Saturday, October 9, 2010

Getting There - A Review

Getting There - Gerry Boylan (publisher)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: July 2010
  • Publisher: Synergy Books
  • Format: Hardcover, 368pp
  • Sales Rank: 588,907


In 1973, after a shocking event turned his life upside down, Luke spent his youth hitchhiking along I-75 between Florida and Michigan, meeting an extraordinary cast of characters, surviving the dangers and tragedies of the road, and falling in love.

Fast-forward thirty years: Luke now struggles to reconcile the boy he was with the middle-aged father he's become. And he wonders whether it's wise to trust the young hitchhiker he's picked up on his latest road trip.

My Thoughts:

This was an interesting read, if maybe a little long. The story parallels between 1973 and 2003. Luke is driving his daughter to college, while at the same time reliving his past spent hitchhiking in 1973.

This isn't one persons story. Instead is several stories weaved together like a patchwork quilt. It blends the stories all together, stitching each piece together in there proper place. The story builds itself up at a slow and steady pace. I guess like you would think a hitchhikers road trip might be.

If you like stories within a bigger story, this book might just be up your alley.

Author's Website: Gerry Boylan


Irene said...

thanks Zia, sounds like a enjoyable read.