Jun 05, 2020
The Marauders
Posted by TomCooper

When the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf coast, those who made a living by shrimping find themselves in dire straits For the oddballs and lowlifes who inhabit the sleepy, working class bayou town of Jeannette, these desperate circumstances serve as the catalyst that pushes them to enact whatever risky schemes they can dream up to reverse their fortunes At the center ofWhen the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf coast, those who made a living by shrimping find themselves in dire straits For the oddballs and lowlifes who inhabit the sleepy, working class bayou town of Jeannette, these desperate circumstances serve as the catalyst that pushes them to enact whatever risky schemes they can dream up to reverse their fortunes At the center of it all is Gus Lindquist, a pill addicted, one armed treasure hunter obsessed with finding the lost treasure of pirate Jean Lafitte His quest brings him into contact with a wide array of memorable characters, ranging from a couple of small time criminal potheads prone to hysterical banter, to the smooth talking Oil company middleman out to bamboozle his own mother, to some drug smuggling psychopath twins, to a young man estranged from his father since his mother died in Hurricane Katrina As the story progresses, these characters find themselves on a collision course with each other, and as the tension and action ramp up, it becomes clear that not all of them will survive these events.

  • Title: The Marauders
  • Author: TomCooper
  • ISBN: 9780804140560
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover
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    Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    I love when a first time author blows it out of the ballpark I m going with a strong 3.5 stars rounded up on this one.This small town in Louisiana has seen Katrina come and go and now they are facing BP s oil spillage That has ruined the people there s way of life Set in the swamp and small town of Jeannette the author brings this story to life.A petro stink hung thickly in the air, a smell like hot tar in summer Cosgrove saw spangles of crude in the water, the flotillas of diarrheic froth He wo [...]


    Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum The Marauders became a part of my TBR due to a recommendation by one of my husband co workers It turns out he s becoming quite the fan of hick lit and thought of me after reading agreeing with my assessment of Bull Mountain When I took a peak at the synopsis for this one I was all in and immediately snatched it up from the library Then my non book reading husband decided to join in for a buddy read It s now been four days since I finished and he s still o [...]


    James Thane

    The denizens of Jeanette, a dying community in the Louisiana bayou, have never really recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina And then, as they are struggling to get back on their feet, they are walloped again by the disaster that flows to their shores in the wake of the BP oil spill Many of the citizens of the tiny community barely eek out a hard scrabble living as shrimpers and as the oil fouls the waters for miles around, the already beleaguered shrimping industry is dealt a devas [...]


    Shaun

    Oh man, this is one hell of a first novel Very rarely do I read a book where I feel as if every word, every phrase, every idea was labored over and carefully chosen, and it shows There is really not one thing I didn t like about this book.Great atmosphere and incredible sense of place and time.k.Memorable and well developed characters.k.Superior rhythm and flow.k.Luscious and poetic use of language to create strong and lasting impressions imagery.k.Strong plot with seamless weaving of interestin [...]


    Melki

    After midnight and the black green swamp was swollen and dripping moonstruck jewels of dew trembling on the leaves The Toup twins came across a fallen oak, its trunk worm bored and teeming with larvae The log was too large to leap so they climbed on top, boots crackling in the rotten wood, and then they hopped down to the other side,Now they came upon a spiderweb as big as a shrimping trawl, stretched between the tumorous trunks of two alders A hand sized spider like a blown glass objet d art la [...]


    Tori (InToriLex)

    Find this and other Reviews at InToriLexI started this book not knowing what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised with this snapshot in time through the Barataria The characters were flawed and relateable, all of them coping with hard times and using what they have to make it through The atmosphere described and the dialogue driven prose, made me feel like someone was telling me a long story I enjoyed every word There s so much said in between words when you talk to your parent or someone [...]


    sappho_reader

    The Marauders is categorized as a mystery but I don t think that is most suitable Sure there are a couple mysteries such as the locations of the buried pirate s gold and marijuana harvest but they really take on a secondary role This is a character driven story And what a bunch of characters I loved this book What cast of misfit outcasts up to no good deep in the Louisiana bayou, with an occasional foray into New Orleans The humor was terrific and provided a good balance to the dire circumstanc [...]


    Josh

    When I finished in the wee hours of this morning, it was a 5 star As I have wrestled a little with it, it drifted down slightly I m going with 3.5 rounded up to a 4 because the elements I likedI REALLY liked I won this in a Giveaway in exchange for an honest review so here goes Stubborn one word, that s what sums this book up Stubborn people, living in a stubborn hamlet of a stubborn state, set against the stubborn environment following the BP oil spill of 2010 We all remember experiencing the [...]


