Virgil Creech Takes a Swipe at Redemption (The Portsong Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00ES4ILIC
- Publisher : PHB Media; Second edition (December 19, 2013)
- Publication date : December 19, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 2458 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 210 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0615876153
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,907,490 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was completely charmed by this story. Portsong is the town everyone wants to live in. And Myers paints it and its residents beautifully--from the outspoken preacher, Josiah Crane, to the genteel chairperson of the Ladies Historical Society, Louise Prattlematt. Creech is given enough humanity to overcome his naughty schoolboy stereotype and endear him to readers. But it is Birdwhistle who carries the story. Charming, witty, self-assured, and just a bit vulnerable, I would love to sit down with him over a cup of tea and enjoy a long conversation.
It is Myer's gift with language, however, that made this book so enjoyable. I've marked dozens of passages, but I'll include just a few here to make my point:
"Every thought that pushed through his mind stacked mad upon mad like blocks on a wall."
"It dawned on Henry that this problem of the old man wasn't going away. It was like a boy trying to tuck in a bed sheet. Every time one corner was tucked securely under the mattress, the other side pulled out."
"Well, I wanted to see the world, and soon most of the world would be between me and my hometown of Chelmsly. I was both excited and terrified at that moment."
"The dabbled mix of grays and browns in his (dog's) coat flowed together unevenly, as if a failed artist had poured paints over him and walked away before getting the portrait right."
I would qualify this as children's literature, appropriate for children ages nine and up, but I think adults who enjoy quirky, sweetly told tales would appreciate it even more than children. This is a self-published book worth reading--and I don't get to say that often enough. Two thumbs up.
A good book for every member of the family but not written just for children! I wholeheartedly recommend it!
Reading the book, I felt transported to simpler days as I read about the residents of Portsong, GA. The town and its people came alive through the author's vivid description. Mr. Myers did a fine job of developing characters of different ages. The plot also drew me in as it took some twists and turns.
I am pleased to hear that there will be a sequel. I'm looking forward to reading it!
The writing is bright, intelligent and the story is wonderfully crafted.
I recommend this to anyone, any age.