Friday, August 29, 2008

"Betrayed by F. Scott Fitzgerald" by Ron Carlson

This book is a trip. Really. It takes you from Utah to Mexico to an auto shop to prison to, to, to.

The writing is clever. Unfortunately, it knows it and the book sometimes feels a bit too hip for its own good.

You might call this story madcap. A little too much, in my opinion. Round about the time protagonist Larry Boosinger busted out of prison (he was framed by the auto shop guys), I started thinking, at regular intervals, I don't buy this. Still, I admire the story's zeal. It has an effect similar to a cup of coffee.

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