|Plot Summary of Redneck Riviera|
|"Dennis Covington writes about his mid-life search for spirituality, peace and closure on a chapter of his father's failed American dream. A small plot of land purchased by his dad in the 50's has gone unutilized until the author seeks to find his own nirvana in the swampland of central Florida.
What the author finds is a landscape of wholesale fraud perpetrated by the infamous Levitt brothers with the approval of county and municipal governments in Florida during the 50's and 60's. Worse still is the fact that corruption and fraud are being perpetuated by squatters and "sportsmen" who have claimed the land for their own use against the legitimate claims of deed holders.
It is a sad and infuriating story of land developer greed, good ole boy/redneck intimidation, and inept and corrupt southern politics.
Mr. Covington writes from the heart, revealing his past and present condition. He takes numerous risks to his own personal safety to uncover the facts behind the River Ranch Acres, a never developed resort community in the swampy wooded wilds of Florida. He leaves us still searching for a happy ending, but at least blows the whistle on those individuals at River Ranch Acres, shameless in their wrongdoing and deserving of public exposure and criminal prosecution."
David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Redneck Riviera|
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Political/social rights fight
- tree-huggers fighting for environment
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Commentary on society?
- justice system
- wicked white people
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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