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The Dirty Parts of the Bible: A Novel | [Sam Torode]

The Dirty Parts of the Bible: A Novel

It’s 1936, and Tobias Henry is stuck in the frozen hinterlands of Michigan. Tobias is obsessed with two things: God and girls. Mostly girls, of course. But being a Baptist preacher’s son, he can’t escape God. When his father is blinded in a bizarre accident (involving hard cider and bird droppings), Tobias must ride the rails to Texas to recover a long-hidden stash of money. Along the way, he’s initiated into the hobo brotherhood by Craw, a ribald vagabond-philosopher. Obstacles arise in the form of a saucy prostitute, a flaming boxcar, and a man-eating catfish.
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It’s 1936, and Tobias Henry is stuck in the frozen hinterlands of Michigan. Tobias is obsessed with two things: God and girls. Mostly girls, of course. But being a Baptist preacher’s son, he can’t escape God. When his father is blinded in a bizarre accident (involving hard cider and bird droppings), Tobias must ride the rails to Texas to recover a long-hidden stash of money. Along the way, he’s initiated into the hobo brotherhood by Craw, a ribald vagabond-philosopher. Obstacles arise in the form of a saucy prostitute, a flaming boxcar, and a man-eating catfish. But when he meets Sarah, a tough farm girl under a dark curse, he finds out that the greatest challenge of all is love.

©2011 Sam Torode (P)2011 Jeffrey Kafer

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    Kathy BRISTOL, VA, United States 06-18-11
    Kathy BRISTOL, VA, United States 06-18-11
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    "Laugh out loud funny and just irreverent enough."

    One belly laugh after another. The story was well told, characters totally likeable. Absolutely hilarious, well worth the price, I can't recommend it strongly enough.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gwen Killen, AL, United States 01-06-14
    Gwen Killen, AL, United States 01-06-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Strong language and pee your pants humor!"
    If you could sum up The Dirty Parts of the Bible in three words, what would they be?

    hilarious, cussing, hilarious!


    What other book might you compare The Dirty Parts of the Bible to and why?

    Cake Icing, Butt Butter, and Tea Lids by Renee Andrews


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to choose & I wouldn't want to spoil the story!


    If you could take any character from The Dirty Parts of the Bible out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Craw...although I would want my hubby along just for...safety!


    Any additional comments?

    I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this book, but I would warn readers that the story's main character is a young man who is controlled by daydreams and hormones...and many of the other characters are hobos. The language is very strong, appropriate to the situation and characters. The story is "pee your pants funny"!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimber Beaver Falls, PA, United States 01-30-12
    Kimber Beaver Falls, PA, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2002
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    If you could sum up The Dirty Parts of the Bible in three words, what would they be?

    great story without being dirty, was interesting and I never got bored


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dirty Parts of the Bible?

    when he caught the catfish


    Have you listened to any of Bruce Miles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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    C. Meinerding Kentucky 05-21-12
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dirty Parts of the Bible to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Maybe a younger-voiced main character?


    Did Bruce Miles do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I didn't enjoy some of the characters voices. Craw sounded very stereotypical.


    If you could take any character from The Dirty Parts of the Bible out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I didn't like the characters THAT much. Maybe the French lady?


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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