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LibraryThing Review

User Review  - reganrule - LibraryThing

Mark Richard's voice in this gut-punch collection of stories recalls Breece D'J Pancake's Appalachian darkness (but not its pacing), and McCarthy's inebriated river-sloshed wordplay in Suttree. Of the ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - blanderson - LibraryThing

2nd reading: a brilliant, if uneven,collection. Best stories: Strays, Her Favorite Story, On the Rope, Ice at the Bottom of the World, and The Theory of Man. The rest are okay, either just missing the ... Read full review


User Review  - Kirkus

This slim volume collects ten stories, including a few award-winners, and some previously published in Esquire, Antaeus, and The Quarterly. Together, they introduce a redneck poet with a gothic ... Read full review

The ice at the bottom of the world: stories

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In Richard's collection of short stories, we are in familiar but updated Faulkner/Caldwell territory, the gothic American South. Specifically, we are in the country of that endangered species, the ... Read full review

Review: The Ice at the Bottom of the World: Stories

User Review  - Laryssa - Goodreads

Plain and simple, Mark Richard has a way with language. His sentences are musical. Though the structure of some of these stories make them hard to follow, the first story in this collection - "Strays" - is one of the best short stories I've ever read. Definitely worth a read. Read full review

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