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Down Town e-book

Author:

Ferrol Sams

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

Subcategory:

Genre Fiction

ePub size:

1257 kb

Other formats:

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Rating:

4.8

Publisher:

Penguin Books; Reprint edition (September 30, 2008)

Pages:

309

ISBN:

0143114387

Down Town e-book

by Ferrol Sams


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A rollicking tale of a small Southern town by the bestselling author of Run with the Horsemen With his naturalistic and humorous storytelling style.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers.

A rollicking tale of a small Southern town by the bestselling author of Run with the HorsemenWith his naturalistic and humorous storytelling style, Ferrol Sams has won fans from all walks of life, especially those drawn to Southern fiction. And while the literary landscape of the rural South is peppered with great storytellers, few are as endearing as James Aloysius ?Buster?

Down Town: The Journal of James Aloysius Holcombe, Jr. for Ephraim Holcombe Mookinfoos by Ferrol Sams (Mercer University Press 2007) (Fiction - General).

Down Town: The Journal of James Aloysius Holcombe, Jr. I dearly love the writings of author Ferrol Sams. His Run With the Horsemen trilogy, which is barely-disguised autobiography, is southern writing at its very best. The current offering, Down Town, is more purely fiction; it is a collection of stories about quirky small-town characters.

With his naturalistic and humorous storytelling style, Ferrol Sams has won fans from all walks of life, especially those drawn to Southern fiction.

A rollicking tale of a small Southern town by the bestselling author of Run with the Horsemen With his naturalistic and. With his naturalistic and humorous storytelling style, Ferrol Sams has won fans from all walks of life, especially those drawn to Southern fiction. And while the literary landscape of the rural South is peppered with great storytellers, few are as endearing as James Aloysius ?Buster? Holcombe, J. the observant narrator of Sams?s new novel.

Ferrol Aubrey Sams, Jr. (September 26, 1922 – January 29, 2013) was an American physician and novelist. Sams was born to Mildred Matthews and Ferrol Aubrey Sams, Sr, in Fayette County, Georgia, United States

Ferrol Aubrey Sams, Jr. Sams was born to Mildred Matthews and Ferrol Aubrey Sams, Sr, in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. The younger Sams lived in a house built by his great-grandfather. On July 18, 1948, he married Helen Fletcher, who was also a physician. Sams' medical career started at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, from which he graduated in 1942.

Ferrol Sams' eye for what is real among the myths and what's human is unerring. Holcombe, J. the observant narrator of Sams's new novel

Ferrol Sams' eye for what is real among the myths and what's human is unerring. the observant narrator of Sams's new novel. Down Town by Ferrol Sams (Paperback, softback, 2008). Brand new: lowest price.

Down Town offers a panoptic history of the American South, carefully observed and skillfully presented by a native so.

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A rollicking tale of a small Southern town by the bestselling author of Run with the HorsemenWith his naturalistic and humorous storytelling style, Ferrol Sams has won fans from all walks of life, especially those drawn to Southern fiction. And while the literary landscape of the rural South is peppered with great storytellers, few are as endearing as James Aloysius ?Buster? Holcombe, Jr., the observant narrator of Sams?s new novel. From Reconstruction, the first World War, the Depression, and World War II , to racial integration, land speculation, and economic boom, Buster Holcombe recounts the events that have shaped our country since the mid-nineteenth century through the eyes of the wide-ranging denizens of ?our town.? Down Town offers a panoptic history of the American South, carefully observed and skillfully presented by a native son.
Nten
I started out thinking this book was fun to read and entertaining, but by no means Ferrol Sams greatest. His trilogy beginning with Run With The Horsemen is one of the great works of American Southern Fiction...even if little known. Then I came to the final chapter of Down Town. Suddenly Sams springs the final piece of the puzzle he has been building throughout the book and I realize that it is indeed more of his really great writing, just very subtle and it takes him a whole book to spring it on the reader. One of the very best chapters in American literature! Kind of makes you walk away with your head spinning. Ferrol Sams might just be the most under rated American writer., or perhaps I should say the most undeservedly unknown American writer. Highly recommended.
Yananoc
I was introduced to the writing of Dr. Ferrol Sams through his delightful and thoroughly entertaining trilogy, based on his own life, featuring Porter 'Sambo' Osborne Jr. I was so enthralled by the antics of young Sambo that I purchased all three books so that I could re-read them whenever I want. Dr. Sams' wit and writing style makes me eager to turn each page to learn what outlandish or heartwarming adventure that I will find. For pure reading pleasure, I heartedly recommend the trilogy, Run With the Horsemen, Whisper of the River, and When All the World Was Young. You won't be disappointed.
I have read as many of his works as I can find, and I found Down Town a bit different, yet as satisfying, as his other books. It wasn't until the end of the book that the uplifting reason for the title is revealed. I think I would have liked to have lived in that town and known most of the characters.
Trash
Typical Sams. I can't read Ferroll Sams and not smile the whole time. This one is no exception. His characters are so quirky that they ~have~ to live somewhere, probably around Fayetteville, where Sams lives. Like his Run with the Horsemen, while he may deny that it's autobiographical, I find that hard to believe. Granted he's not a lawyer--a good thing--as is the owner of the eyes through which the story is seen (he's a doctor in real life), that doesn't make a lot of difference in the narrative, when you come down to it.

It's vintage Ferroll Sams. If you like his other work, you'll like this. If not, prolly won't, but then you wouldn't be reading this review if that were the case. Don't miss Beatrice's speech quirks. They're the best. It was occasionally like reading Molly Bloom's rambling thoughts.
Mushicage
"Down Town" is so wonderful! The characters are so real, you feel you know them. The narrator is a man who loves people in spite of, and sometimes because of, all of their quirks. I laughed so hard through so many passages and had to stop to text certain passages to fellow book-lovers. His writing is truly unique, his dialogue is hysterical, and he has some interesting ways of describing situations. Anyone who enjoys watching speople and likes to take "country roads" through a tale will love this. Ferrol Sams has been my favorite author since I read "When All The World Was Young," in the early 90's (which to this day and thousands of books later, remains my favorite!). I have since read everything he published and can honestly say he does not disappoint!
Kulwes
I had the honor of listening to and then talking to Dr Sams at an AAFP meeting in Kansas City 10 years ago. I had read all of his works. He is one of those authors whose 'voice' you can hear as your read his writings. He has been a family doctor in a small southern town for many years; his observations of humanity cannot be surpassed.

My wife read this book and told me that it was unusual. Unlike so many books, it has a very weak plot (if any).
But also unlike so many books, it has a fantastic ending. Many authors have a great "idea" and then lose their way and fail at the conclusion. Dr Sams is just the opposite. His ending in this book is extraordinary.

I am a fan of Ferrol. He does not disappoint. This novel is littered with colloquialisms! What a true gem!
Banal
If you are a Ferrol Sams fan, you absolutely must tread this book. It captures life in a small Georgia town populated by an unusual bunch of characters, and follows the growth of the town as it evolves through the post-Civil War era through the end of the 20th Century. As with all of Sam's books, the characters are eccentric, the dialogue is humorous, and you get the sense that much of the story is a thinly disguised autobiography. This was his last book before he died, and definitely the best.
Xava
Great read! Laughed from beginning to end. Really captures small town Georgia culture
Porter is a very interesting young man, with a wicked sense of humor and sense of adventure. Both my husband and I enjoyed the whole series.

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