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Tietam Brown By Mick Foley Tietam Brown A remarkable debut novel given extraordinary life by its amalgam of energy raw authentic language and at the core a surprising gentleness It is the work of the constantly amazing wrestler writer M

  • Title: Tietam Brown
  • Author: Mick Foley
  • ISBN: 9780375415500
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tietam Brown By Mick Foley A remarkable debut novel given extraordinary life by its amalgam of energy, raw authentic language, and, at the core, a surprising gentleness It is the work of the constantly amazing wrestler writer Mick Foley, whose two volumes of autobiography, Have a Nice Day and Foley Is Good, were each number one on the New York Times National Best seller List.It tells the story andA remarkable debut novel given extraordinary life by its amalgam of energy, raw authentic language, and, at the core, a surprising gentleness It is the work of the constantly amazing wrestler writer Mick Foley, whose two volumes of autobiography, Have a Nice Day and Foley Is Good, were each number one on the New York Times National Best seller List.It tells the story and speaks in the voice at once innocent and too knowing for his age of Antietam Andy Brown, named for the great great great grandfather who died on that Civil War battlefield Andy at seventeen is himself the veteran of a violent boyhood, having been locked up in the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center for killing a teenager who attempted to rape him.Now, after seven years, he is out, free, at a crossroads, trying to make a fresh start, to fit into the life of Conestoga High School in the small upstate New York town to which he has been brought by his father absent from his life since he was a month old The man is certainly charismatic He is also crude, apparently addicted to bodybuilding, beer swilling, and his own words for his serial womanizing bareback riding He has no visible job, no known past.Associated by the town with his father s coarseness, hectored by the boorish football coach and the coach s pack of steroid pumping teens, feeling himself losing ground, Andy is stunned to discover that the most popular girl in town is at
    Tietam Brown By Mick Foley

    Tietam Brown Tietam Brown by Mick Foley Jan , Antietam Brown, aka Andy, the teen protagonist, is a true blue coming of age character, falling in love for the first time, trying to fit in at a new school and readers will root for him But his is a hardcore life where normal rules don t apply. Tietam Brown by Mick Foley NOOK Book eBook Barnes Dec , Atietam Andy Brown is a seventeen year old with a busted hand, and a missing ear He s arrived at his father s house to start life anew after being raised alternately in foster homes and juvenile detention centers where his life hung by a thread on than one occasion. Tietam Brown Foley, Mick Books Atietam Andy Brown is a seventeen year old with a busted hand, and a missing ear He s arrived at his father s house to start life anew after being raised alternately in foster homes and juvenile detention centers where his life hung by a thread on than one occasion. Tietam Brown by Mick Foley Atietam Andy Brown is a seventeen year old with a busted hand, and a missing ear He s arrived at his father s house to start life anew after being raised alternately in foster homes and juvenile detention centers where his life hung by a thread on than one occasion. TIETAM BROWN Kirkus Reviews Jul , TIETAM BROWN by Mick Foley RELEASE DATE July , An engaging protagonist and a lively style aren t enough to salvage this over the top first novel by the former champion pro wrestler Foley Is Good, not reviewed etc Tietam Brown Pro Wrestling Fandom Tietam Brown is an Adult Novel made by Mick Foley It was released in and published by John Cape Foley said that Oscar Winning Director Paul Haggins said that he

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    1. Andy on said:

      There is something innocent about a former wrestler writing fiction Something kind, unexpected and altogether surreal, but one thing I can say is that Mick Foley does it with some grace and enjoyment Make no mistake this book is fucked up beyond belief, but it is and was an enjoyable fucked up A cringe inducing, jaw dropping, eye popping out of their heads, fucked up The writing is not impossible The story is easy enough to understand The reality of the story well, life can be fucked up sometime [...]

    2. Andrew on said:

      I had never heard of this book until it was recommended as a book group read but as with many book club choices I was really glad to pick it up Andy Tietam Brown has had a difficult childhood , placed with an aunt at a young age a tragic accident happens, then he is placed with foster carers before ending up in a children s home all three placements are affected by Andy s black mist, his rage He then ends up living with his father Tietam senior in an upstate New York town and an apparent period [...]

    3. Patrick on said:

      Antietam Brown, aka Andy, the teen protagonist, is a true blue coming of age character, falling in love for the first time, trying to fit in at a new school and readers will root for him But his is a hardcore life where normal rules don t apply Broken bones are plenty here, but the injury count also includes a severed head, an amputated ear, lots of smashed teeth, an ear ripped off, and blood than found in most horror novels Sexual violence is just as prevalent, mostly rape, but even disturbin [...]

