American Elsewhere may be the best audiobook I've listened to this year.
I hate reviews that say 'Best Book' etc... But this story was great.
It felt familiar enough for me to enjoy the ride but not so much that it was predictable.
If you're hot on the trail of wanting a great book that goes nowhere and meanders into the inevitable and overwhelming desire to slam your face into your desk repeatedly this is the book for you.
A torturous 10 hour romp into what can only be hailed as your next nap.
By the time all of this nothingness unfolds you'll be delighted that it ends.
Not well, not with a bang, nor a whimper.
First return, here I come.
Okay okay, I read the name Mookie Pearl and thought I might be let down by the book.
Shameful I know (somehow its beyond judging a book by its cover, judging a book by a character's name)
I've read The Miriam Black books by Chuck Wendig and thoroughly enjoyed them. I'm not sure why I was not so interested in this one. But I bit the bullet and bought it.
Wendig does no wrong.
(Well, he may, but not in any of his books)
(If he reads that I'm sure he'll laugh, after he punches me)
(Also, nice Yuengling mention, a Pennsylvania original)
Maybe the ending was a little predictable but an enjoyable read nonetheless.
I'm reading American Elsewhere right now. Another solid book thus far.
I agree its no McCarthy (The Road) but these guys (Chris F. Holm, Wendig, etc..) are putting out good product.
Check it out.
This story met the criteria that I was looking for at the time. Ghost story in a winter setting.
(I realize that sounds odd but I pick books that way)
In that regard this story did not let me down. At times I was pleasantly reminded of a little Lovecraft and Poe, other times I found the story to build to no avail. The writing felt like a classic does.
There was nothing wrong at all with this book. I was just left wanting more.
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