F250 (2020)

F250 BudSmith F Lee Casey plays guitar in a noise band called Ottermeat about to leave NJ to try and make it in Los Angeles For now he s squatting in a collapsing house working as a stone mason driving a jacked
  • Title: F250
  • Author: BudSmith
  • ISBN: 9781500564728
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
F250 BudSmith Lee Casey plays guitar in a noise band called Ottermeat, about to leave NJ, to try and make it in Los Angeles For now, he s squatting in a collapsing house, working as a stone mason, driving a jacked up pickup truck that he crashes into everything As a close friend Ods in his sleep, Lee falls into a three way relationship with two college girls, June Doom and K Neon F25Lee Casey plays guitar in a noise band called Ottermeat, about to leave NJ, to try and make it in Los Angeles For now, he s squatting in a collapsing house, working as a stone mason, driving a jacked up pickup truck that he crashes into everything As a close friend Ods in his sleep, Lee falls into a three way relationship with two college girls, June Doom and K Neon F250 is a novel equal parts about growing up, and being torn apart Bud Smith is Nick Hornby if you strapped him to a Tesla coil and launched him into a Sun made of Poetry Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and some for the Day
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  1. Benoit Lelièvre

    This novel sneaked up on me There aren t any standout moments of gut wrenching emotions, but the raw journal like approach, the rock n roll romanticism and the effervescent visual poetry of Bud Smith make him unique in his melancholy F250 is an unreal journey of a man who s life is coming unhinged It s a tragedy you re not allowed to cry about, something you read with an inexplicable solemnity.It wouldn t be an understatement to say I enjoyed the shit out of F250, but I m not entirely sure I cou [...]

  2. Lori

    Read 9 4 15 9 9 154 Stars Strongly Recommended to fans of twenty something fuck ups who live to the beat of their own drum, like, literally.Pages 236Publisher Piscataway HouseReleased August 2015It s not often that an author can make me pine for a life I never lived By twenty one, I was knocked up, working my way up the corporate ladder in a distribution center, and paying rent and utilities in a townhouse with the love of my life I was the epitome of responsibility Yet here, as I read Bud Smith [...]

  3. Brian Alan Ellis

    New Bud Smith novel is finally out It s the best thing he s written that isn t appearing in our split book coming out later this summer That s says a lot I think I even blurbed it but I don t know if the blurb was used and I don t even remember what I wrote in the blurb maybe something about Axl Rose and street urchins so don t even worry about it Regardless, pick one up cause I laughed out loud while reading it, like literally laughed out loud, not like just chuckling when you read some clever [...]

  4. James

    Writers like Tom Robbins and Christopher Moore can create bizarre, humorous, insightful novels by blending reality and the absurd, surreal, strange Bud Smith can do the same using just the complexities and chaos of reality, and I think his books do a better job of tackling the human experience with the same blend of madness and warmth Robbins and Moore employ And Bud is a funny guy, too At no point does he go for the easy gag, but instead develops the characters and situations with such nuance t [...]

  5. David

    When I think of Lee Casey now, I m reminded of that beaten yet blessed thing Kerouac supposedly said to describe the beat generation I don t know whether Kerouac really said what I think he did, but it fits the main character of this book so well that I m going with it Beaten yet blessed, that s Lee Casey in a nutshell He s had some pretty bad things happen for him, but some pretty good things too He s a good guy and doesn t have a whole lot, but he can appreciate what he has and a certain kind [...]

  6. Joseph O"Brien

    This isn t the kind of novel you re supposed to write, let alone publish at least according to the snoots in your writing workshop They d probably be like No one cares about your semi autobiographical tales of fucking around and getting fucked up and fucking cool chicks in your early 20 s But Bud Smith rules because he CAN write this book, because he writes like he doesn t give a shit about impressing writing workshops, because he s not some pretentious navel gazer, because he s sharp and witty [...]

  7. Ray

    I was privileged to receive an advanced review copy of Bud Smith s new novel, F 250 Here are some thoughts.The protagonist of F 250 is Lee Casey He works in construction and plays guitar in two bands One band, called Ottermeat, plays adventurous music that Lee respects The other band, Bedspin, plays bland songs penned by the rich kid in the band who pays for everything Compared to his friends, band mates, and string of girl friends, Lee is relatively worldly He s been on his own for a while His [...]

  8. Robert Vaughan

    Bud Smith is the real deal He s like a huge gob of bazooka gum stuck to your shoe, that says, you know you like it A caveat I blurbed this book So fuck me, get it, and here s why F 250 is like a nightmarish romp through an America you think you recognize, but might not want to His characters are infectious, like the best opportunistic malignancies Careful, you might devour F 250 in one swig But, don t Read with finesse Then weep.

  9. Michael Maxwell

    Book Review F250 by Bud SmithPiscataway House Publications 2014Fiction 230 pages It s a novel about a noise band, some car crashes, kids with bloody faces, strange loves Bud Smith on F250 Thus reads Bud Smith s hyper minimalist synopsis of his own novel F250 While this does summarize some of F250 s plot points with hilarious, deadpan understatement, needless to say, F250 is much, much Set against a backdrop of the Jersey Shore somewhere around 2003 2004, the novel s narrator and protagonist, Le [...]

  10. Nick

    I m terrible at recommending books I could pr cis the plot, but other reviews have done that better than I would I could mumble about chaotic love triangles, unrequited feelings, likeable characters numbing themselves to the pain of existence while underachieving, aching, partying, and then wave my waves wildly that this is really funny and fun to read with all of that, but would it sell you the book If so, go buy it now, my job here s done I envy how natural this prose feels it seems to flow ou [...]

