downbeat literature. His most popular works include I Am the Cheese, After the First Death, We All Fall Down and The Chocolate War, all of which have won awards. The Chocolate War was challenged in multiple libraries. His books often are concerned with themes such as abuse, mental illness, violence, revenge, betrayal and conspiracy. In most of his novels, the protagonists do not win.
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