The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers

The cover touts this book as a blend of Mark Twain and CS Lewis. The Mark Twain part is easy to recognize in the colloquial voice that guides readers through the tale. Actually, “guide” may not be the best term – grips may work better. Readers are immediately transported to the life and times of the “Wild Man of Feechiefen Swamp” as the first person narrative unfolds.

The CS Lewis part takes a bit of time to recognize. However, the story is absolutely engaging and insightful, offering depth from the simplest point of view. Readers will feel compassion for the main character and will find the end truly rewarding. Unfortunately, we’re left waiting for the overdue sequel continuing the story. Regardless, this is an enjoyable story for young and old.

peace… love… bdg…