Published on Sunday, September 4, 2011
The Snake Den
By Chuck Tyrell
Reviewed by Matthew Pizzolato
THE SNAKE DEN is based on true events. It is an inspiring coming of age story. Shawn Brodie enters prison and boy and emerges from his ordeal as a man.
The writing is so well done that the reader becomes absorbed by the story and hardly notices the words on the page. This is such a griping tale that I would recommend that you don't start it unless you have enough time to read it in its entirety. I read the entire novel in one sitting.
It's obvious from the ending that Tyrell plans more stories with his young protagonist, Shawn Brodie, and I for one am looking forward to the next story. I'd never read a Chuck Tyrell novel until reading THE SNAKE DEN and I will definitely be investing in more of his work.