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Blue Eyes by Jerome Charyn
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May 01, 2012

it was amazing
Read in May, 2012

I have been reading the most unpolicitally correct book ever! And loving it. Blue Eyes by Jerome Charyn is on tour with Tribute Books and stopped by to see me. Now I am a fan of Jerome's but it is because his writing is so varied. Every time I open a new book of his I see a new writing style and that intrigues me. Blue Eyes is the first book in a series that Jerome did some years ago. We are revisiting the series since it is working hard on becoming Hard Apple, an adult animated series. With the look of a gritty comic book, I am so excited to see it bring new life into these wild characters.

Issac Sidel is the main character for the series. I did not realize it at first since there are so many characters making up the multilevel story line. This felt like I was looking into a brownstone apartment building. Seeing each apartment as it's own story line and seeing how they crossed each others paths and intertwined like residents meeting in the halls and stairwells. The characters are raw and unflinching on how they present themselves, like New Yorkers one and all. Reading Blue Eyes, book one, I know now it is going to be a struggle not to spend the 'egg money' on the rest of the series. Guess it is time for me to start socking it away so I can build up to each book.

I do want to tell Jerome thank you. You see I do not re-read books. I have tried before. But by the first few pages the whole story is flooding all around me and it seems silly to read what I remember so vividly. With Blue Eyes I am already on my third re-read. Why? The depths of the interacting story lines has me mesmerized. I am still getting all the characters down, their histories and seeing where they are traveling. I know they will continue in the series and I want to know them well. Guess I am slinking along the city streets right along side them.
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Otto Penzler Here's a blogger who actually gets it!


Lenore Webb Otto wrote: "Here's a blogger who actually gets it!"
Thanks so much Otto! I adore Jerome and his depths of writing!


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