IT'S A DARK, DARK WORLD BUT DON'T MAKE US LEAVE IT [SHOWING SLIDE 9 OF 10]

Violence, apocalypse, war: just another day reading current best-sellers! We gave a rare star to George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones when it was first published in 1996, so the current trend of forbidding reads isn’t exactly new, though the trend has flourished lately. This week, we recommend books both new and old that revel in darkness and do such a good job of it that we don’t want to leave the worlds created in those stories.

Kirkus Star
by Daniel Woodrell

"Every bit as good as Woodrell's icy The Death of Sweet Mister (2001)—in other words, about as good as it gets. "
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