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A Postcard from Cottonwood
Neil Enright is an alcoholic polyglot with a photographic memory who has spent the better part of his life seducing women from one end of the globe to the other. During a respite from his travels, Neil returns to his hometown of Baltimore where he is held up at up at gunpoint and brutally kills a man in self-defense. Neil hops the first bus to anywhere and ends up in ...more
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published August 19th 2014
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As a voracious reader of Contemporary Fiction, I am always looking for the next writer that I can reserve future space on my shelves for, to follow their production closely, always anticipating the next book. I believe I found such a writer. Don't get fooled by it's Barbara Kingsolver-esque title, this book is a feral, twisted tale. From the opening paragraph, I was taken hostage, so to speak; along for the ride that doesn't let up. L.Soren Mobley introduces us to this complex character, Neil, a ...more
Mobley masterfully weaves a tale of angst, descent, and poisoning relationships when the anti-hero can't deal with the many traumas he has faced. You will have to keep turning the pages because you don't know what's coming next. Reminiscent of Pahlaniuk at his best. Definitely looking for more from this author.
A Postcard from Cottonwood is a journey from tragedy to depravity. Neil Enright is a truly desperate anti-hero and it's so hard not to like him. He's suave and charming and highly intellectual. Plus, he's from Baltimore, so I liked that. Well thought out characters and plot. I enjoyed this book a lot!