    4. Tommy on said:

      I m not going to blow smoke up your rear, and tell you that this is the greatest book of all time That said, it s a backhanded compliment to hear somebody say that s a pretty good book, for a wrestler It s a pretty good book for a first time novelist It s a tale of isolation and loneliness, and I d daresay it comes from a very personal place for Mick Foley.There are corny jokes interspersed, and I don t care for them I think it showed Mick s lack of confidence in the material, which was stronger [...]

    5. Chris C. on said:

      This is by far one of the scariest books I ve ever read probably because of how real the story is including the violence portrayed I have this weird feeling that the story contains bits and pieces of the author, Mick Foley s wrestling s Mankind, Cactus Jack, etc , life embedded within, however that is totally unsubstantiated It is a shame that this book never made it to Trade paperback as I think it would have had a much longer life I stand corrected, apparently it is now available in paperback

    6. Donald Armfield on said:

      Disturbing, Heartwarming, a brutal masterpiece Tietam Brown has lived a life of lonely and not feeling loved The ones who did love him was torn away The rage that built inside him came out in furies that just left him in trouble The life story of this boy will bring laughter and tears.Attention wrestling fans I believe that some of the description used for father and son came from Mick Foley s wrestler Dude Love and Mankind Overall this is a great read the RAGE chapters are a recommend read.

    7. Amber on said:

      This was a pretty good read It is a coming of age story about a young boy named andy who tries to fit in at school, fall in love, and survive life with his sex crazed crude father tietam brown How can he when he only has one ear and one functioning hand Will he survive without unleashing his dark side Read the book and find out This is WWE star Mick Foley s debut fiction novel and I enjoyed it.

    8. Steve on said:

      So witty and a really entertaining story Mick Foley truly is a marvel Before you run for president, please write novels

    9. Soho_Black on said:

      You don t tend to hear about too many wrestlers becoming best selling authors Although there has been a rush of wrestling biographies in the last few years, very few of them were written by the wrestlers themselves The exception to this rule was the first, Mick Foley His autobiographies, Have a Nice Day and Foley is Good were entirely his own work and, perhaps surprisingly, the best written and most entertaining of them all.As he admitted in this autobiography, he has long had a desire to be a w [...]

    10. Jan on said:

      Quite a strange but enjoyable story just when things start to look up they all turn into a mess again You have to feel sorry for Andy It follows the disfunctional relationship between a troubled teen and his equally damaged and violent father Dont look here for a tale of redemption and re built bridges.

    11. Jake Hainey on said:

      This one must have been a hard sell, a debut novel about a disabled teenager with a sexual abusive father written by a man best known for being thrown twenty feet from the top of a steel cage and knocking a tooth out through his nose But a troublesome job for the marketing department is nothing but a joy for the reader as Tietam Brown Is Fantastic.Those familiar with Foley will know that prior to this novel he had already completed two autobiographies, Have a nice Day A tale of blood and sweat s [...]

    12. Michael Ferrari on said:

      Despite your take on the sport, Mick Foley may be one of the best things to ever happen to professional wrestling This opinion isn t derived from Foley s legendary prowess in the ring, but rather from the fact that if a man as intelligent and articulate as Foley sees value in such a thing, than surely there is something to be said about pro wrestling The kind of poignancy someone like Foley adds to the spectacle of professional wrestling isn t necessarily foreign especially with films like The W [...]

    13. Bobby on said:

      Tietam Brown is an intense roller coaster ride of a first novel by Mick Foley It is competently and entertainingly written for the most part, well paced, and held my attention throughout The story is a typical sentimental coming of age story about a teenage boy and his first love, with the usual subplots detailing his personality conflicts with family members, teachers, and classmates, but the sentimentality and sweetness is tempered by many vivid descriptions of extreme violence and appalling b [...]

    14. Bianca on said:

      Nearly didn t finish this book I got halfway through and thought oh c mon, what is this lovey dovey hearts and rainbows crap that this book just turned into it started so well But I stuck with it because I thought surely this can t be itd fortunately I was right, hearts and rainbows stopped dead in their tracks a couple of chapters later and it turns out that those said chapters actually have a point, you just gotta stick with it That being said I still really wanted to punch Terri in the face t [...]

    15. Mark Stalcup on said:

      Mick Foley, a great guy and a fine writer better known for being a pro wrestler, kind of is between The Rock and a hard place for this novel If he weren t famous for his time in the WWF, many would have never read it however, the fact he was means a fine first novel can t get the fair reading it deserves from many Most will focus on the bloody violence, and there is some, but it s not the main focus What is, is a surprising sweetness and what feels very much to be an accurate take on a teenaged [...]

