Ciaran Cooke

Location: Dublin , Republic of Ireland


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Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
3.0 out of 5 stars A little light reading, 17 Sep 2013
I read Knockemstiff while on holiday in the sun. It's probably the most anti-holiday book anybody could read! It is so unrelentingly grim I just had to laugh to myself and wonder what kind of horror would come next. I found it hard to like a book that wallowed in such misery.

That said the writing was sparse and haunting in places and there was a fascination in reading about these characters and the dark paths their lives were heading down. I admired the book but didn't love it.

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