The Honk and Holler Opening Soon #(2021)
- Title: The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
- Author: Billie Letts
- ISBN: 9780446675055
- Page: 150
- Format: Paperback
Free Download The Honk and Holler Opening Soon - by Billie Letts - The Honk and Holler Opening Soon, The Honk and Holler Opening Soon Caney Paxton wanted his cafe to have the biggest and brightest sign in Eastern Oklahoma the opening soon part was supposed to be just a removable painted notice But a fateful misunderstanding gave Vi
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Reading a Billie Letts books is like reading a Hallmark movie with none of the terrible dialogue and poor scripting In each of her books you instead find valid characters, moving events and a great sense of both Oklahoma and the community these characters find there All of these things are encompassed by a great story and succeed in conveying these things in a way that very few Hallmark films have ever been able to or honestly ever tried to do In essence its feel good drama for the soul with onl [...]
This book pulled me in right from the start, held me tight for at least two thirds of the trip but eventually loosened its grip and dropped me, disappointed and alone, in the Oklahoma dust alongside Route 66 I stuck out my thumb as the eighteen wheelers and F 150s flew past but, try as I might, I just couldn t seem to catch a lift Meanwhile, up the road a piece, the neon sign outside the Honk and Holler sputtered and went out.I was initially and immediately enthralled with the Honk s ensemble ca [...]
I picked this book out for a new book group I just started at our library I wanted to begin reading Oklahoma Reads like we did in the last book group that I attended So, I went to the Oklahoma Reads website and found this book and then decided that we should read one book a year that was written by an Oklahoma writer or was at least set in Oklahoma I wasn t sure if I would like this book even though I had read Where the Heart Is years ago and found it entertaining I was pleasantly surprised I lo [...]
LOVED this book I am a huge fan of Billie Letts now I read Where the Heart Is many years ago and loved it, so I picked this one up in the US for something to read, didn t get to it until I got home but loved it the minute I started reading it She creates the most wonderful characters, and like my other favourite author Tim Winton, her skill is in creating characters that are flawed but beautiful.
This is a great read because it s like the comfort food served at the Honk By the end of the book I cared a great deal about these quirky characters and their marginal lives I finished the book on a road trip where it was reported Billy Letts had died Her writer s voice was one on most naturally genuine and full of heart on the landscape of American fiction I salute Billy Letts and wish she would have lived to produce a larger body of work Her voice will be sorely missed.
Billie Letts Honk and Holler Opening Soon is definitely one of my all time top 50 favorite books Re reading it pleases me immensely The reader is introduced to simple but genuine, quirky and amazingly touching characters Most of them are regular customers and patrons of The Honk Holler Opening Soon , as they come together mainly to drink coffee, have breakfast, lunch or dinner, and visit at this side road caf , owned by Caney Paxton, a war veteran The majority of the characters living in Sequoya [...]
This is at least the second time I ve read this book, and it hasn t lost anything with age It is still a good read with interesting characters It is a bit funny, and yet contains real life problems, and real people working out their problems.
This was a book that took me on a nice, winding journey Nice being the optimal word I didn t find it particularly amazing but there was SOME character development and the bad guy got his her comeuppance The Brenda storyline left me unsatisfied though, and while I released that not everything can be tied up in a nice tidy package, there were bits that didn t ring true for me for example, the introduction and picture of my mind of Vena really didn t match up with eh outcome at the end of the book. [...]
Good story line and character development Like a literary version of TV shows like Cheers that center around a place but the rich characters are what drives the story Enjoyed it
Ahh now here is the type of book I ve been waiting to sink my teeth into since summer rolled into town I feel like every time I write a review, my main focus is on characterization, but for me, the characters and how I feel about them are what really make a book for me An author can write with the most elegant prose on the face of the Earth, but if I can t feel a connection to the characters, I can t get into it This is the first time I ve ever read anything by Billie Letts, but I m already anxi [...]
Right off the top, I must confess that I hold a special place in my heart for stories that magically, profoundly, and brilliantly, bring together a collection of people that normal society has labeled misfits Brown shriveled leaves, blowing with wild abandon and caught up in a maelstrom of loneliness and isolation Emotionally crippled with the impossible reality of Never Never finding that place of belonging No denying, Billie Letts has a special way of gathering these lost souls Reverently plac [...]
ISBN 0446675059 I find myself put off by books that have a Reading Group Guide, which strikes me as wildly presumptuous on someone s part That alone didn t have me thinking highly of this book, but it did get better.Caney Paxton, wheelchair bound but broken in far important ways, returned home from Vietnam and opened a cafe One drunken phone call changed the name from The Honk and Holler to The Honk and Holler Opening Soon , a name that considering the people it is home to is appropriate than [...]
A group of the most down and out characters come together at the Honk and Holler cafe Written over twenty years ago by the time I read it, it is a little dated Caney, a paralyzed Vietnam vet owns and runs the little Oklahoma restaurant in the middle of nowhere He never sets foot outside The war is still fresh enough for a few folks to call the little oriental man who shows up looking for work a gook Bui soon makes himself valuable as does Vena, a female drifter who appears around Christmas carry [...]
I always love to pick up and read a book by Billie Letts While her characters are flawed and quirky they are only to a degree that makes them lovable and memorable This book did not disappoint me I was searching for an easy read with a down home feeling Also check out Sandra Dallas if you also love this type of story and characters I really can t explain why it took so many years after this book came out for me to actually read except that I rarely see any of Ms Letts books on a discount rack A [...]
A very character driven novel which at its core is a love story Flavored by distinctive characters, the restaurant provides the setting for the rebirth of the Vietnam vet, his employees and friends, and the welcome for two strangers who just add spice to the mix Love Vena and Bui as characters who change the town and Caney for the better Two errors seen it should have been stent, not stint and jonboat, not johnboat.
I really loved this book it was a very quick read for me I instantly became caught up in the lives of the crazy and quirky characters that inhabit the town of Sequoyah in Oklahoma and either work at or frequent the Honk and Holler Letts does a fabulous job with the dialogue and the characters ring true No great themes or layers of deep symbolism here, but definitely lots ofgood laughs and cries for the shenanigans of those that mingle regularly at the diner.
This was a surprizingly good book I would almost say amazing but it was like super good It is about a group of people locals and 2 strangers who s lives revolve around a small, remote town cafe mistakenly called Honk and Holler Opening Soon Its a bit much to review, bit if you liked Where the Heart Is, you will most likely enjoy this book.
A sweet, but pretty predictable story set around a cafe with an unfortunate name Can definitely see this on Lifetime VPChannel.
I started reading this book this afternoon and stayed with it til I finished it late this evening Needless to say I was enthralled by it all 371 pages of it.I won t make any attempt to summarize Honk and Holler You easily can find a summary of it yourself, and, also, I don t want to spoil anything for you as reviews have occasionally done for me.What makes this book so delightful are the characters delineated by the author s craftsmanship You ll meet a young Vietnam vet confined to a wheelchair, [...]
Another great read from Billie Letts, author of Where The Heart Is.The Honk Holler introduces us to some very interesting characters, their life in a small town cafe and a great story line.I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and look forward to Billie Letts next book coming out in July 2004 called Shoot The Moon.From the back cover Caney Paxton wanted his cafe to have the biggest and brightest sign in Eastern Oklahoma the opening soon part was supposed to be just a removable, painted notice But a fa [...]
Billie Letts has done it again Taking a few unique characters she portrays real life emotions to common horrible situations An unlikely group of friends, from Indians to a Vietnam war vet, Carney, in a wheelchair who is house bound yet runs a restaurant successfully and his friend surrogate mother, Molly O, who is his only devoted waitress, and an emotionally scarred drifter who fixes hurt animals, Vena, yet who made some unwise choices for her own life all of the characters have their own stori [...]
My second favorite book in the ENTIRE world is Where the Heart Is DO NOT WATCH THE MOVIE they SLAUGHTER the book I m quirky, though and had to tape all of the Willie Jack chapters closed once he dumps Novalee, so that I could enjoy the novel.In this one I didn t have to tape a THING shut It was beautiful, descriptive, suspenseful, amusing, heart rending, and perfect completely Billie Letts from start to finish.Caney Paxton was paralyzed in Vietnam He was seventeen, and had been over there 42 min [...]
I really didn t think I would like this book at first It just didn t seem that interesting I enjoyed it much than I thought I would, and I would definitely read other books by this author I especially liked the Vietnamese character, Bui He seemed so cute and I wish I knew someone like him.
People will meet other people during the course of their lives who will help them resolve the difficult issues they have been unable to solve by themselves At least that s what I got out of this book.
I loved this book The simplicity, yet complex lives of small town people Ms Letts led us through a journey where you fell in love with the characters and left you wanting I highly recommend
Letts has a gift for dialogue You can hear the voices of her characters small town whites, Vietnamese immigrants, elder Native Americans, preachers, diner cooks, car hops, etc She s a joy to read.
Funny and poignant Likeable characters.
Loved everything about this book Fastest book I ve read in awhile I got attached to each character quickly and loved the way the author puts you right there in cafe Great book
One of my all time greatest ever in the world books Must read it again one day.
Couldn t put this one down
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