NYT BR Cover

The NYT Book Review throws a curve ball this week by putting Citrus County by John Brandon on the cover. Daniel Handler (aka Lemon Snicket) calls it,

…a great story in great prose, a story that keeps you turning pages even as you want to slow to savor them, full of characters who are real because they are so unlikely. “Citrus County” subverts countless expectations to conform to our expectations of a very good book.

Kirkus had a different take, “If Flannery O’Connor wrote Holden Caulfield as a child-snatcher, this is the mess she would make.” Publishers Weekly was much more laudatory, “Brandon’s dry wit, dark imagination, and surprisingly big heart combine to reveal a Florida that, despite (or because of) being more Ted Bundy than Disney World, is absolutely worth visiting.”

Libraries ordered it in very small quantities.

Citrus County
John Brandon
Retail Price: $22.00
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: McSweeney’s – (2010-07-06)
ISBN / EAN: 1934781533 / 9781934781531

The author is also interviewed in the NYT‘s book blog, “Paper Cuts.”

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