Hardcover first edition - First printing. Crew's rather uncommon and highly praised 8th book, set in the small town of Mystic, Georgia at the time of the annual rattlesnake hunt. Weird, funny, and profoundly sad at the same time. 177 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (slight fading to the upper edges of the boards, as is common with this title, and some sunning to the lettering on the spine of the dj.). Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: From the acclaimed author of such novels as "Blood and Grits" and "Childhood" comes a wildly weird and breathtakingly original visit to the rural South that reveals the exotic subculture that erupts in all its glory at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Mystic, Georgia. "No number of adjectives in the thesaurus can do full justice to the dazzlingly bizarre nature of Crews' creations"-- "Washington Post Book World"
Review: Welcome to Mystic, Georgia. This going-nowhere town hosts the annual Rattlesnake Roundup, which attracts thousands of visitors for a rough 'n' rowdy weekend of your basic primate behavior--hard drinking, ogling bikini-clad contestants in the Miss Mystic Rattle beauty contest, betting on dog fights, snake catching, and snake eating. Meet Joe Lon Mackey. He lives in a trailer in Mystic with his lumpy, devoted wife and two hollerin' young'uns. His days of glory as the Boss Snake of the Mystic Rattlers football team are over, and he didn't have the grades to go to college. He's just now realizing that his dreary business selling beer, bonded whiskey, and moonshine is all he's gonna get in the way of a destiny.
As the crowds for the Roundup start to overfill the camping area, Joe Lon feels on the inside like a barrel of snakes: "a writhing of the darkness, an incessant boiling of something thick and slow-moving." As he and his good ol' buddy get ready to wander around and check out the scene, Joe Lon says, "Just a bunch of crazy people cranking up to git crazier. But that's all right. Feel on the edge of doing something outstanding myself."
A Feast of Snakes is probably the most skillfully crafted and entertaining novel ever written in which a fed up person goes violently berserk. But Harry Crews belongs to the tradition of great Southern weird writers such as Flannery O'Connor, so A Feast of Snakes is richer than that: Crews serves up the reality of people's savage and unrelenting cruelty toward animals and toward each other, stark truths about human despair, male-female face-offs at their sexiest and most ruthless, and (here's his real genius) humor so powerful you can't help but laugh--even though it hurts when you do.
A Feast of Snakes, first published in 1976, is a dazzling and flawless horror novel. --Fiona Webster
Title: A FEAST OF SNAKES.
Publisher: New York: Atheneum, 1976. dj
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0689107293I3N10
Book Description Atheneum, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Good. Good, Jacket shows wear, Unmarked, Solid, Cover has some wear, Good copy overall. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books and media, ship within 48 hours, and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 1M5B6T00042P
Book Description Atheneum, 1976. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0689107293-2-4
Book Description Atheneum, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0689107293
Book Description Atheneum, 1976. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110689107293
Book Description Atheneum, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0689107293
Book Description Atheneum, 1976. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0689107293
Book Description Atheneum, NY, 1976. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition, Stated. Hardcover; No marks or writing,; blue cloth with gilt spine lettering; slight color; DJ has written; slight foxing to front; NOT; ex-library; Local authors eighth book and one of his best; Member of FL ABA. ; 177 pages Very Good- clean tight binding fading on top edg eof cover and slight bump on spine edge October 1976 at bottom of inside flap ex-library; Seller Inventory # 7954
Book Description Atheneum, New York, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Near fine in a lightly worn dustjacket with price on inner front flap neatly inked out else near fine (mylar-protected). Crews' eighth book, reportedly one of his scarcer titles. First printing = 6,000 copies. 177 p. Seller Inventory # 007064
Book Description Atheneum,, New York, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. From the library of author Michael Hargraves; friend, and author of ""Harry Crews A Bibliography". Signed and inscribed on the second free front end paper by Crews: "Read in good health". Hargraves' name is on the first free end paper. Book has light toning to the page edges and a "m(laydown)c" on the bottom page edge. BroDart protected jacket has a small wrinkle on top spine edge, else fine. First edition / printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # PC 94-2