Sunday, March 27, 2011


Gay writes a chilling southern Gothic fairytale with elements of Little Red Riding Hood, Night of the Hunter, No Country for Old Men, and early Nick Cave. Gay’s prose is clearly influenced by Cormac McCarthy and at points can be derivative and a near parody at times, but for the most part is a more fluid and readable take on the master But Gay has his own story to tell, a mad funeral home director setting a deranged criminal on two innocents. Lots of mayhem, necrophilia, and a hunt through a surreal wilderness ensue.

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