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Cry Me a River by T.R. Pearson

Cry Me a River was the first and is still my favorite of T.R. Pearsons southern Gothic crime novels with his laid-back yet amusingly insightful narrator Ray Tatum.

Cry Me a River is one of the few books that Ive laughed out loud while reading -- and the fascinating thing about the book is that the humor is tied up in the twists and turns of Pearsons masterful control of language, scene, setting, and character.

The plot of the story -- while complicated enough for most writers to be able to execute -- is just the starting point for Pearsons wonderfully intricate descriptions and language play that turns a relatively simple moment into a complex mess of layered intentions, contradictory impulses and metaphorical asides.

It is not as strange as Polar, and the narrators voice is not as off-kilter and amusing as Short History of a Small Place; yet its not as straightforward as his masterfully tight nearly-straight crime novel Blue Ridge.

This novel is incredibly funny, but only to adult readers, who understand the deeper existential points being made underneath the cover of the wry observations made by Tatum.

Still remains one of my favorite novels, although I read this nearly two decades ago.


Cry Me a River is a book Ive long admired, and recently had a chance to re-read. In this story, Pearson demonstrates that he is the master at the top of his form: it contains subtle humor, broad jokes, scatalogical situations, powerfully sympathetic characters and an interesting plot -- all of which is built on the foundation of Pearsons incredibly versatile skill with language and the tricks he plays with language in a way that echoes Faulkner (and presages Cormac McCarthy).

And whats interesting about this review is that Im not really even touching on the pure talent that Pearson shows in the way he moves a scene from a bit of word play into broad humor and strange situations, and manages to end on a poignant note that is all the more rich for the deep humanity displayed in the back and forth of the scene.

Pearsons work is Bachanalian in all the best ways, and echoes Chaucers ability to play rough, play dirty and write great literature at the same time -- all while seeming to have an amazingly good time doing it.

In short, T.R. Pearson is a master of the fiction form, and his inspiration and amazing gift with prose has been a lodestar for me in my writing work for many years. I admire the hell out of him, and frankly, I try to introduce every reader I admire to Pearson, so they too can admire the jaw-dropping tricks that he pulls off in this book.

I dont think Pearson is for everyone... but for writers who are trying to learn how to write humor, and make it work within a scene, Pearson is an amazing teacher -- and hes a very enjoyable read!
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Cry me a river - Julie London

Cry Me a River (Justin Timberlake song)

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The story in the film is about an old woman looking down at a puddle in front of her. Water is sucked up through her feet and transformed into tears. Instead of falling the tears float upwards into the sky and are being sucked up into a cloud. The cloud moves and finds a river in which it rains into. In the first part of the film the woman is old, she is then transformed into a younger woman crying, and in the last scene a little girl is swimming in the river. The title of the film is taken from the original song Cry Me a River, which is a popular song. It was written by Arthur Hamilton and was published in and it has a torchy, jazzy blues tune.

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