The Outlaw Album: Stories (2020)

The Outlaw Album: Stories Daniel Woodrell The Outlaw Album Stories Twelve timeless Ozarkian tales of those on the fringes of society by a stunningly original Associated Press American master Daniel Woodrell is able to lend uncanny logic to harsh even criminal behav
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The Outlaw Album: Stories Daniel Woodrell Twelve timeless Ozarkian tales of those on the fringes of society, by a stunningly original Associated Press American master.Daniel Woodrell is able to lend uncanny logic to harsh, even criminal behavior in this wrenching collection of stories Desperation both material and psychological motivates his characters A husband cruelly avenges the killing of his wife s petTwelve timeless Ozarkian tales of those on the fringes of society, by a stunningly original Associated Press American master.Daniel Woodrell is able to lend uncanny logic to harsh, even criminal behavior in this wrenching collection of stories Desperation both material and psychological motivates his characters A husband cruelly avenges the killing of his wife s pet an injured rapist is cared for by a young girl, until she reaches her breaking point a disturbed veteran of Iraq is murdered for his erratic behavior an outsider s house is set on fire by an angry neighbor There is also the tenderness and loyalty of the vulnerable in these stories between spouses, parents and children, siblings, and comrades in arms which brings the troubled, sorely tested cast of characters to vivid, relatable life And, as ever, the music coming from Woodrell s banjo cannot be confused with the sounds of any other writer Donald Harington, Atlanta Journal Constitution.
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  1. karen

    the first two stories in this collection are perfect, to my mind they are both revenge stories, where the revenge is played out in very original ways, which i do not wish to spoil here after that, the collection veers from its highs to its lows many of these stories end right when they are starting to get interesting to me this is what used to make me so frustrated with short stories as a form i just want for example florianne is about three pages long and it is a fine short story, but i like w [...]

  2. Kemper

    Yet another thrilling installment of Kemper s Bouchercon adventures I haven t read a lot of Daniel Woodrell, but Winter s Bone and Woe to Live On had impressed me so much that I made a point to attend a panel that he was on along with Megan Abbott and some others regarding crime stories set in isolated or closed communities Woe to Live On was turned into a pretty good movie by Ang Lee called Ride With the Devil Parts of that movie were filmed around the small Kansas town I grew up in, and I told [...]

  3. Perry

    Lyrically Haunting and Absorbing ShortsGas, Grass or Ass Nobody Rides for FreeNo author is better at showing the life of the white trash hillbilly clans living in the Ozarks, a highland region in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri This book of short stories is captivating Each successive story makes you want to come back for another Woodrell brilliantly consumes the reader with darkly atmospheric prose think, McCarthy without the loquacity to project the fear one must suffer living among se [...]

  4. Saleh MoonWalker

    Onvan The Outlaw Album Stories Nevisande Daniel Woodrell ISBN 316057568 ISBN13 9780316057561 Dar 167 Safhe Saal e Chap 2011

  5. Teresa

    I read this because I was taking a road trip through the Missouri Ozarks When I choose this kind of reading for a trip, I m looking for a sense of place This collection has that, and great characters with unique voices too characters that, for the most part, don t like outsiders I didn t meet any of these characters Not even when we stopped for lunch on a two lane blue highway in a rural farming community in Missouri population 1068, and seemingly declining The overalled customer waiting for his [...]

  6. Richard

    I enjoyed this story collection by respected author Daniel Woodrell but it unfortunately suffers from the thing that threatens to plague many collections the stories might not be very consistent in quality There were several tales that really stood out, will definitely appeal to fans of his work, and really encompassed the themes Woodrell tackles throughout the whole collection Florianne and Uncle, two great tales of rural revenge, as well as Black Step and Night Stand, two stunning sketches of [...]

  7. Catie

    My library tried to trick me into not reading this by listing one of the narrators as the author, but it takes a lot than that to fool this lady Just look at that cover dead trees, fallow fields, ominous clouds, frigid rivers, and a murder of crows Of course I want to read this book Eight of these stories out of twelve have already been published in other sources but I hadn t previously read any of them These stories feature outlaws yes, but also victims, veterans, the lost, and the mentally un [...]

  8. Lou

    These are stories of the darkness of the heart, in which he writes so well about He has conjured up a motley crew of characters here, some you will find are brutal and dysfunctional Immerse yourself in the bleak and black abyss as dark as sin itself There is also tenderness and loyalty in these stories between husbands and wives, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and comrades in arms.His prose is unique Characters memorable The stories that stood out for me for their darkness and char [...]

