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A ferocious debut that puts Frank Bill's southern Indiana on the literary map next to Cormac McCarthy's eastern Tennessee and Daniel Woodrell's Missouri OzarksC rimes in Southern Indiana is the most blistering vivid flat out fearless debut to plow into American literature in recent years Frank Bill delivers what is Crimes in PDFEPUB or both a wake up call and a gut punch Welcome to heartland America circa right about now when the union jobs and family farms that kept the white on the picket fences have given way to meth labs backwoods gunrunners and bare knuckle brawl Is there anybody left alive in Indiana by the end of this bookFrank Bill delivers a brutal series of short stories about murder rape blood feuds pot dealing meth dealing dog fighting revenge incest and the occasional shell shocked veteran cutting off a couple of ears You know just another Tuesday in the American heartlandWhat I particularly liked about this is that Bill uses the stories about various people over a couple of generations to give you a complete picture of an area By the time you get to the end you feel like you re one of the locals tapped into the gossip network so that you know the dirty laundry of everyone around you Probably best to keep your mouth shut though unless you want to wind up minus your head thanks to a twelve gauge blast These people ain t playing aroundThis is hard boiled redneck noir with crimes that would send those sissy gangsters in New York running home to their mothers Bill has the ruthless and brutal efficiency of a poacher gutting a deerMy only complaint is that almost every story featured scenes of extremely graphic violence Bill does this stuff well and puts it to good use but after a while it started to feel like Frank Miller had moved Sin City to a farm setting It probably wouldn t have seemed so repetitive if I would have taken some breaks between stories but I would have liked a couple of uieter ones that didn t involve blood splatter or shattered bones

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Crimes in Southern Indiana

IngBill's people are pressed to the brink and beyond There is Scoot McCutchen whose beloved wife falls terminally ill leaving him with nothing to live for which doesn't uite explain why he brutally murders her and her doctor and flees or why after years of running he decides to turn himself in In the title story a man who has devolved from breeding hounds for hunting to training them for dog fighting crosses paths with a Salvadoran gangbanger tasked with taking over the rural drug trade but who mostly wants to grow old in peace As Crimes in Sourthern Indiana unfolds w Though this is definitely a smart often uite funny and occasionally feelsy makey collection of short stories about one of my favorite subjects in literature them there classy cousin fucking meth addicted wife beating date raping PBR slugging racist rednecks I think it s possible that I ve actually exceeded my monthly uota for hick lit and this book s place in my memory will be paying the price for it And honestly I don t even feel all that guilty about it considering these stories were actually kinda redundant plot wise from blood soaked rape revenge tales to messy drug dealings to studies seriously than one of them in a small short story collection that is not even primarily about PTSD of PTSD all built atop the standard foundation of literally everyone in Bumfuck is a sadistic psychopath And don t get me wrong I love reading that shit designed as it is for popcorn entertainment and vicarious id cleansing like when the sex trafficked young girl chases the dudes who wronged her around with a chainsaw and hacks off their body parts and bites out their throats and whatnot because it s a cathartic way to manage the woes of the world added to which I m a terrible person who thinks elaborate violence is hilarious as long as it s fake Hello run on sentence Honestly I think I just needed some time away from the genre or maybe should have gone after these stories at a reasonable rate of about one per week or even one per day or at the very least just base level set the rule that I wouldn t blow through every single one of them back to back in a single day without a break Because whoa This is good Pollock is better Mostly because he s funnier and convincing and mixes it up or maybe just because I read him first and I m stubborn and unfair One of my favorite parts in thissin though was when ole dude started yelling because he thought his General Practitioner was uestioning his sexuality by diagnosing him as bi polar Totally worth a read just take it real real slow like

