Tomato Red

Tomato Red

Book - 2010
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A group of petty crooks in the Ozarks organize a series of scams to get rich. One scheme is to have the hunk among them seduce, then blackmail rich women, another is to burglarize houses while the owners are away on holiday.
Publisher: Houston, Tex. : Busted Flush Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781935415060
Branch Call Number: FICTION WOODRELL 2010
Characteristics: 169 p. ; 20 cm


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Sep 30, 2017

I am freaking out because ever since I got this dad-blasted Doctorate of Divinity, on occasion someone actually asks me to perform a wedding. Thank God I haven't been asked to do a funeral yet. I don't think I would be able to "go easy" as one of my clients says every time we pass a cop. So I thought I'd write a few book reviews to ease the sheer, overwhelming, unbelievably terrifying panic. This book was so good that I was honestly mad when it ended. Two of the best pieces of prose I ever laid eyes on were in this book and one mentioned a town I hate to this day because of the time they locked me up for a piece. "It shined like a Shreveport pimp's favorite teeth." And "They're the kind of people you'd like to meet sometime and leave in the trunk of a car at the airport." You just don't come by that kind of raw honesty in the real world.

Jun 12, 2013

This is a story of a brother (who is gay) and a sister who want to escape from the Ozarks and their lives. It is narrated by a "loser" who is passing through. The author's voice is still a little self-conscious but the seeds of "Death of Sweet Mister" and "Winter's Bone" are evident.


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May 25, 2010

The part of this mess I really, really can't cut is the part where the price is put on our heads. That's a creepy sensation, see, to know there's a price on your head in dollars and it's kind of awful low.


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