Christopher Meeks is a brilliant short story writer, and I knew I wanted to read this novel the minute I read the title. After all, doesn't everyone want to know what happened during the brightest moon of the century?
I read this alluring title on the Kindle, so even though I missed the colorful and tactile quality of reading that I always do with my Kindle reading, it mattered little because the story grabbed me from page one and kept me enthralled to the end. The story, told in a candid and modern voice from the perspective of Edward as he grows from a young boy to a man, offers refreshing insight into the inner workings of the male through all of his experiences with the opposite sex, starting first with the loss of his mother.
Christopher Meeks won me in the first chapter by skillfully depicting the angst, conflict and sensitivities that existed between the young Edward and his father, often with a slight-of-hand type of humor. When he finally encapsulates the relationship in a moment the two share, through his sad, but funny John Irving-esque writing style he revealing the heartfelt bond between father and son in a way that takes on added poignance....
I give the novel 5 out of a possible 5 magic books!
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