I didn't know what to expect, but I was hooked on Wildwood fromt the first couple of pages. The main character is charismatic, the dialog is engaging, and the scene is set so clearly I could visualize it in my head like a movie.
Don't buy this book if you have a lot of stuff to do, because you will find yourself turning pages as characters that are all-too-real just keep making you turn one more page.
I loved Stephen King's recent book where the main character went back to the 1950's. This book is not fantasy - it is just about the time period - but King has nothing on McGinnis for evoking a particular point in time.
I have never really been to that part of the country, but I have been to the late 1970's, and sometimes I wish I could go back. Thanks, Ed McGinnis, for taking me there for a while - at least in my head. I plan to follow this author.
This book was an excellent time-shot of the 1970's - a setting captured brilliantly and with exquisite detail by Ed McGinnis, with a engrossing plot and characterization that is second to none. I felt as if I were there, observing everything first hand. Indeed reading "Wildwood" was a very visceral experience. I absolutely could not put it down!
I have a bookmark that boasts that books are an armchair vacation and this book certainly lives up to that hype. For anyone looking to read a great timepiece that is well-written and captivating, I highly recommend "Wildwood"! You wont regret it!