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Earthstains by Greg Shepard revolves around the true story of two handsome young men in their twenties, George and Matt Kimes, who became famous for their sensational bank robberies. Their explosive careers grabbed the headlines and became news for the next twenty years. They ushered in a modern age of hedonism and, as they were both on the path to self-destruction, the family was held together by a sister and the wife of one of the brothers. The family would not have become so famous if not for these two notorious young men, and this poignant story explores the human drama surrounding them and the events around them.
The book is a compelling read and the author's detailed narration makes the scenes come alive so readers feel as if they are there with Matt and George while robbing the bank. The author also captures the lust for easy money, fame, and adventure which sowed the seeds of destruction that brought misery to many. The book is fast paced and the author introduces readers to their families, their struggles, the bad choices made by the father, and the relationships they maintained with their sisters and the wife. The author's fluid writing style gives a good movement to the story and it's a tale for all those who enjoy reading historical fiction and adventure. The author also throws light on the era of the Depression and bank robberies by these outlaw brothers with clarity, making it a great read.