The Preservationist

The Preservationist To Sam Blount meeting Julia is the best thing that has ever happened to him Working at the local college and unsuccessful in his previous relationships he d been feeling troubled about his approachi

  • Title: The Preservationist
  • Author: Justin Kramon
  • ISBN: 9781605984803
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Hardcover
  • To Sam Blount, meeting Julia is the best thing that has ever happened to him.Working at the local college and unsuccessful in his previous relationships, he d been feeling troubled about his approaching fortieth birthday, a great beast of a birthday, as he sees it, but being with Julia makes him feel young and hopeful Julia Stilwell, a freshman trying to come to terms wTo Sam Blount, meeting Julia is the best thing that has ever happened to him.Working at the local college and unsuccessful in his previous relationships, he d been feeling troubled about his approaching fortieth birthday, a great beast of a birthday, as he sees it, but being with Julia makes him feel young and hopeful Julia Stilwell, a freshman trying to come to terms with a recent tragedy that has stripped her of her greatest talent, is flattered by Sam s attention But their relationship is tested by a shy young man with a secret, Marcus Broley, who is also infatuated with Julia.Told in alternating points of view, The Preservationist is the riveting tale of Julia and Sam s relationship, which begins to unravel as the threat of violence approaches and Julia becomes less and less sure whom she can trust.

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    1. Is Julia a robot, or is she just following a script? Julia doesn't show ANY emotions whatsoever! I know when she is upset because the author is telling me she is, not showing me. Julia lives in another world where nothing gets through to her. The mystery was okay, but I couldn't enjoy it because ALL the characters are empty, monotonous, insipid, bland and so on.Let me try to slow down and explain why I found this book and writing weird.#1. Julia and Marcus: I thought they were adults, but half w [...]

    2. This is a classic psychological thriller, but with the twist that you get to see into the minds of all the characters, not just the victim or a detective. I enjoyed getting the different perspectives, and the way the characters deepened over time in the book. Sam ("the preservationist") was probably the most interesting to me. He's a quirky character, with a distinctive life philosophy, and different from anyone I've ever read about. By the end of the book, I felt like I knew him personally. Jul [...]

    3. Julia is a student at Stradler College when she meets Sam, a 40-year old man who works at the student union snack bar. Meanwhile, Julia is already dating Marcus, a fellow student in her music theory class. She quickly becomes enamored with Sam and tells Marcus the situation. What follows is a series of harrassment between Marcus and Sam, including threats and text messages. Strange things are also happening around Julia's dorm, with her roommate's boyfriend searching the room and a dead cat on t [...]

    4. While I thought this book started off interestingly enough, it took quite some time for it to engage me again after the beginning. I actually almost gave up on reading it a couple of times.There are only three main characters in the book: college freshman Julia, her would-be paramour Marcus, and the guy she actually ends up hooking up with, Sam. I'll tell you first and foremost the thing that bothered me about Sam: he's 39 years old and he works in a college diner. Not only does NO ONE think thi [...]

    5. As seen on my blog:3.5 STARSThe Preservationist was a disturbing portrayal of how extreme desperation could lead to false trust. The characters were one-tiered, but held enough baggage for you to become invested in their lives, and the situations they got themselves into. Justin Kramon must have been an American Psycho fan, because there were some noted quirks that mirrored the actions of our good ol' Mr. Bateman.I caught on, quite early in the book, to the intents and purposes of a certain main [...]

    6. I could not put this thriller down! The characters are so thoughtfully developed; they stay with you long after you've finished the novel. Each character reveals deep dimension with unexpected aspects that let you know you're reading something fresh. Kramon populates an imperfect world with imperfect characters that force the reader to expect more than the usual. He writes a thriller for the modern age complete with heart pounding google searches and desperate text messagestely this generation's [...]

    7. The Preservationist is a heart pounding dark psychological thriller that keeps the reader sitting on the edge of their seats. Set in Pennsylvania, author Justin Kramon weaves a riveting tale that follows the intricate love triangle between Julia Stilwell, Sam Blount, and Marcus Broley. Told in alternating points of view, the readers follows the blossoming relationship between eighteen year old college freshman Julia Stilwell and thirty-nine college snack bar employee Sam Blount, and how the rela [...]

