SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SASQUATCH
Shingles – 14
by Rick Gualtieri
A timeless classic reimagined . . . for terrible people.
Following the death of their father, sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are sent to toil at a rundown logging camp deep in Kentucky. Faced with the prospect of being married off to Colonel Brandon, the camp’s elderly owner, Marianne comes up with the less-than-cunning plan of passing off the murderous man-ape that haunts the nearby forest as her fiancé.
Both sense and sensibility take a back seat as Willoughby, as the beast is dubbed, tears a swath of destruction through Barton Woods, leaving misery and chaos behind for those either too dull-witted to stop his rampage or far too polite to say anything about it.
Can the Dashwood sisters triumph in the face of such carnage to find true love? Or will their crushed bodies be left forgotten in a clearing for the badgers to find? Find out as Shingles paints a less than masterful portrait of Regency era etiquette set amidst a backdrop of deep woods terror.