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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Bisquits O'Bryan - Monte Jones

Bisquits O’Bryan: Texas Storyteller.

By Monte Jones; foreword by Rich Smith.

Abilene: State House Press / McWhiney Foundation, 2005. 102 pages small, squarish 5x7 hardback, 8 b & w photos. ISBN 1-880510-91-X. $18.95

Aside from his preaching duties at the Sonora Episcopal church, Monte Jones, aka Bisquits O”Bryan, was known to audible perambulations without strident encouragement.

The drama degree didn’t hurt. Then he found his alternate life at the Covered Wagon Stage where Bisquits opines on his work at the I.O. Everybody Ranch. Jones received the 2003 Will Rogers Award from Academy of Western Artists. So, all in all, this little collection of virtual truths of childish and adultish behavior projected through the West Texas Sonoran lens brings humor in tow.

The 18 tales include playing with fire, playing with electricity, real horror at the movies, a first hair cut, skinny-dipping, and other life experiences of near truth.

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