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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Yeti Publishing (September 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891241583
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891241581
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,715,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Quentin Rowan is "known" for plagiarizing parts of spy novels and Frankensteining them into his own work, which then made it through the editors of a major publishing house before being released onto the shelves. He was found out and the book was recalled, and Rowan experienced significant backlash.

Personally, I feel no desire to further drag him over the coals.

I approached this book with an open mind, and was pleasantly surprised to find a memoir that was at once concise, self-effacing, and beautifully full of florid prose. Further, I found his battle with plagiarism, although addressed sufficiently in the narrative, to be one of the least compelling parts of his story.

What struck me were the photorealistic details culled from his childhood and teenage years - the depth and color of his emotions and memories. The honesty and insight surrounding his relationships with women could have made its own standalone novel, in my opinion.

What I found in Never Say Goodbye was much more than the redemptive mea culpa that the book's jacket presents it as. Although that mission is certainly accomplised within its pages, I read this as a promising first offering from an author who we hopefully will hear a lot more from.
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Clearly the misleading and deeply unkind reviewer with an axe to grind who single-starred this book, which i read in one sitting, didn't read the work with anything remotely resemblying an open mind, for nothing he writes accurately captures what's in "Never Say Goodbye."

First all, its by no stretch of the imagination a finger pointing exercise in self-justification. The author, if anything, goes to great lengths to pinpoint the mistakes he made along his journey, and at no point in the memoir does Rowan lay fault at anyone else's doorstep. How odd the other reviewer misses this!

The writing is terrific, with passages that play with tone and sentence structure quite well. the memories that are invoked are nicely rendered; the narration both believable yet also surprisingly sophisticated and daring in exploring different techniques. the only surprise is that a writer of such talents would have found the need to plagiarize a book; perhaps he simply needed to get out of the spy genre to fully find his true voice.

this is well worth the price.
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I honestly enjoyed reading Quentin Rowan's Never Say Goodbye. It was an honest gut-wrenching yarn where you could see his progression from teenage alienation to running in proto-hipster circles to true sobriety. I encourage everyone with a strong opinion about the plagiarism thing to read this with an open mind and try to understand the whole story.
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In Never Say Goodbye, Quentin Rowan tells of how he managed to produce an absurdly epic self-inflicted beating. From the outset, we're shown how little secret behaviors such as swiping a childhood friend's action-figure manifests to full on unhinged plagiarism.

A memoir of humility and contrition, Rowan's story is still as insightfully funny as Lucky Jim or Death on the Installment Plan and its beautiful prose suggests something like Fitzgerald's Tender is The Night. Highly recommended!
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Rowan's descriptions of the characters and situations make this coming-of-age confessional/memoir a funny and quick read. Now that he's done with precociousness and plagiarism, I look forward to more from this writer.
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