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Old 02-11-2009, 04:18 PM
Darryl Lict is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Barbara
Posts: 4,351
He tends to be a one trick pony, but I like Pat Conroy. I happen to like his writing style, even if there's always some kind of incest and sadistic father around.

Pete Dexter's Paris Trout is a pretty good read, once again if you like insane characters. Dennis Hopper did a pretty good portrayal of him in the movie.

I really love Cormac McCarthy's Southern Gothic novels. Sutree would be a good start. I didn't really care for his border trilogy. A lot of people don't care for his flowery prose (and I suspect, made up words sometimes), but I really like it.