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The image thumbnail is the working cover of the next (undrafted) Joe Roman novel with the working title, BLOODLETTERS, which will take place in Canada.
Top Customer Reviews
American Zen, the movie, would have a great soundtrack. The Immortals play good stuff. And fueled by a potent mix of youthful invincibility and subversive defiance, they play like they've found the Escape Hatch, the Explanation, the Truth. Disillusionment, of course, arrives soon enough and we know its heartless calculus. Our young heroes are no match for the predators, let alone their own internal combustion. They clearly are a danger to themselves and each other. There's plenty of comedy served up with the tragedy here. No less when they manage, barely, to come together again some 30 years later, wounded survivors with enough stupid and crazy left in them to remember who they were and what they had, and eventually, enough wisdom to find reconciliation with what might have been.
In a time when the American Dream has been revealed as a setup, and even the young are seasoned cynics, Robert Crawford chronicles the relentless slide through each character's story. Letting Mike Flanagan, a journalist, narrate provides the social, political context of American Zen.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"Dude, we're getting the band back together!"
Or are we? American Zen takes us on a road trip to do just that, but a lot of time has passed, hopes crushed and new... Read more
I'm very impressed with both the subject matter and the character development. The characters in this book come across as real people, with their own strengths and failings, and... Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by W. O. Wheeler