The Good Lord Bird

straw hat with a red-tipped feather in the brim on a white background.
James McBride
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Friday, Jul 18, 2014

Nothing funnier than a cross-dressing slave boy riding the circuit with crazy ole John Brown. Offensive, hilarious, violent and sad, James McBride fills the Kansas Territory with characters straight out of a Mel Brooks movie and then throws in a dash of Quentin Tarantino for good measure. How McBride managed to weave Harriet Tubman in to the buffoonery without offending the reader is beyond me. I highly recommend!

Melody K.

Written by Melody B.K.

Fun fact: I had 11 kids in my senior class.