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Robin's Blue Paperback – October 22, 2012
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"Robin's Blue" is a brilliantly vivid time capsule of blank generation 80s decadence fused with a poignant and sensitive coming of age tale that's totally timeless.
- Erik Himmelsbach --Contributor, Los Angeles Times
The colorful characters in Robin's orbit help bolster the coked-up story, and the final part proves to be the best. Realistically captures the rough road to rock bottom. ~Kirkus Book Review
From the Back Cover
The philosophers say "know thyself" but the admonition carries its own dangers
for the heroine of Pam Alster's stunning novel, a brutal yet compassionate
exposé of her protagonist, Robin, a paragon of honesty and self-deception, a
cunning dissector of her own foibles and those of her lovers, friends and enemies.
Under Alster's sure touch - a mash-up of a calibrated literary eloquence with the
punk directness of a sucker-punch - Robin emerges as a girl and woman who's
her own best friend and worst enemy: a tender masochist, an unrepentant liar and
fearless truth-teller - or maybe the other way around - a subversive infiltrator of
her own heart. Read this book. It may be trite to say: you'll laugh, you'll cry.
But I did. --Les Plesko, author of Slow Lie Detector
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Top Customer Reviews
Rich, layered, complex characters, sexy sassy era and a driven plot line made this a big page turner for me. I got on a whim for airplane reading and did not put down until finished. The story is so relatable, honest and REAL that I laughed and cried and took an honest look at my own life and history.
I haven't been this moved by a novel in...YEARS! The author is a fantastic writer and I will buy whatever she puts out!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robin's Blue was probably one of the most boring books I have ever read. Nothing special about Robin, her life was like many others in the 70's and 80's, boucning from job to job, doing drugs, trying to figure out life. OK, her daddy didn't love her, but he was such a small part of the book, I almost forgot about that. Also, she doesn't get along with her sister, her sister doesn't accept her. Well, aren't most sibblings usually at odds at one time or another?
I pushed through to get to the end. Their was no ending, the book just ended. I even went a few pages back, reread, nope, didn't miss anything.
Huge let down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written, fast paced and meaningful.