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"[A]ll the raunch of THE HANGOVER with all the heart of STAND BY ME... done with surprising elegance." -Damon Lindelof, co-creator of "Lost"
"As hysterical as it is touching, Last Stop This Town is destined to be a classic. It captures the humor and heartache of high school with perfection." -Samm Levine, "Freaks & Geeks"
"I found myself both laughing out loud and AWWW-ing every other page.... [T]here were both tender and funny moments ... showcasing the array of emotions that these teens experienced.... 10 out of 10." -Tumbling Books
"This will surely become a timeless teen story... that will greatly define the zeitgeist of teen culture for this new decade." -The Independent Florida Alligator
"Steinberg has crafted a novel that is impressively in touch with this generation and speaks honestly to it... Last Stop This Town is an example of the coming-of-age narrative done right." --USC Daily Trojan
"He validates the tumultuous teenage years we all pretend were nothing, giving weight to the struggles we aren't quite ready to admit to." --Duke Chronicle
"Packed with raunchy humour and hold-on-tight-to-your-socks action, Last Stop This Town is a delightfully entertaining, surprisingly elegant, and intensely gripping story." --Bookish
About the Author
Steinberg has written extensively for film and television. "Last Stop This Town" is his first novel.
- ASIN : B007N7JH1Q
- Publication date : March 7, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 430 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 194 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #784,229 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My only criticisms are pretty minor: the use of 'Tom Swifties' for dialogue attribution (she offered, he gasped, etc.) and that the text kind of read screenplay-like, but overall I really enjoyed Mr. Steinberg's work a great deal. All the hallmarks of a R-rated teen comedy that I enjoy, with solidly-executed 'take the character's dream scenario and turn it into a nightmare' scenes. Lots of great dialogue and one-liners, as well.
I really don't get the whiners who give a one or two-star reviews that are peppered with "misogyny," Fiction is not a documentary or social commentary or newscast, for that matter. If everything written in literature reflected nothing but social ideals we should strive for, books and the creative arts, for entertainment sake, would virtually cease to exist... or at least become boring beyond belief.
If you're considering reading this book I encourage you to do so, but I need to point out that this book is R-rated. The content warning under the summary is not joking. Now I will say that this book is not as bad as Vegas High but it's still pretty raunchy. I have to say it's kind of ironic that when I reviewed Vegas High I mentioned that it reminded me of the movie American Pie and yet later on I ended up reading a book written by the guy who wrote that very movie! Crazy! Anyway, as I mentioned already I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to anybody seeking a story that might bring back memories of the crazy antics they and their friends pulled their senior year before graduating and going their separate ways.
This book is a quick read, but it is also a fun read!
Final Rating: Four Stars.
Barbara A. Whittington, author
Ezra and Other Stories
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Similar to American Pie, there are twists, attempts at shock humor, and a realistic sense of bonding that occurs along the way as the story unfolds. I found it to be entertaining, quick and easy to read, clean of grammar and spelling errors, and memorable. I highly recommend this for those who like to recall the days of being wild, crazy, and young with the world waiting to unfold.
"Last Stop" joins "The Hangover", "Stand By Me", "Detroit Rock City", "Revenge of the Nerds" and the "American Pie" and the "Harold and Kumar" films in a long tradition of comically-mischievous adventure tales dating back (arguably) to Apuleius' "The Golden Ass" (c. 170 AD). In each, the protagonists conquer various adversities (often with erotic and/or amusingly criminal consequences) to obtain self-realization and/or maturity. Steinberg, having authored or co-authored several "American Pie" films, has mastered the genre. "Last Stop" is his funniest work yet.
The four friends, while enjoying the hedonism stereotypically informing late-adolescent fantasies, are charmingly real. Dylan, the likeable ladies' man (who, ironically, respects women) is unsure of his future: his father wants him to go to college, but he has other (radically different) plans. Noah, Ivy League-bound, loves his girlfriend but fears college separation will end their relationship. Pike, the stoner, must learn that there is life beyond bud. And Walker is the virgin who needs to get laid. Each finds during a night of humorous calamity and hedonism both fun and wisdom.
Stylistically, Steinberg mixes terse prose and able pacing with organic character development. The book is an effortless read, though I often had to stop because I was laughing out loud.