Junior Ray

Junior Ray John Pritchard
  • Title: Junior Ray
  • Author: John Pritchard
  • ISBN: 9781588381118
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Junior Ray John Pritchard Junior Ray This provocative and sure to be novella takes the reader on a field trip inside the mind of a Mississippi Delta good old boy deputy sheriff who is as vicious and racist as the worst s stereot
    This provocative, and sure to be novella, takes the reader on a field trip inside the mind of a Mississippi Delta good old boy deputy sheriff who is as vicious and racist as the worst 1950 60s stereotypes.
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    About John Pritchard


    1. Born in 1938, John Pritchard grew up in the Mississippi Delta, a place so peculiar that it may have forced him to write He lives in Memphis, Tennessee, where he has taught college English, written jingles, and worked in advertising and PR In the 1960s, Pritchard worked as a copyboy and then as a news clerk for the New York Times In the 1970s, he wrote lyrics on Music Row in Nashville, where his songs were recorded by some of the major labels Warner Bros RCA, and AM The author has also worked as a deputy sheriff Barnes and Noble named his Junior Ray one of their Top Ten Sensational Debut Novels for 2005 It was followed in 2008 by a sequel, The Yazoo Blues, and now in 2013, by Sailing to Alluvium A fourth installment, The Quitman County Bathhouse, is in progress.


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    1. An entertaining and often hilarious novel about a sheriff s deputy in the Mississippi Delta who decides he needs to kill Leland Shaw, a WWII veteran who just escaped a mental institution The novel is written in the first person and very much in the dialect of Junior Ray, who is racist, sexist and ignorant This makes it sometimes difficult to read, despite its shortness Sometimes, however, Junior Ray inadvertently provides keen insight into the human condition The book, like its narrator, is prof [...]

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    2. Not for the squeamish or politically correct, this shocking novella takes us to the Mississippi Delta during the fifties Sheriff Junior Ray Loveblood has a story to tell the story of how he pursued the escaped mental patient and poet , Leland Shaw Junior s antics, as well as his blatant racism and penchant for profanity, make for a very colorful tale.Pritchard s grasp of the dialect is amazing you can her Junior Ray speak In fact, this would probably be great if read aloud On the other hand, the [...]

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    3. A word about my ratings I don t adhere so well to the star rating system If I like a book a lot, it gets three stars If I dislike it, one Don t read so much into what it all might mean, it s very simple, if I like a book and think you should read it, it gets three stars Five stars are not for mortals Five stars are reserved for bananafish, Gatsbys, potato barns, Havishams and lords of the apes.Many times I will expound on a book or books at my blog, Urf uurrff Come see me there

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    4. This is fascinating in its perversity,as a redneck deputy pursues a missing person in hopes of having an opportunity to shoot him Missing person or fugitive or traveler through a chronosynclastic infundibulume pursued is a psychotic poet The psycho pathic policemanobsessed with the chase Junior Ray is no slouch at figurative language either,opulent in obscenity.

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    5. I m just not loving it Maybe because I ve known too many people like this in real life to be shocked by it or find it humorous in any way.

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