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Posted February 1, 2008
Harlan O. Stank is laid out on the embalming table of Hamilton & Johnston¿s Funeral Home, and thus starts a fabulous book. Not since Cold Sassy Tree have I so enjoyed a story written from the point of view of a fourteen year old boy. Harlan Q. Stank 'the grandson' describes himself as the result of the genetic crossing of Elvis and Jiminy Cricket. How could I NOT love this story? The author gently probes the relationship between fathers and sons and religion with a razor sharp wit, warmth, and humor as she traces the trek of Harlan P. and Harlan Q. from Bean¿s Creek, Texas to Las Vegas, Nevada in an effort to bury the newly departed Harlan O. on a road trip fraught with interesting encounters and unfortunate events. It¿s a book that I highly recommend.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.