Kornwolf: A Novel
Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 1 de des. 2007 - 400 pàgines
Tristan Egolf's new novel is a book about the return of an old curse — the Kornwolf, a ferocious werewolf whose nocturnal rampaging becomes increasingly impossible to ignore. Kornwolf takes the reader for a good old-fashioned romp in the stubble — a journey through the slums and honky tundra of rural Pennsylvania, where nothing quite passes for good or bad, sublime or dismal, discrete or brash. And then the monotony breaks. Something — a freak of creation — is running amok in the fields. To solve the mystery, three generations of prodigal sons — a writer and hometown boy who swore he'd never come back to Penn's Woods; a middle-aged former pugilist who runs a decrepit boxing gym; and a misfit, mute, beaten-down Amish boy — are brought together by the light of a blue moon, in a town called Blue Ball. On one level this is a masterfully orchestrated, hilarious, and compelling take on the classic horror yarn, on another, Kornwolf is a social satire of suburban sprawl, closed minds, and all manners and varieties of self-satisfaction — Amish, civilian, or... other — in the best tradition of Tom Robbins and George Saunders.
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LibraryThing ReviewRevisió d'Usuari - nkmunn - LibraryThing
This book was so twisted and wacky that I couldn't stop reading it. When a big city reporter returns to small town life and starts looking for news stuff gets weird, Boxing, Mennonites, redneck police ... Llegeix la ressenya completa
KORNWOLFRevisió d'Usuari - Kirkus
Multiple incarnations of the title beast terrorize rural "Pennsyltucky" in this raucous third, and last novel from the late (1971-2005) Midwestern author.As he did in its predecessors Lord of the ... Llegeix la ressenya completa