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A Congregation of Jackals (edition 2011)

by S. Craig Zahler

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Member:jonesli
Title:A Congregation of Jackals
Authors:S. Craig Zahler
Info:DP (2011), Paperback, 336 pages
Collections:2013 Challenge, Nook, Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:2013 Category Challenge, Spur, Because I Said So, Finished January 2013

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Great read, builds to a believable if horrible conclusion. Wonderfully paced, not boring. Part western and part horror story I found it unique, as I'm sure you will too. Thanks to the author and publisher for the chance to read and review. ( )
  dmclane | Nov 1, 2016 |
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This is violent, brutal, graphic, gritty, and has realistic, flawed characters. It’s more like Western-horror.

The tension-building is almost unbearable. It takes a while to set up and seems a bit slow at first, but the dread and anticipation grow stronger and stronger as you read. Once I got halfway through and the action started unfolding, I couldn’t put it down. I did start skimming through some of the worst violence at the climax because it was rough and I needed to know who would make it out alive.

It’s not all violence and shocking turns, there are also lots of small character-building moments and humor. It really balances the story out and gives it depth. ( )
  rosapoma | Oct 26, 2016 |
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A Congregation of Jackals is wonderfully written, starting off slowly and building to a crescendo. The characters come to life and really take me back to the days of the classic western movies. A tale of coming face to face with one's past, and squaring off with villains. Fantastic read that I really enjoyed! ( )
  Danysh2016 | Oct 21, 2016 |
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I had to step aside from myself to read the deviant horror in this book, especially the harm to animals. Having done that, I found this irresistible. The characters, both decent and appalling, both pivotal and peripheral, absorbed me unremittingly. Details and fleeting images enhanced the reading experience and dissipated the horror.
I received this as a LibraryThing Early Reviewer. Thank you. ( )
  BridgitDavis | Oct 18, 2016 |
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Thank you to Raw Dog Screaming press for this advance copy of A Congregation of Jackals! This book started out raw and brutal and I wasn't sure if I liked it but I ended up loving this book! The action never stopped and by the end I was rooting for Jim and his gang. This was a great book and I highly recommend it ( )
  EdithR | Oct 15, 2016 |
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A retired member of a bank robbing gang invites his old associates to his wedding in Montana. One of those includes a bitter outlaw who was betrayed by the gang.

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