RARA-AVIS: Go With Me by Castle Freeman Jr

From: Allan Guthrie (allan@allanguthrie.co.uk)
Date: 03 Nov 2008

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    This is neither hardboiled nor noir but nonetheless it's the kind of book that I suspect will appeal to a lot of folks on this list. It reads a little like a contemporary Erskine Caldwell -- although Freeman's novel is set in the backwoods of Vermont. Great voice, lovely writing, very little internalization, a Greek chorus of old-timers, clever rescuing-the-damsel-from-the-dragon plot, some terrific characters, and it's only 160 pages.


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