Book Review: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
4 Stars , Fiction / January 21, 2011

I borrowed this book. My rating for Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter – 4 About: “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin is a fictional story set in the late 70’s in rural Mississippi. The title comes from the way children in Mississippi are taught how to spell their state’s name (. M, I, crooked-letter, crooked-letter, I, crooked-letter, crooked-letter, I, humpback, humback, I). The book is atmospheric and deals with the harsh punishment society deals to those they deem guilty (without proof) as well as racial elements. Get a discount on “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” through the ManOfLaBook affiliate account on: Amazon |Book Depository US | Book Depository UK Thoughts: “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin is a sad and poignant story that has many elements and several focuses. The profound themes of friendship, bonding, racism, cruelty and community shunning are at the forefront of this well written novel. The story is evocative but slow and centers on the relationship between two men (on a friendship level). The crime story is simply a background in which the themes of the book can show themselves. Mr. Franklin’s storytelling is wonderful and the novel resonates using believable characters and excellent dialog. I…

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