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3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Tells the story of Lee, an elderly man who is filled with madness but creates a gorgeous world of his own, filled with people with perfect souls.
Hardcover, 145 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Four Walls Eight Windows
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Jun 24, 2013 Marji rated it really liked it
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.
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Oct 11, 2014 Fiona Ay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jul 22, 2007 Josh rated it it was amazing
This is the story of an sour southern septuagenarian who returns to his hometown, complains about the modern world, and attacks people with his cane. Sadly I think this is my furture.
Dec 16, 2008 Bill rated it really liked it
A fine entry in the Southern misanthrope tradition. Overlooked, in my view.
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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 ...more
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