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Father and Son by Larry Brown

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Published: September 15th 1997 by Owl Books

Pages: 368

Summary: This classic story of good and evil takes place in the rural American South of 1968. After being released from prison, Glen Davis returns to his hometown only to commit double homicide within forty-eight hours of his return. Sheriff Bobby Blanchard, as upright as Glen is despicable, walks in the path of Glen’s destruction and tries to rebuild the fragile ties of the families and community they share. Dark secrets that have been simmering for two generations explode to the surface, allowing us a chilling glimpse at how evil can fester in a man’s heart and eat up his soul.

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Read from September 27 to October 02, 2013


I know it’s very different setting, but I heard it all the time while reading Father and Son:

I was driving up from Tampa
When the radiator burst
I was three sheets to the wind
A civilian saw me first
And then there was the cop
And then the children standing on the corner
Your love is like a cyclone in a swamp
And the weather’s getting warmer

I was getting out of jail
Heading to the Greyhound
You said you’d hop on one yourself
And meet me on the way down
I was shaking way too hard to think
Dead on my feet about to drop
Went and got the case of vodka from a car
And walked the two miles to the bus stop

Got on the bus half drunk again
The driver glared at me
Met up with you in Inglis
Thumbed a ride to Cedar Key
If we never make it back to California
I want you to know I love you
But my love is like a dark cloud full of rain
That’s always right there up above you

The blurb says that it all about evil eating up man’s soul.
There’s no good and there’s no evil.

The book of Larry Brown is beautiful and terrifying story. It’s rough and heartwrenching at the same time, full of violence and yet I couldn’t stop reading.

Highly recommended.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2013 in reviews

 

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