Lovesick

Lovesick Spanning the s to the present day James Driggers evocative Southern Gothic collection introduces the intriguing inhabitants of Morris South Carolina a small town where a mix of rich poor and i

  • Title: Lovesick
  • Author: James Driggers
  • ISBN: 9781617734755
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • Spanning the 1930s to the present day, James Driggers evocative Southern Gothic collection introduces the intriguing inhabitants of Morris, South Carolina a small town where a mix of rich, poor, and in between co exist, grappling with desire, ambition, hope, and loneliness.Amid a landscaped dotted with farms, trailers, and genteel homes, there lives a talented bakerSpanning the 1930s to the present day, James Driggers evocative Southern Gothic collection introduces the intriguing inhabitants of Morris, South Carolina a small town where a mix of rich, poor, and in between co exist, grappling with desire, ambition, hope, and loneliness.Amid a landscaped dotted with farms, trailers, and genteel homes, there lives a talented baker who desperately needs to win a cooking contest but must team up with a down on her heels society matron to do it e Bramble sisters, whose husbands tend to be short lived and wealthy, but whose latest prospect arrives with complications.a widow who becomes dangerously obsessed with a snake charming televangelist d a lonely florist who will do anything for the sake of a ruthless local mechanic With wit and insight lurking beneath a palpable air of menace, James Driggers debut is a tautly plotted, evocative exploration of love and all that we do in its name.

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    1. Lovesick somehow manages to show a dark undercurrent between the rich and the poor in this southern gothic. Some characters have no choice but to reinventd themselves to ease into society. Manipulation for some is the only way to make it in this small town. Driggers nails the attitudes of the elite and the resentment for those whose talents mean nothing, because of their circumstance of birth and skin color. I love the character Butcher and the hunger he has to thrive in a time that doesn't allo [...]

    2. These four novellas are well-written enough in terms of story design; They have interesting premises, a tightly interwoven theme, and the actual writing is good. Where they fall flat, however, is primarily with the characters. When reading tales of morally reprehensible acts, I need to feel a connection to the characters or the story simply feels sordid - like ogling a traffic accident or watching one of those true crime shows on television. I never quite got that with any of these characters. I [...]

    3. Crimes of the heart. Sins of the flesh. The four novellas collected in James Driggers' evocative Lovesick (Kensington, review copy) are linked by the fictional South Carolina town of Morris, located somewhere near Florence, an hour or so north of Myrtle Beach, and firmly in the territory of Southern Gothic. Sure, it's the land of Faulkner, O'Conner and Crews, as well as a host of younger writers. Driggers is right at home."Butcher, the Baker,'' set in the 1930s, features a black ex-con whose ext [...]

    4. Not sure what this says about me, but I thoroughly enjoyed Lovesick. Each story was better than the one before. The character development was smart and each character reached beyond the page into your mind. The writing is well done and pulls you into their story. I enjoyed the string of references that connected each tale and lead you down a very dark and disturbing path.Once I started I could not put down the book. It was perfect weekend read. I have recommended to many and can hardly wait for [...]

    5. Each of the four novellas that make up this book take place in the lowlands of South Carolina around the fictitious town of Morris. Within each story is an unholy pact, drawn up in the name of love but with greed at its heart. Beginning in the 1930's with Butcher the Baker, each story advances about two decades with sly references to those preceding, revealing small town life in all its secrecy. Lovely writing, fine characterizations.

    6. This book was different from any I've ever read. I generally don't like short stories, but the way all of the tales in this book tie together makes it a much more cohesive volume than the usual collection of shorts. Having all of the stories based in the same small town was a great concept, and I truly enjoyed getting to "know" this town a little bit through the book's various characters. Another very interesting thing about the book is how all of the stories tie in to the title of the book: Lov [...]

    7. Butcher the baker, the brambles, Sandra & the snake handlers, & my favorite M.R. Vale.I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one. A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written 4-interrelated novellas book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. [...]

    8. Lowland Southern Gothic with a cutting noir edge. I don't always like short story collections but these are compelling reading with a down home realism that makes you turn the page. I'm not sure the first one is the best and that is too bad because it is the lead-in. I will remember this book for the third one, about the widow and the snake. I found it brilliant, tragic, and howlingly funny. She stands in the motel room pointing a gun at the preacher, saying, “I need you to take off your pants [...]

    9. The four stories in this collection from James Driggers are very dark, very morbid, and very well crafted. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two stories—one about a baker needing money, the second about two widowed sisters. If you like southern gothic, you will like this book. Cr-eeepy!

    10. Based on a review I read, I expected the stories to be more interconnected then they are. I liked the historical detail in the first two stories. I find myself thinking about the characters and the choices they made.

    11. I won this in a giveaway. This book kept me reading, but the first story was definitely my favorite. It is an easy read, and easy to get into.n't take 20 pages before you're interested. I like that.

    12. Lovesick or sick love?! Excellent writing style, but wow was this book ever disturbing! Definitely not my cup of tea. This was a First Reads giveaway.

    13. I love how he tied each of the stories into one another with small details. Anyone from the South will enjoy this book.

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