Not at all, does not grab your attention
does not pull you into the story
I have no idea how this book rated 4.25 stars. I purchased this book because of the high rating. I just couldn't get into this book or the characters.
I did not find it nearly as engaging as some of the other reviews.
Why is this book getting such great reviews? this is not literature. It's totally implausible and the descriptive prose that everyone seems to like so much I found to be overdone to the point of being nauseating.
For a book with such rave reviews, this one really hit rock bottom with me. The author's protagonist--a violent, pugnacious creep--waxes on and on in what is supposed to be a reflection of the old South that is still ingrained in its people and places. This author is no Tennessee Williams, that's for sure, and the plot is senseless, stupid, and often offensive. If you want to hear about people killed and horribly disfigured by shotguns, this book is for you. But if I was from the South, I'd want to do the same to the author.