The Executioners Song by Norman MailerIn what is arguably his greatest work, Americas most heroically ambitious writer follows the short, blighted career of Gary Gilmore, an intractably violent product of Americas prisons who became notorious for two reasons: first, for robbing two men in 1976, then killing them in cold blood; and, second, after being tried and convicted, for insisting on dying for his crime. To do so, he had to fight a system that seemed paradoxically intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death.
Norman Mailer tells Gilmores story--and those of the men and women caught up in his procession toward the firing squad--with implacable authority, steely compassion, and a restraint that evokes the parched landscapes and stern theology of Gilmores Utah. The Executioners Song is a trip down the wrong side of the tracks to the deepest sources of American loneliness and violence. It is a towering achievement--impossible to put down, impossible to forget.
Winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize
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When Grandma came over, I thought things couldn't get any worse. But instead of making me visit with her, she gave my dad money to take me, Uncle Charlie, and Berta to the movies. We saw the Rob Schneider movie where he plays the stupid guy. I had popcorn, nachos, and two jumbo red Slurpees. And as you know, you don't buy Slurpees, you rent them. Charlie [to Norman]: I am-- I am, I am so sorry. I had no idea that she was married.
Two and a Half Men. Two and a Half Men quotes total quotes All Seasons. View Quote. Jake [to Alan and Charlie] : You know, if you guys were queer, we'd be what they call an "alter-native" family. Jake [to Charlie] : You up for an R-rated movie?
Chelsea: [whenever Charlie says something offensive that drives her away] Drop dead! Mia: [whenever Charlie says something outrageous] Are you out of your freaking mind? Charlie: I'm drunk, in bed, in a hotel room with my brother and you want to know why I don't wanna watch porn? Alan Harper: [when his receptionist keeps staring at him] Have I told you lately you are doing a great job? Because you are doing a great job! In fact, I'm gonna make you employee of the month!