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  • Posted March 25, 2009

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    Don't Try Any of These Recipes...

    .but definitely read this book! Another bizarre and extremely funny book from Mr. McCrae. This thing had me laughing from the first page, yet there are also some genuinely sad passages that do make you think twice about hypocrisy and the way people are treated at times. This is my favorite book by Mr. McCrae, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh and a story that keeps you hooked from page one!

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  • Posted January 10, 2009

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    Fantastic

    Hard to believe anyone could come up with a plot this good. Given the current political and social climete, its not surprising that some might not like it. Would give this ten stars if I could

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2008

    Punch drunk funny

    This book had me rolling! McCrae's take on small towns in America is sharp and accurate. His characters are so original, yet familiar. The story is twisted beyond words and the most hilarious and entertaining thing I've read this year!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2008

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    I haven't laughed so much since Sedaris's books and this one is a novel with a nifty tie-up at the end. Actually it has several sub plots and really flies! Great fun though not suited for everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2008

    VERY off the wall and funny

    Have not read anything quite like this before. Much is very funny and much is very strange. The writing is a real treat and the characters are not like anyone you might know, or want to know. The best thing about this books is that you won't be able for to guess where it is going and how.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2008

    An Enjoyable 'Amuse Bouche'

    McCrae is a favorite of mine. This book is more flippant than his others--parts are almost verbal slapstick, yet there are also beautiful passages in it. Laugh out loud humor is mixed with poignant longing expressed on the part of some of the characters to be accepted for who they are. It is set in the South and racism, homophobia, and general intolerance are some of the themes touched upon, though always with McCrae's trademark humor. The book is written in the first person with Jackson Tippett McCrae as the narrator and his willingness to poke fun at himself is an added element for fans of his other books. 'Barring' is a lighter, faster read than 'Dogwood' or 'Katzenjammer'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2008

    Pitch perfect

    This book is pitch-perfect. Hits all the right notes. I was amazed at how all the anagrams fit together in this fast moving mystery. Highly entertaining too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008

    I'VE READ ALL OF HIS STUFF

    This is a funny book. I'ts not as good as his first novel, but it's still pretty good. I'ts really funny and better than most ofher books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2008

    Funny from the first page

    This is by far the best book McCrae has come up with. It's not as deep as his Dogwood book but has a more intricate anagram thread running through it. And it has more twists and turns in the way of plot. As is usual the idea for the book is unique. McCrae sets himself in the book as the author who is asked to travel to some (unknown) state in the Southern United States, in order to help a group of looney women put together their cookbook. The novel is very easy to read with still maintains a good literary sense and pace. Be sure to read the recipes that the junior league ladies have contributed as they are as funny as the rest of the book.

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    Posted February 24, 2009

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