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The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
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Aug 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read from July 24 to August 01, 2011

Donald Ray Pollock's sophomore effort, this time a novel: think Jim Thompson meets Flannery O'Connor, and then Truman Capote drops in for supper.

Just one note: assiduously avoid this book if you're one of those readers who dislikes books in which you don't "care about the characters." As in Pollock's previous effort, Knockemstiff (which also figures in this novel), you'll be hard-pressed to find a single genuinely likable character in The Devil All the Time. But as in Knockemstiff, you won't forget either the characters or the story anytime soon.
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