I know, I know, I don’t usually do those here, but this is special.
I was asked to read and review a novel self-published by a fellow gun blogger, Stephen Wright.
I have to admit that it really didn’t sound like the kind of Novel I’d enjoy, but since he asked, I wanted to give it an honest reading and appraisal.
The basic premise is your stereotypical urban elitist hooking up with his stereotypical “trailer trash” redneck relatives for a weekend of off-roading, camping and general mayhem.
My only criticism is that the characters were a bit too stereotypical for my taste. The problem wasn’t pervasive, but there were a few times when the traits of the characters strained credibility just a little bit.
With that said, other than that minor critique, and considering my reservations about a self-published novel that wouldn’t normally seem to be something that would attract my attention, I was pleasantly surprised.
The story line was very engaging and I found myself eager to see what would happen next. The writing style and quality were excellent and the underlying “moral” of the story was uplifting and positive without being in-your-face preachy.
I found that I could easily overlook the stereotypical quality of the characters because the story was just so enjoyable. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will be looking for future installations from this author.
I give “Off Road” by Stephen E. Wright the Captain of a Crew of One seal of approval and recommend it without reservation.