Read Darkansas Online Free - Jordan is a country musician living in the shadow of his father, legendary bluegrass musician Walker Bayne. A lifetime of poor decisions has led him on an endless tour of San Antonio dive bars, where between sets he resumes accruing women and drinking himself to the brink of disaster.
Returning home to the Ozarks for the wedding of his twin brother, Jordan uncovers a dark vein in the Bayne family history: going back to the end of the Civil War, every generation of Bayne men have been twins--and one twin has always murdered their father.
As old tensions resurface, Jordan searches out the surreal origins of his family and a way to escape the murder that is his inheritance. Following the brothers' every move are a mysterious hill dweller and his grotesque partner, a duo that will stop at nothing to make sure the Baynes' cursed legacy lives on.
|Number of Pages||:||216 pages|
August 28, 2017
Rating: 2.5* of five
The Publisher Says: Jordan is a country musician living in the shadow of his father, legendary bluegrass musician Walker Bayne. A lifetime of poor decisions has led him on an endless tour of San Antonio dive bars, where between sets he resumes accruing women and drinking himse...
July 27, 2017
Maybe I've hit my quota on hard drinking southern white guys with a propensity for violence novels but this book really offered nothing new. It's decently well-written but I think in order to tell a story that's been told so many times already the writing has to be damn near perfect.
September 17, 2017
DARKANSAS is a brilliant debut from an incredible new voice in the treasured Southern Gothic tradition. Like the desolate landscapes of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County, Middleton creates a world that is as dark and unique as any, populating it with gritty characters afflicted with a predestined s...
November 23, 2017
A short, straight-to-the-point novel, I was utterly underwhelmed. I really wanted to like it, but it fell flat. The description of the novel gave the entire story away, and what was supposed to surprising, was not. Now, this has nothing to do with the writing, where, on a sentence to sentence lev...
October 30, 2017
Received as a giveaway-
This book just didn't make any sense to me. To start with, the description on the jacket gives away the entire story. It left nothing for me to wonder about what was coming up. I could've tolerated the enormous spoiler if the book wasn't also so poorly written.
On a positiv...
September 20, 2017
This was incredibly awful. Poorly written, poorly edited and with a story that was laughable and boring. I read to 34% before giving up and skimming the rest to see if it would get any better. It did not.
December 05, 2017
Dark and gritty with a supernatural tilt, Jarret Middleton’s first novel DARKANSAS wastes no time getting down to business. Bad boy and ne’er do well Jordan Bayne has been summoned home for his twin brother’s wedding, a home he hasn’t seen in more than ten years. An itinerant musician living in h...
October 20, 2017
Somewhere between the edges of grit-lit, horror, fantasy, mystery, Southern gothic, domestic drama, and magical realism, lies Jarret Middleton's Darkansas.
A seemingly straightforward tale of a family curse takes several wide turns and ends up being something so far afield, it's kind of astonishin...
December 13, 2017
Not a ghost story, but nevertheless a tale of haunted characters and inexorable fate. Middleton's command of the language and sense for story is evident from paragraph one, and his sure hand guides readers through both the subtly surreal world he's created and the apparently cursed history of the...
December 20, 2017
I am not really sure what I think about this book. I enjoyed reading it, but I am still a little unclear about some of the plot twists. At times, the story felt disjointed. What I find really interesting about this story is that I am still thinking about it after I have moved on a new book. Appar...