Syncopated Rhythm

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.

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  1. Three 5 Star reviews from Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewer Grady HarpBlog Twitter Living in a world meant for other people Author ArtLover Foodlover LGBTQ Kindle KindleUnlimited PaperbackJames Halat was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and now lives in Tokyo Before moving to Japan, he lived in New York City, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia In addition to being a booklover, he is an art lover and food lover He started writing in college, and only recently published his first three books Syncopated Rhythm 2015 , Clifford and Claudia 2015 , and The Story of Teddy and Eddie 2015 His books have received three 5 Star reviews from Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewer Grady Harp.

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  1. 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 [...]


  2. N.J Christmas Al father, supermarket , Louise mother , Andrew Anthony Johnson narrator, lamp factory college, grad school are going to Pennsylvania to visit relatives The family later moves there.Fast forward Anthony takes a job in Tokyo, Japan He is staying at the Metropolitan Hotel.Who is My Foolish Thing Warning This book contains extremely graphic adult content, violence, or expletive language or uncensored sexually explicit material which is only suitable for mature readers It may be offens [...]


  3. I found the book very relatable Despite being straight, I found his sexual frustration, family problems, and the sense of directionless life similar to mine Hell, reading his book felt like looking into a mirror.I like how his writing has this dark but down to earth voice Making it easy to get lost and enjoyed what he had experienced Again, James Halat is very relatable I wish biographies were like James Halat There is life in his writing and the hardship he had to go through felt real.


  4. Syncopated Rhythm is my first novel, released as an ebook on in Apr 2015 It has since been released as a paperback in Oct 2015 It follows an unnamed narrator as he goes through life in a world meant for other people and the heroic hopes that make that possible.


  5. I received this book for free from first reads in exchange for an honest reviewThis book was dreadful It was boring, dull, bland, details were non existent, and it was ridiculously repetitive It s a novella following the depressing life of a gay man, from childhood to adulthood, as he experiments with drugs, unhealthy relationships, isolation, and severe alcoholism It was anything but interesting It bounced around all over the place, leaving you confused on what was actually happening or if it w [...]


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