First off, the book should come with a warning: "Do not read prior to going to sleep". I can think of at least two nights (after which I smartened up) when my heart rate was so elevated from reading it that I actually began hating you. That said, it was a SUPERB and utterly engaging read and the reason I know that to be true is because I was genuinely distraught when I got to the last page. I dont know why I would have expected any differently but I was also SO impressed by your sensitivity to the multi-layered, multi-colored, bizarre emotions and thoughts of the human species. And your ability to weave all that into believable, engaging characters and an equally captivating storyline. At the same time, I absolutely LOVED the pace with which the story progressed. I literally could not wait to get to the next chapter and each one of the 65 chapters was a wonderful balance of resolving pending issues and introducing new ones.
“Excellent reading. Gripping, honest and raw. I was hooked from page one. You really put me right in the stressed out mind of Hank. Hope you’re working on the next one!” Joe V.
“I am reminded of the Neorealist trend in Italian cinema, where societal criticism is portrayed through the everyday lives of people.” Patti M.
“Very absorbing.” Isabell C.
“Before cell phones, before the internet, before AIDs, before emajis, before a lot of things; there were the '70's. A time of sex, drugs, ordinary people, in ordinary families struggling to get ahead while navigating a tumultuous time. The author captures the '70's with precise detail and evocative emotion while telling a timeless story of intricate family dynamics and personal challenges. This novel invests you in characters who stick with you after the last page. I'm eager for a sequel set 40 years later.” Morris S.
“Somehow those of us left behind survived the 60's. The book was intriguing and spun like an intricate web. The setting had me right back in those times.” Nancy J.
“I read three chapters and I was hooked. I couldn’t put it down and read it in two days.” Rob Z.
“Well worth reading.” Dan W.