04 July 2011

Crooked Letter Crooked Letter ~ Tom Franklin

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Not much to comment on ... a beach/airport read.
Ummm ... that’s about it!

I liked the southern dialogue y’all but the characters were a bit one dimensional and the ending was just too “nice”.

Crooked-letter-crooked-letter refers to a way to remember the spelling of “Mississippi” ... which is nothing to do with the story other than it is set in Mississippi. The sense of place is the best thing about the book ... from White Trash Road to the food from the greasy diner. The hero has feet of clay. The poor bullied citizen does little to help himself. The villain is about the most believable.

2011 Gold Dagger Award