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M almost everything In this haunting ribald and percussively violent work the author of Hoke Moseley detective novels yields a floodlit visio. Charles Willeford s villains are tough self assured and manly men who are convinced about their own uniueness They also have a sneering contempt for ordinary life and people who in their opinion are ordinary Here is FrederickJ Fenger Jr reacting to his newly acuired girlfriend s ambition to buy a Burger King franchise in Miami Blues I can t see any point to hanging around a Burger King all day no matter how much money you make I ll tell you why Your life would depend on the random desires of people who wanted a hamburger So you can just forget about Burger King Or Troy Louden in Sideswipe Smoking comforts ordinary men but I m not an ordinary man There aren t many like me left And it s a good thing for the world that there isn t There ll always be a few of us in America in every generation Because only a great country like America can produce men like me I m not a thinker I m a doerHere is Frank Mansfield in Cockfighter It is a funny thing A man can ma

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N of the cockpits and criminal underbelly of the rural south First published in 1962 by Charles Willeford later made into a Roger Corman film. Books like Cockfighter remind me of how I came to love literature in the first place It offers a wonderful sense of being transported to an entirely different place seeing the world through the eyes of others and then ensuring that I m so captivated by a series of events that all I want to do in life at a given moment well most given moments is return to the next pageThe uote at the beginning of the book is from Ezra Pound What matters is not the idea a man holds but the depth at which he holds it There s plenty of depth in evidence here as protagonist Frank takes the reader into the life of a serious cockfighterFrank is such a passionate man that he s vowed unbeknownst to anyone else to remain silent until he gains the coveted mark of respect that is the silver medal that marks someone out as the cock handler of the year sniggers really don t fit on this occasion He explains himself a little here No one other than myself knew about m

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The sport is cockfighting and Frank Mansfield is the cockfighter a silent and fiercely contrary man whose obsession with winning will cost hi. If a man accepts life logically the unexpected is actually the expected Willeford played a part in the 1974 movieFrank Mansfield makes an ill advised bet that will leave him in dire straits All I had left was a folded ten dollar bill in my watch pocket and one dead chicken He bets everything including his truck and trailer on one cockfight and loses He has a girlfriend of sorts named Dody She was as strong as a tractor but not uite as intelligent He can t afford her upkeep on only ten dollars so he lets her go with the trailer Frank in the midst of his trials and tribulations is always a practical man He knows what he can do and what he can t do He has kept his fiance waiting for the past eight years because being on the cockfighting circuit keeps him away from home too much to keep a bride happy He has one goal to obtain It has been his white whale his odyssey He wants to be named Cockfighter of the Year of the Southern Conference Summary of Homo Deus obsession with winning will cost hi. If a man accepts life logically the unexpected is actually the expected Willeford played a part in the 1974 movieFrank Mansfield makes an ill advised bet that will leave him in dire straits All I had left was a folded ten dollar bill in my watch pocket and Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes one dead chicken He bets everything including his truck and trailer The Teams Milking Cow on A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates one cockfight and loses He has a girlfriend Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) of sorts named Dody She was as strong as a tractor but not uite as intelligent He can t afford her upkeep Zenith on A Pale Light in the Black only ten dollars so he lets her go with the trailer Frank in the midst Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves on the cockfighting circuit keeps him away from home too much to keep a bride happy He has Spieserye one goal to Feral obtain It has been his white whale his Krismis van Map Jacobs odyssey He wants to be named Cockfighter Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of the Year Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of the Southern Conference


10 thoughts on “Cockfighter

  1. says:

    ”If a man accepts life logically the unexpected is actually the expected” Willeford played a part in the 1974 movieFrank Mansfield makes an ill advised bet that will leave him in dire straits ”All I had left was a folded ten dollar bill in my watch pocket and one dead chicken” He bets everything includin

  2. says:

    I have absolutely no idea how this book and its movie came back to the surface of my mind I watched the film in 1975 I think and I'm sure it was with Paul the film student He was also a drunk and to date the only lover I've ever had that I a

  3. says:

    35 StarsThe interesting thing about this book is that it is essentially the classic underdog sports story that is popular in a lot of movies television and books but instead of focusing on a football player or boxer it's about a man who trains chickens to fight to the death It's told from the point of view of Frank Mansfi

  4. says:

    Charles Willeford's villains are tough self assured and manly men who are convinced about their own uniueness They also have a sneeri

  5. says:

    This is hands down the best Brett Favre biography ever I was impressed by Charles Willeford's ability twenty two years after his death to explore the competitive milieu of peen pic texting There is a whole subculture surrounding this

  6. says:

    I wouldn't know how to classify this novel if anyone asked me to I don't think I could even summarize it in a way that would encourage others to read it There isn't much of a plot as there is an episodic account of a top tier cockfighter's journey in and around Florida in the early 70's in his pursuit to ualify for a huge cockfighti

  7. says:

    Fascinating and uniue pure Willeford with a hint of Jim Thompson about things How often can you tell people that you are reading a first person narrative of a voluntarily mute cockfighter? It's incredibly well written and never what I anticipated Frank Mansfield is an arsehole one hundred percent almost Reacher esue in his sad white man wish fulfilment nature always right always better than anyone else he comes in contact with and

  8. says:

    Books like Cockfighter remind me of how I came to love literature in the first place It offers a wonderful sense of being transported to an entirely different place seeing the world through the eyes of others and then ensuring that I’m so captivated by a series of events that all I want to do in life at a given

  9. says:

    On pure techniue writing style and ability to portray a culture this book should get five stars But while the shop talk about cockfighting is amazingly detailed and impressive I could give a rat's ass about cockfighting I never would have read a book with that much shop talk about anything though admittedly I loved Gun Work by David J Schow so I guess I'm a hypocrite I also find it kind of hard to take the violence invo

  10. says:

    This sounds very Michael Vick ish but this book seems like a how to ghost written by someone I knew For reasons I cannot disclose here I will not comment further for fear of being ironically tarred and feathered and pelted by chicken feed Thanks for the recommend Mike view spoileryou silly cock sucker 8P hide spoiler

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