Eye of a Fly
Short description:Raised by slum-dwelling alcoholics, an autistic teen struggles to complete college and woo a handicapped girl.
Longer description: Eye of a Fly is a novel of tragedy and redemption with a cast of characters that includes:
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Dark, dirty and violent---a delight to read!
Eye of a Fly depicts the ultimate toxic family, with a father, Harry Wentworth whose boozy, manic, nihilism reminds me of someone in Dostoyevsky's The Possessed. This book mixes noir, terror and humor in equal parts. Its take on Hollywood's phoniness is hilarious! This is a story that will stay with you for a long time to come!
JD Salinger for the New Millenium, March 11, 2011
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This review is from: Eye of a Fly (Kindle Edition)A brutal delight written with the compassion and wisdom of the greats, Eye of a Fly by Justin R Smith is one of my favorite books by a living author. Written in simple, honest and accessible poetic language, it goes right to the reader's heart. There is so much more to this story than the description would suggest. A truly beautiful transcendent reading experience cleverly disguised as a sincere and heartfelt urban coming of age tale, it is, in fact a journey into the heart of redemption of the human spirit. And even being at times a real tear-jerker, the book has humorously slapstick moments which are so rude and outright funny, I nearly s**t my pants laughing. The scene at the butcher's counter at the corner grocery store is one of those hilariously surreal literary memories that I will doubtless take with me to the grave -- and quite probably beyond. Justin Smith with this splendid new book has earned himself a place as the new millennium's answer to JD Salinger. Bravo!