Reading for Me

The Books I Have Read…..Just for Me

#2: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (Tom Franklin)

on January 14, 2012

The bar for quality reading this year has been set very high!  Tom Franklin’s novel tells the story of two men, Larry and Silas, who grew up together in southeastern Mississippi.  Silas is a black boy; Larry is white. As they grow, their lives take different paths.

Years ago, a young girl suddenly disappeared after going on a date with Larry.  Everyone assumes that Larry was responsible for her disappearance and death, but he was never tried due to a lack of evidence.  Now another girl has gone missing and Larry is the prime suspect.  Silas has returned to the deep South as a police officer in the small town, investigating the kidnapping.

Is Larry a monster or a misunderstood introvert?  Does Silas know more about the situation than he is telling?  

The novel is a fascinating read with lots of unexpected twists and turns along the way.  Be advised, dear reader, that the book is intended for a mature audience and includes vulgarity throughout.  (If you are easily offended by language, this may not be the book for you.)

My review:  4 1/2 out of 5……incredible story, wonderful writing and engrossing.



One response to “#2: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (Tom Franklin)

  1. Espana says:

    The book was well written and engaging. The author kept the story moving along nicely. The relationships described in the book were the best part. I only gave it 4 stars because the “mystery” aspect of the book was very obvious, but I’m not convinced that it wasn’t supposed to be. Definitely worth reading, especially for the price. I plan on reading more books by Tom Franklin.

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