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Episode 127: Spring of Success, Donald Ray Pollock ("Bactine")

This week we’re talking about an unconventional literary success story. Donald Ray Pollock quit his job of 30 years at a paper mill, determined to give writing a go. 180 more words


Book Review: Kentucky Straight

Chris Offutt pens the collection of short stories, all set in rural Kentucky. Nine short stories loosely piece together the lives of the illiterate and simple-folk of the woodlands of Kentucky. 360 more words

Book Review: The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock is a noir stew spanning over decades and consisting of many tough characters, thrown in a pot and put on boil. 305 more words


Knockemstiff, by Donald Ray Pollock

I found myself wishing I had a loved one who would die and leave me their barbiturates, but I couldn’t think of anyone who’d ever loved me that much. 1,559 more words


Country Noir: My Journey to the Rough South

It’s not often that you can pinpoint the reading of a particular book as life-changing. Rummaging through a box of a stranger’s discarded books in 2009, my eye was caught by the cover of Harry Crews’  1,230 more words

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