Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

CROOKED LETTER CROOKED LETTER TPB   Look at the great review of this book (which I reviewed some weeks ago) in the Weekend Supplement of the Irish Times to quote "a novel that is an early contender for one of the great novels of the year".  I couldn't agree more.  This review is buried in Declan Burkes, Crime Beat, it deserves greater acknowledgement.

1 comment:

Netherland said...

I really enjoyed this book, the story centered an atmospheric drama set in rural Mississippi. In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again. She was never found and Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county-and perhaps Silas most of all. His friendship with Larry was broken, and then Silas left town.

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