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by Ferrol Sams

  • ISBN: 0931948320
  • Category: Comics & Graphic
  • Author: Ferrol Sams
  • Subcategory: Graphic Novels
  • Other formats: docx mbr lrf lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Peachtree Pub Ltd; First Edition edition (August 1, 1982)
  • Pages: 422 pages
  • FB2 size: 1791 kb
  • EPUB size: 1319 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 849
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Ferrol Sams presents stories of a bright, sensitive lad growing up on farm in Georgia during the Depression. I come back to run with the horseman again and again. It's one of those stories that keeps running through my mind.

Ferrol Sams presents stories of a bright, sensitive lad growing up on farm in Georgia during the Depression. The stories are rich with Southern culture. They feature eccentric characters, often in situations that turn out to be very funny. People born in the south will relate to Porter's story, people from other areas will understand us southerners a little better. I was so fascinated with the Ferrol Sams work that I wrote the the content of the chapters in the first pages of the book so I could find them later.

When I discovered Ferrol Sams', Run with the Horsemen, I could not understand why it had not been . Run with the Horsemen's protagonist is a teenage boy and much of the book deals with his becoming a man, learning about sex and understanding his father

When I discovered Ferrol Sams', Run with the Horsemen, I could not understand why it had not been hailed as one of the best American novels of our time. It captures with brutal accuracy the Deep South at the onset of the Great Depression. It reveals the reality of the times and would be what one would see had he a time machine to travel back to these days. Run with the Horsemen's protagonist is a teenage boy and much of the book deals with his becoming a man, learning about sex and understanding his father. To Kill a Mockingbird is far more inspiring but Run with the Horsemen stands up well beside it.

Ferrol Sams Run w/ the Horsemen You need to read this book! Sams is one of the best Southern authors. His storytelling method is unequalled and his writing style is very engaging.

Ferrol Sams Run w/ the Horsemen. and I read a lot!! It is the ultimate Southern read. I read it aloud to my husband on a long trip back from Birmingham, AL and we would get to a part and I would be laughing so hard that I couldn't read any further. You need to read this book! Sams is one of the best Southern authors. Wonderful story about a bygone era, but inspiring to all of us to achieve 'raised right' status nonetheless.

Run with the Horsemen was Sams' first book, published in 1982 when he was 60. In 1991, Sams was awarded . Mercer University Press awards the Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction annually. It is "given to the best manuscript that speaks to the human condition in a Southern context. In 1991, Sams was awarded the Townsend Prize for Fiction for his publication of When All the World Was Young. Sams's works of fiction developed from the act of writing his own memoirs of growing up in rural Fayette County for his posterity. His works are generally set during the Depression and feature several eccentric characters. This category includes both novels and short stories.

Ferrol Sams is a physician, humorist, storyteller, and the bestselling author of eight novels rooted in the oral tradition of southern humor and . Run with the Horsemen Penguin books Penguin contemporary American fiction series. Издание: перепечатанное.

Ferrol Sams is a physician, humorist, storyteller, and the bestselling author of eight novels rooted in the oral tradition of southern humor and folklore. He lives in Fayetteville, Georgia.

About Run with the Horsemen. From the author of The Whisper of the River and Epiphany. In this coming-of-age story, Porter Osbourne Jr. is a precocious, sensitive, and rambunctious boy trying to make it through adolescence during the Depression. School provides a quick course in practical joking, schoolboy crushes, athletic glory, and clandestine sex. But it is Porter’s family– his genteel, patient mother, his swarm of cousins, his snuff-dipping grandmother, and, most of all, his beloved though flawed father–who teaches Porter the painful truths about growing up strong enough to run with the horsemen. The writing is elegant, reflective, and amused.

Run with the horsemen. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. by. Sams, Ferrol, 1922-. Young men, Jeunes hommes. New York : Penguin Books. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

This book, plus Sams' other two related to his growing up in Georgia, reminded me so much of my childhood . She recommended Run With the Horsemen and I bought it. My husband and I always seem to read at night before falling asleep

This book, plus Sams' other two related to his growing up in Georgia, reminded me so much of my childhood and events that happened in my life. In places I literally cried with delight; others I just added an "Amen;" and when I got through I felt like Sams had written a story of my life! I couldn't put the book down once I got started. Then, when I did finish, I had to start on his other two that are actually sequels to this one. They're priceless, and in many places classically written. My husband and I always seem to read at night before falling asleep. This book turned out to be one that you couldn't put down. This book, and the second in the trilogy, tell the story of a very, very bright boy growing up on a family farm in rural Georgia during the Great Depression. While it started a little slow - I recall questioning the book for about 50 pages - it soon picked up and then held my attention straight through for all 1,000+ pages of the trilogy. This book also appears on

Judge for yourself why I think this by reading this long opening passage to Run with the Horsemen: In the beginning was the land. Shortly thereafter was the father. His great failing is that there is no plot and that the hero of Run With the Horsemen, Porter Osborne, J. is just himself thinly disguised. Sams is quoted as admitting as much, I think, in the New York Times obituary of February 2, 2013, where he said that he wrote only for himself. The title of Sams’ book is taken from the beginning of the book of Jeremiah chapter 12, where Jeremiah asks the Lord, Why has the way of the wicked prospered?

