Letters From Wheatfield

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
236 Pages
Reviewed on 07/09/2010
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Author Biography

Patrick Shannon has always found delight in the comedic side of human nature, and he can think of no higher honor than someday to be considered a bona-fide humorist.

His book, "Letters From Wheatfield", has won a Reader's Favorite Silver Medal; and his book, "Viva Cisco", has won a Mom's Choice Silver Medal. A short story, "A Tissue of Lies", has been published in the On The Premises online journal.

Born and raised in Southern California, Shannon attended East Carolina and Oklahoma Universities and UCLA.

He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi scholarship society and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Patrick Shannon has written a real whopping, wailing winner with "Letters from Wheatfield". If you`re looking for a great laugh in an easy read, then this book is for you. I read this book rather quickly in the smallest room in my house. Where was I? I think this book was written with that in mind; of course this book is small and very portable so you can read it anywhere or anytime. I laughed at every turn of the page.

Patrick writes in the form of Fred`s letters to his cousin, Amelia, who lives in the Big City, New York. She is writing a book about small town life, and he has offered to help her.

Each letter is packed with side-splitting small, rural town events or tidbits of local color pertaining to Wheatfields` eccentric inhabitants. We are introduced to characters like Carla and Darla, a pair of nutty twins; Thelma, the terse barber; Ned, the whacked-out retired forest ranger and a slew of other oddest odd balls.

Wheatfield`s town telegraph, or local gossip, is fondly known as 'The System'. Here is a good example...Fred gets a package in the mail from a company that publishes mathematical mind bender puzzle books. Within an hour he is labeled a math professor from Columbia University, or is it Colombia University.

This is a must read howler of a book. Mr. Shannon, got a sequel coming up? I sure hope so.