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A hilarious satire on contemporary America. Lee, the hero in the novel, is so cantankerous and rages against the stupid and banal people he encounters. His rants made me laugh out loud even when he is punishing his victims with his preferred murder weapon, his very heavy, walking cane. Perdue's writing is well crafted, an educated prose that reads like poetry.
I like the way the protagonist observes people and things, but I found it hard to finish this book. The language is excellent and the rants are funny. I kept on thinking about Grumpy Cat while reading. I think I did not really enjoy the storyline because I am too used to reading books that give me some adrenaline rush. However, this is a good piece of literature to reflect on and I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for something unique to read.
Tito Perdue was born in 1938 in Chile, South America where his father, an Alabama native, was employed as an electrical engineer with the Braden Copper Company. Returning to the United States in 1941, his family settled in Anniston, Alabama, remaining there until his father's employer relocated to St. Louis in 1955. In 1956 Tito graduated from Indian Springs School, a private academy located south ...moreMore about Tito Perdue...