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Ash Wednesday by Ethan Hawke
Ash Wednesday by Ethan Hawke
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4.0 out of 5 stars Seriously Good, 22 Sep 2002
The Hottest State was decent stab at a good novel but despite some good passages fell short of the mark overall. Not so Ash Wednesday. Hawke hits the ground running with a cracking first chapter and seldom puts a foot wrong from there. Jimmy Heartsock is strung out on speed, fed up with his life in the US Army and realises he's turned his back on the only good thing in his life: Christy. We spend most of the book following the two of them down the road; each taking turns to narrate. Hawke has given them distinctive voices and the contrast in their perception of their relationship & the events around them is spot on. I was completely absorbed by what was going on and found it hard to… Read more