Sewerville: A Southern Gangster Novel by Aaron Saylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
**** 5 Cranky Stars ****
Beautifully dark and twisted.
A small town that has lost hope. Rampant drug use and little humanity. Deaths from drug overdoses are accepted in the form of a benign neglect.
The pushers? The very people who should be leading the charge against it.
Boone, the main character, is the son-in-law of the corrupt mayor. He is caught up in the age old dilemma between good and evil, right and wrong, and how principles conflict with reality.
He's stuck, but longs for change, and his one light in the world is the girl he loves.
The author does a brilliant job of using repetition to tie the pieces of the story together. The dark imagery used brings this tale to life. Props for the music referenced to set the theme and tone, too.
This is not a happy tale. Many of the characters are unlikable. It'll test your patience and humanity hoping for redemption. Rather, it's a character examination of the worst aspects of human nature, including our own.
For mature audiences for violence, language, drug abuse and generally dark/adult themes.
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