When his violent, hard-drinking bastard of a father is murdered —riddled with bullets, execution-style — ”angry young man” John Sanders Jr. goes looking for the perp — maybe to kill him, maybe to thank him in Fresh Kills. But his fruitless search through the bleak streets of Staten Island turns up more angst than leads. Junior spends much of his time in sloshed rumination over family dysfunction and the beatings his dad meted out, or bickering with the exasperated women in his life. Loehfelm’s dead-end, blue-collar setting, its atmospherics thickened by the titular landfill, abounds in gritty detail. But his kitchen-sink melodramatics — ”’Don’t make me choose between how much I love you and how much I hate him”’ — aren’t very fresh. B-
Fresh Kills When his violent, hard-drinking bastard of a father is murdered —riddled with bullets, execution-style — ''angry young man'' John Sanders...Fresh KillsFiction, Mystery and ThrillerBill Loehfelm When his violent, hard-drinking bastard of a father is murdered —riddled with bullets, execution-style — ''angry young man'' John Sanders...2008-08-15Putnam
Genre: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Author: Bill Loehfelm; Publisher: Putnam
Posted August 15 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Quiz: Can you name these Image Comics characters?
- Josh Trank says 'Fantastic Four' will be 'multipower slugfest'
- New 'witch noir' comic 'Black Magick' casts a spell -- exclusive first look
- Ben Affleck on being cast as Batman: 'My first reaction was, 'Are you sure?''
- 'Maze Runner': Dylan O'Brien in new 'Scorch Trials' photo
- 13 reasons why 'Fast & Furious 6' has the greatest barbecue
Shark Week 2015:
Eli Roth previews Shark After Dark
- 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': 6 EW exclusive photos
- Comic-Con 2015 preview: 10 panels we can't wait to see
- 'Seinfeld' faves: Where are they now?
- 14 high school movies that defined their year
- 26 TV faves you forgot were in 'Seinfeld' episodes
- Miranda Kerr, Ewan & Chiwetel, Karlie Kloss & More!