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by Charles Martin — Thursday, April 14, 2005 Published in Reader Comments — 55 comments
If you have read The Dead Don’t Dance please post your thoughts by adding a comment.
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Rarely do I cry with books. Rarer still do I cry so the tears run down my cheeks. It has just happened with The Dead Don't Dance, and it happened a couple weeks ago with Wrapped In Rain. What an author you are, Mr. Martin. What an incredible pleasure it has been to read your books. Thank you. And thank you for the others I have yet to enjoy. Koy's letter ... such eloquence.
I just finished crying through The Dead Don't Dance. I lived though a similar story with my friend who was in a coma for 8 years, 7 months...till someone unplugged her and changed our lives forever. She's never far from my thoughts as her life changed ours as nothing else could. I've started reading Maggie, but don't know if I can continue right now...thank you for writing the novel...God has given you a remarkable gift. Continue to use it to glorify Him.
I have all of your books and really am inspired by each one for different things but today I took this one off the shelf because there are beautiful portions in it that make me think of sweet Mr. Andy Griffith and what he meant to my young life...It is early in the book when you share about your life in South Caroline with Papa and Nanny in the brick farmhouse with a tin roof. You share perfectly that poor born country folk who are ANYTHING BUT uneducated. They are God fearing, good, hard working and loving people who savor and enjoy the lives they've built with love. The fishing, the farming, the churching, the "fresh coat of springtime paint, the blooming wistera through every crack. The River, the lake...it is like I can hear Mr. Griffith whistling right now.It should be an honor for you to have your work bring the warmth of a man that seemed to be what he seemed to be to my mind and heart today. Your writing makes me feel home and Andy Mayberry is part of that home for me.God bless you Charles.Thank you for sharing you gift.
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