Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Work in Progress - Brad Cotton

Publisher:  Now or Never Publishing
Pages:  234
Sourced:  received a copy for review
Genre:  Adult Literary Fiction

From Goodreads:
Writer Danny Bayle’s life is in shambles. His girlfriend has left him and his grandfather — the last and most important influence in his life — has just passed away. Danny has spent the last few months languishing, unable to write a single word, but at the urging of a friend ventures out into the world in an attempt to jumpstart a new life, befriending in the process an interesting assortment of characters including an author, a musician, an artist, and a retired nurse. Garnering the attention of more than one woman, Danny sees his new friends unwittingly begin to shape what could just be the story of his life. But will he ever let go of the girl that got away?

My Thoughts:
I will have to say that the author is very creative.  I enjoyed reading about a struggling writer.  Why?  For those of us who write, we could definitely relate to Danny.  Danny drinks too much, and tends to sleep around.  For this reason I didn’t enjoy Danny the way I probably should have.    I want to be honest and up front.  I didn’t really enjoy the book as much as I have others.  This book is written in first person and makes it and interesting read.    Danny tries to re-invent himself in the hopes of getting over his depression and getting back to his writing.  In the process he tries several things.  I loved the fact he pursued Karate and decided after only one lesson that it just wasn’t for him.  He tries painting and a number of things.  His major problem is he is still stuck on his former girlfriend and can’t seem to move ahead.   Read the book to find out if he succeds in this quest or does he change it up completely.

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