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THE WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD: A Novel Based on a True Story

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Hard-living bootleggers and crooked lawmen wrestle for control of the moonshine business in a fictional re-creation of the hard past of a lawless county.Drawing on his real life relatives and actual events, Bondurant (The Third Translation, 2005, etc.) sends past-his-prime author Sherwood Anderson into the hollows of western Virginia in the mid-1930s. Reduced to working for newspapers, the author ... Read full review

Review: The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

Based on the true story of Matt Bondurant's grandfather and two granduncles, The Wettest County in the World is a gripping tale of brotherhood, greed, and murder. The Bondurant Boys were a notorious gang of roughnecks and moonshiners who ran liquor through Franklin County, Virginia, during Prohibition and in the years after. Howard, the eldest brother, is an ox of a man besieged by the horrors he ... Read full review

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I am not much of reader but this book I just finished in two nights , amazing , you will feel like youre watching the things happening right in front of your eye. Matt Bondurant, man please give us few more like this . I will give a 5 star without a doubt.

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WELL! I Truly and Really LOVED the movie. Lawless was SO GOOD!!! And just knowing it was based on a true story made it even better. I Loved Forrest! ! Yes Sir! That was a Lot of man and a Hell of man.! It just catches my attention when I see that Real Ass, Crazy Ass, Bad Ass, Respectful Man exstisted REAL TURNS ME ON AND GETS ME EXCITED! !! 

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Capri
Haven't read the book but the movie "Lawless" was awesome!!!!!

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Good read
I was intrigued immediately after discovering the setting of the book is near my hometown and the author went to the same university as me. I could not put this book down at all. Great storytelling. Highly recommended.

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