A little bit of everything and a whole lot of nothing. Through parental guidance amounting to a dictatorial father with an unnerving fondness for the Nazis, and a beleaguered, out of touch mother who believes Emily Pankhurst and the Suffragettes are a 60's Motown combo...Joe's choices in life are nothing if not his own. So facing a world fraught with blinding confusion and fearful, unavoidable evolution, where can Joe go but forward? Sex, travel, education, siblings, crime, sex, illness, careers, and sex. It's all his to figure out via an ill balanced blend of ignorance and innocence. Joe's journey is a touching, exploratory novel of growing pains and personalised global positioning told with a firm grip on the handles of humour and relation. A fictionalised biography, qJoe Publicq is S. J. Smith's first novelWhat she did say though, and ultimately it stopped my creative flow in its tracks, was that she didna#39;t care a jot for any of the characters Ia#39;d ... As good as they are I couldna#39;t ever place them higher in calibre than the works of, say, Roald Dahl.
|Author||:||S J Smith|
|Publisher||:||Virtualbookworm Publishing - 2005-01-01|