Arkansas Hardcover – March 1, 2008
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- Publisher : McSweeney's; 1st edition (March 1, 2008)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1932416900
- ISBN-13 : 978-1932416909
- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.25 x 1 x 8.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,598,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Arkansas' is a book about drug runners, sure. Others have labeled it noire-esque, but I don't see it that way. To me this book, and what else I've read of Brandon's work, is exemplary of the intro/retrospection that comes out in the wash whenever we reach the bottom of the laundry hamper. These characters? They haven't lived glamorous lives. Not every story has a hero that you are rooting for. If that's what you're looking for, stick to pacifiers and books published by Tor or Penguin.
Brandon's writing is visceral, morose, and real. The feelings he imbues upon the reader are as fair and bedrock as every problem you've ever created for yourself.
Read John Brandon.
In short, a brutally funny, quick and thoroughly enjoyable read. And so, support the author and celebrate the darkly mundane with the rest of us!
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I came across Brandon's writing in McSweeney's 26 and was thoroughly impressed. It's an exciting and interesting tale of modern day adventure taking in rural Arkansas, disturbing and fascinating characters, all told with a strong sense of storytelling. The writing is of a very high standard with the dialogue sounding genuine. The story moves along at a cracking pace and is never boring. He even writes action well, while the mysterious Frog character's true identity is a great reveal in the end.
I highly recommend this book to all fiction loving readers out there and only lament how little known such a talented and interesting writer John Brandon is when so many poor writers are so well known (you know the ones). Here's hoping he finishes a second book soon and achieves recognition.
Um detalhe é que infelizmente a minha edição (que é primeira impressão) veio com alguns erros ortográficos e de digitação, mas nada que atrapalhe realmente a experiencia.
Fora que o envio da amazon é extremamente rápido, fiz o pedido na terça feira a noite, na sexta a tarde da mesma semana o pedido já estava em minha casa.