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Rocket Man by William Elliott Hazelgrove
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Dec 02, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: first-reads

Okay, so I admit I fell for judging the book by the bad title/cover art, and just like I was very wrong on Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (another great book with an awful title and book cover), I was wrong on this.

I found myself at the beginning of the book thinking that I would never be able to relate or feel for the main "slacker" character or his father, but as the story started to progress, I found myself more much into the book. I think the turning point was the scene in Dr. Petty's home, which also happened to be what I thought was the funniest chapter. However, I never liked the main character and found myself frequently annoyed with him and willing to give him a huge kick if he really needed one that badly.

However, I really liked the authors style of writing, and I would definitely give another one of his books a shot.


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