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2.0 out of 5 stars An overdose of dialect., 13 Sep 2012
This review is from: The Wowzer (Paperback)
(Disclosure #1, I live in the South and am quite "country". I can y'all with the best. So, my comments about this book are not from lack of association with the characters or setting. In fact, I live in an even smaller town which is about a hundred miles from where this story takes place.)

(Disclosure #2, after four tries, I only read the first 83 pages before giving up. The reasons follow.)

This story is told in first-person. Unfortunately, that means that the main character and the narrator have the same flaws. Those flaws were a big turnoff. The "I's" done this and that are belied by the rest of the book being grammatically correct. This artificial gimmick was not only uninteresting, but also unnecessary.

Had this been written in a third-person "as told to and cleaned up by the narrator" book, it would have been a lot better. Then the dialogue could be "aw shucks" as can be without hitting the reader with it in every sentence. As is, what might be a decent story is hidden.

Too much of anything quite often turns out to be just too much.

I didn't like it. Per Amazon that's two stars.

(I received an Advance Reader's Copy from the Amazon US Vine program.)
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