Dan

Barry Gifford
The Sinaloa Story

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The Sinaloa Story by Barry Gifford, the author of Wild at Heart, which David Lynch made into a movie (Gifford also wrote the screenplay for Lynch's Lost Highway), is a mishmash of black humored, absurdist noir. There are many story lines, some of which even intersect, though none of them are resolved. The main one involves DelRay Mudo, an amoral drifter, and his prostitute and sorta girlfriend Ava, and their plan to rob and kill her pimp. There are some very interesting stories here, but they really never get fully told. This is a quick read, and very darkly funny at times, but it just never came close to being a satisfying one. But I'll probably try at least one more of his books, since there were many compelling and entertaining bits. 2.9 stars

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