Praise for Will Moredock and Banana Republic

“What a clever writer is Will Moredock.

“There you are, pleasantly reading about nude dancers, drugs, tattoo artists, body piercing, poker machine casinos and the high life. Then you realize that for some 100 pages or so you’ve been reading about urban planning and zoning. You’ve been seduced.”


-- The State Port Pilot,
                                                                             Southport,N.C.


“Moredock is both a skillful writer and a thorough reporter, and he supports his grimy portrait of the ‘Redneck Riviera’ with facts that chill the blood….His is not an unbiased portrayal, and I’m sure he will be bitterly condemned by those who still love Myrtle Beach, but his evidence will be hard to dismiss.”


-- The Island Packet,
                                                                Hilton Head Island, S.C.

                                          


“I couldn’t put this book down. Moredock held my attention even while giving out statistics….His research and excellent prose make for a great read, and he pulls things together in a way most of us will find illuminating. He has raised important issues that need to be faced head-on by Myrtle Beach.”


-- GS Magazine,
                                                                          Myrtle Beach, SC

                                                                        


"Moredock puts his spin on every event, along with some historical perspective…“What he came up with was an interesting, readable book that follows the bouncing ball from one controversy to another.

“I enjoyed the book and his observations and I agree with many of them.”

 

-- The Sun News,
                                                                Myrtle Beach, SC
                                                                                 


“Moredock’s book, Banana Republic: A Year in the Heart of Myrtle Beach…offers a scathing indictment of what he views as the runaway pace of development and what it costs a majority of residents.”


-- The Charleston Post and Courier

                                                                                 

“…Mr. Moredock appears to be channeling the spirit of H.L. Mencken.

-- The Wilmington Star News

                                                                                 

“…Moredock is nothing if not entertaining. He is also a thorough researcher and a sentimentalist, all of which come together to make his book, Banana Republic: A Year in the Heart of Myrtle Beach, a complex yet touching memoir.”

-- Charleston City Paper

    

Banana Republic is a diary of the author’s life in Myrtle Beach in 1999 – albeit an extremely intelligent and probing diary. This no typical nonfiction book. Whereas many nonfiction authors take a dispassionate stance on their subjects and let the facts speak for themselves, Moredock jumps into the cesspool of graft and commercial prostitution that is Myrtle Beach with his prejudices intact. It makes for a fascinating read.

 

 
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