Fun as hell
Now available and ready for your eyeball(s): John Oliver Hodges‘s new novel, Quizzleboon: a redneck fairy tale about Leon Hicks, a one-eyed outlaw who joins an anarchist collective in the hills of North Carolina. Guided by an imaginary man from the moon named Mr. Quizzleboon, Leon searches within these dirt people for a sense of family that seems forever out of reach.
A series of loud bangs at my front door. My dogs go berserk. I open the door a crack and peer into the darkness. Our porch light has been dead for years. The dogs sense something foul and retreat to the kitchen. "Hello?" I whisper, but nobody answers. I shine my phone flashlight and spot the intruder.
There are about two or three truly excellent novellas in this collection. Everything else...kinda disappointing.