“Letters From Wheatfield” by Patrick Shannon was a humorous read. It is about a man in his seventies who is writing back to one of his relatives in New York about the town where he and his wife have decided to retire and settle down. The plot begins very good with him telling hilariously, funny stories about the town in which they live, Wheatfield, Montana, and its inhabitants thereof. And, there are several goodies including, but not limited to “Waving,” “Silly Seniors,” “Pure in Body,” etc…
However, towards the end of the book, it seems as if Shannon begins to dwindle on the humorous material and satiric antics of the residents of Wheatfield, and the laughs seem few and far between. I wish it wasn’t that way. On the other hand, the content of the stories that he relays are still “campfire” and make for a nice, wholesome read on that Sunday where there’s just not enough to be done. Of these, “Slow John” was my favorite.
I give it 3 stars.
P.S. “Letters From Wheatfield” was provided courtesy from the author in exchange for an honest review.