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The Wettest County in the World

A Novel Based on A True Story
Bondurant, Matt (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Wettest County in the World
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Authors: Bondurant, Matt, 1971-
Title: The wettest county in the world
a novel based on a true story
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
Characteristics: 307 p. ;,24 cm
ISBN: 1416561390
9781416561392
Statement of Responsibility: Matt Bondurant
Subject Headings: Virginia Fiction Brothers Fiction Prohibition Fiction Distilling, Illicit Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Brothers
Prohibition
Distilling, Illicit
LCCN: 2008014172
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The movie Lawless features three brothers (the author’s grandfather and two granduncles) who are part of a bootlegging scheme during the Prohibition era.


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This is a raw, powerful, evocative book. It is life as it really was; survival, and dealing with what was left if your loved ones did not survive. It is a wonderful example of the era, and very useful for research purposes.
Good writing, Mr. Bondurant.

Feb 18, 2012
  • afemalespecies rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I was very intrigued by the concept of this novel and the bygone era of the setting. However, the characters did not seem developed enough to keep my attention. Parts of the story could have been developed further to capture the audience. Unfortunately, I was disappointed.

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