Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Tom Franklin / Sep 15, 2019

Crooked Letter Crooked Letter Tom Franklin s narrative power and flair for characterization have been compared to the likes of Harper Lee Flannery O Connor El Leonard and Cormac McCarthy Now the Edgar Award winning author retur

  • Title: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
  • Author: Tom Franklin
  • ISBN: 9780060594671
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tom Franklin s narrative power and flair for characterization have been compared to the likes of Harper Lee, Flannery O Connor, El Leonard, and Cormac McCarthy Now the Edgar Award winning author returns with his most accomplished and resonant novel so faran atmospheric drama set in rural Mississippi In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas 32 Jones were boyhood pals.Tom Franklin s narrative power and flair for characterization have been compared to the likes of Harper Lee, Flannery O Connor, El Leonard, and Cormac McCarthy Now the Edgar Award winning author returns with his most accomplished and resonant novel so far an atmospheric drama set in rural Mississippi In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas 32 Jones were boyhood pals Their worlds were as different as night and day Larry, the child of lower middle class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond But then tragedy struck Larry took a girl on a date to a drive in movie, and she was never heard from again She was never found and Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit The incident shook the county and perhaps Silas most of all His friendship with Larry was broken, and then Silas left town More than twenty years have passed Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion Silas has returned as a constable He and Larry have no reason to cross paths until another girl disappears and Larry is blamed again And now the two men who once called each other friend are forced to confront the past they ve buried and ignored for decades.

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        Tom Franklin was born and raised in Dickinson, Alabama He held various jobs as a struggling writer living in South Alabama, including working as a heavy equipment operator in a grit factory, a construction inspector in a chemical plant and a clerk in a hospital morgue In 1997 he received his MFA from the University of Arkansas His first book, Poachers was named as a Best First Book of Fiction by Esquire and Franklin received a 1999 Edgar Award for the title story Franklin has published two novels Hell at the Breech, published in 2003 and Smonk published in 2006 The recipient of the 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship, Franklin now teaches in the University of Mississippi s MFA program and lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his wife, the poet Beth Ann Fennelly, and their children.


    1. it is totally okay to float old reviews when you suddenly have a picture of yourself and the author to attach to them. also, when you are bored. but only once a day. anything more than that becomes boring. or desperate of the best books i have read, everd exactly what i was looking for when i posted my query in my very own readers' advisory group. so, thank you, james, this is a perfect suggestion to the kind of book i was looking for. and i am going to immerse myself in tom franklin's backlist [...]

    2. What does it say about a person when their mother feels the need for prayer they find a friend? Scary Larry Ott won't blame you if you don't like him.He knows what people say about him But the first ladies need support and Larry may as well be the one. Another 5 star book from Tom Franklin.

    3. Gorgeous Gorgeous and dripping with emotion and acheThis story OWNED ME from the opening page and LARRY OTT is among the most endearing, heart-wrenching characters I've come across in a long, long time. That I connected so well with both the story and its main character surprised me because, being born and raised in Vegas, my own life experience is so vastly different from both Larry and the town of Chabot, Mississippi, where the story takes place. I give heaping mounds of credit to author Tom F [...]

    4. M, I, crooked letter, crooked letter, I, crooked letter, crooked letter, I, humpback, humpback, I.--How southern children are taught to spell MississippiTom FranklinMy wife's family is from Prentiss, Mississippi not far from where the action of this book takes place. When my wife's grandmother died a few years ago we went down for the funeral. This was my first time in Mississippi and I remember a couple of things about the experience. First, this is small town USA and there were two funeral hom [...]

    5. Poor Larry Ott. He's a beautiful soul whose wings have been clipped; he's damaged and hurting after a lifetime of being ridiculed, being thrown to the wolves, being falsely accused of a horrific crime.And yet he doesn't lose his sweetness or optimism, even after his only childhood friend, Silas, ditches him out of fear of losing his own newfound popularity. Silas has to accept how poorly he used to treat Larry while they were growing up, and it's not easy to do. The author did a magnificent job [...]

    6. So often when I read a book I cannot wait to talk about it, eager to hear other people's takes and share my own thoughts, but sometimes, as in life, the unexpected occurs.  A book has been read all right and it affected me but still I need to let it rest a while, need to think on it, recover from it.I found myself looking back, being brutally honest in my reflection.  Have I ever succumbed to group think and if so how often have I hurt others?  And even though in truth I have never really fit [...]