  9. Tfitoby

    Woodrell writes poetic prose about the people and the land known as the Ozarks, I ve never been but I feel like I know it well enough to keep it off of my travel itinerary Twelve short pieces of literature with a distinct noir flavour, featuring harsh, brutal and criminal behaviour, told in a way that attempts to capture the simple beauty of even the most offensive strain of humanity These stories feature plenty of murder, fear, compassion, loss and misunderstanding Not for the feint of heart.Th [...]

  10. Kirk Smith

    For you Grit people out there, this is grit with ground glass in it For the noir ists this is hard boiled For the rest, this is hard core, cover your eyes These are phenomenal short stories that must have been a Woodrell writing exercise to practice SHOCK VALUE The flawless writing lures the reader into dark rooms and unsavory places Curiosity might not be your best ally on this one No one with weak stomachs or overwhelming gag reflexes should pursue this.

  11. Trudi

    I know Daniel Woodrell can write his pen is his sword and he wields it with deathly and thrilling precision Nowhere is that on display than with his novel Winter s Bone which left me breathless and humbled and panting for The story of young Ree and her perilous hunt for her missing meth making father is one of rage and pain and beauty, and knocked me flat I loved it so much It instantly made it onto my all time favorites list With this collection of mostly very short stories, Woodrell is unabl [...]

  12. James Thane

    This slim volume is a collection of short stories by the author best known for his novel, Winter s Bone As in most of Woodrell s work, the people in these stories are rural characters Most of them are vulnerable and wounded Some of them are very sympathetic others are repellant, but they are all virtually unforgettable Woodrell writes beautifully about the people and the land that he obviously knows and loves The only problem with this book is that it is not at least three times as long.

  13. Ed

    This slim volume of a dozen stories should appeal to the fans of literary fiction with a decidedly noirish twist and rural flavor My favorite was Nightstand, a tale about two generations of veterans from their different wars who share the same primal, raw feelings Like in most of the stories, there s physical violence and spilled blood Mr Woodrell has a unique, distinctive voice which I believe really shines in the historical short story, Woe to Live On, about a Confederate bushwhacker who rode [...]

  14. Tfitoby

    An enjoyable collection of short stories I ve been dipping in to over the past week They felt familiar yet new and it wasn t until I finished that I realised that it wasn t just because of the author or the style or the mileau that I ve read before but that I d actually read this book before I can t say whether that s a positive for the writing or not, or if I m just losing it a little bit, or what, but it certainly can t hurt for a book to feel comfortable and enjoyable, if not truly memorable [...]

  15. El

    One of my complaints or the biggest complaint I had while reading Tomato Red was that the story and the characters felt too familiar to me, and I didn t care for that It s nothing against Woodrell In fact, I could tell that I would like Woodrell his writing really is hypnotic in a strangely complex minimalist way I m slowly making my way through his writing because I have a feeling reading too much of it at one time, being immersed in the Ozarks life again, could be not such a great thing for me [...]

  16. Jeanette"Astute Crabbist"

    Look at the cover art What do you see Barren landscape Dead grass and dead trees beneath a darkening sky When you look at the interior landscapes of Woodrell s characters, what will you see About the same Storms, bleakness, dead things Woodrell is a child of the Ozarks He writes what he knows, and he writes it well But after a handful of stories, he starts to sound like One Note Johnny He may play it on different instruments, but it s still the same note Ozark Dark Once you figure out it s never [...]

  17. Faye

    Okay, so I never thought I would read a book of short stories about murderers, rapists, thieves, and or the victims who are seeking revenge on their murderers, rapists, and thieves, let alone ENJOY said book, but I did and I did I don t even know, man I don t even KNOW Most of it was kind of disturbing, but it was oddly compelling at the same time There were a few images that I really didn t need stuck in my head forever, but mostly yeah, I enjoyed it Weird

  18. Benoit Lelièvre

    It s quite stunning how much better Daniel Woodrell gets with every book In The Outlaw Album he s thinner, leaner and meaner than he ever was His stories talk about the Ozark Mountains, but resonate of so many universal themes that it speaks to every single one of us He s right up there with Cormac McCarthy as one of the best language virtuosos that write in English Truly amazing.

  19. Sara Judy

    I enjoyed Outlaw Album, but sometimes felt the characters were slightly forced, or the violence and poverty unrealistically heightened for dramatic effect.

