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Le are pressed to the brink and beyond There is Scoot McCutchen whose beloved wife falls terminally ill leaving him with nothing to live for which doesn't uite explain why he brutally murders her and her doctor and flees or why after years of running he decides to turn himself in In the title story a man who has devolved from breeding hounds for hunting to training them for dog fighting crosses paths with a Salvadoran gangbanger tasked with taking over the rural drug trade but who mostly wants to grow old in peace As Crimes in Sourthern Indiana unfolds we witne. The last time I read a book set in Indiana it was about The Greatest Town in America First in Friendship Fourth in Obesity Throw in Hoosiers the occasional Pacers game and a high school production of The Music Man I saw when I was at most ten and you ve pretty much covered the extent of my exposure to the state So to say that Frank Bill s Crimes in Southern Indiana was a change of pace would be at the very least putting it mildly Looking at the picture of a young Frank Bill proudly checking out his new rifle in the first pages of the book I found myself imagining a compassionate English teacher reading one of his stories and grasping his shoulder telling him what a talented young writer he isright before calling Social Services But after reading this book I m not even sure they have DSS workers waiting by the phone in southern Indiana so scratch that idea The pages are a buckshot filled explosion of

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Crimes in Southern Indiana

A ferocious debut that puts Frank Bill's southern Indiana on the literary map next to Cormac McCarthy's eastern Tennessee and Daniel Woodrell's Missouri OzarksC rimes in Southern Indiana is the most blistering vivid flat out fearless debut to plow into American literature in recent years Frank Bill delivers what is both a wake up call and a gut punch Welcome to heartland America circa right about now when the union jobs and family farms that kept the white on the picket fences have given way to meth labs backwoods gunrunners and bare knuckle brawlingBill's peop. sorry canada i know i just gave tony burgess the title of sick fuck but i am going to be taking that crown back now and giving it to frank bill oh god what is that shit clotted all over it tony burgess you sick sick fuck well donethis book isdescriptive this is another one of those short story collections that is or less a deconstructed novel the title of this novel could easily be here is a list of people who died horrible deaths in one place over a number of years subtitled seriously i hope you aren t one of those people who becomes attached to characters because you will be horrifiedit is rough and bleak and the author looks like mean zach galifianakisas opposed to placid zach galifianakisthe blurbs on the back of this are all from people i have either read and loved or mean to read and love tom franklin donald ray pollock benjamin percy pinckney benedict william gayall of those authors that d

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Ss the unspeakable yet are compelled to find sympathy for the depravedBill's southern Indiana is haunted with the deep authentic sense of place that recalls the best of Southern fiction but the interconnected stories bristle with the urban energy of a Chuck Palahniuk or a latter day Nelson Algren and rush with the slam bang plotting of pulp noir crime writing a la Jim Thompson Bill's prose is gritty yet literary shocking and impossible to put down A dark evocation of the survivalist spirit of the working class this is a brilliant debut by an important new voice. Unrelentingly tedious hillbilly pulp Like the bloody bits of Tarantino but not the talky chunks Want to like Woodrell but find him too high falutin C mon down Two dimensional and one dimensional characters trapped in a setting that s way cartoonish than Gotham or Metropolis Reminiscent of the kid in the creative writing workshop who can t write his way out of a short story without a death or beating Contrived stabs at shock value with half baked stories like Granpappy sells lil granddaughter to the evil drugs n pimps gang Can you believe it Crazy right The general theme is desperate people are capable of terrible things and that s as deep as the investigation goes Which may be fine after all the author is writing in a time honored style that is the literary euivalent of the popcorn movie No harm there But the necessary momentum and pacing the suspense the emotional involvement the evocative turn


10 thoughts on “Crimes in Southern Indiana

  1. says:

    sorry canada i know i just gave tony burgess the title of sick fuck but i am going to be taking that crown back now and giving it to frank bill oh god what is that shit clotted all over it?? tony burgess you sick sick fuck well donet

  2. says:

    Is there anybody left alive in Indiana by the end of this book?Frank Bill delivers a brutal series of short stories about mu

  3. says:

    If you ever wake up and find yourself in one of Frank Bill's stories you better start praying You got about five minutes

  4. says:

    Though this is definitely a smart often uite funny and occasionally feelsy makey collection of short stories about one of my favorite subjects in literature them there classy cousin fucking meth addicted wife beating date raping PBR

  5. says:

    This book flails helplessly How do I begin to review these raw and ruthless stories and do them justice? I probably can't ladies and gents but I want to try goddammit Frank Bill's collection of crazies and crimes

  6. says:

    The last time I read a book set in Indiana it was about The Greatest Town in America First in Friendship Fourth in Obesity Throw in Hoosiers the occasional Pacers game and a high school production of The Music Man I saw when I was at most ten and you've pretty much covered the extent of my exposure to the state So to say that Frank Bill's Cr

  7. says:

    The author Frank Bill delivers a lethal injection of literal pulp visceral darkness into your bloodstream He takes you to hell and back with these characters and stories Written in the same vein as Daniel Woodrell and Donald Ray Pollock The stories are gritty at times shocking and brutal vignettes of things that should remain as fiction Written with short sharp no words wasted visceral lines of prose The stories are at t

  8. says:

    After the first three stories which will uickly sift out the Eat Pray Love lightweights it's hard not to think of a Tarantino movie Murder rape revenge drugs guns lots of guns dogs meth labs pot booze hard men and hard women living in a hard land during a merciless time the 1980s to the present Characters in p

  9. says:

    Unrelentingly tedious hillbilly pulp Like the bloody bits of Tarantino but not the talky chunks? Want to like Wo

  10. says:

    If you ever wanted a Drive By Truckers song put to the music of fiction then this is your book Brutal and hones