on Sep. 10, 2011 :
This is unlike previous books I've read by Pablo D'Stair. Rather than dark and suspenseful, this one is comedic as well as poignant.
As I've come to expect with D'Stair's writing, the main character is so well portrayed that I often felt I was reading a bit of D'Stair's personal journal. He works in a bookstore that rarely has customers, that is stuck in yet another strip mall full of needless stores. We feel his frustration with his job, his love of books and his desire for his life to be more than it is. This is sort of a coming of age tale in which daily routines and interactions with others brings about self-discovery.
Like all of D'Stair's work, this is a fascinating and well written snapshot in time.
(review of free book)