Friday, April 5, 2013

[Book Review] Strangeville

Strangeville Part 1Strangeville by Kenneth Tingle   
Need a good laugh? Strangeville is a different kind of story that draws the reader in and keeps them wondering what will happen next. The story is a dark comedy about a suicidal young man named John Campbell who, after a failed suicide attempt, heads to Virginia to visit an aunt he hasn’t seen in ten years. But his rental car runs out of gas deep in the mountains. When he decides to walk in the middle of the night, he winds up in a town that is isolated from the rest of the world—Strangeville. Unable to leave, he meets an assortment of loveable oddball characters—the beautiful Delilah, Klemm Johnson, Clarissa Puddworthy, Biff Flannigan, Jeboriah Varmint, Cleetus McChoparooski, and others.

So if you want a different kind of reading experience, and you’re tired of the same old cookie-cutter writing, check out Strangeville . Readers love it! 

Overall score: 3.5 stars

SUMMARY. John Campbell gave up on life. Losing his parents at early age he had to find a way to survive and every time he tried to live, it seemed like he never had good luck at anything. Even when he already decided to kill myself, he just had to go to the bathroom and stink up the whole place. But that same day he got a call from his aunt who wanted him to visit her and he decided to go. But of course with his luck the car ran out of gas and he had to walk until he got to Strangeville, a place that looked like it was stuck in time and was behind about 60 years. With mayor not wanting him to leave the town and John falling in love with mayor’s daughter, he had to make a choice. 

THOUGHTS: I would say that this was a fun read. In the beginning of the book, I was laughing my ass off and was really glad because this was marked as “Humor” genre book. But as it went along, it went from Humor to Action to Romance to something completely Strange. I do have to admit that the ending was really cute but overall even though it was a good and fast read, it wasn’t something I obsessed over. It was free on Kindle so nothing is lost. 

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