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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Nowhere To Goa: Bhang Lassis, Rickshaws, and Holy Cows! by Doug E. Jones

The Good. The beginning. Who wouldn’t be intrigued and invested in wanting to know what will happen to a studious college student who leaves home and travels across the world... to India where he has never been, much less heard of or studied, to facilitate getting his twin brother home safely?  

The Mmeh Okay. And then I got to travel with Scott, pulled to the edge of my chair even, reeled all the way into the sticky situation of a forgotten Visa that leads to an excursion, or events... let the reader chose... that turns from intriguing concern, to suspended disbelief, lending to an adventure...of sorts, spread on top of, or beneath a large sheet of romance... or sex, and mystery on top of mystery, plus novelties of historical, geographical, and cultural inferences dappled on top. A modest read, yet a lot to follow. 

The Best Part… is the writing; truly, truly the best part... heavily creamed with an innocent dry wit plaited through streams of magnificent (and conscientious) dialogue helped move this first person narrative along in an otherwise fantastically challenging account. Without giving anything away, since readers will want to know what is the deal with the twin brother, made the ending... or lets say the summation of Nowhere to Goa, interesting. 

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