Deconstruction Towards Violent Ends: A Review of Jon Boilard’s “Settright Road”

There is something powerful in literature that truly captures ugliness in a perfect way. Think about the work of Daniel Woodrell, the filthiest, booziest Charles Bukowski poems, or the grittiest, most brutal passages of Cormac McCarthy’s oeuvre and you’ll get a sense of what I’m talking about. Encountering that captured and exposed unattractiveness, that unbelievable, painfully dirty reality, is something that only happens in fiction when a talented author sets out to create work that isn’t afraid to deconstruct humans […]

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