Harry Crews


did the muching of america make any sense to you?ida mae says looney failed them but i dont see how.i expect to work a bit to read crews but this one was beyond me.

>>By goddog   (Friday, 3 Oct 2003 20:44)

C'mon out there . None of you reads Harry Crews? I logged in here 3 months ago to bitch about Mulching but most of Crews is great . Scarlover , Car , Celebration ,Body are all fantastic novels , like Flannery O'Conner on crank.He's funny , he's twisted and he's extremely compassionate to all of us losers . How can you not love the guy?

>>By goddog   (Saturday, 17 Jan 2004 11:06)

Mulching was my least favorite though I wanted to like it. He was making a point but it just didn't hook me enough to finish it. I love everything else he's ever done. I got a hold of "Feast Of Snakes" when I was 14 or 15 and it made an enormous impression on me. "Gospel Singer" was brilliant.

>>By Voodoo Doll   (Wednesday, 5 May 2004 06:39)

I finally starting reading Crews a couple of years ago and cannot get enough. I've read everything he's published and am now starting over. His "Childhood" reminded me a great deal of my own upbringing, and his fictional world often includes Grits (the term he prefers over "rednecks," "crackers," etc.) just like everyone with whom I grew up. I appreciate his interest in characters who are dimly aware of their own desperation and their sense of not fitting in the modern world and who often can respond only through violence. As a novelist myself, I have learned an enormous amount about a novel's structure and pacing.

>>By LeRoss   (Saturday, 8 Mar 2008 18:06)

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