Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Sad Sally Salad by Chris Roy - Book Tour & Review

Sad Sally Salad

 By Chris Roy

June 21 – 24

About Sad Sally Salad

Sally learned to talk to animals as a little girl, and her daddy didn’t like it.

Raised by an old hippie woman on the beaches of Baja, California, Sally was taught to use her sensitivity of animals to bring people back to the Mother. Her presence —a calm and haunted, powerful intensity—attracts the attention of environmental groups eager to war against cattle ranchers. With Sally as the face of their cause, thousands gather in an animal cruelty protest that turns deadly.

“Sad Sally is a prophet for our time. The gentlest message can pose the deepest threat. How should the world react? Follow her? Monetize her? Silence her? Kill her? Chris Roy offers us a haunting allegory about a collision of worlds.” — Carly Rheilan, author of Birthrights

My Review
Sad Sally Salad is a short, quick read that tackles the subject of saving/protecting the environment.
The story follows Sally, starting as a young girl who can talk to animals, apparently, and eventually becoming a "prophet" for environmentalists and animal lovers. She's raised by an older hippie woman, and eventually Sally and her posse of followers go head to head with cattle ranchers who refuse to let them take their livelihood away.
I found this to be a bit of a strange read. It wasn't quite what I was expecting, although, to be fair, I don't really know what I was expecting. 
Sally is odd, but that's to be expected. She seems so mellow and calm, even when she has a cult-like following that puts her on a pedestal and makes her their savior. It's a bit crazy.
That ending, though. Bit weird. Not surprising, though. I kinda liked it. 
There's definitely a message within these pages, and what readers take from it will depend on which end of the spectrum they fall closer to, I suppose. 
If you're looking for a quick, interesting read, give this one a go.
3.5 stars.

About the Author:

Chris Roy is the author of Shocking Circumstances, Sharp as a Razor, and Her Name Is Mercie. He is a published tattoo artist (Rise Tattoo Magazine, ATC Tattoo Books app) and the illustrator of two children’s books. Raised in South Mississippi. When he isn’t writing, he’s reading, tattooing or looking for prospects to train in boxing.

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