- Mass Market Paperback: 303 pages
- Publisher: W.H.Allen (1968)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0491004400
- ISBN-13: 978-0491004404
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.6 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,918,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Klansman Mass Market Paperback – 1968
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Top Customer Reviews
The book was poor - ok Huie did a good job in his "Three Lives for Mississippi" but he doesn't translate in a novel.
The book is totally unconvicing as a novel. But I was curious to see the "film" because of Marvin (just after the excellent "Dirty Dozen" (?) and was intrigued about how on earth Burton could be a southern US WW2 veteran. Oh dear!
In my opinion, this is not worth watching nor is the book worth reading.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The language is harsh and the scenes are described with shocking vividness; this book isn't for the faint of heart and contains a lot more sorrrow than joy. Such were the times. However, it does present a wide cross-section of interesting characters, and avoids painting a picture of complete good vs. complete evil--just about all the characters display faults and redeeming qualities, rather than a cast of nothing but saintly, unselfish civil rights workers or hog-nosed adder-mean racists. It doesn't take deep reading of this book to see how racial prejudice is often manipulated as a power tool.
If you can find a copy, and you're interested in the topic, don't let it get away.