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* On that fussy subject: I’m an editor, so feel compelled to point out that the text throughout is spotted with a distracting rash of typos and inconsistencies that a pass by a copy editor (which I am not!) could easily flush out. Here’s hoping the next edition gets the cleaning it deserves. (And if it does, reach out to me and I’ll edit out this part of the review!)
The writing in this book is good and, in truth, the character's experiences are interesting and help you get to know more about them. However, I just didn't get where this book was going or what it was really trying to tell me. At the end, I felt let down. It may be that you enjoy this kind of story and, if so, I recommend it to you as well-written; however, if you are looking for a solid plot and an end-goal in the story, you may wish to look elsewhere.
It’s a tale of friendship, relationship, even state of consciousness told primarily through the eyes of Sean, the son of a 60’s rocker and drug experimenter. The book really gets going in the second half when Sean begins experiencing, well, don’t want to give anything away -- an open-mindedness of sorts. Told through a series of almost slice of life moments, Hawthorne’s storytelling is highly influenced by the pop music, politics, and societal culture of the day.
In addition to the warmth Hawthorne has for his characters, another signature trait of his writing is his love for similes. The book is speckled with these fun lines, like “He was beginning to feel less like a rock star and more like a loaf of day old bread that was on the verge of being thrown into the pop culture trash bin.” On more than one occasion these would get an audible laugh out of me.
Looking forward to more from this author!
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