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Hell at the Breech by Tom Franklin
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Sep 14, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: top-shelf-fiction
Read in September, 2009

I wish I knew a Hollywood screenwriter, because I would urge them to read this book. Though I probably could not stand to watch the violence if it were accurately depicted on screen.

Beautifully written, complex characters.

You won't finish this book with an romantic notions about the "good ol' days" intact. Hell at the Breech does what well-written historical fiction does best -- makes the facts, figures and statistics come to life (and death). You will understand the crop-lien/sharecropping system and the horrible poverty of the post-Civil War and pre-WWII south in a whole new way.

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Pamela I so agree that this would make such an awesome movie!


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