Sunday, November 18, 2012

Book Review: Tilt by Alan Cumyn

Title: Tilt
Author: Alan Cumyn
Pages: 269
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Year Published: 2011

“A funny, sexy novel about a teenaged boy’s obsessions as he lives through an impossibly absurd time of life.”
“Finally they found Feldon semi-snoring in the kitchen cupboard… His chin leaned against the edge of a pot and Stan tried to extricate him gently, but he was not moving.
‘Do you think he can just stay in there?’ Janine asked. They were both on their knees looking in the cupboard. Her mouth was so close to his that he had to pull back to miss it.
Her hand was on his thigh. For balance.
‘Can’t be very comfortable,’ he said. If she pushed slightly she could knock him flat on his back.
‘I’d love to see your room,’ she whispered.”
My Rating: 8/10

This book is really unusual. It doesn’t have a set purpose other than to show how one boy’s life is, but that is purpose enough. I enjoyed this book because it was light and fun to read. I loved the way that the main character related so many things to his passion, basketball. I think all of us do this with something we are passionate about. In my case, books.
At times, the novel is difficult to follow. The author uses a different thought process for the main character that at time makes scenarios difficult to follow. It’s hard to decipher what is a dream to Stan and what is reality. For the most part, this book is enjoyable.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny ♥♪♫

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