Offers a young boy's sensitive reminiscences about growing up on the ancestral farm in middle Georgia
Reviews about Run With the Horsemen (7):
Vichredag
I absolutely fell in love with this book and its author. Dr. Ferroll Sams was an absolute Southern treasure-- beloved physician, integral part of his family and community and gifted humorist and raconteur. We are so greatly blessed he also was an amazing writer. If you liked To Kill a Mockingbird, read his series starting with this book and you will be blown away by the gentle warmth, deep compassion, humor and devastating truth.

(Southerners will read the books and nod in agreement because Dr. Sams knew the South and how its people work. Yes, you will find great humor, but also heartbreak. No punches are pulled. No excuses given. This should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the South.
The South of the book is of a pre World War II day, but you can better understand how today's South--warts and all--has developed if you understand that era. It's all about relationships and people. Southerners will instinctively recognize this in the books. The rest of you, come read Dr. Sam's books and enjoy your visit to Georgia.)
BlackHaze
I read the whole trilogy by Ferrol Sams. He is a good writer with super development of his characters. The amount of sensual, sordid descriptions was a little over the top in my opinion. His inclusion of some good basic Biblical values offset some of the lurid stuff. Each of the three books deal with the same main character and follows him from childhood, to medical college, than to World War II. I also object to authors using so much profanity (over and over), letting that dilute a good story with that unnecessary tripe! I wouldn't suggest the books to my sweet wife due to the above mentioned factors.
All in all, pretty well written by a super author!
doesnt Do You
Now THIS is how a coming-of-age story should be written. Alongside To Kill a Mockingbird, which is the best of the best, I think that Run With the Horsemen comes in a close second, with two differences being that it is the boy's story without having a heroic father as counterpoint (although his father is certainly central to the plot), and it was a bit raunchier in the telling. The writing is wonderful, so descriptive, so funny at times, so interesting regarding life on a Georgia farm during the Depression. And the unresolved ending has me champing at the bit to read the sequel (The Whisper of the River). This was classic writing at its best. Favorite scenes: the boy attending church with Ole John Tom and the black community, and the junior-senior prom at school. Really well done. Kudos to Ferroll Sams.
Dead Samurai
This book is very well written and I agree with the reviewers who think that it is an American Classic. This book truly conveys the essence of growing up in the rural Georgia before the Civil Rights Movement. The author has created a coming of age tale that is made up of a series of poignant stories and long with some more humorous, tongue-in-cheek anecdotes.

By the end of the book, I truly cared about the main character, and I wished that the story had kept going. I just bought one of the author's other books, hoping that it might be a follow-up or sequel.
Xtintisha
I come back to run with the horseman again and again. It's one of those stories that keeps running through my mind. People born in the south will relate to Porter's story, people from other areas will understand us southerners a little better. I was so fascinated with the Ferrol Sams work that I wrote the the content of the chapters in the first pages of the book so I could find them later. This was not true when I first began reading...I kept looking for the plot..in the meantime I was hooked on the scarlet thread of Sams life. When I finished the book I was in a book store looking for a new read. A college age book seller asked me, "What are some of your favorite books?" I said,"I just finished Run with the Horsemen." Before I could hardly finish the title she said,"I've read that book. My parents had it. It's the one with the boy running off the porch on a horse? Right?" "Yes, but I think it's a mule." Then we both laughed.
lacki
like a modern day mark twain………
realistic to the point of smelling, feeling & seeing the scenes.
wonderful example of a southern georgia boy growing up with a devoted Christian mother & alcoholic father practically uninvolved with the family. tremendous descriptions of characters. you feel like you've been watching him & his experiences with his family & teachers & friends.
Xurad
This is the funniest book I have ever read! It is a bit dated. By that I mean it is set in the mid-century Deep South with its ingrained predudices. If this offends you, don't read the book. However, if you can accept the material as a reflection of the reality of the time, this is an enjoyable read.
Read all this series if you are a growing boy. Hopefully you're not to sheltered from real life and desensitized by the internet to love these books like you should.

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