With his introductory book, Eryk Pruitt wows us with his writing skills. Dirtbags is an excellent and obvious title choice once you have read this darkly humorous book.
Picture this if you will, a small rural town with most of its jobs depleted with the closed factories. Those with astuteness and realistic dreams have since moved on out of Lake Castor and those inhabitants that do not possess the same acumen have remained. The current residents of Lake Castor are the ones this story is about. These are the degenerates, the “ne'er-do-wells”, of society, those that you hope will stay in Lake Castor forever so you will never have the chance to cross paths with them. You don’t need to worry too much though, Lake Castor is being ‘cleaned-up’ by its own resident serial killer wanna-be in training.
What fun! Well, that is if you don’t mind a lot of unsavory characters, a little depravity, and some very twisted humor. I do, and I loved the book. I found myself laughing out loud many times during this fast-paced read. I caught myself saying, “What?” in disbelief many times. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a book with a few unexpected plot turns and some very dark humor in their reading. Some questions to ask yourself before reading this book are: What happens when a mass murder wanna-be and a serial killer wanna-be get together?; Can you take the trailer out of the girl, even if you have taken the girl out the trailer?; When does a sociopath become a psychopath?
Pruitt’s second book, “Hashtag” is even better, and a much wilder ride!