- File Size: 261 KB
- Print Length: 96 pages
- Publication Date: March 9, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004RCNWNO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,534,680 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Take Me Home Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
My friend author Joshua Graham once told me: "Don't ever let anyone or anything discourage you. Keep writing and keep getting the word out. It's a marathon rather than a sprint."
I love to cook, watch movies, attend cultural events, & theatre. I also enjoy exploring different culture and their cuisine.
I love Japanese, especially sushi. I also love Mexican, Creole and Italian. But some of my comfort foods would be Mac & Cheese, Fried Chicken wings and anything that has Blueberries.
Smallville, Leverage, Supernatural, Hawthorne, Nitkita, Daily Show, Colbert Report, Being Human are my favorite shows.
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Top Customer Reviews
At the end of the book you are left wanting more. I hope he writes a sequel so readers can continue taking the journey with Micheal. I also hope this book gets to publishing in hard copy so it can reach out and touch even more people, and be used as a tool to help others.
One of the first technical details the reader will notice is that, like Cormac McCarthy, Custer doesn't use quotation marks. It gives an interesting and appropriate feel. The story flows very smoothly as a stream of consciousness and the reader never feels that their attention is going from one character to another, but rather staying within the confines of Gabriel's mind throughout.
The character is deeply affected by music, and Custer encourages the reader to listen to the actual songs as they are referenced (thankfully, Google makes this possible and easy). The story is at times disturbing, but it is also sprinkled with humor. I think most readers will relate to the feelings Gabriel expresses - though most of us don't feel them as intensely and haven't taken them to the extremes that Gabriel does in the story.
And the fact that we can relate is what really makes the story work. Michael feels lonely, isolated and, at times, angry . . . but, of course, all of us feel those emotions. Reading a story like this reminds us that those feelings aren't as unique as we might sometimes think and it encourages us to reach out and make the kind of personal connections that can prevent such feelings from overwhelming us.
Overall a thoughtful and thought-provoking work. Worth checking out.
I don't want to give much away and highly recommend that this be a required reading not just for African-Americans, although I do feel its time to have a local and national forum about this topic within the African-American community. As the book illustrates that Mental Illness isn't limited to a certain ethnic group and I feel many could benefit from the message Mr. Custer is trying to present to the masses.
I see a promising future for this young African-American writer and everyone should take notice of the gift he possess of telling a story and making the reader feel he or she is actually the character themselves.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the writing style. I found the characters to be not only believable but people that I could relate to. I am looking forward to more from this author!Published 1 month ago by jmarsshbu
Recently in the past several months I bought this for my kindle on the suggestion of a friend. Being an author myself it sometimes takes me time to get to reading an entire piece... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lilliana Annette Deeters
Really enjoyed the book...took me two days to read but I did not want to put the book down. Love how the author has a song for each chaper. Read morePublished on January 29, 2014 by Theresa
I loved this book and recommend it as a must read! Having some of the same problems, I felt drawn to the main character of the book and his journey. It is a terrific!Published on February 7, 2013 by Menda
This short book illuminates a couple of very important life-lessons. First, even though we may be different skin colors, genders, and socio-economic backgrounds... Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by lisaintime
This book was extremely easy to read. Each chapter kept your interest to keep reading on to find out what happens next. The story was very real to today's society. Read morePublished on May 16, 2012 by Lasha L Elliott
I have never written a review before but I would highly recommend reading this book. From beginning to end I could not stop until I had read it all. Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by Mary T
Take me home was an interesting read that had me hooked from the first chapter. Although it was a simple read, I found myself feeling drawn into the story. Read morePublished on February 16, 2012 by Lisa
This is a great short read, under a 100 pages. The writing is definitely influenced by the melodies he listens to. Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by Lover of Art
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