Thursday, January 6, 2011
TRAILER TRASH is a treasure
Buying dirt-cheap Kindle books can be kind of like dumpster diving: there's a lot of garbage, but once in a while you'll stumble across a treasure.
TRAILER TRASH by Timothy Boling was an impulse purchase several months ago and it wasn't until yesterday that I finally opened the digital file to give the story a chance. It was a pleasant surprise. The short novel was well-written and featured an interesting cast of characters. Boling really brought Tramp Manor, the run-down trailer park that's a nuisance to everyone except those who call it home, to life.
The book wasn't perfect--there are a couple typos and style issues--but the imperfections didn't get in the way of a very good story. When I learned that TRAILER TRASH was one of several short novels Boling wrote while serving time in prison, it made the book even more interesting to me.
I definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading more of Boling's work.