The Killing of Butterfly Joe Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- File size : 2340 KB
- Print length : 396 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Picador; Main Market edition (March 8, 2018)
- ASIN : B0763RS9B5
- Publication date : March 8, 2018
- Language: : English
- Lending : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,135,805 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But what about Joe? Brook's previous book, 'The Aftermath', is one of my half-dozen favourite books, reflecting a real historical setting and telling the tale in naturalistic style. Perhaps I am biased in that I know that place well. In any case, that would not be the right style for this wild road trip through 1980s America. With butterflies, prison stays and at least two guns. Here, the prose is as wild and inexorable as the waterfall in the first chapter. And, in a common theme in Brook's work, the characters are very satisfyingly imperfect. You can admire the strong deeds and see how the bad behaviours come to be, and understand them. Nothing is one-dimensional but everything flows. And the plotting surprises and satisfies in equal measure.
Yes, Brook 'does God' - his own faith is clear and clearly influences and informs his writing. But it is never preachy. As in real life, both good works and bad are done in the name of religion. As Joe would say, it's 'good theology.'
Read this book - I suspect that bits of it will stay with you.
This book is not really my usual kind but it is very lively and engaging, a pleasure to read. Very life like characters, as in The Aftermath, the subject of cross cultural interactions is there but shown in a lighter way.