Suspense and Obscurity
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The Hereafter Gang book. The Hereafter Gang is a literary accomplishment of rare insight and pure pleasure. Barrett's sense of humor is unexcelled.
The Hereafter Gang book. His ability to stir fantasy and reality into a delightful souffl redefines the term "magic realism".
Luckily, I had some influence with the local public library and got them to put it on the acquisitions list. They bought it, I read it, and I've been a Barrett fan ever since.
Now in the shadow of the silver water tower, rising like an iron castle keep above the town, the tower where a siren still sounds every noon, Doug sees one familiar sight and then another. The drugstore on the corner, the five and dime, the funeral parlor/hardware store, the grocery after that. The broad and empty streets, the high country curbs, the depot deserted forty years, the red brick buildings and tin fronts of Phara, Texas.
Neal Barrett Jr. On a hot summer Texas afternoon, Cindy Nance introduces young Doug Hoover to the two great secrets of life. Turned off by the present, Doug tries to recapture the joys of his past. Obeying a royal command can be hazardous to your health. In a magical world where animals have been given human form and chaos can often be the nature of the day, some universal truths remain. Like the futility of war and the foolishness of leaders. And, of course, the lingering prejudice against the Newlies, the humanized animals. But Master Lizard Maker Finn has no quarrel with creatures of any sort
Neal Barrett, J. is the author of more than 50 novels, including A Different Vintage, The Hereafter Gang, The Prophesy Machine, and The Treachery of Kings.
Neal Barrett, J. His short story collection, Perpetuity Blues, was a finalist for the 2001 World Fantasy Award. He lives in Austin, Texas. Bibliographic information. Mark V. Ziesing, 1991.
I love Neil Barrett, J. s writing. I found Aldair series from DAW in the early 80s remarkable, his mysteries delightful and this book the most fun I've had in quite some time. I only wish his writing were more popular. If the Sopranos wore overalls and didn't care for shoes, they'd likely live in Mexican Wells, Texas
Neal Barrett Jr. If the Sopranos wore overalls and didn't care for shoes, they'd likely live in Mexican Wells, Texas. Even in a mystical world where centuries ago animals were magically changed into humans, the land of Makasar is considered strange.
Nothing goes right until Doug meets Sue Jean, the culmination of a lifetime enchantment with mean-eyed Southern girls, his all-time carhop queen. Reality takes a hard right and never slows down. Doug, Sue Jean, and readers who can hang on tight are swept through an indescribable romp that gives new meaning to life, death, and roadside romance.
There are enough bizarre characters here to fill several institutions: Crime czars,proctologists, Western outlaws, dog-fighting aviators and trout-fishing Huns. The HereafterGang is a literary accomplishment of rare insight and pure pleasure. Barrett's sense of humor is unexcelled. His ability to stir fantasy and reality into a delightful souffle redefines the term "magic realism."
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