17 Responses to The Devil All The Time & Esquire

  1. I know you have been really busy since the OU-C Writers/Art Salon this past winter(blizzard white-out evening) working on this incredible follow up. So I pre-ordered this awesome release today. Let’s do a reading at Park View Gallery sometime soon. See you at Book World! Maybe Iowa City too…what a cool town it is. Best to you and continued success. CD at PVG.

  2. 12 July 2011 – Ordered The Devil All The Time months ago and was hoping it would arrive today, without luck, so I will download the e-book from Amazon.

  3. After reading Knockemstiff, I told my wife I HAD to have The Devil All The Time. I received it about 4 days ago and just finished today. I was extremely pleased with your work and I do believe this is one that will stand the test of time.
    I plan to begin my MFA program next January (after the family and I get settled in Korea for a tour) and reading short stories and novels that are similar to my style of writing gives me hope that good things are on the horizon.

    I look forward to reading more of you work in the future. Thanks again for delivering a very powerful story set that many of us are able to relate to in one way or many ways.

  4. Looking forward to reading your work. I keep hearing your name. People keep mentioning you to me as someone I should read. I think they’re right. Congrats on all the big news. I’m already a fan and I haven’t even cracked one of your books yet.

    ~ sheryl

  5. A very good review in this week’s Sunday Book Review of “The Devil All the Time”: Josh Ritter, A Good Man Is Impossible to Find, N.Y. Times, August 12, 2011.

  6. After suffering from “reader’s-block” for many years, I just finished reading both Knockemstiff and your incredibly powerful novel in 3 days. I am afraid my block will return if I attempt to read anything else that doesn’t measure up to your work so….More, please.

  7. Knockemstiff is a hell of a book.Breathtaking . Read it straight in one night! Woke up a bit weird the next day! and you have the best translator you may dream of: Philippe Garnier.
    Just ordered The Devil All The Time
    any french publication on the way?
    All the best

  8. My creative writing mentor said I should read Knockemstiff. In fact, when I think back, she didn’t just say I should read it, she practically decreed I read it.

    For some reason, I read Dynamite Hole first. It blew me away.

    Best of times, man.

  9. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. You captured the holliness hillbilly mindset perfectly. You are a genious, I can’t wait for your next book. If you ever make to KS, look me up.

  10. I juste read “le diable tout le temps”, the french edition. Intense, accurate, intimate, are the words that correspond to the feelings I had wehn I read you book.
    I did really appreciate the rythm : impossible to close the book even if when my eyes scratches…
    Your book is in the front of all the good booksellers in Paris.

    I look forward to reading more of you work in the future.

  11. I discovered drp when reading an Esquire article. Being from Ohio I found it fascinating that there was a town in my state called Knockemstiff. I went to the library and checked it out. I was hooked. The Devil All the Time was checked out at the time. When I finally got hold of it, I couldn’t put it down. The characters and events both intrigued me. By the end of the novel I was very anxious as the events unfolded and the fates of the characters was revealed. In the end, justice was served. This was one of the best novels I have ever read. Donald Ray Pollack is one hell of a writer.K

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