  20. Chloe

    Daniel Woodrell is an author gifted with extraordinary descriptive talents and an imagination so dark and murky I would not want to go wading through too deeply lest I end up a meal for the alligators and snakes that surely flourish in such conditions It shouldn t be as easy as it is for him to call to life the haunting beauty of the forests and rivers of wild Appalachia while at the same time people it with characters for whom complete and spontaneous violent outbursts are always an acceptable [...]

  21. Josh

    The Outlaw Album is a collection of short stories by one of my favorite authors in Daniel Woodrell The vast majority are very short 5 to 10 pages and in some instances this is too short, but the length generally works The Echo of Neighborly Bone is a tale of a deranged and violent individual in a rural setting who becomes a serial killer of one murdering his neighbor time and time ago The ending was a little of for me, and threw the story making it not feel complete.One of my favorites, Uncle is [...]

  22. Lise Petrauskas

    Woodrell s story telling is skilled and persuasive I enjoyed reading these stories that were sometimes like overheard conversations, survivors telling their stories of death, grudge, mental illness and disorientation Several are of traumatized veterans of wars ranging from the civil war to the current war in Afghanistan Murder, arson, and reckless stupidity claim lives Land and water issues, substance abuse, sexual and physical abuse are at the heart of others What they have in common is the lan [...]

  23. Tony

    60 THE OUTLAW ALBUM 2011 Daniel Woodrell This is a compilation of twelve short stories some very short that previously appeared in various periodicals and anthologies One of the stories is pulled from his novel, Woe to Live On It doesn t matter where they came from, it is to our advantage to have them all in one place Woodrell is an American writer that has few equals in portraying the lives of a class of people who have different moral and ethical standards people that we wouldn t neccessarily [...]

  24. Deborah

    Deep woods Ozarks hold a people and a morality not readily known to civilization as we know it in the greater world There s a lawlessness and a psychosis that is such that only the people who live there or were born there are privy to, or dare to venture in amongst.Daniel Woodrell, famous for the recent movie taken from his award winning book Winter s Bone, doesn t hesitate one sentence to shock and horrify the reader with his guts n grit writing about the Ozark characters that populate his stor [...]

  25. Aaron Poorman

    There are so few perfect sentences in literature As a poet I m reminded of this fact often enough, which is perhaps why I ve long thought that brevity is best when making an attempt at perfection There is something extra special about being able to put weight and impact into a single line of prose a line that could stand on its own as poetry, or in song With Daniel Woodrell s collection of short stories, The Outlaw Album, he shows a rare ability to do this rather frequently His sentences sometim [...]

  26. Nicola Mansfield

    Withe the completion of this collection of short stories I have now read Woodrell s complete oeuvre Being such an accomplished author of the short novel, I was looking forward to reading this collection of short stories thinking he would excel at this form as well I have to say I was somewhat disappointed overall On the whole, I found the stories to be okay Of the twelve I thought three were excellent, one I didn t like, leaving the rest simply in the generally good category One thing that did b [...]

  27. RB Love

    Woodrell is the best writer going I was so stoked to see this book on the shelf that I bought it at a used bookstore, when it was brand new and I paid full price without hesitation Not since Thom Jones came and went has there been a thunderous and subversive voice in the landscape of my readings Woodrell s use of language reminds me of my grandpa s Mississippi renderings, if my grandpa were willing to come forth with all the darkness southern upbringings dragged through foriegn wars and brought [...]

  28. Kevin Farrell

    I found Daniel Woodrell in a round about way I watched a movie on Netflix called Winters Bone This was a very good, but dark an foreboding movie The credits said based on the book by Daniel Woodrell I attempted to reserve the book at the library and found this title sitting on the shelf waiting for me.The book has 12 short stories They are mostly about loss and regret and how individuals cope.Do this get the book and read the first two stories It will be worth it just for those two stories They [...]

  29. Chad

    This book was brutal Not necessarily in a bad way, either I was hooked once I got through the first story, and read half of this slim book in my first sitting The collection of characters are some of the terrifying cast members in recent memory They re largely uneducated, but in no way unintelligent These Ozark mountain people seem to be the silent, brooding types that have going on inside than shows on the outside.Wodrell takes us through several bloody and uncomfortable tales that include re [...]

  30. Nicole

    Having enjoyed Winter s Bone and having some further interest in the Ozarks I was born around there, though we didn t stay long enough for me to remember it , I picked up this slim volume of stories After two or three, I took an annoyed break Woodrell seemed like a one trick pony good with words, but too reliant on darkness violence as a force for moving the story forward As a reader, I am as bloodthirsty as they come I just hate when an honest, enjoyable bit of the ol ultraviolence is gussied u [...]

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