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The Adjustment by Scott Phillips
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Sep 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: noir
Read from September 25 to 27, 2011

this publisher went bust, but counterpoint is taking book and publishing it in 2011? yes!

after a Loooong wait scott phillips gets his new novel out, and it;s a doozy of fighting, fucking, hopping and hangovers, plus some dirty dealings with dirty docs, helping hands to some who deserve it and revenge, cuckolding, senseless violence, history lessons about history you never hear about, and Kansas. maybe not as tight of plot (hell, it's barely there) as his earlier Cottonwood Cottonwood by Scott Phillips and not maybe as intriguing as the 2 interconnected Ice Harvest and Walkaway The Ice Harvest by Scott Phillips The Walkaway by Scott Phillips but still has lots of Phillips signatures: beautifully polished sentences, gut chilling violence, sick sexual beings, and of so flat Wichita. In some ways then this new long-awaited novel isn't as good of the earlier ones because of plot, and in other ways this is by far the best he has written because of craft. (Gass would have been proud, that;s how good)

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