Curren is an anomaly of sorts; part misanthropic loner and part star athlete, with a yearning heart. He is about to graduate from college, and his future is mapped out for him: Follow his athletic skill into a professional baseball career or enroll in law school. Success is guaranteed, but he desires neither path. He's felt disconnected from most of the world since as far back as he can remember. He feels he fits in nowhere. A profound emptiness often consumes him and brings him to question his existence on the planet. Why is he here at all?
This emptiness becomes almost too much for him to bear, until he befriends an eccentric sage of the streets who challenges his often pessimistic disposition. Through her random appearances and awkward lessons, Curren discovers a clear view into his soul that allows him to open up to the ideas he believes in, the friendships he wants to keep, the ocean he craves to be in and around at all times, and the path in life he actually desires to follow. His newfound openness conflicts with everything everyone expects from him: his girlfriend, his parents, his coaches, and his peers. The ensuing confrontation between expectation and longing forces Curren to choose between capitulating to the demands of a prescribed world or risking everything to seek out what truly answers the cry of his soul.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Days Go So Slow is a fantastic read, a novel that opens the soul to a different perspective of life. Nicasio challenges the reader to think outside their comfort zone and evaluate people they have met or come across in their own lives. Curran was a lost soul who was seeking answers to questions we all had while in college. He was at a crossing in his life; he could either follow the predetermined path set for him by his parents or follow his heart and own ambitions. The words and heart of the author flowed from the pages as they practically turned them self. The characters in the novel developed throughout the book and drew the reader into their lives on a personal level. Curran’s trials and tribulations are ones that most people have gone through and brought up emotions that make you feel alive. This book is a great read for anyone looking for a summer book and looking to get in touch with their raw emotions.
The San Diego vibes and sunshine flows through each word of this book. Nicasio writes with such fluidity that the pages turn with ease. The characters in the book were well thought out and made the reader truly feel and aspire with them. It was easy to relate to Curren as there is always someone in one of our lives like him, someone we root for. The dynamic between the main characters and the supporting characters remind me of a true interaction that happens on a day to day occurrence in the lives of millions around the world. The book was well thought out and articulated in a way that topped Nicasio's first book Stumbling Upon Mowgli. There was no slow chapters throughout the book and each chapter brought the characters more into real life. Great read for all ages.