book review

Monthly Reading Inventory: July/August

1:27:00 PM

There's a saying: Don't judge a book by its cover. But I'll be honest, this book's cover is what prompted me to read it, and I'm glad I didn't pass it by. The Dirty Parts of the Bible is different from anything I've read lately. It's almost like a folk tale, with saltier language.

It's the story of Tobias, the son of a preacher. When his father is blinded in an accident, Tobias sets out on a journey to find some money buried in an old dried-up well on his uncle's farm in Texas. After losing all his travel money in a whore house, Tobias joins up with an old hobo and starts train hopping. He finally makes it to Texas, finds his family's farm and starts looking for the money. He meets a girl who is cursed by an old Indian, falls in love, and finds himself.

The only "dirty" part about this book is the language and some crass jokes. So if that kind of thing offends you, this book isn't for you. But if a funny coming-of-age story is something you could get into, read this book.

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