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Oedipussy Paperback – December 24, 2015
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About the Author
Solomon Deep was born in 1969 in Memphis, and currently spends his time between New York and Northampton. He is best known as the creator, producer, and head writer for the weekly live radio program Fortnight. Elements was his first published novel followed by several novels and collections produced and released by independent publishers. His work has continued its underground popularity for over a decade. Deep is a dedicated writer, poet, beekeeper, gardener, actor, and traveler.
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I have to say, though, and I'm sure this won't be my most popular comment, but I find myself really put off by the cover art. On the one hand I find it unnecessarily objectifying, and on the other, I don't feel it really expresses the feeling of the book. This is decidedly (and thankfully) NOT a book about a band of teenagers trying to get laid by women at rock concerts, which is what this cover makes me think of. This is a far more sensitive book about a boy who has already found his true love and is absolutely devoted to her. (And I did not see her as the woman depicted on the cover.) So if you find yourself interested by the book's description but put off by the cover, give the book a read anyway!
This also brings up the question of the Oedipus reference for me. It does make for an arresting band name, but I found myself thinking way more about Orpheus and Eurydice than Oedipus, and I think that myth actually has a LOT to say to this story.
I am amazed, yet again, at the versatility of Deep's narrative voice. It is as dynamic as the characters it describes. He becomes as much an actor as an author.
It is 1994, and for Todd Keefe, creating a powerful rock and roll band is everything that could give his life meaning, and although he succeeds to create such a band in high school, life comes crashing down on him. After suffering a serious accident with his band, Todd's life changes dramatically and he begins to ask the questions that matter.
This story shows clearly that what we hope for cannot always be what we get. Its a story of a mans radical journey towards inner freedom. Like the protagonist many people get to understand that they cant get everything they want and that happiness isn't always to be found in getting what we want but in listening to our life's song with openness of spirit. The writing is very beautiful and I enjoyed the characters and how they develop in the story. Its a very inspiring read.
Only what he wants and what he gets aren't quite exactly the same thing.
Part coming of age story, part realizing that the dreams of youth aren't necessarily the dreams you'll want as you grow up, and truly a story of character evolution, Oedipussy wasn't just a surprisingly enjoyable read but one I couldn't put down.
Sex, love, lust, and rock and roll. Honestly the book is a lot deeper than the initial description would lead you to believe and for anyone who was around in the 90s you'll love the nostalgia and relate to the characters.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion.
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