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Young Junius Hardcover – November 9, 2010
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More About the Author
Harwood pioneered the concept of serializing crime fiction as podcast-only novels in 2006, and several of his books are still available in that format for FREE at his website, sethharwood.com.
He holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has taught creative writing at Iowa, UMass Boston, Stanford and the City College San Francisco. Originally from Boston and Cambridge, MA, Seth Harwood now makes his home in San Francisco. You can contact him through sethharwood.com, on Twitter (@sethharwood) or find his author page on Facebook.
Top Customer Reviews
Do yourself a favor. Pick up this book and give it a chance. It's a great introduction into Seth Harwood's work, a collection that includes other outstanding offerings in the Crime genre in the Jack Palms series (in which an older Junius Ponds makes another appearance). Highly recommended.
Hidden between the violent lines of Young Junius, there are sensitive parts. People not part of the drug culture try to live normal lives - and give some guidance to young victims like Junius. There is sibling love, loyalty between friends, true heroism of law enforcement - and a comic walk-on by a character who looks like a well known fellow author of Seth Harwood's, a leader in the podcast and publish business model.
If you follow the progression from Seth's "Jack Palms" series, through Young Junius and to his just published In Broad Daylight, you will see the growth and development of a future serious author, who although now genre specific, may one day use his proven story telling, characterization and wordsmith skills to write novels that will be considered of literature grade.
If you want to read a good crime thriller, full of violence and in-your-face dirt that will haunt you for years to come, read Young Junius - you'll never forget him! And you'll never forget Seth Harwood who, between the lines of Young Junius, shows real talent and depth.
Set in 1987 in three public housing high rise buildings called the towers, the motivations, relationships and loyalties of the drug dealers that run the towers are detailed. When you read Young Junius, stories in the news about the deaths of young men fueled by drug use are no less sad, but you are in a world where violence is inevitable.
In short, Young Junius is an intelligent, tight and exciting story absolutely worth reading.
Anyway, this is a great book - not for the minivan - and I would suggest you pick it up. The storyline is simple, and the timeframe short, but Seth manages to weave enough complexity into the characters and the various opposing factions to give this some good depth. His description is great, and you at times feel like you are holding your own Tec crouched in a corner just watching as the bullets whiz by.
If you like books where people get shot, politics are played by people who are not politicians, and you are not even sure who you want to come out on top, then this is a good read for you. If not, buy this book anyway and support Seth Harwood so those of us that DO like his books can keep getting more of them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing book. The details are just right. It's like Lock Stock in the projects of Boston. And so many good distinct characters. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dylan Quiroga
I enjoyed the story, it was a page turner. For someone that is over 60 this was not bad at all. Decent ending!!Published 11 months ago by ruby payne
This novel definitely makes poverty and gang-like come to life. The main trouble I had with reading this novel was the language. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Todd Baltz
Not a bad novel but not as good as it might be. Lots of action but perhaps too much. A light read with a heavy body count.Published 14 months ago by retiredprof
Enjoyed the read, great character development. You really get to know life in the projects. Seth Harwood has pulled me back into reading daily.Published 22 months ago by Kindle Customer
Though most reviewers have lauded this book as starkly realistic, disturbingly accurate, etc., etc., I have to disagree. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Rutlander
If you read Jack Wakes Up (or listened to the free podcast), you might have wondered about the enigmatic Junius Ponds character. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Christopher Pragman