Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Review - Please Don't Shoot Anyone Tonight

I came across Dave Newman's first novel more by accident than design and what a happy accident it turned out to be. Please Don't Shoot Anyone Tonight is a gritty story of teenage troubles, where innocence is dipped in a sea of alcohol and hung out to dry in a haze of half-baked adolescent dreams and pot smoke.

Dave Newman shows us the darker side of growing up in small town USA as his characters teeter on the edge of an abyss, some by choice and others by necessity.

The writing is tight and well paced. The dialogue, real and believable. Dave Newman hits hard, sometimes the blows land a little below the belt but that's okay, there are no rules in this kind of fight. It's not all about girls, cars and beer; well, okay mostly it is but it's certainly well worth picking up a six pack and going along for the ride!

You can read an interview with Dave here: http://wewhoareabouttodie.com/2011/04/28/please-dont-shoot-anyone-tonight-an-interview-with-dave-newman/

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