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One of the Erskine Caldwell best books, this book is about the horrors of an individual and the mindlessness of a mob. When the word spreads that a white woman was assaulted by a black man, the black is bound to die. Before the woman could state that no crime occurred, it was too late.
What makes this book stand out?
The time of non-existence of proper laws is shown clearly in this book. A bit morbid agreed, but the book shows us exactly what the people were capable of.
Read it for
The book is written from different perspectives which give various angles to the story.
Don't read it for
The book is a tragic story of how quick a person can suffer due to the mindlessness of others without actually committing the crime.