➵ The Front Porch Prophet Download ➾ Author Raymond L. Atkins – Turboville.co.uk

The Front Porch Prophet A book to be read and absorbed Mr Atkins is definitely a word craftsman The characters were indeed, characters Lots of back stories, very excellent character development I especially loved the ever changing names of the local diner I think the overriding theme of the book was loyalty to friends, and promises made, and how to fulfill them My very favorite character in the book was Rufus Somehow I thought in the end he would end up not so much among the living, but Mr Atkins surprised m A book to be read and absorbed Mr Atkins is defin This book surprised me When my Nook was new and short of titles, I worked to fill it up Since this was a Nook Free Friday selection, I figured why not So a quick down load, the passage of a year and suddenly I m reading an amazing story The first thing that appealed to me was the fact that the story is set in the Northwest Georgia Mountains and has a wonderfully slow country feel The characters are full and complete and even the minor characters have depth The two main characters remind me This book surprised me When my Nook was new and short of titles, I worked to fill it up Since this was a Nook Free Friday selection, I figured why not So a quick down load, the passage of a year and suddenly I m reading an amazing story The first thing that appealed to me was the fact that the story is set in the Northwest Georgia Mountains and has a wonderfully slow country feel The characters are full and complete and even the minor characters have depth The two main characters remind me of McMurtry s great duo of Augustus McRae and Woodrow Call from the book Lonesome Dove Both are ruff around the edges and somewhat abusive to each other, but are lifelong friends with a deep affection for one another.More than a few times this story made me laugh out loud and I kept a smile going thru most of it The ending is inevitable and e What Do A Trigger Happy Bootlegger With Pancreatic Cancer, An Alcoholic Helicopter Pilot Who Is Afraid To Fly, And A Dead Guy With His Feet In A Camp Stove Have In Common What Are The Similarities Between A Fire Department That Cannot Put Out Fires, A Policeman Who Has A Historic Cabin Fall On Him From Out Of The Sky, And An Entire Family Dedicated To A Variety Of Deceased Authors Where Can You Find A War Hero Named Termite With A Long Knife Stuck In His Liver, A Cook Named Hoghead Who Makes The World S Worst Coffee, And A Supervisor Named Pillsbury Who Nearly Gets Hung By His Employees Sequoyah, Georgia, Is The Answer After A Long Absence, A J Longstreet Finds His Best Friend Since Childhood, Eugene Purdue, On His Doorstep Eugene Now Has Terminal Cancer, And He Confronts A J With The Dilemma Of Executing A Mercy Killing When The Time Arrives An Adventure Into The Past Begins For The Both Of Them, And Soon One Must Make A Decision That Will Alter His Life Forever. A surprising gem Beautifully constructed, very moving, and very enjoyable to read.Atkins gives us deeply felt portraits of life in rural Georgia, alternately laugh out loud funny, deadly serious, and poignantly personal sometimes all three at once Don t be put off by t I can hardly do this book justice, but I will try If you are curious about this book, you truly need to sit down and absorb it I can assure you that it will not be what you are expecting Atkins is a genius with words His writing is Mark Twain, William Faulkner and Stephen King rolled into one.Yes, I said Stephen King I do not care for King s subjects and foulness, but I can t help but admire his way with words and describing scenes Atkins has that same aptness, without the foulness.Upon fi I can hardly do this book justice, but I will try This book would have so muchenjoyable if some of the language had been cleaned up The writing style is excellent, I just don t enjoy the F word, I think it s crude and unneccessary The story is about A.J and his best friend Eugene and various family members and others in a small GA town Mostly the wild escapades of the two Eugene lives up on a mountain in a cabin, A..J is married and lives in town Some rather wild things happen such as a house being moved by helicopter and the por This book would have so muchenjoyable if some of the language had been cleaned up The writing style is excellent, I just don t enjoy the F word, I think it s crude and unneccessary The story is about A.J and his best friend Eugene and various family members and others in a small GA town Mostly the wild escapades of the two Eugene lives up on a mountain in a cabin, A..J is married and lives in town Some rather wild things happen such as a house being moved by helicopter and the porch falls off and lands on one of the characters dog Rather unrealistic, but the write I m from North Georgia where this book is set and The Front Porch Prophet is the unicorn Bigfoot of a novel that I look for one that evokes the region without, as a professor of mine once called it, too much country store The characters are colorful but realistic, nobody kicks a good dog, and the main character, A J Longstreet could just as well I never usually give up on books, but this one I had to I actually found myself skipping whole pages at a time At first the book was awesome but then the author kept delineating from the main plot with all this nonsense stuff from the character past.I m all for using the past to tell a story but an actually example from the book I don t want to hear about the main characters Co workers life from when he was born, then continue on to the girl the co worker liked and he whole life story, which I never usually give up on books, but this one I had to I actually found myself skipping whole pages at a time At first the book was awesome but then the author kept delineating from the main plot with all this nonsense stuff from the character past.I m all for using the past to tell a story but an actually example from the book I don t want to hear about the main characters Co workers life from when he was born, then continue on to the girl the co worker liked and he whole Front Porch Prophet kept me between tears, that is tears of human emotion and tears of laughter Up in the Northwestern corner of Georgia, live a folk like everywhere in Appalachia, torn between the old ways and the new, life in the country and just makin do and the life in the mill town , these are the folks that Ray captures and inserts in the lines of The Front Porch Propet , I say that Ramond captures these characters because no one could make them up , he hsd to have been there.Ray Front Porch Prophet kept me between tears, that is tears of human emotion and tears of laughter Up in the Northwestern corner of Georgia, live a folk like everywhere in Appalachia, torn between the old ways and the new, life in the country and just makin do and the life in the mill town , thes This was a free download for the Nook a while back and it sat there on my Nook kind of rotting I finally got around to reading it this week, and I was pleasantly surprised The reason why I was putting off reading it was because I wasn t entirely convinced I was going to like it, but theI read, theI realized it was right up my alley A book about a terminal cancer patient and his and everyone elses coming to grips with the fi

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