[EBOOK FREE] (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter) BY Tom Franklin

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characters Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Tom Franklin Tom Franklin ↠ 4 Free read review Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter In rural Mississippi Larry Ott and Silas Jones were unlikely boyhood friends Ott was the ch. it is totally okay to float old reviews when you suddenly have a picture of yourself and the author to attach to them also when you are bored but only once a day anything than that becomes boring or desperateone of the best books i have read everand exactly what i was looking for when i posted my uery in my very own readers advisory group so thank you james this is a perfect suggestion to the kind of book i was looking for and i am going to immerse myself in tom franklin s backlist and tell all my friends etc but right nowi don t know how to review it with a book this meaty i find it difficult to do plot reviews without giving away too much as i get overexcited about sharing the book will does a good job though with dignified restraint i can only do tone reviews of something that kicked my ass so hard remember when stephen king paid a lot of attention to the craft of writing before he became a machine of churning out books editors were afraid to edit because he s stephen bloody king and he knows what he s doing stephen king became stephen king because he started out as a careful storyteller he always had a knack for building and filling a scene creating characters with dimensions and building tension around them that was powerful because the characters were fleshed out and not just stand ins for something for the action to happen to this is what a lot of modern horror writers forget that it s not just about scary things happening it is about scary things happening to characters who have begun to matter to the readerand this is not a horror novel but the tremendous larry ott character does read a lot of stephen king throughout this novel as a kid and as an adult and the childhood scenes read a lot like stephen king to me before some sort of alien or clown comes to get em the coming of age eye opening stuff far from idyllic is so richly detailed and larry ott and silas jones are characters to care about despite all their mistakes and how you wanna just shake both of them sometimesthe story is a different kind of horror life is brutal with murder and racism and persecution and hollow loneliness and missed opportunities this is such a frustrating situation books like this kill me when characters endure years of isolation and heartache that could be resolved with one conversation but by kill me i of course mean delight meokay some basic plotlarry ott is the town whipping boy ever since the first girl he took to a drive in vanished without a trace now he is 41 lives in his childhood home while his mother lingers in a nursing home his abusive father is dead and he buys a lot of books through the mail already ostracized vandalized and avoided when another girl goes missing suspicion naturally falls on himsilas jones is now the town constable returned after many years away his is a story of life on the other side of the color divide with a single mother trying to raise him essentially suatting in larry s father s shed where they strike up a boyhood friendship ultimately marred by larry s father and the cruelties of adolescencelarry as a kid is heartbreaking so earnest so smart so reaching out for affection silas oh god his mother s story so buried in his own is worth the whole of the book i am choking with tenderness and silas angeri just loved this book the mystery the characters the uiet of it all it is sad but resigned to its own sadness anything else i could say would just be inarticulate suawkingthanks to dana and the harpercollins half off hook upcome to my blog

