Mezmerizing. An East Texas take on how it was for race relations in the 1930s. We've come a long way since then, thank goodness.
I really enjoyed this book. This book dealt with the ugly face of racism in the 1930"s, while still managing to tell its own story. You came to know the people in the book, while still being amazed at their plight and the unsettled social times. Joe Lansdale takes you on a journey that opens your eyes to some of lifes brutal realities, then waits right up to the final chapters before revealing the identity of his offender. This book is thought provoking, turns you from laughter to action and suspense, and boldly reminds you of mans inhumanity to man. This is one of those dark novels that grip you and forces you down in the depths of distruction, commands you to continue to read, but then takes you back where you began the story, in a much better(?) day and time.
I would not recommend this book for those who cannot read about past racial intolerances because Lansdale does a very good job of bringing to light the injustices of racial inequality of the 1930's.