Tuesday, 5 July 2011

I love this book.

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Two thirds of the way through Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter I was beset with dread: I haven't been following this poor sad guy who has possibly, even probably, done nothing wrong only to watch him get crushed without mercy, have I Mr Franklin?

I love you, Mr. Franklin.

This novel is a perfect example of our simple yet elusive goal as writers: "a good story, well told". I loaned the book to four people in four days and they each read it in one sitting and wandered around with dazed, satisfied faces when they were done. I want to order copies for all my favourite book lovers and send them out as winter surprises.

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