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E witness the unspeakable yet are compelled to find sympathy for the depravedBill's southern Indiana is haunted with the deep authentic sense of place that recalls the best of Southern fiction but the interconnected stories bristle with the urban energy of a Chuck Palahniuk or a latter day Nelson Algren and rush with the slam bang plotting of pulp noir crime writing a la Jim Thompson Bill's prose is gritty yet literary shocking and impossible to put down A dark evocation of the survivalist spirit of the working class this is a brilliant debut by an important new voice After the first three stories which will uickly sift out the Eat Pray Love lightweights it s hard not to think of a Tarantino movie Murder rape revenge drugs guns lots of guns dogs meth labs pot booze hard men and hard women living in a hard land during a merciless time the 1980s to the present Characters in previous stories show up again though in this grim landscape you only have so many bites at the apple as Frank Bill populates and de populates his little blood soaked postage stamp of earth with enough familiarity to have you wondering at times if you aren t in fact reading a loose novel like Faulkner s Hamlet In the end I felt this effort does stand as a collection of short stories most of which seem to clock in at 15 pages or so The stories are so short that I found myself wishing Bill had extended some of them into something longer Most of the time they work fine just as they are but there were a couple that faltered a bit due to the rush to wrap them up That said the dialogue is spot on the violence memorable Does Bill wallow in it Yes But what I found which was strangely satisfying is a pretty steady pattern of Old Testament Wisdom in most of these stories When lines are crossed and your loved ones are touched then you must touch back To do otherwise would be to ignore the doctrines of existence


10 thoughts on “Crimes in Southern Indiana

  1. says:

    sorry canada i know i just gave tony burgess the title of sick fuck but i am going to be taking that crown back now and giving it to frank bill oh god what is that shit clotted all over it tony burgess you sick sick fuck well donethis book isdescriptive this is another one of those short story collections that is or less

  2. says:

    Is there anybody left alive in Indiana by the end of this bookFrank Bill delivers a brutal series of short stories about murder rape blood feuds pot dealing meth dealing dog fighting revenge incest and the occasional shell shocked veteran cutting off a couple of ears You know just another Tuesday in the American heartlandWhat I particularly liked about this is that Bill uses the stories about various people over a couple of gene

  3. says:

    If you ever wake up and find yourself in one of Frank Bill's stories you better start praying You got about five minutes left before something bad happens to you There will be bone fragments There will be catherine wheels of pain Howling Retching One thing there won't be is mercy This is not life as it is lived this is death as it is died In Indiana There's enough stuff for 15 novels crammed into this handful of stories and when you read on

  4. says:

    Though this is definitely a smart often uite funny and occasionally feelsy makey collection of short stories about one of

  5. says:

    This book flails helplessly How do I begin to review these raw and ruthless stories and do them justice I probably can't ladies and gents but I want to try goddammit Frank Bill's collection of crazies and crimes in southern

  6. says:

    The last time I read a book set in Indiana it was about The Greatest Town in America First in Friendship Fourth in Obesity Throw in Hoosiers the occasional Pacers game and a high school production of The Music Man I saw w

  7. says:

    The author Frank Bill delivers a lethal injection of literal pulp visceral darkness into your bloodstream He takes you to hell and back with these characters and stories Written in the same vein as Daniel Woodrell and Donald Ray Pollock The stories are gritty at times shocking and brutal vignettes of things that should remain as fi

  8. says:

    After the first three stories which will uickly sift out the Eat Pray Love lightweights it's hard not to think of a Tarantino movie Murder rape revenge drugs guns lots of guns dogs meth labs pot booze hard men and hard women living

  9. says:

    Unrelentingly tedious hillbilly pulp Like the bloody bits of Tarantino but not the talky chunks Want to like Woodrell but find him too high falutin C'mon down Two dimensional and one dimensional characters trapped in a setting that's way cartoonish than Gotham or Metropolis Reminiscent of the kid in the creative writing workshop who can't write his way out of a short story without a death or beating Contrived

  10. says:

    If you ever wanted a Drive By Truckers song put to the music of fiction then this is your book Brutal and honest Frank Bill delivers punch after punch of folks doing some nasty stuff to get by Tough to pick favorites here as the book is just over 250 pages of flaming kerosene but Cold Hard Love A Coon Hunter's Noir and Ro

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