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Vintage Reads #5: The Cruel Cocks


The back cover to The Cruel Cocks (1957) reads:

"Here is a powerful, passionate, often bloody novel of life in the Louisiana bayous, where the hungers and violence of man and the raw savagery of nature often come together.

Here is the story of David Boutte, who enters the world of men in an orgy of bloodthirsty violence that threatens to destroy him."

How can you go wrong with a description like that? But the best thing about this book has to be the title. I did a double-take when I first saw this one. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I'm looking forward to seeing if it lives up to its title. For more wonderfully awful book titles, see a previous post.

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