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Walking Across Egypt

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

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    Feisty Characters & Small Town Life

    I like the sentences, I like the general ambiance, the depiction of a small town and the characters are well drawn. We meet a feisty senior citizen, a lonely man she befriends and a juvenile delinquent she tries to help. Raney was a masterpiece and even though this one was not all that, more clever than brilliant, I still want to read the entire output of this author. http://timothyherrick.blogspot.com/

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Funny and sweet.

    This is a life book and a "laugh out loud" book. it is a must read for seniors or childern of seniors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2007

    An..interesting read

    Though this book has some attention grabbing sections, it starts off as a book that takes extreme determination to get through. At the end you can admit that it wasn't a total waste of time, but first you have to get through it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2004

    Jesus Could Be Anybody

    In the book Walking Across Egypt,by Clyde Edgerton, the plot is in an old woman's house in South Carolina. The old woman is Mattie Rigsbee, but poor Mattie does not realize how much the outside world has changed. 'I'm slowin' down' says Mattie many times through out the book. Even when all the others at church say Mattie is one of the most active and healthy people they know. Walking Across Egypt is a Fiction book but might have very well happened, or may have been played off of realistic events. Clyde Edgerton's description of settings and people in this book are amazing, creative metaphors and similies are used through out the book.The problem in the book starts when Mattie finds a stray dog outside her house and calls the dogcatcher to come get it. Right before this Mattie called the furniture repair man to mkae her new chair bottoms, therefore her chairs has no bottoms to sit down in. She had forgotten about this and accidentally sat down in one of the chairs without a bottom. Mattie was not only embarassed about that at the time, but also was embarassed that her favorite soap opera was on also. Mattie didn't want any one the find out about the situations she was in, so she does not call for help and consequently stayed in the chair for six to eight hours. Suddenly she hears a knock at her door, 'Come in, come in!' she said with relief and embarrrassment. The dogcatcher, Lamar helps cut her out of the chair and also does her dishes for her. If you enjoy funny yet serious books, you would proabbaly enjoy this book. Clyde Edgerton's other book, Raney, is very similiar to the one in the descriptions and metaphors he uses.The difference with the fiction book than others, is that this could actually happen and the meaning is very biblical. The Chapters are not too long so if you do not like reading alot at one time, this is a good book for you. This book is fairly long. Lamar's nephew, Weseley,is a Juvinile Delinquent, and is humurously tied into the plott. He escaped from the detention center, but realizes that he must serve time for his crime. But he grows close to Mattie Rigsbee and becomes a better preson eventually. This book is very good and shows that the bad can be good and the even the good can be bad. It also shows that appearance is not something you should judge some one by, and that only God can judge us. This meaning behind this book is amazing, and i recommend it for everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2003

    Meaningful Comedy

    Edgerton has done it once again! He delicately interweaves comedy into his plot, allowing for a most fascinating story. This novel exemplifies a large range of relationships between its characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2002

    Rebecca's Review of Walking Across Egypt

    'Simply a brilliant novel.' Through much time and patience, an elderly woman, Mattie Rigsbee, turns a troubled delinquint, Wesley Benfield, into a fine young man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2002

    Absolutely breath-taking

    I found myself not only over-indulgent, but addicted to every written word. This story gives a greater insight¿as well as spectrum¿into the well known ¿generation X.¿ You can¿t help, but fall in love with the well presented characters who turn out to be greater than they appear. Without spoiling the ending, I can say that it has quite an uplifting warm change of sequence. This book is a must have and I would STRONGLY recommend it to anyone who believes in love. ¿Nickolas 17 years of age

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