Galaxy Motel

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Since the 1950s, the Galaxy Motel has witnessed the growing pains and culture shifts of a restless America pass through its doors. In their own distinct voice, with humor and compassion, three motel managers recount the story of their most memorable guest: a teenage girl in the 50s, a runaway musician in the 60s, and a drug addict with a penchant for redecorating in the 2000s. More

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About Victoria Henry

Victoria Henry is a technical writer who lives near Detroit. Influenced by Mark Twain, TR Pearson, Mel Brooks and Mad magazine. Her work, Galaxy Motel, was intended to provide a short, humorous read for someone on an air plane trip, or who finds reading a novel to be too much commitment. Presently under construction is the full-length novel Clancy’s Rebellion, a satirical mystery based at a historical battle site.

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loucksk reviewed on June 27, 2014

I first read Galaxy Hotel a number of months ago; shortly after it was available to the public. Prior to reading the book I expected that I would like it, and I do... very much. Subsequent re-readings have confirmed and enhanced my appreciation of this fact.
Galaxy Hotel is funny, warm, and poignant.
Ms. Henry’s characters present as well-rounded, natural, and realistic people whose existence is not limited to the narrative of a book.
The world that Ms. Henry creates looks real and behaves like reality. Characters exist, surrounded by atmosphere and ephemera, and informed by the past. The future emerges in the uncertain significance of new people and events. Elapsed time reveals meaning that is shown instead of told, so that the reader can observe the plot unfold the same way the characters do. The plot is never thin or nakedly linear; nor is the plot trajectory or outcome ever obvious.
In Galaxy Hotel serious things happen in funny or odd ways; sad things happen in beautiful, unexpected ways.
(reviewed 83 days after purchase)
Scavola reviewed on April 13, 2014

The stories are bittersweet with lovable characters, all set in this comfortable, kitschy motel. Quite an enjoyable, immersive read, I love this world she’s brought to life - more please!
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)
Pizza327 reviewed on March 31, 2014

We are all searching for something as we navigate both smooth highways and dirt two tracks on the road of Life.

As we travel our road, we like to people watch not because we are nosy but are interested to see how others attempt to succeed on their own journey’s

Vicki Henry provides insight by painting colorful pictures of several people of a bygone era. She uses the Galaxy Motel as her back drop and her colorful writing style as her Artist Palette.

Her wit, creativity and understanding of people make this a must read book ...... Move over Jack Kerouac and Tom Waits
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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