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Tomato Red by Daniel Woodrell
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Jun 15, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: lgbt, book-discussion, the-ozarks, own-it
Read from October 18 to 19, 2010

I always love reading books that are set near the place where I grew up, and Woodrell does an amazing job of portraying lower-middle-class life in the Ozarks. I love the way he writes with the slang and bad grammar that's typical in this area but weaves some beautiful imagery and unique metaphors into it. This story plainly demonstrates how desperate and unfair life can be in poor rural areas--in some ways, the situation is similar to that of the inner city. I also like that the author makes his point about stereotypes and bigotry without beating readers over the head with it. This is the first Daniel Woodrell book I've read, and I'll definitely be checking more of them out.
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