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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    Southern Grit.....

    Outstanding collection of short stories!

    "Poachers" is the kind of short story collection that gets you hooked and sets a high standard for other books of short stories! I found this book by chance and I'm really glad I did!

    The book has eleven stories in all, the last story being the title story "Poachers", which the author calls a novella.

    The first story in the book "Intro. / Hunting Years" is actually a true story of the author's childhood hunting days in South Alabama. It's a great story and sets you up for the rest of the book.

    My favorites=

    Grit - a thriller, a showdown between the foreman & an employee who is also his bookie at a minerals plant

    Triathlon - story of two friends, one who settled down and one who never will

    The Ballad of Duane Juarez - if your going to use an alias, Duane Jaurez is as good as any, a brother is house sitting for a sibling and has no plans to let him down

    Dinosaurs - a story of the love between a father and son

    Instinct - a serial killers first time out

    Alaska - two friends have big dreams and even bigger imaginations

    Poachers - an excellent story about three brothers who poach the river for a living, no game warden can stop them, everyone in town is either afraid or feels sorry for them, time to call in the legend Frank David

    (my descriptions by no means do the stories enough justice, I'm just trying to give you a taste without giving away anything revelant)

    A great read with great writing, no story was too long or too short, a wonderful collection!

    "Poachers" was Tom Franklins first book, he has two other novels, I plan to read his new book "Smonk: A Novel" soon....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2001

    A collection with a firm grasp on despair and the men who fall into it.

    Tom Franklin's debute is one of the most touching and yet furious collections of stories that I have read in recent years. His voice is one of longing and his characters are the poor souls who always seem to fall short of their dreams. His ten stories combine to give the reader a hard long stare into the hard edged South. Franklin's prose is clean and masterful, even his short-shorts have as much depth and feeling as his title novella 'Poachers,' which is a difficult feat for even the most experienced of writers. Three cheers for Franklin one of the most talented and unknown writers to come out of the Deep South in the last few years.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

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    &starf How he Died &hearts he took off his collar and put it on backwards. Next he walked to a cliff overlooking a forest fire and jumped off the cliff into the fire. He then falls and lands on the ground, his neck automatically breaking as he hit the ground at an awkward angle. His collar caught on a branch and flung him up again before he landed in the midst of the fire and burned to cinders. THE END. &starf<p>
    Y'alls had better be happy now because this is appling to all my rps there. They all die in this fire and no one survives. Not Chillrise, not Dreamlessbound, not anyone. You know where to find me if you truly want me. Not coming back. And I don't think anyone notised, but I was already fed up with everyone being rude so I wasn't planning to actually BE in camp for awhile anyway. Now he's never going to be in camp nor any of my other rps there. Thundercloud is leader in Striking's place and no one can disrespect his authourity. Randi is back-up leader when Thundercloud is not on.<p>
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    Talent

    This author is blessed with amazing talent.

    He is a must-read. Also check out his novel Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.

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