With the closing of the Harlan County, Kentucky coalmines, marijuana has become the biggest cash crop in the state. A hundred pounds of it can gross three-hundred thousand dollars, but that’s chump change compared to the quarter million a human body can get you - especially when it’s sold off piece-by-piece. So when Dickie and Coover Crowe, dope-dealing brothers known for sampling their own supply, decide to branch out into the body business, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens to stop them.
What would have made Raylan better?
fewer characters with more distinct characteristics I think. It seemed to go around in meaningless circles. Raylan himself was weakly drawn.
Would you ever listen to anything by Elmore Leonard again?
I guess so. I've truly enjoyed some of his others.
Any additional comments?
Narration was well done despite the weakness of the book.
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Shteyngart's second novel (The Russian Debutante's Handbook, 2002, was the first) is a wild ride that follows its protagonist and narrator, Misha Vainburg, from St. Petersburg (or St. Leninsburg as he prefers to call it) to a tiny country in the Caucasus called Absurdsvani.
Unfunny despite the laborious efforts by the author to write a funny book. All he accomplished was extreme vulgarity all to no purpose. I didn't come close to finishing it.
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When James Henry Trotter accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Then James discovers a secret entranceway into the fruit, and when he crawls inside, he meets a bunch of marvelous oversized friends: Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, Miss Spider, and more.
Like all of the best of children's literature this one is enjoyable at multiple level. Every personality one runs into in life are here in a very satirical format.