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Lyin' Like a Dog

5 Ratings: 5.0
A book by R. Harper Mason

As a young boy, R. Harper Mason lived the life of the paperboy, 'Richard,' in this novel. His interactions with the people in the small town of Norphlet, Arkansas, and the surrounding woods and swamps, formed the basis for both his first novel, The Red … see full wiki

Author: R. Harper Mason
Publisher: CreateSpace
5 reviews about Lyin' Like a Dog
review by . November 09, 2010
In today's age of storytelling, it seems like every young adult book published requires wizards or dragons. I'd thought long gone were the days when the shenanigans of everyday `chilluns' didn't involve a vampire, a witch, or a werewolf. Today's teens and tweens have been drafted into the service of international espionage instead of worrying about pimples, hygiene, and starlight. And how many suburban high school proms are every really spoiled by a lumbering army of bloodthirsty …
review by . June 13, 2010
Twelve-year-old boys that have room to roam can have great adventures, but they can also get into a lot of trouble. Richard and John Clayton are inseparable best friends with a lot of curiosity, energy and a desire to make things happen. It is an understatement to say that they are merely active, their bodies and minds are going all the time, not necessarily always in the proper direction.    Their activities in rural Arkansas at the end of World War II range from exploring the local swamps, …
review by . July 15, 2010
One of the best and most enjoyable reads I have had in quite awhile now was The Red Scarf by Richard Mason. Now comes this second book by the same author under the name of R. Harper Mason! Pure reading joy and bliss, I must say!    Lyin' Like a Dog begins right where The Red Scarf leaves off, the day after Christmas in a small S.W. Arkansas town in 1944. Of course, you need not read `The Red Scarf' first, but I am glad I did. In this offering, even though it is a completely separate …
review by . July 01, 2010
I'm a mother and grandmother who enjoys all reading--from mystery, horror, thriller, romance and sci-fi to kiddie lit in all its many forms. Since this book appears to be geared for young boys, I didn't think I would enjoy it very much. However, I liked the title and the tintype photo on the cover, so decided to give it a try.     And surprise of surprises--I loved it!     Less than a minute into Lyin' Like a Dog I found myself transported back to my childhood …
review by . June 19, 2010
Mason, R. Harper. "Lyin' Like a Dog", Gibraltar Press. 2007.    Life in Arkansas    Amos Lassen    Being new to Arkansas I am always curious to know what it was like growing up there. R. Harper Mason is our hero, Robert, a paperboy living in the small town of Norphet and we read how he interacted with the others that lived there. This is a sequel to the author's first novel, "The Red Scarf".   As Richard grew up we are with him …
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