Syncopated Rhythm are Book The prose is simple but so precise it s illuminating Highly recommended for the lit crowd Not for the titillation seeker This is an ACE of ASIN B WDIZO O Syncopated
Syncopated Rhythm are Book The prose is simple, but so precise it's illuminating. Highly recommended for the lit crowd. (Not for the titillation seeker.) . This is an ACE of ASIN B00WDIZO9O Syncopated Rhythm The most razor sharp prose I ve read in years While I loved James Halat s other two books, I wasn t prepared for the art and beauty of Syncopated Rhythm Ellen Fitzpatrick Syncopated Rhythm reads like the memoir of a man who is very disappointed with life In his first novel, James Halat details the lonely yearsThis is an ACE of ASIN B00WDIZO9O Syncopated Rhythm The most razor sharp prose I ve read in years While I loved James Halat s other two books, I wasn t prepared for the art and beauty of Syncopated Rhythm Ellen Fitzpatrick Syncopated Rhythm reads like the memoir of a man who is very disappointed with life In his first novel, James Halat details the lonely years of detached youth in the raw voice of an unnamed narrator who grows up in New Jersey in the 1960s and 1970s He spends most of his time alone as a child, not interested in school or church or playing with the other children A harrowing move from New Jersey to a jerkwater town in Pennsylvania only serves to drive him deeper into isolation There, a rare local murder, a deadly motorcycle crash, and a doomed crush on a boy in high school mark his time in the sleepy town As he moves into adulthood, he begins to adapt to his solitary life of empty relationships and pointless jobs by reaching out to the contemporary art world, making ephemeral connections he does not fully grasp, but is convinced will link him to a better world The fact that each work is a painting is not what makes it interesting What makes it interesting is that each painting elicits its own breath One day, he finds himself living in the middle of Tokyo, alone, illiterate, and utterly stunned by his new surroundings There he wanders into a local bar where he meets a disarmingly attractive young bartender he calls My Foolish Thing My Foolish Thing pours him drinks and draws pictures on napkins in a genuine effort to get to know him Our narrator replies with an impassioned attempt to complete the connection, but it isn t clear to him what, if anything, will happen Syncopated Rhythm is an intimate look into a solitary life, an honest and sobering account of living in a world meant for other people, and the truly heroic hopes that make that possible.. Popular Books Syncopated Rhythm It's a little bit of a depressing read, but I really liked this book, and didn't want it to end as quickly as it did. The story is told from a first person point of view, following the main character from childhood, throughout his teens, the awkward college years and into adulthood. The main character seems to like solitude throughout most of his life, spending time alone and having a fear of both rejection and acceptance. He is an alcoholic, Scotch being his drink of choice, and talks quite a bit about his perversions such as jerking off in random places, at random times. One thing that I didn't care too much about the book though, is the short sentences. All in all, this is a great short read. Look forward to seeing more from the author.