Tunnels in the Briar Patch : The Adventures of Roland


Tunnels in the Briar Patch : The Adventures of Roland McCray [PDF / Epub] ★ Tunnels in the Briar Patch : The Adventures of Roland McCray Author Blaine Coleman – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk This book has been described as a cross between Salinger s Catcher in the Rye and Bradbury s Dandelion Wine These stories follow the life of a boy named Roland McCray growing up during the massive soc This book has been described as a cross the Briar PDF ✓ between Salinger s Catcher in the Rye and Bradbury s Dandelion Wine These stories follow the life of a boy named Roland McCray growing up during the massive social changes of thes in a southern town that s immersed in Civil War history Roland enjoys the things that all children do rides his bike, flies kites, plays in the fields and woods, and catches frogs and salamanders in the creek behind his house But Roland notices that the world he sees around him and the things adults Tunnels in PDF or do don t match what he d been told in school and church He learns that people aren t always honest and that prejudice between races and religions doesn t seem to be any different than it was a century before Doubts grow in his developing conscience about what to believe and he s influenced by his grandfather s way of life faith isn t a thing to be shown, the way it is at his church, but is a quiet, unwavering certainty that all things work out for the good of those who truly seek in the Briar ePUB ´ the good in life Roland wants that same certainty his grandfather lives and begins to seek his own Path, his own way to finding the good in life and living the way God intends he should live A nostalgic tale of a young man growing up in the south and losing his religion to find God There s something soothing about reading one of Roland s stories, like a reverie of my own childhood, seamlessly allowing us to stand on the fringe and enjoy watching Roland grow These stories are woven in such a way that you feel what Roland feels not all lightness and brightness, but like real life remembered in all of its shaded details.


10 thoughts on “Tunnels in the Briar Patch : The Adventures of Roland McCray

  1. F.C. Etier F.C. Etier says:

    Last night at dinner, I asked my wife, Was Catcher in the Rye considered young adult literature She answered, I read it when I was twelve But, then I read Lord of the Files then, too So, I looked them both up Catcher is frequently considered young adult butso a coming of age novel Never considered it in the same light as Summer of 42 Lord of the Flies drawsconflicted answers While some consider it simply fiction, others frequently call it allegorical One contrib Last night at dinner, I asked my wife, Was Catcher in the Rye considered young adult literature She answered, I read it when I was twelve But, then I read Lord of the Files then, too So, I looked them both up Catcher is frequently considered young adult butso a coming of age novel Never considered it in the same light as Summer of 42 Lord of the Flies drawsconflicted answers While some consider it simply fiction, others frequently call it allegorical One contributor labeled it as post apocalyptic dystopian fiction Eraserhead Then my wife said, Why do you ask Now we re back to the subject at hand I suspect that in the last year, I ve readyoung adult books than I did when I was a pre teen I often tell friends that if it were not for cameras and mirrors, I d still be seventeen Perhaps I should include choice of literature Just as dinner arrived, I responded, I asked, because I m reading a book to review that is billed as young adult and it makes me think of Catcher although it has been thirty years since I read Salinger s classic Roland McCray is the creation of author Blaine Coleman, who like myself, is a boomer I wonder if there are other boomers out there who read books about younger protagonists Coleman writes in the first person with the authentic voice of a young boy McCray tells a series of ten short stories, but not tall tales, called Tunnels in the Briar Patch, with which boomers can identify and pre teens can learn Who among us did not as a child learn to ride a bike, explore graveyards, vacant lots, and forgotten parts of town Boomers in their youth had to deal with many of the same social issues then as we still do today Some topics are classic Roland learns about life and death, prejudice and love Human nature rarely changes Aren t life s most important lessons best stated simply The young mister McCray relives aspects of every person s childhood with that profound simplicity upon which complicated issues rest Why does a pre teen girl have to wear a wig Why does even a small town have so many different cemeteries Why should a pre teen be concerned with the rapture If I continue reading young adult books, my book case in our reading room will have a shelf labeled, YA for Boomers, and Tunnels in the Briar Patch will have a prominent place there Tunnels can be found onnow as an e book and will soon be available as an audio book


  2. Joseph Cautilli Joseph Cautilli says:

    With Tunnels in the Briar Patch, Blaine Coleman has created a work which makes him one of the most distinctive, talented, indie writes of our time Told in a lyrical style through the wondered eyes of an eight year old child that makes the realistic life events feel like a fairy tale of arespectful time but no less violent or judgmental time in the US South At points, little caveats of the judgmental reality seep through like the grandma Adelaide not liking Mr Genetti because he is forei With Tunnels in the Briar Patch, Blaine Coleman has created a work which makes him one of the most distinctive, talented, indie writes of our time Told in a lyrical style through the wondered eyes of an eight year old child that makes the realistic life events feel like a fairy tale of arespectful time but no less violent or judgmental time in the US South At points, little caveats of the judgmental reality seep through like the grandma Adelaide not liking Mr Genetti because he is foreign but as with most cultural and moral training, it is barely noticed by the character Roland like his uncle being in the KKK and being a preacher to dodge taxes Still the same chapter presents a good story on how being greedy can cost you A true treasure of growing up in America with its tales of everyday of like riding a bike, flying a kite and tragedies like a girl getting badly burned and having no hair, this is unforgettable story of a time much less rushed then today It shares experiences we can all relate to from our own childhoods like playing in a cemetery or deciding whether or not to release a butterfly Ultimately, the story of Roland is mature, reflective, and riveting It sucks you in with tales of a child s reaction to his surroundings from hearing of a civil war battle of Petersburg, Virginia and relating it to Vietnam to his hearing the story of Noah and his surprise over a wrathful God, so different from a loving Jesus to finding a dead dog and coming home to be with the dog he grew to love, before you know it, you as the reader are swept into a colorful, dramatic, and ultimately satisfying emotional truth


  3. George Norris George Norris says:

    Blaine Coleman s Tunnels in The Briar Patch is a collection of short stories as seen through the eyes of eight year old Roland McCray Roland is growing up in the south in a time before children were constantly playing video games and watching television Roland instead plays outdoors, rides his bicycle, goes fishing and many other outdoor activities The innocence of the child comes through brilliantly throughout the stories.Roland has some adventures along the way, playing in a cemetery and fi Blaine Coleman s Tunnels in The Briar Patch is a collection of short stories as seen through the eyes of eight year old Roland McCray Roland is growing up in the south in a time before children were constantly playing video games and watching television Roland instead plays outdoors, rides his bicycle, goes fishing and many other outdoor activities The innocence of the child comes through brilliantly throughout the stories.Roland has some adventures along the way, playing in a cemetery and finding relics on a Civil War battlefield but he must also deal with some dilemmas of his own very real dilemmas for an eight year old boy The story itself was very well written I would highly recommend this book


  4. Blaine Coleman Blaine Coleman says:

    I m the author of this book, it is a collection of same character short stories with good moral lessons suitable for age 10 and up It has been favorably compared with Ray Bradbury s Dandelion Wine Reviewers have used such words as Classis Americana , wonder of a child s worldview and fairy tale like fun to read stories.


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