In this sequel to the best selling novel Crum, the adventures of the protagonist take him from West Virginia to Kentucky then to Myrtle beach as he searches for his place in the world....
|Title||:||Screaming with the Cannibals|
|Number of Pages||:||276 Pages|
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Screaming with the Cannibals Reviews
Book Two of the "Crum Trilogy." Follows the life of Jesse Stone escaping from the hills of West Virginia. Jesse mostly encounters racial prejudice, but battles good ole boy Southern hospitality as he learns about life on the flat-lands of the Carolina coast. Though I grew up in a racially segregated and prejudiced environment, I connect more with Jesse's attitude. Good people are good people. Bad people are worth battling no matter the bruises and battering received. Every once in a while you get a chance at some vengeance. And every once in a while you discover someone in your broken past really loved you.
I know.....5 stars. Right? This book was such a winner for me. Jesse finally escaping WV only to end up in Myrtle Beach......Sounds like Appalachia to me. I understand this character and his need to escape WV. A very meaningful book to me. Can't wait for The Scummers (book 3) to make it to my mailbox!
I liked this one even better than its predecessor, which was largely a book full of some hilarious and amusing anecdotes. This one is more plot driven and follows an awesome adventure through the South.
Entertaining but didn't have the essence that made Crum so enjoyable - despite most of this book being taken directly from Crum!
The sequel to "Crum," you'll laugh until you hurt when you read the revival scene! Oh,my . . .
Screaming with the Cannibals suffers a little from "sequel syndrome" and simply isn't as entertaining as Maynard's first book, Crum. Not only does Maynard spend far too much time rehashing the first book of the series, but Jesse, whom one assumes is Maynard's fictional alter-ego, spends most of his time thinking about his prick. Granted, he's a teen-aged boy, but it gets old fast. What kept me reading is that in those rare moments when Jesse can take his mind off his gonads, Maynard gives us some wonderful passages about the places Jesse sees and the problems he grapples with as a teen coming of age in the 1950s south. Given how many times Jesse gets hit in the head in this book, I'm surprised there is a third in the series. You'd think he be brain dead by now. Because I do enjoy Maynard's writing style and appreciation of the absurdity of small town life, I'll give the third book a try, but I'm hoping it is more like Crum and less like this sequel.
This recommendation comes with a warning. This book is not for easily offended. It's a complex book but one with a good amount of swears, sex scenes, and racial epithets. In earnest, it feels like Huck Finn reinvented for the middle of the 20th century. However, what's most enjoyable is the audiobook where Ross Ballard II of Mountain Whispers Audiobooks plays the producer, director, and narrator making it a fantastic listening experience. I actually had the opportunity to interview Ross and that will be published in the near future. To be forewarned, this is a sequel to the book, Crum, but you can still pick this one up and listen to it without missing much.If you enjoyed this review, feel free to check out my other reviews and writings at By Any Other Nerd/
This was an excellent second book in the series following the main character out of West Virginia into Kentucky and then down to the coast of South Carolina. Trouble just seems to follow this kid even when he has the best of intentions. I'm looking forward to reading the third & final book.
Original, gritty wild-ride, if somewhat oversexed.