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The Shiner

it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
G.A. Johnson’s debut novel mixes spirituality and inspiration with the brutality and filth of street life and addiction.
Murphy Johnson was the man the world walked around; he held a blank cardboard sign, a streamer of drool stretched down the front of his denim jacket. His eyes were like a frozen river, nothing moved on the surface, but the water flowed beneath an express
Paperback, 234 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Diana Bradley
May 12, 2013 Diana Bradley rated it it was amazing
G.A. Johnson's debut novel is wonderful. This book is based in Denver, and as a Denverite (now living in New York), I believe he has flipped over the beautiful rock that is Denver to expose the not so beautiful side of life there. For one so young, he has insight into characters much older then himself, and makes them come alive in the book. I dub this young author a "word painter", because he uses words to paint pictures, that ultimately tell a story you won't soon forget. I would highly recomm ...more
Diana Thate
May 06, 2013 Diana Thate rated it it was amazing
Beyond fantastic! G.A. Has done a magnificent job of grinding down to the under lying feelings and thoughts of street living. The characters are easy to love and keeps you on your toes. Loved it. Can't wait for another novel.
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I was born on the third of August in the year of our lord nineteen-hundred and eighty-six. If not for a hot check my mother wrote for gasoline, I would have been born in the back of a black Z-28 Camaro. My grandfather danced a jig in the hospital when I was announced to the family as a boy; this was a time when only the rich were able to find out the sex of their unborn babe ahead of time. A write ...more
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