Give Us a Kiss: A Country Noir Paperback – 19 Dec 1996
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A criminal novel set in Kansas.
From the Back Cover
'I was on the drift from California to someplace that didn't have any bench warrants out on me ...'
Doyle Redmond is on the drift from a failed marriage and a floundering life, moving in an easterly direction in the Volvo he stole from his soon-to-be-ex-wife, heading for home: the red and rocky soil of the Ozarks where Redmonds have been farming and fighting since just after the Civil War.
'... a wild story of crime and passion.' Pinckney Benedict
'Woodrell alternates between reaming the language with a dry corncob and practising a particularly skilful kind of literary cabinetwork. Tongue in cheek (and in most other orifices) he celebrates blood kin, home country, and hot sex in this rich, funky, head-shakingly original novel. Woodrell is a ladystinger of a writer.' E.Annie Proulx
'One of the greatest and most original writers of recent years.' Select
'I loved it. Woodrell is a marvellous writer.' Roddy Doyle
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I've read a number of American thriller writers including Ellroy, Burke, Chandler, but along with Walter Mosley this guy is my favourite.
I honestly can't find a thing wrong with this novel - characters so well written you feel you know them, along with brilliant dialogue to match, and a perfect sense of place. Better than the over-rated Elmore Leonard, better than a Tarantino film. I can't give a higher recommendation than this - in a world of second-rate "crime thillers" that often don't thrill, this one stands out.
Woodrell easily fulfils the basic criterion of any great crime writer. His Dialogue is crisp. His characters are colourful and believable. His sense of place is vivid.Read more ›
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Loved this book from first to last, but then Woodrell is one of my favourite writers. This is an early one, he has become somewhat darker of late, but I would recommend it to any... Read morePublished on 18 May 2013 by Fox in Winter
Daniel Woodrell is among the very best writers I have read in my long career as a devourer of books of all genres, by authors fair and foul. Read morePublished on 30 July 2011 by Jelena