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January 23rd, 2012, 16:21
Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
Yeah I read Knockemstiff a while back, and prerfer this one even more. Neither is for the squeamish, lol!
Cool, I can't wait then!

I recently finished 2 from Daniel Woodrell:

Outlaw Album: a collection of short stories. Not as gritty as Donald Ray Pollack, but enjoyable and at times disturbing. I read it after Knockemstiff and it paled in comparison to the latter. After while the stories seemed to run together and as a result some were not memorable. A Winter's Bone was much better than Outlaw Album.

Give Us a Kiss: A Country Noir: I enjoyed this one, about an academic with a checkered past returning to his roots and ultimately his destiny (imo, I am no book critic and rarely look beyond the surface of the prose— I did enough of that in college). I have family in northeast Arkansas and spent a lot of time there until I was 20. While they thankfully were nothing like this family in the novel, having spent time there really helped understand the setting. I look forward to reading more Woodrell.
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