This is simply the most evocative and beautiful memoir I have ever read.
A brilliant writer, the man's writing style is suffused with an irony based on redneck swagger and the memories of a sensitive child born into a very tough world.
In the tradition of the Southern storyteller, Crews does an outstanding job of sharing the stories of his Depression era childhood in South Georgia.
Since I was born in Jacksonville FL in northeast Springfield, and my maternal relatives came there from southeast Georgia, Crews's memories of his childhood are like revisiting my... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Vida J Broxson
Crews had a tendency to lie about things, but whether the story he tells is factual, it's still a good read.Published 14 months ago by A. Levine
Excellent service and the book is in very good condition. This book is recommended reading for a class I am taking. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Gloria Mitchell
A beautiful mix of the author's narrative voice (in perfect prose) with the mid-20th century Deep South vernacular of his childhood in Georgia, this is Tom Sawyer about a hundred... Read morePublished 21 months ago by barbarena
I am from south Georgia and this book has a lot of farming events that I remember so well. Harry came out of a hard childhood, to become a good man. I could not put this book down.Published on December 1, 2012 by K. Swain
I just learned of Harry Crews's death back on March 28th, while trying to find a copy of "Florida Frenzy" on Amazon. Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by Hibs
Very interesting account of life in the south in a share cropper family. Brought back memories of my childhood in the early 50's.Published on April 13, 2012 by Mark Roger Seagle
As mentioned by another reviewer, if you're not familiar with Harry Crews, this is a good place to start. Then read his novel _Scar Lover_, and you'll see the connections. Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by Professor