Suttree flawlessly grasps the ethos of the quintessential American novel. It seethes Steinbeck, Faulkner, O‘Connor, etc. More a character study presented through a series of vignettes, Suttree can be frustrating in its reluctance to provide any conclusions to the often humorous and engaging stories, or presenting any real plot. But the writing here is masterful, brutal, and beautiful. And like all great American novels, it will leave you in awe.