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His name is Jefferson Alexander Freeman, but the only name he answers to is Free. Thirty and homeless, he says he was born at seventeen, the day he first hit the streets of the Big Easy. Everything before is a blur. Things blur now, too, ever since he took a headfirst dive through a stained-glass window at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The colored shards still swim in his head, ...more
Hardcover, 273 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Doubleday
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A nihilistic tramp engages in a series of implausible action sequences alongside a host of two dimensional characters, with whom he engages in wooden dialogue. The plot is highly contrived and reading this book is only made entertaining by stumbling upon strange metaphors about shooting unicorns and the like. Komarnicki attempts to use the crime thriller genre to explore existential philosophy à la Paul Auster, but his lack of finesse and addiction to shoot em up scenes makes his attempt look am ...more
This book started out as hard to put down and pretty attention getting. I5t was different and I like that. But by 1/2 way through it became so tedious and silly I skipped a lot and really did not even want to finish it. Finally, I skipped to the end and found the ending was not that great either.