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Killer Diller
Killer Diller
Author: Clyde Edgerton
"Wonderful...Clyde Edgerton tells us another of his lovely tall tales." — LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW — Listre, North Carolina, is jumping. The Sears twins, Ted and Ned, who run a Baptist college, have opened Nutrition House for overweight Christians. Meanwhile their Project Promise is busy matching the educationally disadvantaged with wayward y...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345410306
ISBN-10: 0345410300
Publication Date: 9/29/1996
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Edgerton's trademark characters are country folks whose righteous intentions are comically undermined by their fallibility. Wesley Benfield, the mischievous delinquent introduced in Walking Across Egypt , is now 24, still honorary grandson of Mrs. Mattie Rigsbee, and a resident of BOTA (Back on Track Again) House, a halfway house near the campus of a Christian college in North Carolina. Beginning a bumbling romance with overweight, red-haired Phoebe, Wesley tries with limited success to reconcile his libido with biblical injunctions. He also participates in community projects including playing in a gospel band with other reforming criminals and teaching masonry to Vernon, a minimally retarded, musically gifted and outspoken teenager who eventually joins the band. Evolving into an amateur preacher who creatively updates Genesis and champions unorthodox gospel songs, Wesley unforgivably riles the band's straightlaced sponsors. Edgerton's latest is whimsical, warmhearted fare, easily visualized as a fast-moving film script, with an ending that conspicuously allows for another sequel by leaving more questions than it answers.
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Great book. Another good one from Edgerton.
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This book is laugh-out-loud funny. It is full of quirky Southern characters and crazy situations. Clyde Edgerton hits just the right note in this small town North Carolina story.


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