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Down Town Hardcover – June 1, 2007
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Ferrol Sams is a physician, humorist, storyteller, and the bestselling author of seven novels rooted in the oral tradition of Southern humor and folklore. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I have read as many of his works as I can find, and I found Down Town a bit different, yet as satisfying, as his other books. It wasn't until the end of the book that the uplifting reason for the title is revealed. I think I would have liked to have lived in that town and known most of the characters.
It's vintage Ferroll Sams. If you like his other work, you'll like this. If not, prolly won't, but then you wouldn't be reading this review if that were the case. Don't miss Beatrice's speech quirks. They're the best. It was occasionally like reading Molly Bloom's rambling thoughts.
My wife read this book and told me that it was unusual. Unlike so many books, it has a very weak plot (if any).
But also unlike so many books, it has a fantastic ending. Many authors have a great "idea" and then lose their way and fail at the conclusion. Dr Sams is just the opposite. His ending in this book is extraordinary.
I am a fan of Ferrol. He does not disappoint. This novel is littered with colloquialisms! What a true gem!