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Crossroads Road: A Novel Paperback – April 11, 2011
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Throughout the '80s and '90s he published a humor zine called The West Virginia Surf Report!, and moved it to the internet in late 2000. That website became a popular destination for folks whose own switch had been flipped along the way. It remains active today.
In 2011 his first novel, Crossroads Road, was published. Many people loved it, while others said it offered no redeeming social value. Just like they used to say about MAD!
Jeff Kay lives in Clarks Summit, PA, with his wife Toney, their two teenage sons, and a fantastic border collie named Andy.
Top Customer Reviews
The premise, to get a fist full of cash and change his life, Jovis and family must heed the requirements put forth by his mother-in-law. Part of me wanted to just yell, "Run Away!" but who runs from 2 mil right? Kay expounds on the day-to-day activities of setting up life, with all of the nonsense it entails and he does it well. When he and his son travel a distance to help his sis-in-law and her spouse move, I was there feeling his frustration at their complete lack of urgency which translated into total selfishness. I know those people.
What I found lacking, however, was a decent sewing up of characters and scenarios. Perhaps that was his intent, but it bugged me. The ending seemed a little too outlandish and the second to last chapter seemed completely out of place. I felt myself asking questions that needed answers but were instead glossed over in an effort to move on.
Would I suggest it to others? Yes. Would it make a good movie? I think perhaps. I've read some incredible books in my life that merit 5 stars and 4, this stands as a solid 3 +
I am so glad I found Jeff Kay on the web and now his terrific book.
I read it on the Kindle, wotta deal!
Spoilers to come - First off, what kind of idiot gives 6 months notice at a job these days? Many company's will ask you to leave after 2 weeks because they know your loyalty lies elsewhere now. Wait until 2 weeks next time. Second, how can your realtor sell your house out from under you when she didn't even bring you an offer to accept or refuse and why would you sign a contract to sell your home immediately when you're not leaving for 6 months? Third, if you knew your relatives were annoying and the house you were getting wasn't going to be ready for 6 months, why go out there at all? Why not rent an apartment in your current town, continue your current job and wait then go out when it's ready, get your money then say "screw the house" and leave town with the 2 mil and your sanity?
The main character spent the whole book telling us everyone else was nuts but it was Jovis who was nuts. Now if this was the point of the whole book, I got that pretty quick and didn't need to finish it. This book annoyed me to my very core. I hate wasting time reading about idiots.
Sorry, can't recommend this one.
I've seen comments that criticize a reviewer for not finishing a book before posting a review here. However, I don't need to drink the whole bottle of sour milk to make sure it's gone bad.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very humorous book! Quite a bunch of dysfunctional characters. What a family! Had me in stitches!Published 16 days ago by atabarac
This is a laugh out loud kind of book. Anyone with a dysfunctional family can relate! I loved reading it and plan to read more by this author.Published 28 days ago by T Mowry
This novel was funny and engaging. Read in an afternoon and am looking forward to future works from this authorPublished 2 months ago by Tammy Cronan
This was freaking hilarious! I thought my family was a little crazy but they got nothing on this family. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Domonique E. Burke
Great idea in the way the author isolates this family so that he could write only about them & their interaction with each other. Read morePublished 3 months ago by AH
This was a wonderful look into a crazy family just like my own! I look forward to any and all of your future booksPublished 3 months ago by april
Two million dollars in your bank account and a brand new house. The complications start right off with a cast of characters that you won't ever forget. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nancy Taylor
It was well written, easy to understand and tough to put down. A lighthearted and fun read!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyed every page of this book. I laughed as I watched one sane family try to make sense of a very dysfunctional extended family situation. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kindle Customer