This review is from: Vertical: The Follow-Up to Sideways (Paperback)One of the best movies I've ever seen is now supported with one of the best sequels I've ever read. Rex Pickett has struck gold with Vertical, the follow up to Sideways. 7 years after Miles and Jack traveled the Santa Ynez wine valley, they're back with a heart warming rediscovery of the ultimate road trip.
Wine, women, wine, laughs, wine, song and oh yes, did I mention wine? And I don't mean any F&£^¥@ Merlot!
I really loved this book, I always wanted to see a follow up to Sideways and Rex delivers big time.
Don't want to Spoil the plot, BUT, Miles is now a successful writer and is also the God of Pinot Noir in the California Wine Growing community. He uses this succes to his own good but secretly wishes for more. Que Jack, the womanising actor struggling with domesticity and fatherhood. Add a sickly aged Mother, pot smoking personal carer and send them thousands of miles through the US of A on a wine fest and mission of mercy.
Brilliantly written, the story wraps itself around you, sucks you in and delivers real life endearing issues, love, life and tragedy.
The end looks like the end but I really hope it's not, Espana, here we come? Doubledutch13, Fife, Scotland.