Quick review: Lost in Clover by Travis Richardson

5 Aug

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Somehow I had not heard of Mr. Richardson until about 2 a.m. last Sunday morning. I read one of his stories and was blown away. Then, I looked up his website, found a link to this book, and bought it immediately.
The next day, I went to the beach, sat in a chair, turned on my Kindle, went to page one of Lost In Clover — and did not move until I finished the book. It is that good and that compelling. Wow.
Now, I will not give away too much of the plot here. