Monday, April 25, 2011

Would You Read This Novel?

You're strolling through the aisles of a bookstore. (People still do that, right?) You come across a new novel and start reading the back cover.

In the deepest hills of [insert name of town, Appalachia] a survivalist gun nut, a band of retired hippies and some local police officers find themselves unlikely allies. A wealthy developer and his well-financed political cronies are coming to town with hopes of turning a pristine valley into residential lots and, of course, a Wal-Mart. But can a stubborn band of small town folk compete against such powerful forces? Like an old Appalachian family feud, no one is backing down. A hilarious and incisive look at a small community searching for its place in a rapidly changing environment.

Would you read this book? I ask, because I'm writing it.

Anyway, it's in the brainstorming stage. Any thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. My first thought, for some odd reason, was Kinky Friedman (who always gets a resounding yes).

    It also sounds like it could be set in Asheville, North Carolina or thereabouts, where I live (for a little while longer, at least). So that piqued my interest.

    Go for it.