Escape from Fred

Escape from Fred

by Brad Whittington

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BN ID: 2940012754844
Publisher: Wunderfool Press
Publication date: 07/19/2011
Series: The Fred Books , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 803,099
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Brad Whittington was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on James Taylor's eighth birthday and Jack Kerouac's thirty-fourth birthday and is old enough to know better. He lives in Austin, Texas with The Woman. Previously he has been known to inhabit Hawaii, Ohio, South Carolina, Arizona, and Colorado, annoying people as a janitor, math teacher, field hand, computer programmer, brickyard worker, editor, resident Gentile in a Conservative synagogue, IT director, weed-cutter, and in a number of influential positions in other less notable professions. He is greatly loved and admired by all right-thinking citizens and enjoys a complete absence of cats and dogs at home. 

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Escape from Fred 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
debs4jc on LibraryThing 24 days ago
A satisfying end to the series.Mark Cloud continues his journey as a preacher's kid growing up in rural Texas in the 70's. Mark is at last leaving Fred--and the confines of his father's house--for college. At first he relishes in his freedom, enjoying hijincks with his new friends and a new girl that comes into his life. But while he has abandoned pursuing faith, God has not abandoned pursuing him as changes in his life force him to confront his profoundest spiritual questions--and reconnect with old friends and family. It seems escaping from Fred is going to be harder than Mark thought after all.While this might sound like a bit of a downer, Whittington fills the book with several humorous scenes as Mark encounters several strange characters along his journey. Also you must have read the other books in the Fred series to make sense of this one. Fans of Christian fiction with memorable characters, zany characters, and thoughtful explorations of life issues should definitley check out the Fred series.
nutsforgoodbooks More than 1 year ago
This is a more serious book in tone than the first two, mainly because Mark Cloud (POV character) is in college and struggling to discover direction and purpose in his life. I appreciate how the author depicts his characters--they make choices and react to each other like real people (which is not as common in books as one might wish), and the world they live in feels genuine. The themes touched on here are deep and the answers never simplistic. A refreshingly honest read that left me thoughtful.