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  • Paperback
  • 200
  • Cockfighter
  • Charles Willeford
  • English
  • 05 July 2018
  • 9781596542228

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 lef

  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

  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 Mansfield a respected cockfighter who at the books opening loses all of his money his car his mobile home and his ace cock Sa

  4. says:

    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

  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 primeval sport in which grown men digitize their dangle not merely to woo the female of the species but to compete against each other in those bloody bread and circuses arenas known as cele

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    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 j

  7. says:

    Fascinating and uniue pure Willeford with a hint of Jim Thompson about things How often can you tell people that you are r

  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 gi

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    On pure techniue writing style and ability to portray a culture this book should get five stars But while the shop talk about cockfi

  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 b

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Cockfighter

Ision of the cockpits and criminal underbelly of the rural south First published in by Charles Willeford later made into a Roger Corman fil. 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 re

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Him almost everything In this haunting ribald and percussively violent work the author of Hoke Moseley detective novels yields a floodlit v. 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 primeval sport in which grown men digitize their dangle not merely to woo the female of the species but to compete against each other in those bloody bread and circuses arenas known as celebrity dong blogs Is Favre s prize cock with its saintly Mexican name Intercepcion able to survive in the ring against the chanticleer of Kanye West named Gold Digger natch What are the odds that the fallen from grace B can redeem himself by defeating the prodigious genital proboscis of Santonio Holmes or Greg Oden just two of the trou dropping athletes in recent months to go full wang dang doodleBut perhaps most impressive are the s Marriage by Deception years after his death to explore the competitive milieu of peen pic texting There is a whole subculture surrounding this primeval sport in which grown men digitize their dangle not merely to woo the female of the species but to compete against each other in those bloody bread and circuses arenas known as celebrity dong blogs Is Favre s prize cock with its saintly Mexican name Intercepcion able to survive in the ring against the chanticleer of Kanye West named Gold Digger natch What are the odds that the fallen from grace B can redeem himself by defeating the prodigious genital proboscis of Santonio Holmes or Greg Oden just two of the trou dropping athletes in recent months to go full wang dang doodleBut perhaps most impressive are the s

Summary Cockfighter

The sport is cockfighting and Frank Mansfield is the cockfighter a silent and fiercely contrary man whose obsession with winning will cost. 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 ha


About the Author: Charles Willeford

Charles Willeford was a remarkably fine talented and prolific writer who wrote everything from poetry to crime fiction to literary criticism throughout the course of his impressively long and diverse career His crime novels are distinguished by a mean'n'lean sense of narrative economy and an admirable dearth of sentimentality He was born as Charles Ray Willeford III on January in Little.