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Longstreet finds his best friend since childhood Eugene Purdue on his doorstep Eugene now has terminal cancer and he confronts A J with the dilemma of executing a mercy killing when the time arrives An adventure into the past begins for the both of them and soon one must make a decision that will alter his life forever. What a wonderful book of friendship reconciliation family love and a mean dog named Rufus Porches drop from the sky you can t bury dogs in the people cemetery green jello is better than the alternative at Thanksgiving you can t really hide a school bus Read this one y all All You Need Is Less past begins for the both of them and soon one must make a decision that will alter his life forever. What a wonderful book of friendship reconciliation family love and a mean dog named Rufus Porches drop from the sky you can t bury dogs in the

REVIEW The Front Porch Prophet

The Front Porch Prophet

N entire family dedicated to a variety of deceased authors Where can you find a war hero named Termite with a long knife stuck in his liver a cook named Hoghead who makes the world's worst coffee and a supervisor named Pillsbury who nearly gets hung by his employees Seuoyah Georgia is the answer After a long absence A J. This book would have so much enjoyable if some of the language had been cleaned up The writing style is excellent I just don t enjoy the F word I think it s crude and unneccessary The story is about AJ and his best friend Eugene and various family members and others in a small GA town Mostly the wild escapades of the two Eugene lives up on a mountain in a cabin AJ is married and lives in town Some rather wild things happen such as a house being moved by helicopter and the porch falls off and lands on one of the characters dog Rather unrealistic but the writer adds a lot of humor from the situation Not that having a dog die is funny far from it but the way the situation is handled is funny Eugene has lived a rather wild crazy life and AJ is a stable guy with a wife kids and a job yet the two have been friends since they were young boys Eugene gets cancer and AJ manages his care giving Eugene reuests that when the time comes the pain gets to be too much that AJ will shoot him so he doesn t have to suffer AJ tells him that there s no way he will do it But then toward the end he sees him in extreme pain and nothing left off him but skin bones just a shodow of what he once was Does he do it or not Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream porch falls off and lands on one of the characters dog Rather unrealistic but the writer adds a lot of humor from the situation Not that having a dog die is funny far from it but the way the situation is handled is funny Eugene has lived a rather wild crazy life and AJ is a stable guy with a wife kids and a job yet the two have been friends since they were young boys Eugene gets cancer and AJ manages his care giving Eugene reuests that when the time comes the Trial of a Feminizer pain gets to be too much that AJ will shoot him so he doesn t have to suffer AJ tells him that there s no way he will do it But then toward the end he sees him in extreme The Breach of Crowns pain and nothing left off him but skin bones just a shodow of what he once was Does he do it or not

