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  • Posted September 1, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Redemption despite themselves, or maybe because of themselves. Take a look!

    Seeing the still from the movie, A Love Song for Bobby Long on the cover of this, attracted me. I really enjoyed the movie, but having read the book, I wonder now about the choice of image.

    This is a story that fills all the reader's senses with life along the levee, in an old, failing neighborhood in New Orleans. The smells are there, the sounds, the jokes and stories, but most of all, the people. Once you're a couple of chapters in, you know these men, even if you might have pretended not to.

    Author Capps has created one of the tastiest gumbos I've had the pleasure to sample, made from fresh, honest local ingredients, all sauteed up over a smoky fire. As hard to believe as the story is at the beginning, I finally understood that the writer took few real liberties here. Mostly he served it as it is.

    We all butt heads from time to time. Most of us get a few chances in our lives, to grapple with life when it presents a previously unacknowledged side to us. Sometimes it scares us. Reading Off Magazine Street will provide a good dose of the skill to navigate that eventuality, safely and cleanly. I can recommend this book without reservation to anyone who has been around the block and knows a thing or two... and doesn't mind the learning that's in it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Great story

    Not much like the movie, a good fast touching story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    The book lead the reader down the grimmy roads of the main chara

    The book lead the reader down the grimmy roads of the main characters. You become a cheerleader unknowingly as each page is turned. Draws you in like a moth to a flame . You feel yourself walking along the characters, touching the farmers of clothing, images of the house, to the disheavled kitchen. Routing for them to  become a family disregarding it being unorthodox. Feeling the deep loss of Lorraine, her  gusto of life , how distorted her view was. All the characters introduced the survival of a past once was. New Orleans was a beautiful backdrop  setting the perfect image of all the characters involved.

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    Posted October 30, 2010

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