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Drive, The by Tyler Keevil
Drive, The by Tyler Keevil
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a fine novel that details a 'coming-of-age' car journey down the West Coast of Canada and the U.S. that involves all kinds of adventures, epiphanies, comic set-pieces and moments of pathos. On the surface it's a picaresque ride through North America - from urban sprawl to small town to the desert wilderness in the company of a reckless young man trying to escape from the memories of a failed relationship. There are wild moments of drunken, stoned exuberance, violence, crime and absurdity that invite inevitable comparisons with 'On the Road' and 'Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas' but, for me, 'The Drive', like so much of Keevil's work, ends up radically dismantling the conventional… Read more
Drive, The by Tyler Keevil
Drive, The by Tyler Keevil
This is a fine novel that details a 'coming-of-age' car journey down the West Coast of Canada and the U.S. that involves all kinds of adventures, epiphanies, comic set-pieces and moments of pathos. On the surface it's a picaresque ride through North America - from urban sprawl to small town to the desert wilderness in the company of a reckless young man trying to escape from the memories of a failed relationship. There are wild moments of drunken, stoned exuberance, violence, crime and absurdity that invite inevitable comparisons with 'On the Road' and 'Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas' but, for me, 'The Drive', like so much of Keevil's work, ends up radically dismantling the conventional… Read more
The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race by James Thorp
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Kids Loved It, 6 Sep 2013
My son, Fidel, 5, cute but with an precociously hipster attitude, loved this book and he felt that it exemplified the subtle ways in which class war is unconsciously articulated through tropes of competition, aggression and, ultimately, the ethics surrounding cheating (morally, culturally, politically).

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