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January 2nd, 2012, 17:04
Finishing Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollack. It's a collection of short stories taking place in rural southern Ohio dealing with various manners of depravity, desperation, hopelessness, dysfunctional families (with a capital D) and usually substance abuse. The stories are somewhat connected, definately dark and by no means uplifting. Yet it is a compelling read, especially if you have ever spent time in a rural area. This is not to say all rural areas are like the one in the book, but it helps with understanding the setting.

I have a weakness for dark fiction for example work by Chuck Palahniuk, Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell, some work by Bret Easton Ellis, so this was right up my alley. I'm looking forward to reading his novel "Devil All the Time".
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