    16. Francesca on said:

      There is no clear way to describe this book, except to admit that several times I had literally paused reading to think Oh now, that s a bit gratuitous So yeah, violence and sex triggers all over the gaffe But hey, what do you expect from a piece of fiction written by a Hardcore Wrestling legend Storywise, it s a very grim portrait of one teenager who unfortunately encounters the worst men ever, and the most tragic women ever It s all a bit overwhelming in effect almost kafkaesque in parts But r [...]

    17. Frances Padilla on said:

      I have no idea how one thinks up a story like this, but good job This was the first book and one of few actually to make me cry Mind you I was 15 when I first read it, but still.But the tears are not just from the heartbreak of how TB is treated,there is also a delightful humor, which some call cheesy I think it s a good kind of cheesy I bought this book at an author signing when it came out and Foley looked at my dad and said Not sure you want her to read this my dad laughed and said Her favori [...]

    18. Whitney on said:

      This book contains ultra violence, but it sneaks up on the reader The first few chapters had me thinking that this could turn out to be a wacky young adult novel Nope It gradually becomes increasingly psychotic However, the main character is sweet, pitiable, likable, etc The narration style has a surprising tone of emotional well adjustment But honestly, none of the characters are believable I don t know what I was expecting After all, this novel was written by a professional wrestler When he wa [...]

    19. Matthew Armitstead on said:

      After reading one of Mick Foley s autobiographies and hearing alot of good reviews for his novel I was looking forward to reading this book, unfortunately I was disappointed.The book starts of well but falls apart towards the end with characterizations taking drastic turns for almost no reason and alot of the climax feels like it was tacked on in rewrites to make it exciting.But my main problem with the book was the main character who is clearly based on the author being portrayed as a golden b [...]

    20. Fin on said:

      I know this is a childrens book but then again so is Curious incident and that was very good This just annoyed me I needed to finish the book and it was so short that it was fine but I felt every page turn It flits between being a kids book and then introducing slight adult themes that you re not quite sure who it s aimed at I am being a bit harsh I suppose but still slightly wound me up reading it.

    21. Alan on said:

      Written by a world wrestling federation veteran, this book focuses on an outcast young boy whose father is obsessed with sex and who after being given up near birth after the death of his mother runs through a series of abusive foster homes and Boy s School Not very well written Not too deep Actually, I finished it and it was a complete waste of my time Puerile, inconsistent, random changes in characters This book had no redeeming values.

    22. Librariasaurus on said:

      I was pleasently shocked with the outstanding quality of this story Written by former WWE superstar Mick Foley, this book is a a coming of age story that should be likend to The Catcher in the Rye or The Lord of the Flies Gritty, dark and full of angst, this story delves where 1950 s American Lit just wouldn t dare to go Clever, and very well written for a book by someone who has made a career out of being smacked with steel chairs.

    23. Scott Springer on said:

      my wife has been trying to get me to read this for a couple of years because I m a big fan of Mick Foley s autobiographies I kept putting it off, but I started reading it the other day on my lunch break and was really sucked right into the story Burned through the first 100 pages in about 50 minutes and I really am impressed.

    24. Courtney on said:

      YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK Unless you are easily offended, or like your world sunshine, rainbows, and lollipops tinged The last half of this book is really heavy, and hard to readbut the characters in this book are phenomenal, even though over the top Although Antietam Brown is a monster, you see how people easily gravitated to him, which says a lot about Foley s writing.

    25. allison on said:

      Recommended to me by Chanesaw a little while back, based on our shared affinity for Joe Meno Foley can t write as well as Meno not by a country mile but they do share that kind of violent downtrodden coming of age sensibility The characters are engaging, and it was an enjoyable enough read while I was home sick in bed.

    26. Nina on said:

      I loved this coming of age book The characters were weird and the writing style funny Pro wrestlers are artists as Michael pointed out, so he wasn t surprised that this guy wrote a book The main character puts into words so well and so deprecatingly daily situations regarding love and life.

    27. Cathy on said:

      Wow, totally unexpected After reading his nonfiction work, I didn t expect to completely lose Mick Foley in his main character, but Andy is amazingly vivid, and the supporting cast also jumps out from the pages I read this book in about 2 1 2 hours, and couldn t stop until I d finished

    28. Terrence on said:

      Not bad, not great I m glad I read it Foley has a very easy style his novel writing is as comfortable and conversational as his memoirs This is a coming of age story with some odd elements I m not sure I liked the ending.

    29. Mr. Pease on said:

      Shockingly good fiction from wrestling s resident writer Tietam s story is very graphic, and may not appeal to non wrestling fans, but the writing is surprisingly good, and can be enjoyed by anyone.

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