“It is impossible not to admire the vigour of his prose, similes and metaphors constantly cascading from his imagination.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Something different from the author, no dystopian society nor a science fiction work, but a nostalgic view of life from a young boy.
Set in a small Illinois town in 1928, it’s a summer of being young, having adventures and wanting time to slow down. Based on the childhood home of the author it’s a wonderfully written story and it could reflect memories of one’s own.
The neighborhood or area we grew up in, the people we knew and the memories we have of those days gone by. The author brings it all to life, picking dandelions with his grandfather, wanting a new pair of sneakers, saying good-bye to a friend, the death of a family member, some stories of the neighbors…plus a menace called “the lonely one”.
This book was a delight to read. It had me laughing one moment and wiping away tears the next.
I highly recommend this as an exceptional, entertaining story and one that will stay with you after turning the last page or when the recording is done.
Added 17th March 2018