Romp the Spanish countryside with Fergie, Batch, and Brownie, three Americans who are destined to discover their true identity in a foreign realm of drugs, alcohol, and Spanish culture.
From Spanish sunrise-to-sunset, from Carnival to Feria, the Americans slowly immerse into an alternate world, severing the roots of their American upbringing in an effort to discover the one thing that truly matters.
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Gazpacho based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
what else could one ask for...there is lots of sex, scandal, and drugs laced in this whimsical, magical masterpiece of 3 kids finding what is truly important in life and what matters most, written by mike zielinski. it is a story of american navymen maturing in a foreign spanish land and culture. zielinski describes numerous surreal experiences throughout the book. from the running with the bulls to carnival to feria to his 'road trips.' he touches every facet of the spanish culture while keeping the reader's heart racing with anticipation and sometimes envy. twists and turns come from every angle. you cant stop reading for fear of missing something. Ray, growing up in capitalist, culture less america, is transformed while going through a culture shock of being in a foreign land and through his own identity. All he wants is to be labeled 'popular' that is also all his girlfriend wants. but through the help of his elder brother he learns what truly is special and meaningful in life and to forego his beliefs of materialism. he learns what is truly important in his life during his time in spain and what matters most...pleasing oneself and not living to please others. gazpacho anyone? i suggest everyone has some!
Good first effort by this author. Gives a gritty and realistic slice of life in Spain; As seen through the eyes of a young American from a blue collar background. The book kept my interest well,as I followed three best friends experiencing various mishaps and adventures in a strange and wonderful new place. Its really about friendship, discovery, and coming of age. Zielinski writes in a kind of 'in your face' style. That can make you cringe and laugh all within the same page. This young author has a bright future.