In 2010, Alex Harris graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in English Literature. Before that he spent two years studying creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Now he's living in New York City, and working non-stop. "HUNK" is his debut book. He's written it in a new format created called the novelogue.
A novelogue is designed to flow more like a movie, and takes about the same amount of time to finish. You get only the meat of the story, because Mr. Harris has cut out excessive descriptions, and relied on dialogue to move the plot forward. The details are left up to your imagination. Enjoy!
Reading "Hunk" was a super fun 1hr 54min. I didn't put it down once (okay that's a not entirely true. I put it down to brush my teeth. And by "put it down" I mean perched it on the side table at a readable angle).
When it comes to the young adult genre, I usually find characters pretentious and I grow to resent them by the end of the book. Blame it on my cynical nature or the fact that I'm not an overly emotional teeny bopper (anymore). But I really enjoyed all of the characters (especially Reggie) start to finish. It was thoroughly entertaining at all points. I also enjoyed the brief but helpful imagery of the scene descriptions. As the reader it kept my mind very active and engaged. It was fun to have a fast-paced mini movie playing in my head.
Also very funny and very relatable. It kept me laughing throughout.
Well done, Alex Harris. Is it premature to say encore? or even multiple encores?
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