Saturday, May 17, 2014

Skins by Adrian C. Louis

2.5 Stars

Are you looking for a book that will give you an excuse to do something like this:

If so, well boy howdy is this the one for you!

Rudy is a cop who has always attempted to do the right thing – even when it comes to arresting the local drunk, his brother Mogie. In his efforts to “be the good brother” Rudy finds himself going to the most horrible of extremes – one example being burning down a local liquor store vigilante style in order to stop the problems caused by booze. Adrian Louis is unapologetic in his approach to telling the story of what life is like for some of the residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. His brutal honesty will leave you reeling.

Of course, if you’re looking for a nice, upbeat little tale you can always read it backward ; )

You get your house back
You get your dog back
You get your best friend Jack back
You get your truck back
You get your hair back
You get your first and second wives back
Your front porch swing
Your pretty little thing
Your bling bling bling and a diamond ring
You get the farm and the barn and the boat and the Harley
First night in jail with Charlie
You get your mind back
You get your nerves back
Your first heart attack back
You get your pride back
You get your life back
You get your first real love back
You get your big screen TV, a DVD and a washing machine
You get the pond and the lawn
And the bail and the mower
You go back where you don't know her
It sounds a little crazy a little scattered and absurd
But that's what you get when you play a country song read this book backwards

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