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Writer of questionable talent seeks readership with an appreciation for the fine art of mocking. Interests include candlelight dinners, long walks on the beach, and Abe Vigoda. Must love New England. Author of REAPERS WITH ISSUES and THE GODS OF ASPHALT series.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466261927
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466261921
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,453,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Writer of questionable talent seeks readership with an appreciation for the fine art of mocking. Interests include candlelight dinners, long walks on the beach, and Abe Vigoda. Must love New England. Author of ICONIC INTERVIEWS, REAPERS WITH ISSUES and THE GODS OF ASPHALT series.

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You enjoy sharing the time with Sawyer, his family and friends feeling like you belong. You understand them, you could be one of the family, and really enjoy their company.

Oh to be sought after by a guy like Sawyer. You just have to love him. Yeah, he does some stupid things, but then who doesn't. And actually, considering the road his life has gone down, it doesn't really surprise you, but it sure gives you an emotional reaction. H.E. Ellis does a great job of developing her characters and as the story unfolds, so do the personalities that you end up absolutely loving. So much so that I really can't wait to read Book 2, River, to hear more about him and of course Sawyer and the others. Sawyer is my hero now.

While you are trying to figure out what makes each of the characters tick, you have to marvel and how the author weaves the story to reveal each person in their own light, but also how the interaction affects them. Well, at least you think you have it figured out, or what the reasons might be, but then sometimes you didn't get it quite right, and the story brings you to another place and emotion, that you just didn't see coming.

Sometimes in a story, as you become involved with the characters, you want things to end a certain way, or things to happen in a certain way. H.E. Ellis is really good at creating the emotions that actually force you to become involved. It brings you to the party, and you just can't leave. No reader really has any other choice. You feel the joy, fear, pain, love; you name it, all the way through the book. And sometimes the clock stops ticking as you relate something to yourself, which gives you an even keener insight to the characters and the story.

I must admit, I didn't think I would be so entertained.
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By Pure Jonel on January 12, 2013
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Right from the first page Ellis drops his audience into an emotional rollercoaster that does not let up until the final word of the novel. Twists and turns abound in this extremely realistic, very vivid journey through the life of a teenage boy who cannot come to grips with the forces driving his life.

The characters and setting of this novel were both very well developed. These were people that you wanted to, or felt like you already did, know in your real life. You wanted to root for them, or against them, depending on which characters were involved. They were not flat characters either. Each of them was well rounded and lifelike.

There were some very intense moments within this story. Ellis grabs a hold of the English language and twists it in such a way that the audience is kept riveted and feels exactly what the character is feeling. That said, there were also a great deal of moments when I found myself laughing out loud, rather uncontrollably at times. The author manages to use words to evoke very strong emotions in the reader.

On this surface this novel is about secrecy driving a family apart, but it is also about truth bringing them back together. Although it is a gripping tale it also contains a great deal of realism regarding difficulties within families. The characters need to learn to accept others and themselves the way that they are. There is a great deal of fighting, both verbally and physically, between the characters in this novel. There are also a large number of "bro-mance" moments that counteract them.

I quite enjoyed the fact that each chapter had a song assigned to them. These songs complemented the chapters that they were associated with.
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Review of "The Gods of the Asphalt"
by H. E. Ellis

To judge a story, ask not what it's about, rather what is happening in it. That's pretty much how I'd have to describe "The Gods of the Asphalt". It's not about a place, or a time, it's what is happening to Sawyer, his brother, River, his dad and a myriad of other characters who populate this place and time.

From the beginning, I've had mixed feelings regarding this story. I wanted to hurry and find out what happens to these people I'm growing fond of. But also, I fear that something awful might befall these people that suddenly matter to me. And, on top of that, if I do find out what happens, then I'll be done with the book and won't get to spend any more time with them.

Sawyer is our guide through this adventure. Though I'm nowhere near being one of them, I fully believe he is just like every other teenage boy in the world. From what he thinks about to what he thinks with.

And it's not like Sawyer has a simple, uncomplicated life to deal with. His brother, River, looks nothing at all like Sawyer, or their dad. And their mom, Savannah, well, she is the complication that defines their lives.

Every day I spent with Sawyer, whether he was getting the tar beat out of him or teaching his friend Jeb how not to travel (on the basketball court), was an adventure that I couldn't wait to get all wrapped up in. One thing I didn't expect was that Sawyer would have such a good heart. Methinks, that is just what Sawyer didn't expect, as well. And he's finally getting the chance to get to know himself. His TRUE self.

H. E. Ellis has turned out one fine first time novel. She is the Queen of "The Gods of the Asphalt". Though, I have to wonder if maybe she IS a teenage boy.

BuddhaKat

PS: Happily, there's to be at least one more book, in this "series".
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