Official Review: Tales from Piney Grove by Bobby Morrison

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Re: Official Review: Tales from Piney Grove by Bobby Morrison

Post by ParadoxicalWoman » 04 Jul 2018, 23:09

This will be a beneficial read to me. I would like to at least have some glimpse of what America was look like in 1960s. I don't blame the girls for their choice in 60s because most girls see marriage as the only option to change their life whereas boys they many many options I.e. being involved in military.
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Post by Disneyland » 04 Jul 2018, 23:11

'Official Review: Tales from Piney Grove by Bobby Morrison', has a very straightforward beginning! It provides enough details, to give the readers, a chance to appreciate the book!

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 04 Jul 2018, 23:11

A small-town affair, with the townspeople all on watch of each other. This is still, basically, a tale of common, everyday lives of poor folks, and the overbearing landed rich, interacting with each other. The author is able to give a really true-to-life account of the struggles and little triumphs of everyday living. We could all relate to the experiences related herein. Thanks for the splendid review.
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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 04 Jul 2018, 23:12

A small-town affair, with the townspeople all on watch of each other. This is still, basically, a tale of common, everyday lives of poor folks, and the overbearing landed rich, interacting with each other. The author is able to give a really true-to-life account of the struggles and little triumphs of everyday living. We could all relate to the experiences related herein. Thanks for the splendid review.
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Post by kemp1kor » 04 Jul 2018, 23:14

Sounds like a great book for anyone who likes learning about how people may have lived in the not-so-distant past. Finding ways to live a happy life despite poverty would seem difficult for me, but it’s a good way to live. Such high praise of a book is unusual, so maybe I’ll read it sometime.

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Post by Vickie Noel » 04 Jul 2018, 23:15

Thanks for the review. I quite enjoy historical fiction, but this one doesn't strike a chord with me. The plot sounds too simple and ordinary for me, especially because I don't find myself thinking much about the:60s to require added information on their general lifestyle. I may be interested in it if the writing style is rich in tone and color as that usually stimulates bias towards any book as far as I'm concerned. But till I actually check it out, I'll have to pass on it for now.
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Post by Mercy Bolo » 04 Jul 2018, 23:20

What a moving review. I like that this book highlights the state of the poverty-stricken south in the 1960's, something that hadn't crossed my mind. I, however, admire the characters' resilience and that inspires me to work harder.
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Post by simplymica26 » 04 Jul 2018, 23:25

Interesting! Though not my cup of tea, your review gives the feeling of worthy to read. Definitely added to my to read list. Thank you for an honest review and congratulations!

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Post by nikkyteewhy » 04 Jul 2018, 23:33

A story about the poor people in the south. These people, despite their poverty did not feel sorry for themselves. They made the best of their situations. It was a pity that the males in this community had more chances to get out of the poverty than the females. Anyway, this sounds like a sad book I would not want to read. Thanks for the review

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Post by rchacko » 04 Jul 2018, 23:51

I only got to read the book's Prelude (sample) before coming to this review, but despite reading just the sample, I am able to readily agree with the Reviewer that this is a beautiful book - that's the impression I got from the Prelude! The author's (i.e. Bobby Morrison's) writing style is nearly impeccable - graceful, witty and nicely-paced. As the Reviewer mentions, the book makes you want to read it all over again if you have the time!! Although I didn't get the opportunity to read the full book, I believe the Reviewer is factually correct. Thanks for writing a very useful review!

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Post by Quinto » 04 Jul 2018, 23:52

This a break from the usual tales about the South in the 60s. It's interesting to read about the city slickers and their preying on farm girls and how the people were generally contented despite their poverty. Thanks for a wonderful review.

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Post by truebookaddict » 04 Jul 2018, 23:54

This definitely sounds like an interesting history of what went on in the lives of sharecroppers. You're right. We do have a skewed view of history. That's why books like this are so important. Thanks for your insightful review!
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Post by MORRIS KINGS » 04 Jul 2018, 23:58

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The book gives a different version of the 60’s that most people do not know of. In a rural setting from a little boy’s perspective bringing out the aspect of religion and history vividly. I found it to be dynamic from the normal 60’s city life that most people know and gives an opportunity to read about challenges and perseptions the poor overcame in a not so urban setting. It is an interesting piece that will give you that other version of the back in the 60’s.

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Post by osayuwamen6 » 05 Jul 2018, 00:02

Re:Official Review: Tales from piney Grove by Bobby Morrison
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This book shows a clear view of what the 1960's looked like and how people survived despite the hardship,I like to read books about the South. It's an interesting book and this part caught my attention " Instead they learned how to have fun within their means " they actually made the best of the situation. The writer gave an admirable review.

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Post by aramotshela » 05 Jul 2018, 00:10

I enjoyed the sample. The writing flowed and the story is very realistic.
Although it is written from the past it is relevant today. I recommend it as a read.

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