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Crum (Crum Trilogy) Paperback – April 1, 2012
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"Each time I read Lee Maynard’s Crum, I ask myself why this foul-mouthed, sexist, scatological, hillbilly-stereotyping novel is one of my all-time favorites." Meredith Sue Willis, author Oradell at Sea
"[Maynard] writes like Jean Shepherd on acid...Crum is one twisted little novel." Robert Beveridge, Critic
"Maynard is a Gonzo Mountaineer..." Pops Walker, musician and writer
"Crum is great. Lee Maynard is a genius. No writing has captured rural America this well since Mark Twain. A masterpiece." Stephen Coonts, author Flight of the Intruder
"Whatever you do, don't read Crum." Jack Cawthon, Hur Herald
"For all its faults, Crum creates a hilarious, poignant, recognizable picture of a place and time, and of people I've known." Rodger Cunningham, Journal of Appalachian Studies
From the Back Cover
In Crum, a gritty coal town on the West Virginia-Kentucky border, the boys fight, swear, chase and sometimes catch girls. The adults are cramped in and clueless, hemmed in by the mountains. The weight of wonder, dejection, and even possibility loom over this tiny, suffocating town. This story is the tale of Jesse Stone, who doesn't know where he's going, but knows he is leaving, and whose rebellion against the people and the place of his childhood allows him to reject the comfort and familiarity of his home in search of his place in a larger world.
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Paperback : 262 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1935978503
- ISBN-10 : 1935978500
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Vandalia Press; 1st edition (April 1, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,162,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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To focus on the stories themselves as simple series of events is to miss what is really occurring. All the stories simply reinforce conflict with the place or the people (and sometimes, the people are the place). It may not be outright conflict as we think about it, but conflict always exists. Yet, I do not want to overstate it. The events themselves are beautifully written and entertaining on their own. One does not have to look deeper for a wonderful read, but you can.
I defy any perceptive reader to experience the swinging on vines description and not get 'thrill bump' reactions. It is only one of a book full of the taste, sound, reaction and emotion only the truly fortunate enjoy in their adolescence. Maynard's ear is definitely to the ground - the language rings true - there is no gratituous expletive for effect. Believe it or not that is the way boys (and girls) explore their language.
I am so glad I missed this book the first time around. What a treat - laughter, tears, heart beat of a connection to shared time and place.
K. Bruce Florence