The Savior of Turk

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
A porn store, 200 ft. Jesus and a fainting kid from India. Just another day in Turk, Missouri. More

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Words: 98,720
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465722751
About Ron D Smith

Ron D Smith is the author of The Savior of Turk and The Night Budda Got Deep in It, both novels. He is also the author of The Storm before the Calm: The Early Lives of Venus and Hiro. He grew up in smalltown Missouri, and he now lives in Louisville with his wife and two daughters.

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Review by: Robert Mogley on Nov. 20, 2011 :
I laughed hysterically from the moment I picked up Ron Smith’s novel, “The Savior of Turk” ‘ until the time I put it down. One day, I intend to read it.

Groucho Marx aside, what an enjoyable tale. Ron truly has a gift for story-telling and a keen ear for dialogue.
In this fast-passed journey of a “square peg” Indian family settling down in a small, slow-moving Missouri town, one can almost feel, smell and taste the grit of Turk on every page. The characters Ron paints are real everyday working folks. They seem to leap right off the pages and into your heart. Some you cheer for - others - not so much.

At times “I thought” I knew exactly where Ron was taking me, only to be thrown an unsuspecting curve.
Ron’s unique way of looking at life combined with his uncanny sense of humor and breezy style make “Savior of Turk” a truly wonderful read.

While “Catcher in the Rye” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” were by no means kid books, I do think kids will get the same kind of take away from Turk. Especially those who are about to cross the bridge between middle and high school or high school to college. If I was a teacher and had my say as to what books I would list as a “must read” for my class – this would be one of them.

I like Ron Smith and look forward to reading more from him.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Mike Ogburn on Oct. 19, 2011 :
From its clever, unique story line to its believable-yet-quirky characters, The Savior of Turk is an enjoyable read. And this is coming from someone who reads a lot, but rarely selects a book that requires advance ordering or a bookstore clerk's assistance to find. In fact, this is the first eBook I've ever read.

If the book doesn't grab you with a protagonist whose rare affliction conjures images of one of those feinting goats, it will pull you in with its humorous and at times insightful view of a fading small town and its reaction to the immigrants pursuing the American dream in a very non-small town manner.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Michele Smith on Oct. 05, 2011 :
Highly entertaining
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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