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Rocket Man by William Elliott Hazelgrove
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Aug 04, 09

Read in March, 2009 — I own a copy, read count: 1

A good book, that accurately describes much of the middle class sentiments in our most current society. A writer who feels literary guilt, the guilt of knowing he should read the classics but never does, who hasn't had a hit in years, and can't make the money to support the house hold in the suburbs that he purchased three years ago. His life slowly falls apart in front of his face due to serious family, neighborhood, and financial problems, all coming to a head with his promise to be Rocket Man at his son's Boy Scout event.

I enjoyed reading it, although sometimes it gets a little confusing, thinking for the first half of the book that the Oakland he is referring to is in California (which it isn't)and left me slightly unsure to the color of his skin. (not that it would make a difference, but some of the descriptions leave the reader wondering.) Hazelgrove uses an excessive amount of metaphors which can get slightly tiring. The plot, and conflict, as well as 95% of the writing style make this a good book, for anyone who is having trouble with the current state of affairs in the Middle Class of the United States
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