Harry ha undici anni e passa gran parte delle giornate, come tutti i ragazzini di quell'età, a pescare sulle rive del fiume Sabine e a scorrazzare per i boschi insieme all'amato cane Toby e la sorella Tom. Sono tempi duri, c'è la Depressione, ma a lui non serve molto altro per essere felice. La sua vita però cambia quando scopre il cadavere martoriato di una donna nera nelle acque della palude. Inizia cosí la grande avventura che lo porterà a varcare per sempre il confine che segna la fine di ogni infanzia, quel punto oltre il quale il mondo smette di essere abitato dai mostri e inizia a riempirsi dei fantasmi che tormentano le esistenze degli adulti.
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A mix of nostalgia for the lost world of his childhood and the toxic racism that was the norm for the time and place. Nobody is going to miss the similarity with To Kill a Mockingbird , but strong enough to stand on its own. Harry and his family farmed in the Piney Woods of East Texas. The story is in Leggi tutto
Set in the 1930's this book is told from the viewpoint of an elderly man looking back at a time in his life. Harry grew up in East Texas along the Sabine River area. An area where more is picked up at the local store than groceries. Harry and his sister Tom find the body of a black woman who had
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ “Only the past seems to matter now; only it seems to be alive; only it can support my soul.” I finally got around to reading this over the weekend and have been debating ever since about how to write a review. This is one of those books Leggi tutto
Once again I find myself sitting here scratching my head wondering how in the world can this be the first time I have read Joe R. Lansdale. In truth I think I may have come across a short story or two in one anthology or another, but this is my first novel. It will not be my last. The story unfolds Leggi tutto
‘ “Only our memories allow that some people ever existed. That they mattered, or mattered too much. ’ Imagine, if you will, a “great American classic”--like the Ivory Tower flying starched banners of canonization Classic-with-a-capital-C--adapted as a muder mystery novel. We’ve seen this before in Law Leggi tutto
The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale The Bottoms by Joe Lansdale is a rousing atmospheric murder mystery with an abundance and it has to said, more than its fair share of tension and thought provoking issue. The Bottoms won the Edgar award in 2000 and is definitely a book that will stay resolutely in your Leggi tutto
The Bottoms: Joe R. Lansdale's Edgar Award Winning Mystery The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale was chosen as a group read for February, 2016, by members of On the Southern Literary Trail. Special thanks to Jane for nominating this novel. Joe R. Lansdale Just a few weeks ago my neighbor handed me a c
[9/10] We have no Halloween traditions in Eastern Europe, but since I read so many books published in the US I got into the habit of picking up in October some titles that don't usually migrate to the top of my reading stack. I don't mind horror: it's not my favorite genre, but I have found some real Leggi tutto
The works of Joe R. Lansdale have been recommended to me so much in the last 3-4 years. I have a strong affinity for coming-of-age tales so I was told very convincingly by several people that THE BOTTOMS was a must read. (Thanks to Steve and Chad!) I buddy read this with my friend Tracy and I'm not e Leggi tutto
I first discovered Joe Lansdale when I found a discounted hardcover copy of THE BOTTOMS at Half Price Books. This excellent book started my love affair with the works of CHAMPION JOE! If you've never read him, give Hisownself a try ;)
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