A Feast of Snakes

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From the acclaimed author of such novels as "Blood and Grits" and "Childhood" comes a wildly weird and breathtakingly original visit to the rural South that reveals the exotic subculture that erupts in all its glory at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Mystic, Georgia. "No number of adjectives in the thesaurus can do full justice to the dazzlingly bizarre nature of Crews' creations".--"Washington Post Book World". 192 pp.
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Overview

From the acclaimed author of such novels as "Blood and Grits" and "Childhood" comes a wildly weird and breathtakingly original visit to the rural South that reveals the exotic subculture that erupts in all its glory at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Mystic, Georgia. "No number of adjectives in the thesaurus can do full justice to the dazzlingly bizarre nature of Crews' creations".--"Washington Post Book World". 192 pp.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684842486
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 1/7/1998
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 464,023
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2006

    A great novel

    The great Crews novel that seems to be the introduction to this writer for most people. And for good reason. Taught writing and scenarios capture a 'place' where characters are unsympathetically fully realized. Tenderly rendered brutality -- what more could you want from a novel?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2003

    Even the Small Towns Have Their Moments...

    This book was my introduction into the world of Harry Crews. I was not disappointed. Big city folks think their problems are unique to them, but as this story of rural folks unfolded what became evident is - trouble is trouble no matter where it happens. The characters (and they are characters) in this tale are so well depicted - that you can't wait until the peg-legged sheriff is offed, or your hero (ha ha ) finally ends the torment with a shotgun. A Feast of Snakes...yes... I highly recommend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2001

    Great if you want to hear about redneck life in GA in the 70's

    Southern history and southern life are tremendously fascinating subjects. However, Harry Crews looses the reader with a jumbled mess of dog fighting, constant drunkenness, adulterous sex, racism, and car racing in a novel that is on the surface about a rattlesnake roundup in Mystic, GA. The work was somewhat less scholarly than hoped for, but the ending definitely gives you a surprise that almost makes the book worth reading. If you have never been to the South and would like to have an insight as to what the region is really like in its small back-woods towns, this work would be a great learning experience.

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