Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

Shotgun Lovesongs

Reviewed by Katy Zignego (Library Staff)

What do you get when you put Tim McGraw in a hipster scarf and ironic glasses? Shotgun Lovesongs. Nickolas Butler apparently couldn’t decide whether he wanted to pen a paean to uncomplicated small-town living for the Carhartt set, or to showcase his simile skills for the writers’ workshop. So he went for both, and the product is a muddle of shallow characters and overblown prose. Its only redeeming grace is the author’s obvious affection for his own Wisconsin hometown. If you want good writing and a Wisconsin connection, stick to Michael Perry.

Located in Adult Fiction (FIC BUTLER)

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