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The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Interesting New Author

Great read! The characters were well developed and definitely colorful. A well done combination of history and earthy, realistic action that holds the readers interest. Hope he has another book in the works! Buy it, you'll truly enjoy this wild moutain man character...
Great read! The characters were well developed and definitely colorful. A well done combination of history and earthy, realistic action that holds the readers interest. Hope he has another book in the works! Buy it, you'll truly enjoy this wild moutain man character.

posted by Anonymous on July 22, 2008

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Waiting for more....

Trenchmouth Taggert is a quick read. Unfortunately, that is primarily due to a lack of depth for characters and plot elements. There was a potential for this book to be far more interesting by giving more dimension to a few more characters and providing more context t...
Trenchmouth Taggert is a quick read. Unfortunately, that is primarily due to a lack of depth for characters and plot elements. There was a potential for this book to be far more interesting by giving more dimension to a few more characters and providing more context to some of the historical elements. I like the book ok, but it left me wanting more

posted by tpucin on November 6, 2008

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  • Posted November 6, 2008

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    Waiting for more....

    Trenchmouth Taggert is a quick read. Unfortunately, that is primarily due to a lack of depth for characters and plot elements. There was a potential for this book to be far more interesting by giving more dimension to a few more characters and providing more context to some of the historical elements. I like the book ok, but it left me wanting more

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2009

    A Ballad Without a Great Chorus

    Trenchmouth Taggart will pull you in as well as any 'great' book. The style and character descriptions draw you into a world that is vivid and colorful. The author puts together brilliant ideas about a young boy, growing up in a dirty world....<BR/><BR/>But then it kind of falls apart from there. Told in three books, Trenchmouth goes from Brilliance in Book 1, to Kind of Interesting in Book 2, to absolute Bore in Book 3.<BR/><BR/>Worth reading? YES. Memorable? Kind of.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2008

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    Needs More

    I was really looking forward to reading this book. I immediatly brought it home and read it. It started great and just went... well, nowhere and everywhere. I thought that the author could have expanded more on the characaters and maybe that would help the plot. I doubt i really read anymore books by this author....

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2015

    check it out

    This is a folk tale from the West Virginia Appalachian Mountains. TrenchMouth is the Paul Bunyan of the rural poverty stricken West Virginia. Snake worship, running illegal whiskey, and the social ills of this area are what makes TrenchMouth so notable. The social problems of this area would be good points for a heated book discussion. But, if you are squemish about snakes, this is not the book to read!

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