Pecker Tracks

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
308 Pages
Reviewed on 07/08/2017
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Author Biography

Rick is a teacher, long-time reader, and first-time novelist. A self-proclaimed expert in fishing and fantasy football, he has also written an interactive textbook he uses in class. He knows six guitar chords and can play the opening riff to “Smoke on the Water.” He wants to be a rock star when he grows up. Rick was raised in Fort Peck, Montana but currently resides in Billings. He lives with his wife Gail and, occasionally, grand dogs, Raja and Kyrie.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Pecker Tracks by R.S. Dees is a coming of age story. It's 1979 in Fort Peck; Ronnie is 15 and is still a virgin, as are all his friends. Then Mary Ellen arrives to stay with her aunt and all the boys are smitten with her. Sixteen-year-old Mary is confident and pretty and looks to be above them in all ways. However, she makes friends with the boys who all fight for her attention while doing what they all do best, fishing, avoiding the cops, catching frogs and listening to '70s music. Ronny falls hard for Mary Ellen and throughout the summer their relationship grows, but things may not be quite all they seem and, when Mary leaves, Ronnie discovers a heartbreaking deception. But that’s not all. Ronnie is about to learn something even more surprising.

Pecker Tracks by R.S. Dees is a delightful story, written from the perspective of Ronnie. Usually first person books are written from a female perspective so it made a refreshing change to read one written from the male perspective. This is the kind of book that can take you back to your childhood, especially if you are from the area the book is centered on. It was written with real feeling, genuine emotion, and the descriptive prose made you feel everything that the protagonist felt. This is a book that really does take you back in time, back to when we made our own fun, didn’t rely on all the electronic wizardry of today, the internet, and everything else that has, in all honesty, taken the real fun out of life. The characters were extremely well developed and the plot line just flowed so naturally; it was a fun and easy read. A truly good story, and I'm looking forward to reading more.

Becky Nay

Pecker Tracks by R.S. Dees is a thoroughly enjoyable read. The authentic voice of Ronnie brings the reader right along on the journey. You can imagine conversations with your own childhood friends and recall a time when life moved along at a slower pace. The plot develops slowly but draws you in deeply with its rich imagery. At its end, it will leave you wanting more. Kudos to Mr. Dees on his first book!