Eric Bergstrom and his family live miles from the nearest pavement or powerline, half an hour of snow or mud or dust from Sprague River Oregon, and the bustle of its Post Office and Gas Station. He writes home-spun stories and home-schools his son in a home-made home with home-made power. In the interest of writing what he knows, it takes a narrow focus to pinpoint any genre of actual expertise - is "bumpkin" a genre?
on Feb. 03, 2011 :
Literary is an appropriate classification for this, though not really humor. There are two or three attempts at humor (that I noticed), which worked out okay, some better than others, but it's not really a humorous work.
I think one problem is the beginning. It starts out with the character's background information more than showing their character, and ends up being slow. A second issue is over-writing--there are extra words, especially in the beginning, that tend to make the reader get bogged down in prose and lose track of what they're reading, and otherwise large sentences that aren't as clear as they could be, if you know what I mean. ;)
Overall it's worth reading if you like Literary Fiction, but improvable.
(review of free book)