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What do a trigger happy bootlegger with pancreatic cancer an alcoholic helicopter pilot who is afraid to fly and a dead guy with his feet in a camp stove have in common What are the similarities between a fire department that cannot put out fires a policeman who has a historic cabin fall on him from out of the sky and a. While The Front Porch Prophet is described as a humorous work of Southern fiction about two young men who come of age in North Georgia it is at times as serious as a rattlesnake In those moments the author does not hold back when it comes to the tough issues of broken relationships death and dying divorce and a myriad of other not so pleasant moments along life s journeyAJ Longstreet and his friend Eugene Purdue have been through a lot since their carefree childhood days spent playing football pulling pranks and trying to be the first to lose his virginity The most recent being a dispute over Eugene s ex wife that left the friends estranged for several years Yet the toughest days are ahead One day Eugene asks AJ to come to his cabin no easy feat as AJ has to get past Rufus to get there Rufus is described as a cross between a Great Dane and a bear and he guards the mountain that is home to Eugene s cabin AJ does not even attempt the climb without his Louisville slugger The point of the visit becomes painfully clear when Eugene tells AJ the latest news from the doctor I have cancer I m rotten with it It s terminal After that pronouncement there is a long silence described this way His words hung over the clearing like a gas attack over the Argonne A gentle breeze blew through the branches but the words would not disappear There is much to enjoy in this wonderful book and the use of language that is so precise and so evocative is just one aspect The dialogue is some of the best ever written It is natural true to each character and so funny in places readers will be hard pressed to stifle their laughter when finishing the book at work because they couldn t bear to leave the story at homeOn the flip side of the humor is the very serious matter of death and dying and the fact that Eugene wants A J to put him out of his misery at the end You must be crazy If you want to shoot yourself or blow yourself up go ahead But leave me out of it AJ felt like he was breathing mud I know ten or fifteen people who would be happy to accommodate you Hell Diane s daddy would pay you to let him do it I d do it for you For nearly six months AJ wrestles with that reuest and during that time the two men visit weekly and sift through the experiences of their lives and try to make sense of it allThe remembering is as poignant for the reader as it is for the characters The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) pancreatic cancer an alcoholic helicopter Teddy pilot who is afraid to fly and a dead guy with his feet in a camp stove have in common What are the similarities between a fire department that cannot Calling Me Home put out fires a Mr. Francis Wife pleasant moments along life s journeyAJ Longstreet and his friend Eugene Purdue have been through a lot since their carefree childhood days spent The Shadow People playing football Demons, Yes--But Thank God for Good Angels past Rufus to get there Rufus is described as a cross between a Great Dane and a bear and he guards the mountain that is home to Eugene s cabin AJ does not even attempt the climb without his Louisville slugger The The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook point of the visit becomes Vietnam Perkasie painfully clear when Eugene tells AJ the latest news from the doctor I have cancer I m rotten with it It s terminal After that Losing Strength and Dexterity precise and so evocative is just one aspect The dialogue is some of the best ever written It is natural true to each character and so funny in Afghanistan places readers will be hard The Black Sheeps Secret Child pressed to stifle their laughter when finishing the book at work because they couldn t bear to leave the story at homeOn the flip side of the humor is the very serious matter of death and dying and the fact that Eugene wants A J to The Billionaires Desire put him out of his misery at the end You must be crazy If you want to shoot yourself or blow yourself up go ahead But leave me out of it AJ felt like he was breathing mud I know ten or fifteen After the Flood people who would be happy to accommodate you Hell Diane s daddy would Trust in Tomorrow pay you to let him do it I d do it for you For nearly six months AJ wrestles with that reuest and during that time the two men visit weekly and sift through the experiences of their lives and try to make sense of it allThe remembering is as


10 thoughts on “The Front Porch Prophet

  1. says:

    While The Front Porch Prophet is described as a humorous work of Southern fiction about two young men who come

  2. says:

    'Front Porch Prophet' kept me between tears that is tears of human emotion and tears of laughter Up in the Northwestern corner of Georgia live a folk like everywhere in Appalachia torn between the old ways and the new life in the country and just makin' do and the life in the 'mill town' these are the folks that Ray captures and inserts in the lines of The Front Porch Propet I say that Ramond captures these characters because no one coul

  3. says:

    This book surprised me When my E Reader was new and short of titles I worked to fill it up Since this was a Nook Free Friday selection I figured why not So a uick down load then the passage of a year and suddenly I

  4. says:

    This book would have so much enjoyable if some of the language had been cleaned up The writing style is excellent I just don't enjoy the 'F' word I think it's crude and unneccessary The story is about AJ and his best friend Eugene and various family members and others in a small GA town Mostly the wild escapades of the two Eugene lives up on a mountain in a cabin AJ is married and lives in town Some rather wild things happen suc

  5. says:

    I can hardly do this book justice but I will try If you are curious about this book you truly need to sit down and absorb it I can assure you that it will not be what you are expecting Atkins is a genius with words His writing is Mark Twain William Faulkner and Stephen King rolled into oneYes I said Stephen King I do not care for King's subjects and foulness but I can't help but admire his way with words and de

  6. says:

    This was a free download for the Nook a while back and it sat there on my Nook kind of rotting I finally got around to reading it this week and I was pleasantly surprised The reason why I was putting off reading it was because I wasn't entirely convinced I was going to like it but the I read the I realized it was right

  7. says:

    A book to be read and absorbed Mr Atkins is definitely a word craftsman The characters were indeed characters Lots of back stories very excellent character development I especially loved the ever changing names of the local diner I think the overriding theme of the book was loyalty to friends and promises made and how to fulfill them My ve

  8. says:

    A surprising gem Beautifully constructed very moving and very enjoyable to readAtkins gives us deeply felt portrai

  9. says:

    What a wonderful book of friendship reconciliation family love and a mean dog named Rufus Porches drop from the sky you can't bury dogs in the people cemetery green jello is better than the alternative at Thanksgiving you can't really hide a school bus Read this one y'all

  10. says:

    The most fun I've had in a long time Give this book a chance I wanted to write a lengthy review but I finished it too long ago The feeling I go

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