Saturday, March 20, 2010

Like a Road - Colin Fullerton

I read another book recently. It was Like a Road by Colin Fullerton.

As it happens Colin is a technical writer at the office where we work. He mentioned he had published a book and I was interested to read it so I bought a copy off him. He even signed it.

It was a good book. It's the story of a young man named Jerry Carson. Jerry leaves his trailer park home at age 16. Jerry's mother had died and his relationship with his mean, hard drinking father was strained.

The book tells the story of Jerry's travels. Along the way Jerry goes to the typical American places that the free spirits go, including New York and Alaska among others. Jerry meets some pretty interesting people along the way. From the poor, tough trailer park initially Jerry is able to interact with some of the folks out on the fringes of society.

This is Colin's first published book. It's a very good effort for a first novel. It's an easy and enjoyable read, a page turner. Colin is a good storyteller. Even to write a book and get it published at all is a major life accomplishment, so congratulations to the author for that. I hope he will follow up with another book. I can say that I would buy it after reading Like a Road.

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