    7. Oh, small-town, rural America, why must you scare me so? Why must this book, written about you, kill something inside me with every page? Why does it, and you by proxy, need to crush me with loneliness and sadness and desperation? This is a profoundly sad book about sadness in life, which is sad. And I'm not even being a brat here when I say that. There's nothing about this story that's even remotely optimistic, even the quasi-hopeful ending is very sad, if you think about it.And why wouldn't it [...]

    8. "The Rutherford girl had been missing for eight days when Larry Ott returned home and found a monster waiting in his house."This book grabbed me from the beginning and never let go. I was mesmerized by the rural Mississippi setting and quickly connected to the main characters. Larry Ott, otherwise known as Scary Larry by an unforgiving and judgmental community, and Silas Jones, the former high school baseball star, have a history. A history that goes back more than twenty years to that difficult [...]

    9. Worst first date ever. Poor Larry Ott, the bookish kid, the weak one, a smallish white boy, the bully-target at school, takes out the girl of his dreams, returns home alone, and gets blamed for her presumed rape and murder. Decades later, ostracized by the town, living alone in the same house he grew up in, tending his late, abusive father’s garage, another girl goes missing and all fingers point his way. Did he or didn’t he? But Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter tells of two twisted lives. As [...]

    10. The geeks may have seized a nice chunk of pop culture these days, but it’s too easy to forget that it wasn’t that long ago when reading and collecting comic books made you a bit odd. Long before remaking ’70s slasher films with as much blood as possible was considered mainstream entertainment, liking Stephen King novels or other horror books and movies might get your folks a closed door session with your teacher. Before Lord of the Rings made a gazillion dollars and won Oscars, you probabl [...]

    11. Posted at Shelf InflictedIt was Kemper's review that made me add this book to my shelf. It was Stephen's that made me rush to the library after work and grab a copy. After reading Shine and Winter's Bone, I was hesitant about reading another depressing story set in the south, but I’m so glad I did. Larry Ott had a tough childhood growing up in rural Mississippi. He was sickly and he had a stutter. He never quite fit in among his classmates, usually the butt of a joke or the target of a bully. [...]

    12. I want to be clear on the 3-star rating, folks. I liked this book. I swear. I just don’t believe it lived up to the potential I arbitrarily ascribed to it when I saw on the shelf of my local Stop & Shop’s aisle 7.Guys, I can’t review books anymore. I don’t know if “reviewer burnout” is a real thing or if I’m just miserable because it’s only the second week of July and I am going to die from this heat, or if I’m rip roaring drunk (which I somewhat am), but I came home from v [...]

    13. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: Thoughts following a second reading"The Rutherford girl had been missing for eight days when Larry Ott returned home and found a monster waiting in his house."Read that first sentence. What? It doesn't grab you? Keep reading. It's like that long slow climb up to the peak of that first drop on the roller coaster. Hear the click of the chain pulling you to the top? After you hit the top, you're in for a ride. First came this mean little collection of a novella and n [...]

    14. It’s got a lot of heart, dark and dramatic with ambience in spades, does a great job depicting rural Mississippi. "A few paved roads and a lot of dirt ones, a land of sewer ditches and gullies stripped of their timber and houses and single-wides speckled back in the clear-cut like moles revealed by a haircut."The point of view alternates between Silas Jones & Larry Ott, flashing back to their boyhood friendship - a friendship that ends when Larry is suspected of murder. Now Silas is back i [...]

    15. The descriptive and narrative power in this book is what hooked me. Rural Mississippi, two boys, one black, one white will become entangled in each others lives for years to come. The amazing thing to me is I kept thinking that Silas, who is black grows up respected, very unusual in the south during this time, while Larry, who is white is treated as the towns albatross. Due to a missing girl years back and a missing girl in the present. Very strange mixture of characterizations and yet Franklin [...]

    16. My son came home from school last week with his outrageously overpriced yearbook. A lot of people had a lot of nice things to say about him, which made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. One kid wrote something that struck me as particularly nice:In a few years I see you with a house, wife, and babies. They will be stupendous, and we'll still be friends.What I liked, besides the kid's use of the word "stupendous," was the "still be friends" part.Will they still be friends? Who knows? Like much o [...]

    17. B & WIl titolo non traduce niente, appiccica un’etichetta. D’altra parte, il titolo originale è abbastanza intraducibile, sono i versi di una filastrocca.Storia di due ragazzi, un bianco e un nero, che si conoscono da adolescenti, diventano amici durante un’estate, ma poi smettono di frequentarsi e si allontanano – crescono e si rincontrano adulti in circostanze che avrebbero volentieri evitato.Una storia di bianco e nero, un black and white pieno di colori, e di colore.Robert Duval [...]

