Friday, April 21, 2017

Book Review: Gene Scott Jellybeaners


Jellybeaners is a contemporary novel set in the heart of Appalachia, revealing the money ties, political corruption, wasted lives, and overall cash-churning nature of the prescription pill culture from perspectives spanning both sides of the law.  

 My Review: 4 ****

What drew me in on this story was my own past of seeing my family struggle through their own addiction to drugs and alcohol. Gene's book depicts today's society in the Appalachia's and their story of addiction to opioids. His descriptive words draws the image clear that we are in an epidemic of addiction to prescription drugs. The way he formats this book helps the reader to better understand the content he has written and one that anyone can enjoy. The pace of the story is good with highlights that will stay with you long after you read.

Author Bio: Gene Scott, a retired English and reading teacher, was born and raised on the prairie of Western Illinois, and has lived in Johnson City, Tennessee for thirty years with his much better half, Lana.