Life on Grayson Island

Turtles, Snakes, Dogs and Flakes. Seven years in the land of OZ

Non-Fiction - Humor/Comedy
222 Pages
Reviewed on 01/23/2012
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Author Biography

Ellen Champion has worked for years in community and dinner theatre, first as an actor and then as a director and choreographer.

She and her writing partner are currently putting the finishing touches on a screenplay they hope to market. Her next project will be to turn 'Life On Grayson' Island into a screenplay.

Ms. Champion is retired and makes her home on the eastern shore of Maryland.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lynette Fowlston for Readers' Favorite

"Life on Grayson Island" by E.R. Champion is based on true events and real characters and places although names have been changed for obvious reasons. It is the story of one gated community that thought they could do nothing wrong in the eyes of the law. As we follow the life of one special policeman thoughout the seven years he worked for the force we meet up with some hilarious characters and happenings. When they thought it was teenagers tossing lawn furniture into swimming pools they soon found out it was different, but they never seem to haul them into jail. From Fourth of July parties to teenagers having drinking parties out on the causeway, and the Yacht Club’s Regatta to removing snakes or turtles from out of harm’s way, life was never very dull on Grayson Island.

I found this book to be a hilarious read and managed to finish it in one evening. The characters in their own way lend much to the book. Of course with the name change we have the different police chiefs, Uno, Dos, and Treys. Remember that names have been changed to protect those who were at fault. The antics that the characters carried on reminded me of a rich gated Mayberry community and the Special Policeman of Andy. If you are looking to read a novel then this is not the book for you. The book is written as if the author is sitting with you on your front porch, with a cup of coffee in hand and discussing the happenings that went on. They say that laughter is the best medicine and I have to agree that even if you don’t laugh out loud, you will get a giggle or even a smile. The book is refreshing, and I would recommend it.