14-year-old Eddy Funderburke dreams of making it as a classical violinist... and making out with his curvaceous mom. After accepting that Carnegie Hall won’t be calling, Eddy memorizes showtunes, hoping to get laid and score a cruise ship gig. Getting help from a preacher, a crack whore, and a Southern Studies professor, Eddy is positioned to fulfill his fantasies. But can he handle it all?
Thomas Nesbit holds a Ph.D. from Boston University and has received fellowships from Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen and UCLA. In 2007, Routledge published his first book – HENRY MILLER AND RELIGION. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I was a little skeptical at first, but the story won me over and I think Nesbit's representation of the thoughts and feelings of a 14-year old were pretty honest and accurate. It was an easy enough read, with good plot placing, but suffered from some irritating word confusions (peddle vs. pedal, psyche vs. psych). Loved the ending.
An utterly engaging read. Eddy Funderburke is both naively sweet and almost pathologically warped. This novel reads like a terrifying glimpse into the teenaged mind of someone who will eventually grow up to be a very, very bad man. Kudos for a frightfully good read!
Somewhere between Huck Finn and Holden Caulfield is Eddy Funderburke. This year-in-the-life novel of a fourteen year old boy with a secret lust for his mother is both extremely funny and somewhat horrifying. The combination of church group, Mountain Dew, crack whores, fiddle playing, masturbation, booze, prescription drugs, virginity and tetris made me laugh out loud.