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Dutch Curridge

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  52 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
"Hardboiled, but hot as a door knob after a nuclear blast. Tim Bryant's work is blessed not only with originality, but with a kind of madness that makes it one of a kind and as special and surprising as a one eyed, three hundred pound toad with a picnic basket. I love this guy's stuff. Seems to me, his success is assured." -- Joe R. Lansdale. Part TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published August 13th 2010 by Createspace
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Feb 06, 2014 Anonymous-9 Anonymous-9 rated it it was amazing
Books that I love all have one thing in common: a distinctive voice. Dutch Curridge arrested me from the first page and wouldn't let my eyes move away. I read it in one day. The next day I started reading it all over again. Author Tim Bryant has voice to burn--his words sashay along with more expressive verve and personality than Marilyn Monroe's derriere. I mention Marilyn because she was at the height of her career in 1953, the time period of DUTCH CURRIDGE. The title is a play on "Dutch Coura ...more
Anna Todd
This book is about a black man that had white hair nicknamed "Whitey" that came up missing and most of the book is about Alvis "Dutch" Curridge, an ex-sheriff's office employee trying to locate him. The story takes place in the Fort Worth, Texas area in the early 50's.
A lot of the book is interesting but it seemed the author kept making point after point throughout the book of how he did not believe in God, taking God's name in vain, and making disparaging remarks about God. At the end, it did
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Sara
Apr 13, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it
This isn't my usual sort of book, but I found it engrossing, even haunting. Bryant did a great job and the flow of the book is perfect.
The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that it isn't my usual sort of read. It really deserves five stars on its own merit.
Brandon Nagel
Jan 18, 2014 Brandon Nagel rated it it was amazing
Loved it from beginning to end. Great story and he nailed the time period perfectly. Wonderful dialog and great characters. Highly recommended.
Chaplain Stanleigh Chapin
Not much

Unfortunately it was never going anywhere, just meandering around Ft. Worth and not making much sense. Unbelievable characters and story.
Joseph Patchen
Mar 02, 2014 Joseph Patchen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My full review is on Lurid-lit.com. But I will tell you I was amazed and pleased. This is a marvelous tale harkening back to Chandler and Cain.
Bob
Aug 26, 2015 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He's got a great voice and 1950s mostly African-American Fort Worth is a fascinating place. Didn't care for the ending.
Marilyn
Jul 26, 2015 Marilyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good

the book that takes you back to the 1950s and how law environment was racism on going. the life of each.
Barbara Gillard
May 03, 2016 Barbara Gillard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book

This book came as a freebie for Kindle but it would have been a four star read even if I had paid for it. Recommended.
J.W. Stephens
Sep 17, 2012 J.W. Stephens rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Dutch Curridge. The pacing was precise and the voices of each character were perfect. The feel of old Fort Worth from our grandparen'ts age seeped into my subconcious as I turned the pages and I felt as if I was discovering the city all over again. Some of the characters were so true and felt so real! I wanted to sit with Miz Vita for a glass of sweet tea and shoot some pool with Slant. This was a solid mystery in the old style of the classic noir writers from 50 years ago and I ...more
Devin
Feb 09, 2016 Devin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75/5
Jennifer Hofman
Apr 29, 2013 Jennifer Hofman rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The vivid imagery transported me to 1950's, racially divided Fort Worth. The lead character Dutch is described as an ex-cop who is too bad to be a good cop but way too good to be a 'bad cop.' The book takes you through several dark twists and turns, but also has a underlying vein of humor. Well done.
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