The Gospel of the Knife

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Author: Will Shetterly
Published: 2007
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,567 / 230 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,524
Added to site: 2007.07.12
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Christopher Nix is 14 years old, and it's 1969. His life is a turbulent echo of the times as he discovers sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll in the heart of Florida. But into this struggle between the young long-haired hippie and the rednecks who'd just as soon kill him comes a strange offer that will completely change his life.

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Gnats swarm around you. Your bladder needs emptying. You unzip and check yourself: your left ball is red and sore. Otherwise everything seems normal. Meaning you wish everything was bigger and hairier, but knowing you should keep what you have is good. Your piss is yellow, untainted by blood. That must be a good sign.

You touch your left ball several times, trying to decide each time if it hurts any less. Then you imagine drawing this: The Kid crouches in the woods, his hand in his jeans fly, a cloud of thought balloons over his head: "Does it still hurt?" "Ow!" "Yes." "Does it still hurt?" "Ow!" "Yes." "Does it still hurt?"

Cindy Hurly might ask if the cartoon is a metaphor for the war. If she does, you'll shrug as if she caught you being clever and never admit it's just about being a boy afraid his balls are mashed.

Chapter Two

Halloween hit your neighborhood like a storm. Mrs. Moody put a red lightbulb in a plastic s

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2010.06.20
Gilmartin
***..

Enjoyable enough, this book does not in any way live up to the promise of the first few chapters which beautifully evoke a time and place (late 60s America) with believable and likeably flawed characters before descending into sub-Dan Brown conspiracy fantasies.


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