It's a very well written, well thought-out collection of stories.
Not a weak story in the bunch and I find myself putting down the book after each story and almost forgetting that I'm just reading a book.
I have recommended this one to my friends; it is the kind of book that people who like people will like.
Kind of a depressing caricature, but from a talented story teller.Published 11 days ago by Hard Core Sailor
Critics say Polluck plays into stereotypes, but as someone from Appalachia, I would assert he writes what he knows. I would assert he disregards stereotypes completely. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Anonymous
This was riveting. We know the saying about all men living lives of quiet desperation. The characters in these stories live desperation loudly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Teresa Burns-Hansen
Donald Ray Pollock’s “Knockemstiff” is a loosely connected collection of eighteen short stories that is guaranteed to leave you affected. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael Fishman
Donald Ray Pollock did a masterful job with this tough as nails book. If you are a fan of Frank Bill and his writing, then Knockemstiff is right up your alley. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Beau Smith
You feel like you can see and smell these characters, this had to be from real life. Each story was better than the last, I did not want it to end.Published 4 months ago by james hardin
Beautifully written with biting truth and perverted humor. Pollock's demented version of American gothic will keep you entertained while it speaks to to wild desperate humanity in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Candace Myers
Written with an authentic, convincing, effortless style that transports the reader into a world filled with despair and hopelessness. WOW!Published 4 months ago by James T. Wallace