Now that was a sonorous way to end 2013 – just finished A FEAST OF SNAKES, by Harry Crews. Brad Watson recommended the book to me this past summer but I just now got to it. You know when you get up from reading a book and all the world seems a-tilt and off-kilter somehow, and it takes a few minutes before any semblance of good sense will return to your skull? That’s how it feels rising up from A FEAST OF SNAKES. Some don’t read for such purposes and I appreciate that, because neither do I, always, but when it happens, ain’t much you can do, but pass on the good word, that this is one of those books that will wallop you good, if you so happen to pick it up.