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"The Greatest White Trash Love Story Ever Told" is the story of a white trash man who loved a white trash woman with all his heart. It is the first of The White Trash Chronicles. Also included are "A War Story" and "The Key to the City."...

Title : The Greatest White Trash Love Story Ever Told
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ISBN : 9780967063164
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 108 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Greatest White Trash Love Story Ever Told Reviews

  • Meen
    2019-02-19 22:02

    The title! My people! How could I resist?! (OK, and it was on clearance for $1.)Final Update: It's been many years since I had Comp II, but I think the first story is an allegory, a Christian allegory: The male lead character is Ben ("son of") Carpenter who loves Terra Peoples (people of the Earth, yeah?) consistently and wholly over the course of their entire crazy lives in which she continually rejects him and falls deeper and deeper into willful and injurious debauchery. I won't tell you how it ends, but if you know "The Greatest Story Ever Told," just know that the allegory persists through the entire story, which is narrated by Angel Bonsecour, of course. The fun thing about allegories (if that is what this kind of story is even called--someone please correct me if I'm wrong) is that they are like a game/puzzle. Even if the writing's not that great, you can still have a good time picking out the allegorical references. One thing that didn't work for me in this story was the narrative method the author used to switch back and forth between the present and the past--"we" drive along in a car (a Yellow Cadillac El Dorado, no less) with Angel as she points stuff out to "us." That just seemed strained and silly to me. Also, this is the first story or book that I've ever read that was set in the place where I live and it was a strange effect b/c rather than just seeing the setting in your head, imagining it as the author describes it, filling in for yourself what's not described, I actually KNOW all of the places being described and they are "real" in my head, not imaginary. I don't know if that was a good or bad thing as far as my enjoyment of the story goes, but it was definitely strange. It made it seem less fictive, I think.The 2nd story, "A War Story," was my favorite, an interesting South Alabama redneck family feud that may also be allegorical, but if it was I didn't catch the references. (It's been so long since I was an active Christian, very few of the details of Biblical stories remain in my memory.) It was religious in tone--tragedy and then redemption--but the characters were engagingly portrayed even without any deeper symbolism assigned to their identities. (It is possible that I liked these characters most b/c they are the ones who were most like "my people.")The final story was all right, possibly also allegorical, but again I don't have all of the potential referents easily accessible anymore, so I may have missed it. It too was about redemption via embracing your fellow man, especially the ones you like the least.

  • Megan
    2019-03-06 23:03

    I thought this was a fun read. A longer short story and then 2 shorter stories are included. The main story was interesting in that its all about the lives of southern white trash which is not unlike Washington State white trash. I feel like I've met these people before. So although there were some great points in the book and the characters were interesting, I don't think the author quite has his style down yet. He did still have me laughing at some points though. A just for fun book you can devour on a cold and rainy day.

  • Karima
    2019-03-22 22:17

    This book is a VERY EASY read. Just 105 pages. Three stories. No clutter. Lots of good southern wisdom like "....she took to ___________ like a bulldog takes to a fight with a poodle."What I especially liked about this book (esp. the last story called "The Key To The City,")is that it brings to light how seemingly meaningless adjustments to ones'life/community/attitude can and does have profound effects on ones' life/community...the whole wide world even.I'm going to check more out that this guy has written. Here are a couple other of his titles:THE WISDOM OF SHEPHERDSHOW I FELL IN LOVE WITH A LIBRARIAN AND LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT

  • Savvy
    2019-02-23 21:13

    Terra Peoples is the schoolyard beauty...she is also a mean-spirited bully who knows how to get what she wants! When Benny Carpenter first lays his eyes on Terra's love at first sight and he's a goner! A quick and delightfully surprising novel of sassy originality! This story will resonate long after the shocking ending. What do we know about true love and where can one find it ? Rhett Ellis is a natural born story teller and this quirky little read will have you laughing and crying intermittently!

  • Jae
    2019-03-01 23:53

    This book was alright, but I was a little disappointed. I'd heard that it's hilarious, but it's not very funny. I laughed, but not that much. This is the kind of book that you read and think, "Heck, I can do this!" It's very simply written and the story isn't that special. It's A Hundred Years of Solitude if it had taken place in Arkansas and was written by Stephanie Myer on the back of a credit card slip.

  • Cathy
    2019-03-12 19:21

    Awful! The only thing that kept me reading this book was that it was only a 100 pages long. Not worth your time.

  • Nicole
    2019-03-09 22:01

    Ho-hum. The characters seemed very superficial and generic. Nothing to write home about.

  • Book
    2019-02-20 22:12

    cute story read it purely because of the title, but was quick enjoyable read.

  • Christina
    2019-03-15 21:13

    Really cute and short book. I thought it was really funny as well.

  • Kelly
    2019-03-15 02:10

    Borrowed from Gina. It's hilarious so far. So my thing.

  • Nicole
    2019-02-24 22:01

    So much potential. I feel like the main story stayed too shallow. More white trash, more crazy, more pain, more redemption and this really would have been great.

  • Owen
    2019-02-25 01:01

    i read this in one sitting, mostly because it is short, but also because it is interesting enough.

  • Amy
    2019-03-09 21:01

    I really liked this guy's writing style, but wasn't that impressed with the story. I definitely think that this author has potential, and he does have some interesting ideas.

  • Krystal
    2019-03-07 18:01

    Okay. White trash is very true.

  • Emily Johnson
    2019-03-11 22:02

    Read it because of the title but wasn't impressed by the story.

  • Tina
    2019-03-18 23:19

    The religious undertones are BAD. This book is BAD.

  • Kim
    2019-03-03 18:13

    I hated this. It was the most ridiculous thing I've ever read.

  • Kathy
    2019-03-16 22:23

    The name of this book totally cracked me up! And that's what it's mostly about....humor. :-)