A Selfish Man

A Selfish Man

by William M. Brandon Iii

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A Selfish Man by William M. Brandon Iii

Uncertain about their future, Ian McNeel and his two companions forsake California. Embarking on a roadtrip across the country, they land deep in the unfamiliar world of the American South. Even there he fails to find his place. Instead, his emptiness spins out of control, leading him on an orgy of drinking, drugs and sexual obsession.

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ISBN-13: 9781413736403
Publisher: Publish America
Publication date: 11/13/2004
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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A Selfish Man 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
William Brandon the author of ¿A Selfish Man¿, is truly the most riveting, thought provoking, making you wish you were in your twenties again, writer of his generation; that is if you like to go on journey¿s that take you on a wild, need a cigarette, debacle filled adventures to sexy, drug ridden, thank god I do not live that life, mind numbing, road trips from California to Georgia, Maryland, and back again to California because just when you think, he is going to make the right decision he does the opposite and the chaos starts again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great reading. Interesting, at times serious, at times sexy, and consistently entertaining. I often found myself neglecting to do homework and other such things that I should have been doing in order to lose myself in this account of young Ian McNeel's life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't tear myself away from this book and so finished it in two (2) sittings. The evolving plot of McNeel's hiatus from California, love sought, found, and discarded, coupled with life in rural Georgia, will leave any reader pondering the fluctuations of life-based decisions. Read this book and compare the ins and outs of what you did as a young man or woman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great first novel by a young american scribe. The book's free-flowing, stream-of-consciousness style lends itself well to the (sometimes) drug-induced rantings of the author. Brandon still has much to learn about both life and writing, but the awkward (literary) moments and occasional plot gaps are easily overshadowed by his use of rich imagery and coffee-shop-snob-esque book references. The lead character (Ian), is almost overdeveloped in contrast to the others in the book (Neil was my favorite) - but as this is the 'Selfish Man', one supposes that this slight gaffe can be overlooked. All in all, a brilliant read... one highly recommended if you enjoy Kerouac, Bukowski and the like.