In Memory Of David's Buick

In Memory Of David's Buick

by Bob Saar

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Overview

Someone stole songwriter Bucky Minnow's tune, David's Buick-a personal ballad for his MIA brother, adrift in Viet Nam. Ripped off in the Sixties by a slithery booking agent, the song is now a Country-Western radio sensation. And Bucky wants it back.

He hits the sunset road west out of Iowa in David's old car, in search of music thief Buddy Payola and his pawn Dusty Bodine, the faded singer who is fast returning to stardom aided by Bucky's song and a magic guitar from the deep reaches of the Grand Canyon.

But others are on the hunt for Bucky Minnow. The FBI wants to kill him. His lifelong ex-girlfriend, volatile baseball hurling Lido Wan, desperately needs to save him. Shadow guitarist Dogus wants to steal Lido Wan away. And Dusty just wants to be famous again.

IN MEMORY OF DAVID'S BUICK follows a true believer on his journey down the road of discovery, through misadventures that ultimately lead to the meaning of life-unlike we have ever suspected-and exposes the truth about what happened to all those sweater-clad Chihuahuas trapped long ago inside hot automobiles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450246811
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/06/2011
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.98(d)

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In Memory of David's Buick 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've followed Bob Saar's work at the Burlington Hawkeye Newspaper over the last ten years, or read any of his other work online, you'll be glad he wrote a novel. This is classic Bob Saar. Clever ideas, interesting characters, funny situations, and a twist and turn plot with an enlightening ending. This is a must read. I'm on my fourth read, and the book's only been out a couple months. It's like the movie you have to go back to because you missed something the first time around, and the second, and the third. I will keep it in my library (no, you cannot borrow it). Rumor has it he is re-releasing the CD of the music in the book. I can't wait.
Dave_in_IC More than 1 year ago
OK. I too know Bob Saar. From several years ago. Very, very shirt-tail acquaintance (we hung out in the same coffee shop). I heard about the book by word-of-mouth before he read at the legendary Prairie Lights in Iowa City. (High praise just for anyone to be invited to read there!) I'm always suspicious of first novels, especially 400-pagers, but this is worth the effort. Others have compared the book to those of Tom Robbins. I will too, but I think it is in many ways better written than some of Robbins's more recent stuff. It is certainly up there with Robbins and with another favorite of mine in a non-fiction vein, Tim Cahill. Not as frequently funny as Robbins perhaps, but the characters and the plot twists are at least as good. Thousands of lap dogs running wild in Wyoming and attacking FBI agents??!!? Should you get it? As Iowans would say, "You bet." Get it. Read it. You'll enjoy it, guaranteed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago