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This book is a gem, very well written, the story is compelling and beautiful, very human.
It's just not very interesting and I could not really get interested in it and by the time I reached the half way point, I gave up.
The plot of this book was very difficult to follow and most of the characters were like "add-ons"!
The most interesting thing about this novel is the structure of the story telling. The author weaves back and forth and around the story of a fire, revealing all characters in... Read morePublished 5 days ago by S. Kinnevy
A beautifully written little book. But the story just isn't very compelling. It's basically a collection of character profiles chopped up and told out of sequence. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Tom27
In all seriousness, the author seems to want to channel Faulkner, or at least Toni Morrison (a la Beloved) but the characters are not compelling enough, nor are the plot... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carl Sandburg
Daniel Woodrell is a master writer, enjoyed every page. His writing really evokes the feel for the region. And he lives there as well.Published 1 month ago by Rose Cermak
Grim and relentlessly confusing. But I plowed through this in a few hours looking for literary gems and they are there. And copious amounts of black humor. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RhodeIsland 1969