Monday, May 31, 2010

Coming Attractions!


Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man – Fannie Flagg

I have read almost all of Fannie Flagg’s books and enjoyed most of them!  This book was no exception!  I laughed out loud in many places and really felt that it was heading to being my favorite Fannie Flagg book.   The story launching scene in the Bingo Hall close to the beginning was classic!

If the book had ended after the 1st 200 pages it would have been one of my favorite books, but the last 100 pages were totally pointless.  

The book was basically a diary of Daisy Fay’s escapades and coming of age in a small beach town during the 1950s!  It had all the charms of a true southern novel! 

What I found interesting was that the title of the book was “Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man”, but at the bottom of the book it said that it was originally published as “Coming Attractions”.  I actually think “Coming Attractions was the better name for the book.  Daisy Fay spent a lot of time in the movie theater and show business.  Also, throughout the book Daisy is always getting ready for the next thing and planning her next move.   The Miracle Man part of the story was only a minor event.  In fact, the part with the Miracle Man was the last good part of the story.  Maybe that’s why she changed the title after it had been published, to inform readers that they should stop reading after that part!

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