  11. Nathaniel Tower

    I was fortunate enough to get a signed copy of this book from directly from Bud Smith, and it s a possession I shall cherish until the day when all our books are burned by some evil dictatorship Until then, let s talk about how amazing this book is.F250 is one heck of a fun ride It makes me want to quit my job and start a band, and then quit the band and find a job because life s too crazy and unstable.This book had me laughing from the beginning, just imagining this narrator driving around his [...]

  12. Aaron Dietz

    Bud Smith writes with the type of honesty that you would expect from a man who regularly uses a jackhammer and shoots the shit with ex convicts It s honesty that comes from knowing the downside of life intimately, while also being aware of the many pleasant surprises life can bring to your doorstep or to your bedroom.In F 250, he hits both ups and downs and while sometimes I may not believe that the book s events could happen to me, I suspect that most if not all of them have happened to Bud.

  13. Robert Vaughan

    My blurb for this book F 250 is like a nightmarish romp through an America you think you recognize, but might not want to His characters are infectious, like the best opportunistic malignancies Careful, you might devour F 250 in one swig But don t Read with finesse Then weep.

  14. Rachel

    I finally remembered the review that I dreamed I wrote of F250, which my dream self thought was brilliant It s not at all, but I m pretty impressed that I remembered it 2 months later, so Bud Smith makes the ugly beautiful and the beautiful ugly, and all gorgeously so.

  15. Jay Jadick

    F 250 was kinda like riding in an F 250 thru the New Jersey at 2am after a rowdy night of drinking on the way to the after party NOTHING GOOD EVER HAPPENS AFTER 3AM If you haven t done that, you should but you should also read the book You know Lee, you probably were Lee or are Lee or dated Lee, but mostly you don t want to be Lee as much as you want to watch Lee and his friends peaking thru yr hands covering yr face Smith s chapters rush by like well cut scenes, yeah sure, they re drunken and d [...]

  16. Matt

    I loved this book When I wasn t reading it, I was thinking about it when I would read it next When I finished it, I nearly cried because it was so good I don t even want to tell you anything about it, just know it s written with heart, humor, and wisdom beyond years It s funny and sad and strikes the perfect harmony between those two feelings Buy it, read it Bud Smith is a kick ass writer.

  17. Matt

    I loved this book When I wasn t reading it, I was thinking about it when I would read it next When I finished it, I nearly cried because it was so good I don t even want to tell you anything about it, just know it s written with heart, humor, and wisdom beyond years It s funny and sad and strikes the perfect harmony between those two feelings Buy it, read it Bud Smith is a kick ass writer.

  18. Matt Lewis

    Bud Smith is one of those unique voices that proves you can write stories with blue collar characters without sacrificing the beauty of language At it s core, F250 is a story of friendship, following Lee, his roommates bandmates, and the people who fall in and out of their lives along the way That is, of course, incredibly reductive Lee and his friends are incredibly complex, probably the most human characters I ve seen fleshed out in quite a while There are no heroes or villains, but then again [...]

  19. Mathew Serback

    Warning this is not a technical review This novel is all over the place in a good way , and it s only fitting that the review mirrors the form of the book.First, Bud Smith is a terrific writer Terrific writers are good with the details That s where the great writers are separated from the good writers The small details in this novel go a long way to telling an effective story There were several times while reading the novel that I asked myself what the plot or tension was, and for the most part, [...]

  20. Ryan Werner

    The large and easy free floating heart of the beats and the vernacular of a bunch of dickhead guys who never went to college figuring out the best way to call each other dickheads when they can t decide how a snare drum should sound What that ends up being is something like my favorite sort of people I still know from when I was young, uncomplicated in a way that leaves the most human parts laid bare Not necessarily understood, but known, and wholly so.This is working class writing that isn t du [...]

  21. Cc April

    I received this book as part of a Firstreads promotion.This book is about the change that happens to all of us when we make the change from having no direction in our early twenties, to becoming a responsible adult.As in real life, some people never grow up, and some people are not lucky enough to survive Lee, the main character will be one of the lucky ones He sees, he feels, he learns and he grows in this story On a side note, the title threw, I thought it was a Sci Fi book yes, I no nothing a [...]

  22. Emily Bertholf

    This book was so,so,so good What can go wrong when a freelance mason moonlighting musician from Jersey and his band want to head out to try and make it in LA Add a secret KISS fanatic, a former GLOW wrestler, a couple of young co eds, and a pending demolition to this motley crew and you get one hell of a joyride through New Jersey I expected the horsepower, but was surprised by the heart power This novel read like a movie and I will recommend it highly again and again Got a Valentine that likes [...]

  23. Leesa

    This was a really good book Bud is a really good writer And although there are some dark issues here, some murkiness and tragedy and sadnessIdkhe writes it in a way that interests meat keeps me reading It s like SHOULD be super depressing but it s not and I enjoyed reading this book Couldn t wait to dig back in and I cared abt the characters even if they wouldn t want me to, missed them when I was finished And there were some legit LOL moments for me which I loooove in a book Bud is good Good Bu [...]

  24. Kristin

    I appreciate Bud s insistence on making art And sharing it Perhaps it s because I come from where Bud comes from, but everyday that I spent reading his book I felt like I was inside of it Not part of it or an extension of it, but casually watching from a dirt hill somewhere in the pines That s what connection is Looking forward to reading The first book I ve finished reading in a year that feels monumental and not at all.

  25. TM

    Strong images, unflinchingAdults living not quite adult like lives with few resources other than the willingness to plunge ahead without all the answers to life in the face of the grittiness that s all around us, and sometimes facing that brutal reality better than others You can t come through such a phase unscathed A gripping fast paced book that I didn t want to have end.

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