Wednesday, September 19, 2012
WOE TO LIVE ON - Daniel Woodrell
Set during the American war this novel is brutal. It follows a band of southern irregulars who justify their torture, barbarisim and constant murders as the acts of freedom fighters.
The northern Federals are just the same, they just wear different colours.
There is no glamour in this western, it shows how hard life was for the farmers and these men alike.
The story itself is nothing marvellous, the narrator is a young murderer who eventually sees some sort of light after several incidents and steps back from the way he has been living.
Whats great about the book is Woodrells prose, I'm still raving to people about 'Winters Bone" and although this is no where near as good , the writing is quality and just great to experience. (1987)