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Near the end of the book a lot of philosophical thinking is injected into the story.
If you enjoy a book full of many descriptive details, rich characters, a fast paced story line, then this is a book you would enjoy.
I acquired this book about a year ago and every time I would start to read it, I found that I could not continue.
This is a "Wizard of Oz" story with the underlying theme: There's no place like home. For Alvin, life on the farm was a "drudgery of frost and manure. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Marianne Dougherty
I have to make a confession. This book took me almost 2.5 years to read. I literally started this in August of 2009 and kept putting it down until I forced myself to finish it... Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by Dominique
As a Southerner through and through and a long-time admirer of the gentle wisdom of his father;s cartoons, I eagerly anticiated reading this book. Read morePublished on December 22, 2011 by J. B Kraft
Monte Schulz here presents us with a novel that is long on narrative prose but short on substance. It follows the story of a farm boy who has spent the last year of his life in a... Read morePublished on October 18, 2011 by Seth C. Dortch
There's a lot of love in this book; Schultz's obvious fascination with the era blazes through with fine writing and beautiful images. Read morePublished on May 6, 2010 by K. L. Cotugno
A beautiful, Kafkaesque tour into the pit of absurdity--Monte Schulz has a definite talent and future for writing novels reminiscent of Ishiguro's "The Unconsoled". Read morePublished on April 30, 2010 by J from NY
Twelve years after the publication of his first novel, "Down by the River," Monte Schulz makes his return with his second, "This Side of Jordan," the first volume of a trilogy... Read morePublished on February 1, 2010 by James D. Miller
After 18 years off of the writing scene, Schulz has demonstrated that his time was NOT spent refining his writing style! Read morePublished on January 23, 2010 by Rogue Reader
I'm interested in the 1920s and 1930s, and was excited to receive this book. The author has done an excellent job researching the period. Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by Gone2lunch