Unaccustomed Mercy


      Unaccustomed Mercy
A collection of short stories by DB Cox. Free Download [ Unaccustomed Mercy ] By [ D.B. Cox ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

DB Cox is a blues musician writer from S.C He grew up in a Southern Baptist Orphanage in Greenwood, SC He served in the Marine Corps from 1968 1972 From 1978 2005, he played with some great blues bands in New England and New York.These days, he can be found in the early morning hours bent over a Fender Stratocaster guitar in roadhouses, honky tonks, and juke joints throughout the southeast His poems and short stories have been published extensively in the small press in the US and abroad.His short story collection,Unaccustomed Mercyis available at theKindle Store

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 80 pages
  • Unaccustomed Mercy
  • D.B. Cox
  • English
  • 02 March 2018

10 thoughts on “ Unaccustomed Mercy

  1. says:

    A common theme and mood runs through this compilation It s a sombre affair, taking you to the damaged depths of each character and holding you there, even after you ve put the book down Relief from the dark comes not from the stories, but from the beauty that often comes through the prose As an example I am a ghost in revolt, abiding inside a forever hungry leviathan a bone cold manhole where no rebels march no bann...

  2. says:

    Okay, so where to start with Unaccustomed Mercy For a start, I am not a fan of short story collections Probably because I have read some crap, from big names like Will Self indulgent.This though, reads like a Tom Waits album, just so much depth shoe horned in a short space It is a dirty glimpse of a world unable resolve their failings, endless broken spirits that some how transcend the remains of a desire for retribution or forgiveness Each story kind of bullies you in, then abandons you Okay, so where to start with Unaccustomed Mercy For a start, I am not a fan of short story collections Probably because I have read some crap, from big names like Will Self indulgent.This though, reads like a Tom Waits album, just so much depth shoe horned in a short space It is a dirty glimpse of a world unable resolve their failings, endless broken spirits that some how transcend the remains of a desire for retribution or forgiveness Each story kind of bullies you in, then abandons you with a bunch of questions.Drunks, Vietnam Vets, murderers, the people of the shadows.This collection I took with me while working on a screenplay in Camden, London, I d read it, go get a bottle of wine through the dark streets of London, back to my shitty room and read itThere is a fresh, lack of bullshit to Cox Nothing is pad...

  3. says:

    The past haunts these characters, an ominous dread pervading their beings no matter how they ve tried to atone for their wrongdoings, whether it was merely taking orders or hurting those they love Many of them are veterans, abandoned by a nation that once sent them off to perform its dirty work, now broken down and getting by on drink or pills and the lonesome tones of some juke joint Stratocaster Arming themselves against an enem...

  4. says:

    Each story in Unaccustomed Mercy reads like a scream that awakes you in the night There is a beginning, something unnerving that pulls you into the dark underbelly of life, slowly followed by a sense of regret and hopelessness But there is no end Instead, what D.B Cox offers you is a moment, a single action that reverberates in your mind long after it has disappeared For this reason, Unaccustomed Mercy is not an easy book to read If you want stories with resolution, twee and sickly sweet Each story in Unaccustomed Mercy reads like a scream that awakes you in the night There is a beginning, something unnerving that pulls you into the dark underbelly of life, slowly followed by a sense of regret and hopelessness But there is no end Instead, what D.B Cox offers you is a moment, a s...

  5. says:

    This isn t a long book, but it took me many sittings to get through There s an intensity to the emotions contained within that doesn t allow you to just curl up with this on a lazy Sunday and work through the whole thing For starters many of the stories concern war veterans, and even the ones that don t tend to involve deeply damaged men of one sort or another Cox has a knack for pulling the reader in to these closed off enclaves of human life where psychologically damaged men retreat to The This isn t a long book, but it took me many sittings to get through There s an intensity to the emotions contained within that doesn t allow you to just curl up ...

  6. says:

    Full review at ThunderDome It brought Thom Jones to mind, as I think they write about similar people, though, if possible, Cox gets darker and somehow never feels forced, almost as if he casually sits amongst the demons, mocks them even as they prod at him viciously, endlessly These stories carry shatte...

  7. says:

    A series of hard hitting shorts that readlike blues music, each story variations on a larger, recurring theme Perhaps the key to understanding it can be found in the story Carrying the Bear, where the narrator discovers a manuscript with a series of unfinished tales about a decorated war veteran who returns home angry, di...

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