RARA-AVIS: RE:Daniel Woodrell

From: Dick Lochte ( dlochte@adelphia.net)
Date: 16 Jun 2003

Anthony Dauer wrote about One Monday We Killed Them All and Violent Saturday:

It may also be interesting to contrast them with Daniel Woodrell's "country noir" ... your description isn't that far off from Woodrell's work. I've only read "Give Us A Kiss" myself, so I may not be the best judge. Thoughts?

The Woodrell title that fits right in there is "Muscle For The Wing." It's been a while since I read it, but as I recall, a group of Arian Brotherhood ex-cons decides to take over a small Louisiana town, St. Bruno. To do this, they'll have to challenge the local Mafia don. The book's hero, Rene Shade, is the town lawman, caught in the middle. A lean, very hardboiled novel. May be Woodrell's best.

Dick Lochte

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