Daily Archives: March 19, 2009

‘Raney by Clyde Edgerton’ will make you giggle.

For a good time, read Raney — or pretty much anything by Clyde Edgerton.

Raney is a Southern Baptist. Charles is an Episcopalian, When they marry they set up house in Listre, North Carolina. The story is told through Raney’s voice. It has been several years since I read this book, but remember laughing out loud every couple of pages.

One passage I recall laughing aloud at was when Raney was trying to explain why Southern Baptists didn’t use wine for communion. Something about 3 days not being long enough to ferment the grape juice into wine. Ok, not funny now because I didn’t get it right, but I sure giggled when I read it.

If you’ve never read Edgerton — you’re missing out. I just noticed he has several other books out, so I’ve got more reading to do! See ya!