Review: Under the Bright Lights

Under the Bright LightsUnder the Bright Lights by Daniel Woodrell

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The dialog is all dialect and idioms, the setting is heavy on ambiance and far too light on necessity. There's a decent story hidden under all the long winded insults and far too clever retorts, but cutting through the heavy handed noir-style makes for hard reading or fast skimming.

The best part of this book is that Woodrell got it out of his system early in his career and could go on to much, much better books.

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