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Under the Bright Lights by Daniel Woodrell
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Jan 28, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: contemporary, fiction
Read from February 03 to 06, 2011

The dialog is all dialect and idioms, the setting is heavy on ambiance and far too light on necessity. There's a decent story hidden under all the long winded insults and far too clever retorts, but cutting through the heavy handed noir-style makes for hard reading or fast skimming.

The best part of this book is that Woodrell got it out of his system early in his career and could go on to much, much better books.
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