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Crimes in Southern Indiana by Frank Bill
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Dec 30, 11

Read in December, 2011

You might try to comfort yourself by thinking that Frank Bill's exaggerating for dramatic effect in these short, tightly written tales of country meth addicts, domestic brutality, unpredictably vicious rednecks, and rural ultra-violence. You might try to tell yourself that things this grim and lurid could never happen in real life. But I can tell you, they do.

This is not a book for the faint of heart; it's pure distilled redneck noir, and there are few happy endings. But the quality of the writing keeps you coming back for just one more page, then another, until it's all gone, like a bottle of cheap whiskey that you can't put down and that's gone all too soon.

I got this book for Christmas, and Frank Bill just made it to the top of the "Buy As Soon As It Comes Out list."
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message 1: by Jim (new)

Jim Coughenour Great review - I've been meaning to read this book, not least because I grew up in Indianapolis.


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