    Elyse

    Great contemporary crime story that takes place after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana with the remnants of the BP oil spill Testosterone energy was flying high with a cast of eight men in the pits of the swamps As a female readerose who enjoy women s fiction are in for a treatThis is not to be enjoyed by only the dudes The story is fiction but the gulf disasters feel real The setting and shifting plots were totally engaging I enjoyed the humor, the rich scenery, and idiosyncrat [...]


    Debbie

    I really enjoyed reading this book It was a different kind of book for me It s about small town people who have suffered emotionally and physically through Katrina and are now suffering economically via their livelihoods through the BP oil spill So, it s really about the people The author has portrayed an in depth picture of several of the characters who were affected You really get to know these people and feel for them Some you like and some you don t Some you just shake your head at and wonde [...]


    Beverly

    The Marauders is a superb story that dazzles with heart pounding suspense in a tale grabbed from the headlines and made intimate by the vibrant characters and their hard scrabble lives The reader is introduced to a cadre of characters in the Louisiana Gulf Coast area in the post Katrina, post BP oil spill era, each introduces his story and their current trials and tribulations But the joy of this book is the how the author handles the characters voices with confidence, wit and empathy, weaving t [...]


    Wendy

    I have always heard that if you are going to write anything to write what you know, and Tom Cooper certainly knows the Barataria Bay Tom Cooper has written a winner This book had me from the first sentence It is so authentic that I could see and smell the swamp and bayou while reading this novel I haven t been shrimping in years but this book makes me want to be out on the water right now And the very best part of it all are the characters Mr Cooper hit the nail on the head This is going to be a [...]


    Julie Christine

    Louisiana in September was like an obscene phone call from nature The air moist, sultry, secretive, and far from fresh felt as if it were being exhaled into one s face Sometimes it even sounded like heavy breathing Honeysuckle, swamp flowers, magnolia, and the mystery smell of the river scented the atmosphere, amplifying the intrusion of organic sleaze Tom Robbins, Jitterbug PerfumeA different Tom penned The Marauders of course, but it s the very same Louisiana Tom Cooper takes the one two punch [...]


    Cindy

    Solid 3.5 This book was entertaining enough The writing was well done, the descriptive passages brought you into the bayou There were many characters, but they weren t hard to keep straight and they were interesting and well done I enjoyed reading it, but for some reason I can t quite figure out I found it hard to pick back up and continue reading I felt the ending was wrapped up neatly, but not the big coming together of the characters I was expecting Nothing bad, but nothing particularly memor [...]


    Toni Osborne

    This stunning debut novel is a noirish crime mystery written with a touch of humour The tale brings us deep into the murky water of the Louisiana bayous The story is post Katrina and soon after the BP spill that devastated the livelihood of the citizens of Jeannette, a little town where shrimping is in the blood.We are introduced in short chapters to a cast of lively as much as eccentric characters Each chapter bears the characters names and shifts perspectives as the story keeps its journey int [...]


    Neil Sarver

    Every time I go to look up this book, I m embarrassed by my inability to spell Marauders on the first try This is not just because I m generally good at spelling, but it was also the name of my high school s teams This is relevant to this book largely in that this was the first reason it caught my eye, although it certainly wasn t why I ended up reading it.The book is fantastic The characters are vivid and three dimensional They are at once funny and tragic, and the events build and move in ways [...]


    Steffi

    Die Hauptrolle in diesem Roman spielt eindeutig der Bayou, genauer gesagt die Baratay Bay man muss diese Namen laut sagen was f r ein Klang Diese Landschaft, die aus Meer, Sumpf und unz hligen, tropisch anmutenden Inseln besteht, ist f r die Figuren des Romans gleicherma en Sehnsuchtsort, Schicksal und Fluch Nach Hurrikan Katrina und etlichen Unf llen der Erd lindustrie gibt es hier kaum noch Hoffnung Die Garnelenertr ge werden immer geringer, bebaute Inseln wurden von Unwettern dem Erdboden gle [...]


    Cindy

    I could almost taste the oysters with this book Set in South Louisiana around time of BP oil spill, all the life available in this mysterious, fecund place was brought to life as you followed the lives of each character some worth saving and others not worth the time of day My own love for this area colors my review but it was as if I was there as I read the story The impact of Katrina on the Coast and Louisiana followed by the BP oil spill was devastating and is still there today But the book p [...]


