Book Reviews of Paris Trout

Paris Trout
Paris Trout
Author: Pete Dexter
ISBN-13: 9780140122060
ISBN-10: 0140122060
Publication Date: 8/1/1989
Pages: 306
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Thoroughly engrossing - if often unpleasant - tale of racial bigotry and oppression in the U.S. Perhaps that makes it sound more academic than it is. It's a fictional tale of one of the most believable villains I've read in some time. I read it cover to cover in long sitting - I needed to know how it all ended!

I recommend it highly. If you're the type who throws a book in anger periodically across the room, I would suggest moving breakable items out of your line of fire before beginning.
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A powerful novel about life and death in a small southern town. Winner of the National Book Award.
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One of the best books I have ever read.
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This is a very well written book about an incredibly unpleasant, well-nigh evil man. Great reading, unpleasant (at best) reading material.
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excellent- like a mash up of Harper Lee and Stephen King
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Winner of the National Book Award, the compelling story of a small town caught in the midst of a murder of a 14 year old black girl by one of the town's leading citizens.
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National bestseller! "In 'Paris Trout', Pete Dexter tells the mesmerizing story of a shocking crime that eats away at the social fabric of a small town, exposing the hypocisies of its ways and shattering the lives of its citizens."
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Winner of the National Book Award, Paris Trout is the mesmerizing story of a shocking crime that eats away at the fabric of a small Southern town, exposing its hypocrises and shattering the lives of its citizens.
The crime is the murder of a 14 year old black girl, and the killer is Paris Trout, a respected white citizen of Cotton Point, Georgia--a man without guilt. His crime haunts the men and women of the town. Harry Seagraves, Trout's attorney, has nightmares about it. Trout's wife, Hanna, bears his abusive paranoia, which grows as the town reacts to the crime and puts Trout on trial. As he becomes more obsessed with his cause and his vendettas against those who have betrayed him, Trout moves closer to madness, finally exploding with yet more violence and rage.