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There s something about this book It s rare that you feel an author s love for a people this much through their writing I think it s the fact that although the narration is in pretty standard English most of the time, you get these seamless shifts into Patwa that are simply genius It is perfectly accessible to non Jamaicans and at the same time the 2 are sewn together so that you don t feel that there is a discrepancy or a distance between the narrator and the characters. After the Tortilla Curtain , how could I resist this author on a line from Jimmy Cliff I watched that movie over and over and loved it The protagonist comes off as an unlikely hero on a Costa Rica tour gone bad He is a big guy and kills a would be thug in a jungle setup.Thelwell s attention to detail and accuracy are evident in the interchange between the hero and the local police An innocent thug goes down for the crime and we are left with spit as the leaf that turns the twig on his unfortunate life On to the Northwest and this happy family who has a sociopath whatever son who has been on the road to hell since high school.Add inept police, a wacky girl friend of the son , and a few people in the wrong place at the wrong time Stage right the harder they come in current context Sad outcome Still Thelwell is real the whole time Not as good as Tortilla Curtain, but still a good read. I began to read this novel because it shed a light on my jamaican heritage The novel is primarily based on the film the Harder they come It is about the legendary Jamaican folk hero and reggae star Rhygin It shows the corruption with the slums of kingston which is where my mother is from and it reveals the poverty and corruption of postcolonial Jamaica. Reminds me of Marlon James A brief history of seven killings Full of rich history, plot and characters from start to finish I laughed so many ties while reading this book Jamaicans really do have a way with words I have read thousands of books and this is still one of my favorites.I have read it a few times.It transends you into life in rural countryside of Jamaica I love the way it describes the traditions of the elders and the rituals.I fell in love with the characters also.When i am lonsome for Jamaica I read this book and I feel great again Jamaican music in a book This is the classic that accompanies Perry Henzel s movie of the same name Certainly there is no better, truer picture of Jamaica in the rude bwoy era Like the music of the time, the book follows Ivan from the hills, living with his grandmother, to Kingston and grinding poverty.With his new name, Rhygin, comes musical success, but no financial reward And like a western, or the Lee Perry tune it inspired, he ends in a cloud of gunsmoke. This is a novel written after the motion picture by the same title Much than just a noveoizaation of the movie, this work greatly expands the film, creating a chidhood and whole culture for its main character. &Free E-pub ↟ The Harder They Come ⇔ Like The Acclaimed Film Of The Same Title, This Lyrical, Lilting, Densely Textured Novel Is Based On The Exploits Of The Legendary Jamaican Folk Hero And Reggae Star Rhygin With Passion And Precision, Michael Thelwell Recounts Rhygin S Journey From A Morally Coherent Rural Universe To The Teeming, Predatory Slums Of Kingston, His Rebellion Against The Poverty And Corruption Of Postcolonial Jamaica, His Blazing, Simultaneous Rise To The Top Of The Charts And The Most Wanted List One of my favorite books ever