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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Knockemstiff, Ohio - this aint Mayberry!

"Knockemstiff" is depressing as hell! But not in the sense that the book isn't any good, it is. The book is about the town of Knockemstiff, Ohio and there just isn't anything happy about the place.

This book has a little bit of everything: drugs, rape, murder, inces...
"Knockemstiff" is depressing as hell! But not in the sense that the book isn't any good, it is. The book is about the town of Knockemstiff, Ohio and there just isn't anything happy about the place.

This book has a little bit of everything: drugs, rape, murder, incest, sex, corruption, addiction, love, racism, steroids, domestic abuse, theft, fishsticks and a whole lot of other things I would rather not mention in my review!

It's a very gritty but quick read, only 203 pages. Their are 18 individual stories with some reaccuring characters throughout it. The stories, if not true, could easily be true and most likely have happened sometime / somewhere out there!

Many of the things these unruly characters in the book do, would make most of us cringe (or gag, faint or run away), but hey, this is Knockemstiff, you gotta do, what you gotta do to get by and it "ain't" pretty!

You've been warned.....

The 18 stories in the book are:

Real Life (5/5 stars)
Dynamite Hole (5/5 stars)
Knockemstiff (3/5 stars)
Hair's Fate (5/5 stars)
Pills (4/5 stars)
Giganthomacy (3/5 stars)
Schott's Bridge (4/5 stars)
Lard (3/5 stars)
Fish Sticks (4/5 stars)
Bactine (5/5 stars)
Discipline (5/5 stars)
Assailants (5/5 stars)
Rainy Sunday (3/5 stars)
Holler (3/5 stars)
I Start Over (4/5 stars)
Blessed (5/5 stars)
Honolulu (4/5 stars)
The Fights (4/5 stars)

Good luck and enjoy.......

posted by SavageBS on February 20, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

creepy, nasty, hokey

I agree with the last reviewer...save yer money folks!

posted by 2168070 on November 6, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2009

    creepy, nasty, hokey

    I agree with the last reviewer...save yer money folks!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2009

    Knockemsick = Ick Lit, not Literary Fiction

    Gross; weak writing

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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