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Ticket To Ride: Just Another Day Paperback – April 19, 2012
About the Author
As the publisher of SALT magazine, a regional ocean sports magazine, Philip has gained something of a following in Southern California. He has also been published in Blue Edge magazine (which included an interview with Jack Johnson), The VC Reporter, The Surfer's Path (UK), the Ojai Visitor's guide, Fishing Stories magazine in Australia and others. Philip has worked in various fields including everything from carpentry to graphic design. He studied Comparative Literature at UC - Santa Cruz and has traveled extensively. His other writing projects include a sequel to Ticket to Ride that chronicles the life of Dylan Blake, the child of Morgan and Livy, now an adult trying to make sense of his own generation, and finding his own place within it. Review: Five Stars: “The Tradewinds is an exciting read with its own take on the 1960s and 1970s, very highly recommended.” - Midwest Book Review "Philip writes evocatively what he has lived. He is a descriptive writer who creates beautiful sentences and images and his work deserves serious consideration." - Julia Molino, AEI
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It was the first novel I've read in a long time... Usually , I am reading self help texts.
Thanks, Now I can read for pleasure ....
Not the feeling of adventure alone but several things make Philip Scott Wikel's "Ticket to Ride" a delightful book. We don't see any dramatization or over-victimization of the young characters as one might tend to imagine about the teens growing in times of sexual revolution and nihilism. Morgan and Livy make extraordinary characters in their ordinariness of abstaining to react to the fragility of youth in any negative way. Their travels across various continents symbolize a continued journey along the invisible road of real sanity in times when sanity itself was popularly defined by irrationality and impulse.
The story is lovely and the spirit of the two strings of narratives shares a quest for peace and self-reliance in pursuing it. The element of conflict is not strong. Yet, travel and imagery are very pronounced and impart the sense of immediacy of situations. There are several great quotes and lines from popular songs of the age adorning the novel's various chapters. And there is but one notable weakness (which loomed for a while at the proofreader inside this reviewer) - the typos you catch on many pages. It doesn't get in the way of reading much, but you do catch a spelling/grammar bug here and there. Apart from the latter, this is a wonderful work of fiction, itinerary, and value of positivity.