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Devil Makes Three

A Novel

by Ben Fountain

Devil Makes Three by Ben Fountain X
Devil Makes Three by Ben Fountain
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  • Published Sep 2023
    544 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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  • Carolyn B. (Aiken, SC)
    Hard Read
    The author did a wonderful job describing the corruptness of Haiti during this period. It was difficult to read and I had a hard time finishing it but I wanted to see how it ended. This is not a novel that I normally would have read but I am glad I did.
  • Melissa C. (Saint Johns, FL)
    A Challenging Read
    This was a very difficult and challenging read for me. Nevertheless, the author's knowledge about the problems and incredible corruption in Haiti is beyond impressive.
  • Ruth H (Florida)
    Corrupt Haiti, Complicated Lives
    A large novel about the problems in Haiti, there is so much corruption it is very scary to think about going there. I felt bad for Matt losing his business so drastically but when in a foreign land one must understand American laws do not apply. I became overwhelmed by all the characters and their stories. Halfway through the book I was ready to quit reading but kept going just to see where it all ends. This is a hefty read with vulgar language, sex and drugs, I would not recommend it for anyone under 21 to read!!! This is a first time Ben Fountain story for me, he is a prolific writer and gives much insight about Haiti's government. He does affirm the corruption as my friends from Haiti told me. Book Browse thanks for the ARC and the educational view of Haiti.
  • Judith G. (Ewa Beach, HI)
    For example: "They held hands on the way to the dance floor, and when she
    pressed close, their bodies stuck as if coated with some sort of epithelial adhesive."

    I wasn't willing to slog through more pages of this wordy prose. I will read his other book and see if I like it better.


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