The Pool Boy's Beatitude

The Pool Boy's Beatitude

by DJ Swykert

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BN ID: 2940161603154
Publisher: Magic Masterminds LLC
Publication date: 10/26/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 426,540
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

D.J. Swykert is a former 911 operator, and wolf expert, living in North Carolina, USA. His short fiction and poetry have been published in: The Tampa Review, The Detroit News, Monarch Review, Sand Canyon Review, Zodiac Review, Lunch Ticket, Gravel, Scissors and Spackle, Spittoon, The Newer York, Barbaric Yawp and BULL. His novel, Maggie Elizabeth Harrington, won a literary competition with The LitWest Group in Los Angeles in 2002. The Pool Boy's Beatitude was a semifinalist in the Faulkner Competition in 2012.

Other DJ’s Stories:
Children of the Enemy, Sweat Street, The Death of Anyone, Maggie Elizabeth Harrington, Alpha Wolves, Three-Fingered Jack Davis, Nude Swimming.

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The Pool Boy's Beatitude 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
“In space, the expansion of the universe exceeds the speed of light. In a jail cell the speed of light slows…” and the universe contracts. But in a super-large universe, small humans might be just as tiny as particles in a Hadron collider. Hence author D J Swykert’s novel of an existential scientist, aimlessly spinning ever faster till he meets his mirror particle. The Pool Boy’s Beatitude convincingly portrays a life of entropy and mess, filled with the temptations of drink, drugs and sex, broken with the miseries of ruined relationships, and balanced on the needle of false hope. Somehow through it all the story is hopeful, positive, humorous and oddly enticing. The question is not so much will Jack survive as how will he survive, because surely, behind all this science, there has to be a truth worth living for. A thinking man’s romance novel, The Pool Boy’s Beatitude creates a character you long to hate and makes you love him… and makes him love someone else… and makes it work. Collision—it’s inevitable. Enjoy. Disclosure: I was given an ecopy and I offer my honest review.