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Bad Way Out by [Caldwell, C. Hoyt]
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About the Author

C. Hoyt Caldwell is a writer tucked away in the Tennessee Mountains. He's not smart enough to be subtle so his work tends to be tasteless and gritty. He's not out to offend anyone, but he's also not out to win anyone over either. His stories are full of sex, violence, heart, and attempts at humor. His book Bad Way Out may very well be the greatest and only example of hillbilly erotica on the market today.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1602 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ASO89TW
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,033,778 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Jun. 2013
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Could this book start off a craze of what can only be called Appalachian crime noir? Meet E. R. Percy, mountain man and the brewer of the best moonshine you will ever sip. Life has always been hard for the mountain folk, but illegal stills and their product is nothing compared to the drugs trade. When E. R. first refuses to work in the drugs business he is at first threatened, but this escalates to a feud. Throw in a mysterious mountain of a man that suddenly appears in his brewing shed and you find there is a lot of comedy to what would otherwise be a bloody and dark tale.

Fun to read and hard to put down this is a great tale of hillbillies and their culture versus the modern drug lord. The characters come to life in all their glorious eccentricities, from a man mad seventeen year old girl to the corrupt reverend. Unfortunately this book will probably get overlooked, which is a shame, as it is such a great read and should appeal to a lot of people.

There are a few typos in this, but nothing that should really detract from or disrupt your reading experience. Certainly original, this is full of violence and humour, and certainly a thing that Quentin Taratino would love to get his hands on.
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A sharp pacey style. Enough humour to prevent the violence from being oppressive. Inventive plot lines and a good balance between male and female characters. Darned good entertaining read for a cold night in front of the fire.
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E.R. Percy is the best moonshine maker in the Tennessee mountains. But business isn’t as usual when one day he finds a naked giant in his brewing shed. Then a local girl is found stabbed to death and the competition for an illegal high steps up. Milo, tired of being outdone by E.R. offers him a job he can’t refuse. Unfortunately he does.

The author claims in his bio that he’s not smart enough to be subtle. On the strength of this excellent book I have to disagree with him.

The action takes place in Maiden Falls where, as E.R. says, you only end up if you’re lost or hiding. As a result there’s a whole host of fascinating and gritty characters on show.

E.R. spends most of his time making moonshine and selling it to the locals. He has a distant relationship with his wife, Rose, and is estranged from his father. He makes enough money to survive, but life doesn’t change much. Only meth heads cause him any trouble, all supplied by local bad boy, Ford.

But from the first pages E.R.’s life is gradually turned upside down. A girl is found dead, then her teenage sister, Eva, begins to throw herself at E.R. and a huge guy appears in his brewing shed – naked and unconscious.

Then, tired of losing business, Ford’s boss Milo makes E.R. a job offer – sell his drugs. But E.R. doesn’t do drugs and he says no. Unfortunately Milo is somewhat unhinged and undertakes an increasingly vicious campaign against E.R. and then his family. All the while he’s fighting Eva off, strengthening his bond with Rose and investigating the local girl’s murder.

As the pages turned the story became increasingly engaging and enthralling. E.R. narrates the story in first person so the reader receives his hillbilly vernacular and behavior in full flow.
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