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Best Book Blurb Ever

I've been meaning to read something by Donald Ray Pollock for awhile, so I picked up the newly released paperback edition of The Devil All the Time the other day. Here's a blurb on the back from Jeff Baker of the Oregonian:

The Devil All the Time reads as if the love child of O'Connor and Faulkner was captured by Cormac McCarthy, kept in a cage out back and forced to consume nothing but onion rings, Oxycontin and Terrence Malick's Badlands.

Weirdly, I kind of don't want to read the novel anymore, just because I don't want to ruin the perfection of Baker's image.

About the Author

Anthony Domestico is an assistant professor of literature at Purchase College, SUNY. His book on poetry and theology in the modernist period is forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press.



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Very culture specific. Meaningless to most of us now and to anyone in a generation or two.

What? Faulkner and O'Connor have been culturally relevant for decades, and Terrance Malick will almost certainly be among discussed filmmakers of this period a generation from now. Your comment is almost as stupid as my taking the time to reply to it.

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