Books by Harry Crews

CELEBRATION by Harry Crews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Lowbrow comedy, not literary wit."
The once reigning champion of redneck fiction continues his decline with yet another one-joke novel, a farce of hippy-cosmic dimensions. Read full book review >
THE MULCHING OF AMERICA by Harry Crews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 1995

"Crews reaches too far in his conspiratorial lunacya very '60s gestureand spoils an otherwise funny book."
An over-the-top-comedy in which the veteran wildman of redneck fiction (Scar Lover, 1992, etc.) casts his satirical eye on the all-American world of door-to-door sales. Read full book review >
SCAR LOVER by Harry Crews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"From sin to redemption, this highly improbable tale of hope and affirmation just doesn't cut it- -it's as belabored as the awkward title."
The latest novel by this former master of true grit southern fiction smartly steers away from the slapstick antics that so marred his last (Body, 1990). Read full book review >
THE GYPSY’S CURSE by Harry Crews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1974

"The novel is narrated by Marvin, who can reel off tough-sounding detective patter with the best of them — and then some."
It's not anybody who could write a bawdy, often hilarious, totally unsentimental novel about a legless deaf-mute who earns his keep by doing one-finger stands on arms the size of your average giant's thighs. Read full book review >