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Woe to Live On by Daniel Woodrell
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Jul 23, 2012

it was amazing
Read in July, 2012

Ho. Lee. Shit. I am a big asshole for never reading Daniel Woodrell before. This is hands-down the best novel I've absorbed in years. Imagine Wells Tower rewriting Cormac McCarthy and you kinda know what Woe to Live On is like. C-Mac without the intentional obtuseness, with the added bonus of at least one amazing turn-of-phrase per paragraph? Oh, my stars and garters.

And what's this? It was turned into a movie-film? EXCITING! Directed by Ang Lee? Interesting. Starring Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich? WHAT. THE. FUCK.

Bah. Shitty movie adaptations aside, Danny W. is going to occupy significant hunks of my time for the rest of the year.
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Alissa You left out "the recording artist Jewel."

Jake Yeah, but compared to Durpface Spider-Man and Skeet fucking Ulrich, she'd probably win an Oscar.

message 3: by randy (new)

randy Moy the cover image makes me want to watch that beard show.

message 4: by Harmien (new)

Harmien Your 'language' turns me off,Jake. May not want to read Mr.Woodrell now, thanks a lot bud!

Alissa Dude, if you couldn't handle that review, there's no way in F you'd be able to handle that book. Mosey along, little doggie.

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