Hilarious! The characters are so real they jump off the page. Doyal manages to write the way Texans talk and still make his stories entertaining and understandable. Housekeeping Kit is touching, Mambo Panties is outrageous. The newspaper articles keep it all grounded in the history of mid 20th century. Doyal covers the full gambit of characters one might have encountered in the desolate farm lands and small towns of south Texas.