John Sledge recently gave Angola to Zydeco a rather sweet review in Mobile, Alabama’s Press Register (“Newspaper’s loss is book readers’ gain”):
Fuller has an unadorned and straight-ahead style and an admirable ability to get out of his subjects’ way and let them do the talking. In short, there’s no writer’s ego here, and it allows these personalities and places to shine. …
Overall, Angola to Zydeco amounts to a nice slice of Louisiana culture that any lover of that colorful state will want to own. It’s a shame that Fuller’s no longer slinging copy, but his heartfelt collection makes for a nice consolation prize.
There’s also this interview with Alex Gecan of New Orleans Magazine (“The Answers Are Never What We Thought They Were Going to Be”):
Reese Fuller inhabits the English language with an easy grace, and he has turned that ability to his advantage. As a writer and editor for the Times of Acadiana and Lafayette’s Independent Weekly, he has used his way with words – canny and ebullient when spoken, razor-sharp when written – to indulge his own curiosity about people and places.
And Jason Berry recently called Angola to Zydeco “a carousel of profiles” and listed it as one of his Christmas picks in New Orleans Magazine:
The profiles of novelist James Lee Burke and painter Elemore Morgan Jr. are timeless. So is Fuller at the home of Stanley Dural Jr. aka Buckwheat Zydeco, on his acres near Carencro …