Reverend Went Walking
By William Teets
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 5 stars
“Reverend went walking on a cloudy fall day,” begins
this unique and special story.
“Lil’ man walked straight and fast and hard, head
held high…Reverend walked so unlike his peers…Reverend walked like he didn’t
even belong on the block. Like he was above them streets…Too deep for the
Narrated by Old Man, who came up from these streets
with knowledge beyond the norm, this story plunges readers into the Inner City.
They’re right there listening to Old Man telling the real deal in authentic
vernacular slang that propels readers into the experience, with them
immediately rooting for Reverend from the beginning to the very end of the
The author’s writing style makes this a fast-paced page-turner,
yet the execution of language has a poetic style that stays with readers,
enhancing their enjoyment of the read.
Outstanding dialogue, authentic characterizations,
and a realistic down-to-earth story explore the inequalities of the “American
Dream,” and how spirituality, organized religion, family, neighborhood, and our
own concepts play a part.
This is an important book that screams to be read.
Readers will be glad they answered the call.