    8. I did not like this book; the characters were not well developed and Lonnie’s language had no place in the book and would never be tolerated at a school snack shack. It was completely implausible when 18 year old introverted, shy, and mousy Julia acted against character by losing her virginity on her first date with 39 year old Sam; which was unprotected by the way. She goes on one date with Marcus a shy, quiet kid in one of her classes. After a party she kisses Sam and Marcus witnesses the ki [...]

    9. I loved this book. I read it in one day, basically one sitting that was interrupted by doing laundry. I didn't even use a bookmark. If you've read his other novel, this is nothing like it. Once I laughed aloud and my husband said "Isn't that book kind of murdery?" And I responded, "Yeah, but kind of funny, too."I couldn't put it down. I stayed up until midnight to finish it. I wish I had stretched it out longer because it was that good. The perfect book to read while I'm still in the middle of A [...]

    10. This was one of those books where I put it down thinking, "Wow, that was SO GOOD!" I loved the way it moved between the different characters. You really get to know them and they are all crazy but interesting and have alot of sides to them. I wasn't sure at first what kind of story it would be, because at first it seemed like a love story. But then you find out more about Julia's past and Sam and it changes. I stayed up reading until 4 o'clock and the end was AMAZING! I definately would watch th [...]

    11. The Preservationist: Justin Kramon Images can be created to suit whatever situations we face and all too often we can adjust these images the same way a photographer adjusts the lens in his/her camera before taking a picture and that final image appears within that camera’s lens. Julia Stilwell created a image for those she met in college as a quiet, shy and guarded young woman trying to cope with a tragedy in her life yet never letting her guard down or allowing others to get too close. Refle [...]

    12. Let me preface my review by saying that I do NOT like “thriller” books, or TV shows for that matter. But distaste would be a generous way to describe my feelings toward this novel.Because I work in a library where there is a Preservation Department, I expected The Preservationist to be about someone who spent his or her days repairing paintings, attaching new spines to tattered books, and painstakingly restoring damaged maps and other artifacts. Not so. As we learn several chapters into the [...]

    13. Great storylineEnjoyed this book very much. Great characters. Quite scary at times!!! . Believable.Recommended if you enjoy a good thriller.

    14. This book very quickly introduces the reader to the three main characters -- Julia, Sam, and Marcus -- and it becomes clear immediately that all three are dealing with myriad issues that range from dealing with tragedy and the varied emotions - including massive amounts of guilt and self-hatred - and reactions that have resulted, to the disturbing and even nefarious. You know from the get-go that one of these people will be the so-called villain of the piece, and it's possible to figure out who [...]

    15. I read "The Preservationist" because I LOVED "Finny" (Kramon's debut novel), but the author's second book was *so* not my thing.To be fair, the book probably doesn't deserve a low rating. It's not poorly-written. There are a lot of things about it that were very well done. The characters are convincingly-drawn. Julia's defense mechanism quick wit and her father's false cheerfulness in the face of tragedy just about broke my heart. His unconditional love for her was exactly what it should have be [...]

    16. There's a line Marcus says toward the end of the book "I'm such a goddamn waste" when his rental car is caught in a snowdrift on his way to rescue Julia.This is kind of how I felt about the book. It was a waste. A waste of my time and the poor trees converted into paper on which the words were printed on.It was an easy, fast read - one saving grace; there were some beautiful descriptions and phrases, second saving grace but alas, not enough to save this novel, which felt more of a novella.I felt [...]

    17. Actual Rating: 3.5/5 stars A review copy was provided for an honest review. The Preservationist is an unusual psychological thriller suffused with intrigue. It opens with the central character Julia Stilwell's POV and from there takes off in a dark direction. At a moderate pace it introduces three characters alternating perspectives and twines their lives together. It's unexpectedly engrossing and suspenseful. It engaged me from the first few chapters, curiosity will promptly incite readers forw [...]

    18. Julia is a freshman in college. She is coming out of an unimaginable year in which she lost her brother, and her life is finally beginning to feel normal once again. Then she meets two men. One man, Marcus, is a young man she met in class. He's cute and seems sweet, and she is comfortable talking with him, bantering lightheartedly.The second man is an older man she met at a cafe on campus, and she feels a shared sympathy with him, as he seems to understand her pain over losing her brother. Sam i [...]

