Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Review: BLUE FLAMINGO by Joyce V. Harrison (a novella)

Blue Flamingo is the name of a bar. The name was printed on the back of a matchbook. At first glance, the place seemed to be nothing special. But...could it be a possible connection to a mystery, a mystery concerning his mother?

This is the aimless journey of a young slacker. What he expects to find, I do not know.

Our main character, Dylan, certainly carried an airy, witty demeanor, and it was amusing seeing him interact with various eclectic characters throughout. However, the story progressed rather slowly, even for a novella. For a while, we simply forget about the mystery and focus on a budding relationship in the midst of a deserted, ratty community. And why did Rita's story (Rita is the bar owner) get mixed in here? Was she Dylan's mother? Oh, that would be a hoot.

I liked the way it started with the character's snarky comments, but it just sort've waned from there. Overall, I thought the concept was okay, but the read wasn't as enjoyable as I thought it would be.

My rating: 2.5 stars

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