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Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
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Aug 10, 11

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Read from July 28 to August 10, 2011

Stories set mostly in Knockemstiff and some centred round A Paper mill where the author used to work. I have just completed recently reading his very good first novel The Devil All the Time which had some memorable characters and a brutal plot. With the novel being the first work of his I have read my expectations where risen high on the beginning of reading these short stories in his writing prose and they fell short in satisfying my appetite for his work slightly. These short stories do have memorable characters with the usually Pollock melancholy, grittiness and evilness. I felt that there was too many stories and some of them could have been made longer. You get the worst of the worst characters here involved in incest, murder and drugs but too many doses, would have been a whole lot better less doses of characters and longer stories.
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Jessica Just thought I'd drop a note that Knockemstiff IS the holler :)


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