Shades of Luz
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Shades of Luz

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Shades of Luz is a modern day Don Quixote, a picaresque rich in characters searching for love and meaning in an otherwise manic-paced world. Grad School dropout Benny Fluke goes from stuffed animal peddler to thumb-wrestling champ. He is a monkey trainer, philosopher, wine snob, and a strip club connoisseur. Above and beyond all that he is a romantic at heart and is desper...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published August 31st 2009 by All Things That Matter Press
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jennifer ochs
Title: Shades of Luz
Author: John Gorman
ISBN: 978-0-9840984-7-7
Publisher: All Things That Matter Press

Shades of Luz is a whimsical love story with a touch of comedy. Gorman's quirky little novel is certainly entertaining for those with a sense a humor. Packed with suprises, Gorman displays his skill as a writer with this refreshing, yet somewhat unusual coming of age story. I would say Gorman's writing is compatible with Ben Winters and his quirky novels, Pride, Prejudice and Zombies and Sense an...more
A great book my a new writer. It is a wacky world that takes you on a strange trip. Interesting turns and unexpected ending! Excellent.
Marianne Søiland
Couldn't finish it - sorry. Didn't give me anything, and I forced myself half the book before I gave up...
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Oct 24, 2009 Steve Lindahl marked it as to-read
Coming of age story. It sounds a little edgy. I like that.
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Oct 23, 2009 John Gorman rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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Before John's stories made it into print he snapped the Eyesore of the Week for the Queens Ledger. His work has appeared in Blip, Writer’s Digest, Monkeybicycle, Boston Literary Review, APT, The Rose & Thorn, and elsewhere. His debut novel Shades of Luz has been called a modern day Don Quixote. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University.
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