Porkville, Ohio

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Porkville, Ohio is a small town with similarities to many communities across America. However, if you are able to put faces with each of these characters, you should seriously consider moving away.

The action is centered around two friendly foes; Milton Farnsworth, a retired postal worker, and Earl Swenson, the town dentist. The oasis of conversation is Lou's Bar, and Lou rules his thriving little dive of a business with a firm hand. In other ...
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Overview

Porkville, Ohio is a small town with similarities to many communities across America. However, if you are able to put faces with each of these characters, you should seriously consider moving away.

The action is centered around two friendly foes; Milton Farnsworth, a retired postal worker, and Earl Swenson, the town dentist. The oasis of conversation is Lou's Bar, and Lou rules his thriving little dive of a business with a firm hand. In other words, if your glass isn't resting on a napkin or coaster, you will regret it. Lou's bouncer, The Weaver, will make sure of that. There's never a dull moment in Porkville from Little Cliff's nonstop lying, to Liddy Loomis' overly observant guarding of her neighborhood; there's always something to keep abreast of.

If you're ever in the area, be sure to stop by VerKlempt's Grocery and say "hi" to Marty, the bagger (you can't miss it, it's right next to VerKlempt's Funeral Parlor). Then, head on down to Lou's for a night of fun. If you're lucky, you may even "catch" some live music; Edwin Flambeau and the Smallmouth Bass are due back in town anytime now.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595262762
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/2002
  • Edition number: 0
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2003

    Porkville, Ohio

    I finally got to read it over vacation, made me laugh. Quite the battle between Lou's id and ego in his having the dream! Keep it up. Write the next one with more Lou, he's great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2003

    Porkville, Ohio

    Not what I expected it to be, but fun to read all the same (would have been better without all the drinking! jk). Guess I was thinking along political lines by the title. Worth the price just to come to know The Weaver. What a great character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2003

    Porkville, Ohio

    I grew up in a small town and found this book absolutely hilarious. Although I'm not sure my town was quite as weird as this one! This book was referred to me by a friend of a friend who went to school with the author, and I'm glad it was. Mr. Smith has a great talent of not only describing the humorous side of people and situations in detail, but also of giving you the right amount of information to let your imagination take over. The characters are interesting and well developed. A very quick and enjoyable read that I would definitely recommend.

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