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The Wages of Sin is Hell This is Goodnight a place so ingrown and provincial that Randall calls it Sludgeville until he starts thinking of it as home In this pitch perfect novel Tom McNeal explores the currents of hope passion and cruelty beneath the surface. About halfway through this book McNeal describes a pivotal moment in a high school football game His description takes a dozen pages and includes several points of view If it were a scene in a movie it would be in super slow motion In many books this would be obnoxious or trite McNeal pulls it off This isn t the kind of story that I would normally read and I certainly didn t enjoy this as much as To Be Sung Underwater but McNeal is phenomenally gifted at constructing powerful sentences and forcing his readers to feel for even some very unlikable characters

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Goodnight Nebraska

At the age of 17 Randall Hunsacker shoots his mother's boyfriend steals a car and comes close to killing himself His second chance lies in a small Nebraska farm town where the landmarks include McKibben's Mobil Station Frmka's Superette and a sign that says. Can Tom McNeal write anything that doesn t take your breath away I m beginning to think notMcNeal is reminiscent of both Faulkner and Steinbeck in that he combines accounts of terrible evil all the horrifying because often aleatory with glimmering moments of glad grace both delivered in spare but elegant prose Yet unlike the feeling of repugnance that I get with Faulkner and Steinbeck even while respecting their art in the case of McNeal s writing I come away from the reading experience feeling elevated I find that I care even about characters who commit morally repugnant acts because McNeal elucidates

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Of the American heartland In  Randall McNeal creates an outcast whose redemption lies in Goodnight a strange small but ultimately embracing community where Randall will inspire fear and adulation win the love of a beautiful girl and nearly throw it all aw. I started reading Goodnight Nebraska because I thought it was a sports novel It turned out to be anything but It is a story about life forgiveness infidelity and love This novel made me think about happiness According to a minor character Dixie we are responsible for our own happiness One of the most interesting characters in the novel is Lewis Lockhardt a farmer who married a woman 20 years younger than he He was most concerned with his farm and often ignored his wife They had a daughter who married Randall Hunsacker who is the protagonist of the novel He has only eight fingers on his right hand because of an


10 thoughts on “Goodnight Nebraska

  1. says:

    Stunning I would put this book in my top 5 easily Why Tom McNeal stopped writing is a mystery but it's also a tragedy A deeply moving look at the lives of simple people who are caught between needing and wanting exactly what they have This is

  2. says:

    Can Tom McNeal write anything that doesn’t take your breath away? I’m beginning to think notMcNeal is reminiscent of both Faulkner and Steinbeck in that he combines accounts of terrible evil all the horrifying because often aleatory with glimmering moments of glad grace both delivered in spare but elegant prose Yet unlike the

  3. says:

    I was in sudden need of a book on a recent trip to Lawrence Kansas so I went into The Dusty Bookshelf used book store I looked around a bit then found Goodnight Nebraska It ended up being amazingI won't deny that maybe part of why I loved it was that it was one of the few times that I just picked up a book withou

  4. says:

    I toyed with the idea of calling my review Good Riddance Nebraska but that seemed a little harsh The story wasn't all bad but I felt a little deceived by the summary on the back cover From what I read I expected a story about a boy learning to be a man while dealing with some unusual and sometimes overwhelming c

  5. says:

    About halfway through this book McNeal describes a pivotal moment in a high school football game His description takes a dozen pages and inclu

  6. says:

    I was introduced to Tom McNeal just a couple weeks ago by the 2013 YA title Far Far Away which had one of the most absorbing first 50 pages of any novel I've read Lofty ambitious story telling gorgeous prose all very appealing and accessible Winners of the Best First 50 Pages Award almost always slide downhill t

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    I'm not sure exactly what I expected from Goodnight Nebraska McNeal's debut novel but it did deliver In some ways it is another redemptive tale this time of forgiving yourself but in other ways it is a bleak fatalistic novel where really in the end everyone has lost something I do have a few minor uibbles with Goodnight Nebraska beyond the in

  8. says:

    As a rural Nebraskan myself I am familiar with the setting of this book and this was reason enough for me to read it I didn't identify with the characters as a matter of fact I disliked most of them but the autho

  9. says:

    I started reading Goodnight Nebraska because I thought it was a sports novel It turned out to be anything but It i

  10. says:

    Wow Wow Wow What a book This richly woven tale of lives young old and middle aged in a small Nebraska town is really the story of humanity It is a story of love and hate and the small line that sometimes separates the two It is a story of family and community It is the story of good and evil The plot is engaging and never tiring Most important the characters are fully developed three dimensional people so be