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Hell on Church Street

review Hell on Church Street 103 Aptist church in Arkansas Unfortunately for him he shows the preacher's underage daughter a little too much atten. Hell on Church Street is a sick nasty depraved shocking and disgusting novel It is also probably the best book I ve read in months The book s narrator who we know only as Paul thinks he s a pretty tough piece of work He preys on weak unsuspecting people and robs them to make his living One night at a truck stop in Oklahoma he carefully sorts through his prospects He scopes out a couple of women but rejects them because sticking up women is usually trouble than it s worth But then when I spotted the fat guy I knew I d found my markThe mark is Geoffrey Webb and what Paul has found actually is trouble than he could possibly could have imagined Webb takes his would be assailant for a ride that neither Paul nor the reader will ever forget To say any would be to say too much But this is a great debut novel scary darkly funny and violent with a terriffic cast of characters headed by Geoffrey Webb It s definitely not a book for everyone but it should appeal to anyone who likes their crime fiction on the noirish hard boiled side In particular it is reminiscent of the best work by Jim Thompson and those who have enjoyed Thompson s books will want to drop everything race to the nearest bookstore grab a copy of Hell on Church Street and put it right on top of your stack of books to read Trust me you will not regret it

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review Hell on Church Street 103 Geoffrey Webb once a con man always a con man has talked himself into a cushy job as a youth minster in a small B. Jake Hinkson delivers on the promise in the title he demonstatres that having a church on your street is not guaranteed to provide you with shelter against the most unsavoury aspects of human nature His lead character and first person narrator is a Methodist I think youth minister named Geoffrey Webb Webb has only honeyed pious words for his parishioners while a venomous internal monologue goes on inside his head The first fundamental truth of this life most people just want you to tell them what they want to hear Deceitful slimy covetous perverted our man Geoffrey looks like he embodies the full set of mortal sins and he sees himself as a wolf in sheep clothing He is ready to fleece his flock in Little Rock Arkansas starting with the underage daughter of his pastor She s a little overweight insecure and in love with the local school s uarterback star who doesn t even know she exists an easy mark for the slippery Geoffrey The second fundamental truth of this life is this we only really trust people who share our prejudices With his talent for mimicking religious fervor and his total lack of moral scruples Geoffrey soon gets what he wants but there may be bigger sharks than him swimming in the little pond that is Little Rock The local sheriff gets wise to the ways of the young minister and comes up with a plan to blackmail Geoffrey into stealing some valuable papers from the father of the underage girl The third fundamental truth of life is this to 999 % of the world you don t exist I m not being self pitying when I say that because I m talking to you You do not exist to most of the rest of the world How many people even know you re alive Of those how many care Don t add it up if you re easily depressed Me I m not easily depressed Never was This nasty little world has always kind of amused me Unfortunately Geoffrey s ability with words is not mirrored in a similar ability in the breaking entering business and the initial fun games on Church Street soon become a veritable bloodbath The spineless Geoffrey manages somehow to fight back against the sheriff s demands and soon the stakes are raised by the involvement of the sheriff s redneck family an unsavoury lot dealing in illicit moonshine methamphetamine and other popular Ozark pastimes There s little choice for the reader s sympathy between the criminal activities of the fake pastor Webb and the hardscrabble redneck clan Both sides claim to be the product of disfunctional families and rampant poverty but all I see here is a bunch of psychos ready to blame everything on society and not on themselves There s truth number four for you in case you re keeping count how much people care about you is directly proportional to how much they actually need you The novel fits into the category of hidden gems for me discovered thanks to the exploratory work of fellow Goodreads members in the Pulp Fiction group There isn t even a wikipedia entry for the author or for the novel despite the work being published only four years back Hinkson deserves much better and I hope his books will be re issued shortly to a wider audience because his prose and his characters are very strong very convinciong in a disturbing uncompromising manner For the first couple of chapters a very effective framing device involving a kidnapping that goes wrong and a chilling start to a criminal confession I was convinced this is an original story from the 1940 s or 1950 s the time of the maximum popularity and exposure for this type of novel Geoffrey Webb is cast from the same mold as the deranged individuals penned by Jim Thompson or James M Cain the sort of regular guy who can make himself likable and popular while he has absolutely no scruples about destrying anybody who stands in his way The smalltown interactions of the Little Rock parish and the troubles with the rednecks living out in the wild parts of Arkansas also appear timeless passed over from generation to generation like a recessive genetic trait Hinkson seems to have reserved most of his social commentary though for the religious fervor and intransigence that is even now spreading from the Southern States to the rest of the nation I just read some of mr Trump political platform For all its history and prestige for all the buildings built to honor it and all the blood spilt to propagate it religion is no different than reading palms or staring at tea leaves and If there wasn t suffering men would feel no need to believe in God The sick part is if there is a God he must have planned it that way There are a lot of things to like about this disturbing story even if I feel like taking a dozen showers after spending so much time inside the dirty mind of Geoffrey Webb There s little to complain about especially from a reader who is engaged in a serious study of the noir and pulp sections of the bookstore I didn t totally buy into the final scene view spoiler Webb trying to atone for his sins after many years of living like a 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review Hell on Church Street 103 Tion and when their relationship is discovered by the corrupt local sheriff Webb's easy life begins to fall apart. A subversive tale where a criminal hijacks a grossly overweight seemingly weak target his car for what he thinks will be an easy score The criminal gets his money but at what cost The hijacker becomes the unwilling witness as the fat man reveals his vile self during an at times harrowing road trip in the claustrophobic confessional of the fat mans car Throughout this novel i kept waiting for the other shoe to drop It s that type of story Did it drop Well Hell you ll just have to read it to find outThis is my first experience of Hinkson s writing And guess what It won t be my last


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