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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.
Todd from Twin Falls is both real and charming. The author has made their main character flawed. Human. Someone you could find on the streets of an average small town. This wonderful, refreshing twist in story telling makes the novel difficult to put down. As a reader, you want to, or rather need to know what happens to this talented young dreamer.
At the start, youre almost lead to believe Todd is awful. Hes clumsy with the chords and not quite the performer his girlfriend seems to believe. Its not that hes a bad musician, understand, its nerves. Hes got anxiety. It makes it hard for him to convince his friends to join his band.
Even so, he doesnt give up. He gets them aboard and they become something great, something incredible. They book their first gig and by the end theyve got an entire room of fans. They're amazing.
But this story doesnt end the way youd expect it to.
No, Oedipussy is not your average small town rock star story. This is brilliant. This is beautiful and unexpected.
Soloman Deep takes his readers on a roller coaster ride of unexpected twists and emotions.
I guarantee readers will lose themselves in this story. Its THAT good.
If youre looking for something inspiring in an unconventional way, this is the novel for you.
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Oedipussy has a feel of excitement to it. Some of the sentencing is iffy.Read more