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Liked? The New York Times wrote "Lee's language is vitriolic and hallucinatory, yet surprisingly lucid, producing a portrait both exceedingly strange and troubling." And that statement accurately describes the feeling and weight Lee leaves its reader with. This is not a happy story. This is the sad tale of an old man in suffering and irascible humor. For you kids out there, imagine Sheldon Cooper + Clint Eastwood + the language of Kerouac. The language is by far the most impressive aspect of thi...more
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.
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...