Horse Bite is the story of Dave and his efforts to find a bit of permanence in the balance of the things we create and the things we do to sustain ourselves. His journey jumps between morning pit stops in the ubiquitous coffee shops of Seattle and the evenings of beers and bartenders and music clubs where some bedrooms are longed for, some found. Everything slips away, though, until he meets elusive Yvonne who brings the realization from past and present that things "do end ... so we write books and songs and poems. It is the only way to make love eternal." At its core, Dave's tale is one of monster G chords, poetry, booze, goodbyes, and the chance at that which matters most of all, the heart of a woman.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)|
About the Author
Dave O'Leary is a blogger and music writer living in Seattle. He taught English in South Korea for 8 years before settling in the Pacific Northwest to write and play music. Horse Bite is his first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The location of this book could be transferred to any city - large or small. What you will take with you as you turn the last page is the emotion, the longing for true love, which is at the core of so many of our lives. Can love be tasted in a one night stand? Is it something that is actually permanant? Follow Dave and his quest for that elusive element we all crave.
It's a touching story about a man's search for what matters to him and what among the things he does will last. I like its blog-like structure with the overarching story and the individual elements. Will definitely read it again. I guess it's a little like Charles Bukowski's Women without being quite as crass as Bukowski could be.