Re: RARA-AVIS: Woodrell

From: a.n.smith (
Date: 19 Oct 2000

> I live in a rural area, and know the sorts
> of people the Woodrell describes here -- indeed,
> Woodrell is one of the few recent writers, in my
> opinion, to really capture the truth about rural life.
> Best of all, the plot's tight and the narrative drive
> is relentless. Highly, highly recommended.

I thought his most recent, TOMATO RED, was excellent as well. I thought it was an interesting blend of an old film noir plot and all the rural life details.

Wish he could get more attention than he does. And wish he would publish more often.

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