Marshall Hollenzer is Driving
by Owen Egerton (Goodreads Author)
Marshall Hollenzer is Driving is a story of the worlds we make and the way they shatter. A story about journeys, death and the people in between. Budgie birds, homeless poets and the American highway.
Paperback, 236 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Writers Club Press
(first published August 24th 2000)
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Finished this a few weeks ago but kept forgetting to write about it here. This book was a fast read, but I didn't really connect with any of the characters and had a hard time reconciling the ending. I've now read all three of Owen's books, and I think reading this one last (the first one published) mostly served to show me how fast and how much he's growing as a writer... even if I wasn't crazy about this one, I'm still eager to read whatever else he puts out.
There are three stories here, sadly I must say only one of them was compelling at all. The two other stories consisted of a sloppy mid life crisis and a sappy love story. The book has all the stories collied at some point, unfortunately I was bored as could be by that time. It pains me to say this because everything post this book by Owen E. I have loved, but this. Wow, I just couldn't feel it.
Owen Egerton is the author of the novel The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God as well as the novel Marshall Hollenzer is Driving and the short story collection How Best to Avoid Dying. He is also an accomplished screenplay writer and commentator for NPR affiliated stations. He is also the co-creator of the award winning comedy hit The Sinus Show which performed for six years at the Alamo...moreMore about Owen Egerton...