Friday, November 13, 2009
Review Spring Drive by Chuck Guilford
Spring Drive is the story of two Canadian men, the McDonald boys, that travel to Menominee, MI to work in a logging camp. A series of events leads to their lynching by the town. These events are based on a true story.
The book is a great look at how “frontier justice” worked. The story is presented in a way that the reader sees all the facts and cannot help but be outraged at lack of proper procedures in this small town’s jail. This is a shorter story so I don’t want to give too much away. If you have a weak stomach you may want to avoid. While the ending is quite well written and brings the events to life, it is a bit graphic and violent.
This book was provided by the author in exchange for a review.