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- Publication Date: August 12, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01KCO8HVC
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The Misadventures of Doc and Dirk, Volume I: That Darn Muse Kindle Edition
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with dan skinner, there is always some of dan in everything he writes, autiobiographical in many cases, though one cannot assume that all he writes he actually experienced. he is a private man. his latest novel Xperiment has caused a lot of controversy, because it is a rodomontade against the so called religious right and their hypocrisy. this is an idee fixe of dan's writing. he writes beautifully, however, no matter what he is writing about. even Xperiment--which frankly has some passages which are VERY hard to read, b/c of content, not syle, is beautifully crafted.
his latest work, 'the misadventures of doc and dirk v. 1 is the most autobiographical of all. for those who follow dan on facebook, one is quite aware of a fellow named dirk, who came into his life a few years ago and turned things topsy turvy, to some degree. we are treated to a more or less continual stream of 'dirkisms,' often dialogues with his mother, or with dan. however, dan has been careful to keep a theater curtain over dirk. now he has raised that curtain, but has left a scrim curtain. we get to know a lot about dirk in this first installment, and about his mother, and his childhood and adolescence. there is an incandescence to this story, and skinner reaches new heights of skill, because this is--dirk is--something and someone he truly cares about and loves, and who has returned that love, at a time when dan most needed it.
like dickens, that scamp skinner is spinning this tale out in serial form. after all the segments are published, I believe I am correct in saying that a paperback will be published. and sometime in the future, and I have no idea when that will be, the scrim curtain will be raised and we will be able to see dirk as dirk. like dan, dirk loves photography, and is also studying film making. if he plays his cards right, I may allow him to film one (at least) of my novels. ha!
I recommend this venture to those who love a good story, told well, with real heart, and a big glob of testosterone thrown in for good measure.
Befriending Dan on Facebook, was a life revelation to me, because not only did I get a great FB friend I also got Dirk…and everybody needs a Dirk, even if you have to borrow him from someone else.
So I sort of knew what I was getting into with this book, and believe me, it did not disappoint.
Doc is a photographer and writer, the sweetest kindest person in the world. He meet Dirk as Dirk approaches him wanting to learn about photography.
Doc`s meeting with Dirks Mom is hilarious.
As Dirk told Doc; “The Hat took one look and made her Slytherin!”
However, Mom is amazing and she has her hands full with a son like Dirk. Not a bad bone in this kid, but a lot of energy, smart mouthing, ADHD, love, sexual energy, a lot of kindness and all the great things that Doc – and we – need in our life.
Doc/Dan is another person you want in your life; You are amazing.
I really look forward to read more about two of my favorite people in the world♥♥
*There is just one thing I am curious about; how old are you Dan?*
Great start to what I know will be a fantastic series.