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characters Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Tom Franklin Tom Franklin ↠ 4 Free read review Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Ild of lower middle class white parents Jones the son of a poor single black mother But whe. Gorgeous Gorgeous and dripping with emotion and acheThis story OWNED ME from the opening page and LARRY OTT is among the most endearing heart wrenching characters I ve come across in a long long time That I connected so well with both the story and its main character surprised me because being born and raised in Vegas my own life experience is so vastly different from both Larry and the town of Chabot Mississippi where the story takes place I give heaping mounds of credit to author Tom Franklin for making this alien world come alive for me Larry Ott is a 41 year old caucasian man living alone in his parents house in Chabot MS where he eats mostly McDonald s and KFC by himself owns an auto repair shop with no local customers and loves loves loves to read especially Horror novels of which Stephen King is his favorite The reason for the above two parentheticals is that Larry is the town pariah 25 years ago when Larry was 16 a high school girl named Cindy Walker disappeared while on a date with Larry While Larry was never arrested or formally accused of a crime his reputation as the weird horror book reading loner was enough to earn him a guilty verdict and a permanent shunning from the town Larry feels this isolation down in his bones and Franklin casual matter of fact description of it sliced right through me Now Larry spends his days working in a shop with no customers living alone with his chickens and having no visitors except for i drunk teenagers throwing bottles at his house and ii the County Investigator Roy French harassing him whenever a crime occurs Beyonf that Larry just sort of floats through the days even treating his house as if he were only a guest He acted like a curator keeping the rooms clean answering the mail and paying bills turning on the television at the right times and smiling with the laugh tracks eating his McDonald s or Kentucky Fried Chicken to what the networks presented him and then sitting on his front porch as the day bled out of the trees across the field and night settled in each different each teh same That s Larry s life Silas 32 Jones is the African American Constable of Chabot MS and the sole law enforcement officer in the area Silas was a high school baseball star with dreams of going pro until injury cut his prospects short For a brief time in high school Silas and Larry were friends However since the disappearance of Cindy Walker Silas has avoided all contact with Scary Larry Ott Silas is another damaged man with lots of baggage of his own Silas often regrets the way he and the town treat Larry but has become trapped in his own circumstances and is too weak to change Viewed as a local hero his days while better than Larry s are spent writing tickets directing traffic and acting as a glorified meter maid The town of Chabot is another amazing character in this story and Franklin s charming understated prose is perfect I listened to the audiobook and by the time you hear his words they ve already vaporized and settled onto your brain like a flower scented mist of small time life His descriptions of Chabot and its slow small town death are magical and precisely what they should be He passed a clothing store that had gone so long without customers it d briefly become a vintage clothing store without changing stock There s also a whole supporting cast of interesting well drawn southern folks who come across as varying shades of good and bad In other words normal people and Franklin s unobtrusive prose has you able to visualize each one after spending only a few minutes with them In fact the atmosphere of the book the feel of the characters and the pace and tone of the narrative reminded me a lot of To Kill a Mockingbird which is high praise indeed as it is one of my all time favorites However where Atticus Finch made you wish you were his son Larry Ott will break your heart and make you long to be his friend For all that this is NOT a depressingly morose sob story though I did tear up than once This lack of melodrama is the true gift of Franklin s novel I don t know how he did it but despite the often crushing sadness that follows Larry around and how sorry you feel for him from deep in your soul Larry never wallows in his trials and the story never becomes overtly sentimental It is a joy to follow Larry going through his day and you just keep hoping things get better for him As far as the main thrust of the narrativeWhen another girl disappears all fingers point towards Scary Larry and Silas is put in charge of the investigation Through a series of lengthy flashbacks we are taken back through the childhoods of both main characters their eventful meeting and brief friendship and the tragic events surrounding the previous disappearance that forever changed their lives At its heart this is the story of Larry and Silas and how circumstances personal dreams and other peoples perceptions can create barriers that are difficult to overcome It s a story of good and evil persecution and redemption friendship and betrayal secrets and truths It s a story of life and one of those rare books that make you feel the world around you I know I am gushing so I will just end by saying60 stars HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATIONPS If you have the opportunity to listen to the audio version of this read by Kevin Kenerly take it His narration was masterful and fits the narrative like a glove

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characters Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Tom Franklin Tom Franklin ↠ 4 Free read review Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter N a teenage girl disappeared after a date with Larry their friendship was irrevocably broke. 5 Stars An Atmospheric Dark Character Driven novel that Got me and Got me Good Larry Ott You Break My Heart In High School Larry Ott is accused of a heinous crime The evidence is circumstantial and he is not convicted He is however accused by a jury of his peers and spends the rest of his days alone living in a cabin in the woods never speaking to another soul More than twenty years pass and then another crime happens Of course Larry is the only suspect It doesn t matter that at the time the crime occurs Larry is not in the position to have committed such an act He is deemed guiltySilas Jones now known as Constable 32 was once Larry Ott s childhood best friend The two haven t spoken in years When this new crime occurs 32 of course investigates Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin is a brilliant character driven novel and is Southern Literature at its finest Larry and Silas are two boys from two totally different worlds struggling to be friends torn apart by the unthinkable Larry is a one man whose life is in the depths of despair and who I felt for in so many different ways This is a novel about family friendship right and wrong tragedy and justice It is a novel that will grab you hold on tight and won t let go till the very endA huge thank you to Tom Franklin for writing this incredible novelPublished on Goodreads on 4720


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    [EBOOK FREE] (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter) BY Tom Franklin Tom Franklin ↠ 4 Free read review Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Gorgeous Gorgeous and dripping with emotion and acheThis story OWNED ME from the opening page and LARRY OTT is among the most endearing heart wrenching characters I've come across in a long long time That I connected so well with bo

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    review Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Tom Franklin ↠ 4 Free read [EBOOK FREE] (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter) BY Tom Franklin Worst first date ever Poor Larry Ott the bookish kid the weak one a smallish white boy the bully target at school takes out the girl of his dreams returns home alone and gets blamed for her presumed rape and murder Decades later ostracized by the town living alone in the same house he grew up in tending his late abusive father’s garage another girl goes missing and all fingers point his way Did he or didn’t he? Tom Franklin im

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    [EBOOK FREE] (Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter) BY Tom Franklin characters Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Tom Franklin Tom Franklin ↠ 4 Free read The Rutherford girl had been missing for eight days when Larry Ott returned home and found a monster waiting in his houseThis book grabbed me from the beginning and never let go I was mesmerized by the rural Mississippi setting and uickly connected to the main characters Larry Ott otherwise known as Scary Larry b

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  • Paperback
  • 318
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
  • Tom Franklin
  • English
  • 08 May 2020
  • 9780330533560