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- Publication Date: March 2, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01CIL95Q8
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Tommy's Exodus (Tommy Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The writing was stellar and the story very interesting. It deserved five stars in my opinion. Very different. Very unique. Good job Robert!
Tommy, a bad gambler and a dropout x-ray technical student, struggled with rat like poverty, bad habits, and studying for useful living in L.A. However, with a dipped hope of getting useful living and rest/relief back home at Sacramento, and a failed juju necklace, he pursued his dream with determination to return home.
A journey of 8 hours by bus eventually took about 6 months to get started. He was Screwd and determined - his was like the Biblical Isrealite in exodus and through the wilderness or was it rather an allegory in biblical flavor or theme? As like through the red sea, hails and other experiences in Tommy‘s experiences and life journey, he finally made the exodus in a similar confusion and temptations as common with young men-women, alcohol, money, and gambling. It didn't work out in L.A but it is good to be back in Sacramento, welcomed warmly by his mother at the family house at the North Highland, Hillsdale neighborhood.
Good work, humorous, and a fine read. Did enjoy it, and have started with the second, Tommy in the wilderness.
With Tommy’s Exodus, Hobkirk presents the titular character as a veteran back from Afghanistan and on a loser’s path in LA – nearly homeless, alcoholic, and penniless – who decides to hightail it back to the familial home in Sacramento. Hence the exodus. And in a Joseph Campbell by way of Homer fashion, our hero encounters a number of challenges that he must overcome, or, in typical 21st century slacker American standards, ignore until they go away. Chief among these challenges is the antagonist Pharaoh, after all, you can’t have an exodus without a Pharaoh to run from. Tommy’s next totally-relatable nemesis is even worse: the US healthcare system.
Through it all are Tommy’s many interactions; talk, the constant telling of stories be they relevant to the plot or not. And those that are not, which are plenty, as Hobkirk gladly, although kindly, plays out his ruminations and philosophy, including a prolonged spot of right-wing talk radio, lengthen that end game. Tommy’s Exodus often times reads like a script to a compelling play as the narrative is the character. Scripts, however, don’t always make for the most complete of reading experiences.
Hobkirk beautifully builds within Tommy a unique, moral character who makes mistakes – plenty of them – and is also keen on changing his mind. Similar to a talkative co-worker or the guy behind the counter at Five Guys, Tommy is also annoying but wants to be heard. Hobkirk succeeds in giving Tommy that voice while demonstrating that the journey of the exodus might be more compelling than the reaching of the promised land.
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Our man Tommy is a deeply flawed individual with a serious drinking problem, a gambling problem, and a strange, almost pathetic air about him.Read more