A large duck (burger_eater) wrote,
A large duck

But, on the plus side, I finished The Bottoms by Joe. R. Lansdale.

What a great book. Wonderful. It's a murder mystery set in Depression-era East Texas. The only "detective" in it is a farmer who makes a couple extra bucks serving as local constable. The point of view character is his son. Part coming-of-age tale, part serial killer mystery, part meditation on a racially-troubled rural south not so long past, it was a genuinely wonderful read. I've had trouble with some of Lansdale's endings before, but he made this one work.

Highly recommended.

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