    18. Guh! This book (flails helplessly) it is a gut puncher, heart-wrencher. Franklin is a poet, his prose sings, his characters walk off the page, and he puts the reader into a time and place that absolutely resonates with a vibrancy and brutal honesty all its own. I was so sad -- so emotionally invested -- that I found the reading painful to bear at times. Franklin's descriptions of human isolation and loneliness are so raw and uncompromising I forced myself to take breathers between reading sess [...]

    19. M, i, crooked letter, crooked letter, i, crooked letter, crooked letter, i, humpback, humpback, i.That spells Mississippi if you're from the South, so they say. Not sure if I ever heard the humpback version before. The Mississippians in this book are probably not much like most folks you know, with highly dysfunctional families, a mean or absent father in every one, kids that are oppressed and depressed. Then we have snakes in mailboxes, preteens playing with guns, in a town where blacks are in [...]

    20. This is a very well done atmospheric novel set in rural Mississippi. The story is told in scenes that alternate between the 1970s and the present day. At the heart of the story are two men, one white, the other black, who for a brief period of time as boys were secretly close friends in a time and place where their friendship, if public, would have only brought them trouble.The white man is Larry Ott, the only child of a lower class family. His father was a mechanic who seemed to have little pat [...]

    21. Two boyhood friends, now 'non-friends' in adulthood, are forced to face their individual bags of bones in their closets, when a serious crime strikes their small town in Mississippi. Thrown together, the skeletons screamed their stories to a world who refused to acknowledge their truth. Instead, the people around them preferred to believe their own versions and acted upon it all these years.For Silas Jones, or '32', as he was known as a high school baseball hero, it could have been different if [...]

    22. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is the first Tom Franklin book I have read and he is certainly a fine writer. Set in rural Mississippi in the late 1970's, this is a story of a friendship between loner, Larry Ott, and former high school sports star and local constable, Silas Jones or "32". Back in high school, Larry, on his first date, takes a hot local girl to the drive-in and she never returns home. Although not charged with murder, Larry is ostracized by his community for the rest of his life. [...]

    23. Crooked Letter, the crooked lives we live. Those crooked thoughts that alter trajectories, oh if only someone—a friend, a parent, a community, a town—could reach out and position a person's marred ways of thinking. Oftentimes, it doesn't happen this way, not if one lives in a crooked town. Imagine a life in ruins, simply because a person has been misunderstood. Imagine having a friend you could never publicly claim, a girlfriend you would always keep hidden, because of a small town's shortsi [...]

    24. I didn't sleep well last night.It was one of the very rare occurrences where I finish a book in bed without another one to pick up right away. You see, I hate being between books. When I finish one, I immediately choose another and begin it right away. But last night was an anomaly. Just the way things worked out.So. Turning out the light immediately after finishing this left methinking about the whole thing for much of the night. I kept going over what it was that Franklin did that made me care [...]

    25. Something I learned about myself while reading this book: I am incapable of reading books that include a murder mystery but don't focus on the mystery aspect.Look guys, I love detective novels. I love seeing how an author puts together a crime, presents the circumstances, and shows us the investigation process while disguising the real solution until the moment they're ready to give us the answer. It's fun to read about mysteries, so when I get a book that features a mystery but tries to distrac [...]

    26. I'm fairly certain that my reaction to books is dependent on things going on outside of the text itself. Certain books read at certain times of my life affected me in ways that I can't imagine they would affect me now. Other times the shit that is going on in my life makes me unable to give a book that I might otherwise really enjoy the kind of attention, or mood, or something that it really deserves. Is this one of those books?Maybe. I see gushing reviews for this. And I went into expecting to [...]

    27. I loved this book. I`ve never read Tom Franklin before but I will now be looking out for his other reads.

    28. Larry Ott's character in this book just broke my heart. I mean took it out and threw it on the ground and stomped it kind of broken. His character was a little bookworm who just didn't fit in with the other kids. When he dared to think he had a date with a cute girl and took her out she never returned. So his whole life has been "Scary Larry". Silas is his one time black friend who is now constable in the town they life in. One time friends. But this story is of their friendship and the way we a [...]

    29. Character development at its best! They are flawed, just as we are. They are capable of both good and evil. They are Southerners, born and bred. Very true to life and completely believable. Descriptive without an over abundance of flowery metaphor. This is a great story, which I would classify as a tragedy. Can’t wait to read another by this author.

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