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message 1: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie I'm increasingly afraid to drive south in my own state.


message 2: by Mummy (new)

Mummy Brilliant review. A lot for the book to live up to!


message 3: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Petra X wrote: "Brilliant review. A lot for the book to live up to!"

Thanks. This guy's two books impressed the hell out of me.


message 4: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Stephanie wrote: "I'm increasingly afraid to drive south in my own state."

You should be. What is wrong with you people??


message 5: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Chavez I don't have Knockemstiff, but did get this one as a gift for Christmas. Should I get and read the other first?


message 6: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Anthony wrote: "I don't have Knockemstiff, but did get this one as a gift for Christmas. Should I get and read the other first?"

It's not critical. You don't need to have read Knockemstiff first to enjoy this one. Both books together kind of make a larger picure but I don't think it would really matter which order they were in.


message 7: by Mike (new)

Mike Pollock is a winner. So is your review. I hope it brings more readers to a guy who deserves to be read. He's going to be at the Southern Festival of the Book in Nashville in October. I'll be there. Good job Kemper.


message 8: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Chavez Thanks Kemper, I look forward to this read. Great review.


message 9: by Mike (new)

Mike Stephanie wrote: "I'm increasingly afraid to drive south in my own state."

Yep. Several years back I was driving to Cleveland to interview three kids in preparation for a child abuse trial. I'd crossed over the Ohio line and was just North of Cincinatti. There were two guys in pickups ahead of me. They were racing. When one pulled ahead of the other, the lead would slam on his brakes, causing the backman to swerve into the other lane. To make the game more interesting they began cutting their headlights out. It was one of the most dangerous variations of "Chicken" I've ever seen. I pulled off and called the Troopers. Don't know if either of them ever got pulled over. I waited for a while before heading on towards Cleveland. No signs of blood and whiskey on the highway. And I didn't hear anyone pray. Enough to even creep an ADA out.


message 10: by Trudi (new)

Trudi Great review Kemper! I have Knockemstiff in my possession, and can't wait to get to it. I'm taking a breather first though ... these hick lit tales are going to be the death of me!!!

@Mike: Yowzers! o_O


message 11: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Mike wrote: "Pollock is a winner. So is your review. I hope it brings more readers to a guy who deserves to be read. He's going to be at the Southern Festival of the Book in Nashville in October. I'll be th..."

Thanks. I don't know whether to be jealous or frightened that you'll get to see him.


message 12: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Keeten Mike wrote: "Pollock is a winner. So is your review. I hope it brings more readers to a guy who deserves to be read. He's going to be at the Southern Festival of the Book in Nashville in October. I'll be th..."

October ehh. Send me the dates when you get a chance Sir Michael. Maybe the Kansas and Alabama bibliophile chapters can meet up.


message 13: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Jeffrey wrote: "Mike wrote: "Pollock is a winner. So is your review. I hope it brings more readers to a guy who deserves to be read. He's going to be at the Southern Festival of the Book in Nashville in October..."

Same here Mike, send info....Nashville is a drive I've made before....I like that city. I read up on the author. Worked in a paper mill in Chillicothe for years then got his MFA from Ohio State, still lives there.


message 14: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Mike wrote: "Stephanie wrote: "I'm increasingly afraid to drive south in my own state."

Yep. Several years back I was driving to Cleveland to interview three kids in preparation for a child abuse trial. I'd ..."


Oh hell ya. Diving I75 can be an adventure. It is a straight line from Miami Florida to Detroit, so a lot of drug running happens along that highway. I lived in Cincinnati and Dayton, so I have had my share of near death experiences on I75.


message 15: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Kemper wrote: "Stephanie wrote: "I'm increasingly afraid to drive south in my own state."

You should be. What is wrong with you people??"


Hey now....the lake is about half a block away from me. If I were any farther north in Ohio I would be Canadian.


message 16: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Stephanie wrote: "Hey now....the lake is about half a block away from me. ..."

Don't blame me. Pollock is the one portraying your whole state as being like the lost footage from Deliverance.


message 17: by Mohammed (new)

Mohammed I thought Pollock had more even prose than Woodrell. Tense prose that fit his story well. I hope all his next works is this type of book.


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