    Diana Band

    I wish I could give this book a sixth star, it was that good Longer review to come, but if you re looking for the next great thing to read, this book is it One hell of a debut novel


    Daniel

    Frontrunner for my favorite book of the year 5er baby


    Barbara

    Solide drei Sterne f r dieses Portr t einer Handvoll M nner, deren Wege sich in der Barataria Bucht Louisiana kreuzen Sie sind ruppig und sprechen eine grobe Sprache, arbeiten hart als Shrimp Fischer wie Wes Trench und sein Vater und kommen doch auf keinen gr nen Zweig, so sehr sie sich auch abm hen Die lpest Deepwater Horizon im Golf von Mexiko trifft sie so unmittelbar wie ein paar Jahre fr her der Hurrikan Katrina Dem alte Kauz Lindquist wird seine Armprothese geklaut nein, nicht weil er daue [...]


    Truman32

    First off full disclosure I won an advanced copy of this fun book through a giveaway.Review in one sentence The Marauders by Tom Cooper is a little Carl Hiaasen mixed with HBO s The Wire Was this it the end of his life Would a stranger deem it even worthy of being called a life He had no other life to compare it with, only lives shown in movies and television shows, lives recounted in bars by sentimental drunkards probably lying as much to themselves as to him One character, Cosgrove, a petty cr [...]


    Eric

    This novel alternates between a number of point of view characters one armed treasure hunter Gus Lindquist, father and son shrimpers Bobby and Wes Trench, halfwit low level criminals Cosgrove and Hanson, bayou pot farmers Reginald and Victor Toup, and BP oil representative Brady Grimes in the Louisiana bayou in the aftermath of the recent BP oil spill Seeing the impact of Katrina and the oil spill from the points of view of these unique personalities, each depressing than the last, gave the boo [...]


    Charles Finch

    3.5 Stars my review from USA Today.The MaraudersBy Tom CooperCrown, 320 pp One of the ongoing frustrations of the BP oil spill is that its perpetrators have been insulated from any consequence comparable to those that their recklessness caused That makes it the ideal opening for a novelist, whose job is to parse life finely than the law can In this engaging tale, set along the Gulf Coast after the spill, Tom Cooper brings the region to life the corporate emissary negotiating knockdown settlemen [...]


    Alecia

    I enjoyed reading The Marauders very much Cooper s writing is like his own personal hybrid style with bits of Carl Hiaasen, El Leonard, with a touch of Donald Westlake thrown in The story is engaging, while being a bit frightening and darkly funny at the same time Not easy to achieve.After the BP oil spill causes devastation to the waters of the Louisiana Gulf Coast, the citizens struggle to make a living the way they used to This book has a cast of characters whose struggles fill the chapters T [...]


    Neil McCrea

    I ve just returned from a lengthy hiatus The reviews for books I ve read during that time are likely to be even shorter than usual.The marketing materials led me to believe The Marauders would be a grim bit of grit lit along the lines of Donald Ray Pollack or even Cormack McCarthy There is a little bit of that here, but quite a bit Carl Hiassen than either of those This is no bad thing It s important to recognize that humor, even good natured humor, exists in even the grimmest of circumstances [...]


    Larry Olson

    If you are a fan of Southern Gothic literature and writers like William Gay or Larry Brown, then pick up a copy of Tom Cooper s The Marauders, step into your skiff and let this masterful new writer take you on a journey you ll not soon forget You ll float through the Louisiana bayou, first devastated by Katrina and then the BP Oil spill and meet the oddest collection of screw ups, saints, sinners and murders But to call this a crime novel does it an injustice Cooper brings his narrative, charact [...]


    Joshua

    The Marauders really picks up steam as it develops Early on, the story bounced around a lot, making it difficult to care about which person was involved in the story, but by the end, when they started to interact , the book lifts off Set in the Louisiana bayou, among a bunch of hardscrabble types who are shrimpers, drug runners, insurance land swindlers, etc, the book is thick with local color Eccentrics are obviously in the story since the book is set in the South It s kind of a cliche the amou [...]


    Christine

    Wow This is a wonderful debut novel Tom did a fantastic job writing a story that drew me right in from page one His characters are so vibrant and I felt as though I knew each one He brilliantly described the bayous of Louisiana I grew up in the Nola area during my childhood and went back later in life as an adult Living through Katrina was something unlike any other life experience Tom sure stirred up some old feelings and memories in me from that time His writing is great I m so glad I won this [...]


    Tina

    There are some really interesting characters in this book about bayou country Louisiana That was the best part about The Marauders I was expecting of a thriller than a book about struggling shrimpers and drug thugs eking out a living during the challenges of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico a few years ago So, while it was a likable read, I can t help but be a bit disappointed that there was not thrill and action to this book.



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