Classic Crave: The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper

October 8, 2008 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

A coming of age for 34-year-old Joe who returns home upon his father’s major heart attack. Joe is a novelist and his first novel savaged everyone in his hometown and was made into a movie. Joe is estranged from his family and his book is not thought very highly of and various town residents harrass him. Joe hangs out with his friend Wayne, who is dying of AIDS, and in flashbacks re-lives the terrible events of his senior year of high school.

I thought this was very funny. It has a good plot and enough suspense about the events of Joe’s senior year to hold the reader’s interest. Also, it was interesting to see Joe’s reunions with his high school friends and interaction with his family.


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