Spread Thin & Moving Fast
By John Gourhan
This review is from: Spread Thin & Moving Fast (Paperback)
Ed De Avila's memoir, "Spread Thin and Moving Fast; An Unlikely Story," captures his formative years in the voices of the growing child and then that of a young man just heading off to Cal Berkeley. He relates the story of a dark, abusive childhood, from beatings to familial separation on a physical and psychological front, to exposures with a pedop ...more
I'm not sure quite what to say about this book. I didn't enjoy reading it all that much. It didn't feel like much of a story, more just random encounters leading to somewhere that I couldn't foresee. My attention span couldn't keep up, so I gave up with the book unfinished. I hate to not finish a book, and I try as hard as possible to prevent that, but this was just... boring. I have yet to be presented with a truly pleasurable memoir; pe...more
this book was won on good reads.