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Posted December 4, 2001
Within the first couple of pages I was hooked completely. This is an author who will draw you into his story and keep you there, wanting to know what is on the next page. Miskimon's characters are appealing and very interesting. You get to know them inside and out. Even the minor characters have a third dimension feel to them, a rare find indeed. One of the things that really intriqued me about this book is the mini -stories throughout. This is a book about one man's journey across America, but it is also about his journey to find the true meaning of who and what he is. This character meets up with the most interesting folks on his path of travel--from the extreme people in a Hell's Angels gang to the cocktail waitress. I think one of the chapters that really grabbed me was towards the beginning. 'Escape from Paradise,' the chapter title alone is intriquing but what really grabbed me was the driven factor of the character. It showed his fully rounded emotions at a pace that was too real. I felt this character, and didn't just read about him. I heard his anger, listened to his pain, knew the depths of his heart even if he didn't. Yes, I do believe that this chapter was what really grabbed me for this book. This isn't a general reading book filled with morals and ethics of 'listen to me because I know this path.' This is a dramatic reading that is both entertaining and instructive. The reader will laugh, wipe a tear or two and even growl at a character or three. An appealing book that I highly recommend.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 10, 2001
Cool read! Makes me want to buy an old beat up Mustang convertible, put on some dusty red cowboy boots, get out the fuzzy dice, plastic Jesus, chocolate Yoo-Hoos & take off across America to discover new lands.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 5, 2000
Plastic Jesus is a wild and entertaining tale, as John Preston takes off across the country in search of his artistic identity as a writer and the essence of America. I particularly enjoyed the vivid descriptions of scenes and characters-some of which are hilarious. The action swept me along from page to page until the final chapter, where John barely escapes with his life and sanity but lives to grow into a true artist. CoWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.