Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is one of the most paramount books I have read this year so far. Larry Ott is introverted, unhealthy, ungainly, studious, and just never fit in with the other kids. At age 14 he discovers a woman and her son squatting in the cabin on their land. Silas and Larry become companions, but since they are of different races and with the prejudice of the times they can't continue their association at school. A few years later, Larry is mixed up in a girl's disappearance and hypothetical homicide. He is rejected in his small town, although never confirmed responsible. Silas on the other hand goes to college on a baseball scholarship and returns to Larry's home town 25 years later as the local constable. When the daughter of the wealthy man suddenly goes missing, Larry become the main suspect yet again, but Silas believes that Larry is guiltless in both cases and sets out to prove it once and for all.

A great page turner, I will definitely recommend Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.

5 Stars

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