SOURCE: Received for review from the author.
Four Fathers Volume 1, "For Whom The Book Tells" traces the early influences of nature and nurture. Exploration and wonder are the watchwords. Four lifelong friends find themselves at a precipice overlooking the turmoil of the times.
Joe Cebellum, Fred Etheridge, Tommy Wanderby, and Sam Thorn step into the tumult to find the sybaritic and the kinesthetic. Confusion finds comfort from the storm. A "four-way hit" debunks the notion that you can't find your way home.
Four Fathers is everyone’s tale even as it is unique to its characters. The bygone past is traveled without benefit of GPS. “Four Gigs” has an entirely different meaning in what is now virtual antiquity. The four fellow travelers stumble upon the raw and the cooked. The pages of the book of life form their dreams as their dreams form them.
..... Outer back cover.
FIRST SENTENCE (Prolegomenamble): Lorraine "Ma" Camphor was a crusty old bird whose face resembled an unhappy bulldog.
MEMORABLE MOMENT (Page 249): Tommy was trying to decide, when he found Cindy next in the hallway outside class, whether he should just stick his tongue out at her, or whether to raise the relationship to the next step by pulling her left pigtail with his right hand.
MY THOUGHTS: A surprisingly big novel (and I'm not just talking about the unusual 25.4 x 20.3 x 2.5 cm format) full of eccentric characters and wry observations from what the author describes as his overworked imagination. For Whom The Book Tells (part one in a series of what I believe will be at least 8 books) is crammed full of book (and movie) references that will doubtlessly delight most bibliophiles.
At times lewd, often very touching but always whimsical. Its a quirky novel the likes of which I've never read before though as a typical English woman it has to be said that I'm not convinced I always fully appreciated the humour.
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