    19. (originally published at nomadreader)The basics: Julia, a first-year student at a small Pennsylvania College, is recovering from tragedy. Sam, a loner who works at the college and harbors a fascination with Julia, is struggling to come to terms with turning forty. Marcus, a fellow first-year student, seems to have secrets of his own, as well as a fascination with Julia. My thoughts: Everybody seemed to rave about Finny, Justin Kramon's debut novel I somehow never got around to reading. When I he [...]

    20. (From a blog tour stop: readergirlsblog/2013/1) The Preservationist by Justin Kramon is one of those sneaky psychological thrillers--the type with simple language which is far from simple and 'quiet' characters with huge secrets trying to lead quiet, simple lives. Julia, 18, is a college freshman adjusting to a new way of life after suffering a family tragedy and the loss of her brother. She meets fellow student Marcus and she likes his 'quiet' ways, but she is also drawn to the guy at the snack [...]

    21. 3.5 Stars'The Preservationist' is a gripping psychological thriller that tells the story of Julia as she attempts to create a normal life as a freshman at college. Things seem to be working out well and she's even dating a cute guy named Marcus. Then there's Sam, the cute guy who works at the campus snack bar. Julia and Sam begin to form a friendship and their relationship quickly escalates into something more serious. All the major characters in the book - Julia, Marcus, and Sam - are keeping s [...]

    22. The Preservationist by Justin Kramon is a psychological thriller due to be released on October 10, 2013. Julia Stilwell, a freshman at Pennsylvania’s Stradler College, recently experienced a family tragedy that she is trying to keep secret. She is still struggling with the emotional ramifications of this major event when she meets Marcus Broley, a fellow student who seems genuinely interested in her. When 39 year old Sam Blount also shows an interest in her and secretly arranges a way for them [...]

    23. The Preservationist was not what I was expecting. I was expecting a young girl meets older guy with a guy on the side type book. Nothing to out of the ordinary and just your average college story.I got none of that. This was about a college girl and 2 guys but, not so much in the gushy romance way. Julia is the girl and I have to say that I think she was void of real emotion. She made silly decisions where a rational person wouldn't have made. She is kind of messed up from grieving over her brot [...]

    24. It's fall, and new students have arrived on campuses across the nation, each ready to start a new chapter in their life. This is a time for making new friends, for learning to make your own decisions about how you'll spend your time and studies, for finding a new group and attempting to fit in, maybe for a new love.Julia, Sam and Marcus have all arrived at the college town, each bringing with them hopes and dreams as well as the baggage of their past lives. Each is a bit introverted, preferring [...]

    25. Sometimes I wonder why I continue to read psychological thrillers. I nearly had a heart attack reading this one. When I know a character has a mental disorder so no one can predict what he or she might do next, it just scares the heck out of me. In this expertly crafted thriller, I couldn't even decide which of my suspects was the threat for sure until late in the book.The heroine is Julia Stilwell, a freshman at Stradler College in Pennsylvania. She's a bit of a loner and certainly not like the [...]

    26. The PreservationistByJustin KramonEssentiallyThis is a totally absorbing seemingly innocent tale of Sam, Julia and Marcus and the frightening things that happen to all of them!My thoughts after reading this bookThis book turned out to be nothing like I thought it would be. I thought it would be calm, pretty, quirky and perhaps just a teensy bit on the dysfunctional side. It turned out to be utterly absorbing and unsettling and so good I could not stop reading it. It starts out so innocently with [...]

    27. See this review on 1776books1776books/2014/01Brimming with suspense, Justin Kramon's The Preservationist is one that fills the reader with a strong sense of foreboding. At first, you think this is just going to be your classic soap opera-like love triangle, with the innocent heroine and the two guys fighting over her. But then you start to get a twinge that something may be wrong, and knowing that it wouldn't be much of a novel if there wasn't, you know your twinges are probably going to be corr [...]

    28. Julia Stilwell is a college freshman grieving the loss of her brother, the fallout from which her family is still struggling to overcome. She’s also acclimating to a new school, lifestyle, and two mysterious suitors.Sam Blount and Marcus Broley are vying for Julia's affection. Each seem like nice enough men -- but each have their quirks. The novel alternates between these three narrators. It moves at a quick clip, from Julia and Marcus’ first date, to Sam’s pursuit and Julia’s wavering i [...]

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