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The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale
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Mar 01, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: horror, 5-stars

WOW!!!!! It's been a long time since I've given 5 stars to a book. Lansdale's novel "The Bottoms" deserves maybe a 5+. Yes, it is that good!

While reading it you see sort of an ode to Harper Lee's masterpiece "To Kill a Mockingbird"; however, I guarantee that this book will never be taught in high school because of the content.

As other reviews have stated already, readers understand that the story takes place around the depression time, in Texas. It is narrated by the main character, who is now an old man in the last months of his life. It deals with a serial killer, race relations, man/women relations, status relations, and an amazing story about childhood that at some points almost makes the reader cry because of the ability to understand the innocence that he misses so.

Lansdale's book should be hailed. Yes, hailed, as the classic it is. If this ever gets made into a blockbuster hollywood movie, I can see Oscar awards, and Lansdale becoming a household name. Not just a cult hero that I've been following for close to twenty years.

Am I exagerating? Read it, and tell me!

Recommended? Damn right! This is what books are suppose to do to one's soul.

5+ stars

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Reading Progress

March 1, 2012 – Started Reading
March 1, 2012 – Shelved
March 1, 2012 –
page 100
March 2, 2012 –
page 141
March 5, 2012 –
page 218
March 9, 2012 – Finished Reading
April 24, 2012 – Shelved as: horror
April 24, 2012 – Shelved as: 5-stars

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