Today is Sunday December 7, 2014

The Bottoms by Joe R Lansdale – Best Book I’ve Read in the last couple of years

Author: hemmi1

What book did you recently read that satisfied you so much that you just HAD to recommend it to your friends who read?
My answer is “The Bottoms” by Joe R Lansdale
A thriller with echoes of William Faulkner and Harper Lee, The Bottoms is classic American storytelling in its truest, darkest, and more affecting form.
Its 1933 in East Texas and the Depression lingers in the air like a slow moving storm. When a young Harry Collins and his little sister stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagely mutilated and left to die in the bottoms of the Sabine River, their small town is instantly charged with tension. When a second body turns up, this time of a white woman, there is little Harry can do from stopping his Klan neighbors from lynching an innocent black man. Together with his younger sister, Harry sets out to discover who the real killer is, and to do so they will search for a truth that resides far deeper than any river or skin color.

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