Review: The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story

The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story
The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story by Matt Bondurant

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Being a Virginia boy myself, I hoped to like this book a lot. What I didn’t expect was to love it and, in particular, to find Bondurant’s narrative style so engaging. There are few who write like he does in this book but more than once I was reminded of Cormac McCarthy while reading this. If you like McCarthy, then you will like the book by Bondurant. I love McCarthy and, as it turns out, I really loved this book. It’s a gritty, brutal look into a dangerous time in the dirt-poor corners of this country and it packs a punch with every word.

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