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I kept reading it because it's such a good book and that is my only "fault".
Franklin writes well, and Smonk starts off in a promising manner, but I found myself not liking or having emphathy with any of the characters.
You could say he creates a novel that is a metaphor for what is darkest in humanity.
Scatological, abusive, obscene, evil, touching, murderous, bizarre, unbelievable, gritty, perverted...poetic? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sactomike
The sex, violence and fun barely stop for a breather in this novel by Tom Franklin. If you're looking for a clear good vs. evil western, this is not the book for you. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jacob Fullerq
Another creepy, crude vivid novel by Tom Franklin. I have read all his books and can't wait for the next to come out.Published 7 months ago by france foley
I really liked Tom Franklin's first novel, "Hell at the Breech." But I thought this little novel was just plain silly. Read morePublished 9 months ago by S. Moss
I am pleased with my purchase of "Smonk.." through Amazon. It was difficult to find but Amazon had it available.Published 11 months ago by James R. Freeman
This was recommended by Amazon, so I purchased it.
Over the top sex and violence. In short....would make an excellent cable movie.
After I read a short story, 'Poached', by this author I was so impressed with how he described living in the rural South, I thought I'd investigate His novels. Read morePublished 13 months ago by NMWW
I kept wondering where he was going. His descriptions were so good I kept reading, though tempted to give it up. Read morePublished 14 months ago by David Ham
While not of the same caliber of Hell at the Breech and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel, it is worth the read because of the cast of imaginatively nasty and bizarre... Read morePublished 21 months ago by tBob