The Devil Went Down to Georgia: Stories

Charlie Daniels, Author Peachtree Publishers $12.95 (247p) ISBN 978-0-931948-85-5
In one of the tales in this first collection of fiction from country singer Daniels, he converts his popular ""Ballad of Uneasy Rider'' into short story form. Unfortunately the narrative economy he employs to great effect in his song-writing gets lost in its prose translation, and these tales suffer as well from a self-contratulatory, down-home voice, which undercuts the potential effectiveness of Daniels's appealing characters and antic fable creations. Although Daniels probably won't win any new fans with his writing alone, those already devoted to him will enjoy some of these offerings, particularly the title story, in which a boy engages the devil in ``dueling fiddles,'' and ``A Carolina Christmas Carol,'' in which a little girl's faith in Santa Claus causes St. Nick to appear in the flesh to her unbelieving father. Author tour. January
Reviewed on: 12/02/1985
Release date: 12/01/1985
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