The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers
Publish date: 2010
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Jason and Whit Fireson—bank robbers known as the Firefly Brothers by an adoring public that worships their acts as heroic counterpunches thrown at a broken system. Late one night in August 1934, following a yearlong crime spree across the Midwest, the Firefly Brothers are forced into a police shooto...
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Great conceit, rife with potential for narrative drive and sociopolitical subtext. Why didn't it really fly for me, then? The prose seemed overstuffed yet unacrobatic; the characters' (and narrative) wit seemed a little forced.... and so on. By no means a bad novel, yet its gears never meshed, ne...
Bummer...I gave this one nearly 100 pages, and I've decided to let it go. I really wanted to give it a chance because the story idea had promise, but I shouldn't have to try so hard to like a book. It's not terrible, and I wouldn't discourage others from trying it. It just skips around so much th...
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