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Featured Review: Southern Fried Stories by Deuce Dalton

Post by klbradley » 01 Jun 2017, 21:48

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Southern Fried Stories" by Deuce Dalton.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Southern Fried Stories is a reminiscent collection of firsthand experiences as told by Deuce Daulton. At under 100 pages, the story is told in an enjoyable and quick fashion. At first, I assumed the book would be a collection of stories told by different perspectives, but the story revolved around Deuce and his experiences, making him relatable throughout.

As a baby boomer growing up in South Georgia, Deuce grew up in what I have commonly heard referred to as “the good old days.” All the food is deep fried, the tea is extra sweet, and the most common phrase heard would be “bless your heart.” The stories told by Deuce alternate between his family, his dating experiences, school life, travel, religion, and enlisting in the military. The comical revelations told by Deuce are laugh-out-loud funny and brutally honest.

Growing up in southern Kentucky (although in a later generation) the stories seemed familiar to me, and it comes to mind that I remember hearing comparable stories from my father and grandfather growing up. The stories told by Deuce are depicted in a way that you simply cannot make up, and everything felt genuine while reading. My favorite story in the collection described a time when Deuce’s family first got more than one channel on TV, and just so happened that they had to attend revival at church at the same time. The chain of events that followed were truly comical with Deuce hoping to be home in time to catch a local celebrity on TV and wishing the pastor would just hurry up already. The service seemed to be speeding along, that is until Deuce’s brother “heard Jesus” and they were delayed.

I was really pleased with how the storyline developed and was well put together. I also liked reading the incorporation of Deuce’s family and how everything felt so real. The end of the story also included an additional letter from the editor (who was also mentioned beforehand in the story) that gives an even more genuine feeling by coming from someone who knows the author personally.

The collection ended strong, leaving me wondering what Deuce was up to now. As a frequent traveler, I’m sure he has even more stories to share with others, and his way of telling a delightful story to keep others laughing and interested is truly a gift. I look forward to seeing if the author will write again. I’m honored to rate this story 4 out of 4 stars and would gladly recommend it to readers who enjoy memoir-like readings with a hefty dose of humor included.

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Post by kandscreeley » 06 Jun 2017, 09:23

I thought about reading this one several times. It does look like quite a good book. Being from the south myself, I'm sure I can relate. I love that it's humorous as well. Thanks for the review!
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Post by klbradley » 06 Jun 2017, 09:28

That's one of the reasons I was so convinced to read this one! I live in southern Kentucky so I've heard my fair share of stories such as this!
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Post by Jaime Lync » 06 Jun 2017, 10:32

This sounds like a great read. I know that when I first became a Christian I had issues attending meetings because they clashed with my favourite tv shows. Great review.

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Post by klbradley » 06 Jun 2017, 10:33

Thanks! I hope you'll try this one!
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Post by MarisaRose » 07 Jun 2017, 05:41

I'm glad the author was able to really capture the essence of the south! This sounds like a fun read. Glad you liked it so much :)
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Post by klbradley » 07 Jun 2017, 05:45

Thanks! It was a fun read!
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Post by hsimone » 08 Jun 2017, 01:22

Thank you for the great review! I love when authors can make characters realistic and relatable, and I agree with others, I'm glad the author captures the South extremely well. It's awesome that the author made you laugh - I appreciate any author that can do that. Glad you enjoyed the read! :)
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Post by bookowlie » 09 Jun 2017, 16:11

Great review! The "bless your heart" line always makes me laugh since it's really a back-handed "compliment." I like books with a strong setting so I am going to take a look at this one.
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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 11 Jun 2017, 06:15

Sounds like a great book. I like stories about the 'good old days' and this seems like something I would very much enjoy. Great job on the review. Congratulations to Deuce Dalton on such an obviously endearing book.

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Post by Rosemary Okoko » 15 Jun 2017, 10:33

A must read for me. I like humor and it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing this review.

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Post by Lennycat » 28 Jun 2017, 15:36

Thanks for the great review. Sounds like a fun book with a lot of good Southern humor.

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Post by bluegreenmarina » 28 Jun 2017, 21:19

This sounds like a fun collection of stories! I havent spent much time in that part of the country, so this might be a quick way to get a glimpse into the culture of those states :)

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Post by adusson9 » 29 Jun 2017, 03:58

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Post by hillary kulei » 29 Jun 2017, 07:52

it is a well written fun stories thanks for the review

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