The Good Lord Bird

James McBride
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Reviewer's Rating
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!

Reviewed by Melody K.
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