Resurrection Blues

Rated 4.67/5 based on 8 reviews
The town of Resurrection doesn’t exist. Residents pay no taxes and receive no services. And they LIKE it that way. So when an IRS auditor called "The Executioner" starts nosing around, everyone in Resurrection gets nervous.

Built and populated by country folk, American Indians, and the operators of a traveling carnival, Resurrection has some unique ideas about what life should be like. More

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About Josh Langston

Novelist. Husband. Grandfather. Tax payer (but not terribly happy about it). Tea Party supporter. Fair Tax advocate. Former Delta Air Lines employee. Damn good friend!

Between teaching Fiction and Creative Writing courses, Josh turns out at least one new novel every year. He is currently working on a story set partly in contemporary Georgia and partly in the same area some 14,000 years earlier. ARTIFACTS is set for release by JandA Books late in 2014.

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Review by: Jeff Pafford on Aug. 27, 2012 : (no rating)
Very entertaining!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: K. L. Schwengel on Jan. 22, 2012 :
RESSURECTION BLUES opens with this line, "Trey opened his door to the first line of a joke: An Indian, a dwarf, and a biker walk into a bar..." It just keeps getting better after that. And if you think the Indian, the dwarf, and the biker are going to be the most engaging characters, think again. The cast of Resurrection Blues is an interesting and varied one, weaving in and out of several storylines culminating in the surprising conclusion. Once again, Josh Langston blends humor and wit with an entertaining writing style, and well fleshed out characters you are going to love to hate, and cheer. Fast paced and light, your time spent in Resurrection, the town that doesn't exist, will be a well spent escape.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Moto Alan on Jan. 19, 2012 :
'Resurrection Blues' was described in a review on the back as being like the works of Carl Hiassen, and I'd have to agree. It has a similar style of humor and the same sort of eccentric characters that makes Hiassen's novels so great. As in Langston's 'Druid's' series with Barbara Galler-Smith, the novel involves more than one plotline following several different characters, but the transitions flow very well and the plots are all woven together expertly, with all three coming together at the end. All in all, it's a great story, and I highly recommend it.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Rudybug on Nov. 10, 2011 :
If you're a Carl Hiaasen fan, you need to read Resurrection Blues! Langston's style is similar to Hiaasen's in that he is adept at creating memorable, quirky characters and clever dialog.
It reads like a Hiassen novel with a bonus twist of fantasy. I found myself thinking of this amusing story during the day and couldn't wait to read the next chapter once I got home.
The only reason I waited awhile to read it was I had to get an e-reader so I could read it in bed!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Martin Bonsager on Nov. 05, 2011 :
Resurrection Blues is a wonderful, lighthearted, intriguing story about ordinary people in an extraordinary set of circumstances.

Multiple storylines, involving tax evasion, strip clubs, love affairs, and blackmail, converge on a secrete society in a hidden Alabama valley, where people live in a
modern-day Utopia.

The imaginative tale and the colorful and witty language keeps you glued to the pages from start to finish.

Read it and laugh.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: sash on Oct. 31, 2011 : (no rating)
Somewhere between a Fairy Tale, Stepford Wives, and Law and Order! Really fun to read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: John Roger on Oct. 29, 2011 :
What a fun read! Josh brings out a ton of stuff about a town living out there in the hinterland without the aid or incumbrance of government. Since I lived 30+ yrs around Atlanta, I really enjoyed the references to locations and rivalries and the colloquialisms that make this story so believeable. Well done!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Mia Darien on Oct. 04, 2011 :
I found the premise of the town too intriguing to resist, and while I was a little worried that it might get "preachy," I was pleasantly surprised when it didn't.

It was a quirky, fast-moving story with characters I liked and while some of the plot-threads felt a little wandering at points, it all wrapped up nicely. I really enjoyed it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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