The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts

The Honk and Holler Opening Soon

Billie Letts

290 pages first pub 1998 (editions)

fiction contemporary emotional lighthearted fast-paced


Caney Paxton wanted his cafe to have the biggest and brightest sign in Eastern Oklahoma-the "opening soon" part was supposed to be just a removable, painted notice. But a fateful misunderstanding gave Vietnam vet Caney the flashiest joke in the en...

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emotional 100%
funny 66%
hopeful 66%
reflective 66%
lighthearted 50%
inspiring 33%
adventurous 16%
relaxing 16%
sad 16%


medium 60%
slow 20%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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