Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Follow newsman Ben Jennings around an Asheville, North Carolina that Thomas Wolfe would not have recognized.

   Ride along as Ben encounters visions of Zelda Fitzgerald, pagan rituals, a sub-culture embedded in the city’s infrastructure, and fires of unknown origin.

   Ben becomes enamored by DC, a charismatic drifter with a dark world vision, and he is forced to confront DC’s rejection of culture and the art it produces.
   Through Ben’s private journal entries, learn about his struggle to overcome DC’s destructive cynicism and his pursuit of an artistic vision. Will Ben follow his own artistic calling, or will he adopt DC’s anti-social lifestyle? Hang on, as these two personalities collide and events spiral out of control!
Let me just say that this is a fictional story, but it is so well written at time it leaves you wondering this could actually be true. This book is only 100 pages, the 100th page being the about the author page which even on that page Kevin McGuire does not give up the facade that this is a fictional story. In its 100 pages it covers so much. This is a great book for a leisure day of reading. It has historical references, it has comedy, and at times it make you question if you know how you really are or if you believe something because its what you believe or what you have been taught to believe. The only bad thing about the book is that it just ends. You are left wondering what happened to our young Ben, as well as what happen to the other characters like DC or who I wonder the most about Cynthia who is take off to the hospital after having what I guess is some sort of fit. So I highly recommend this book. It is well worth its price!

You can also go to http://www.reminiscingbooks.com/index.php?page_id=350 and get an autographed copy of this book for only $8.95!!


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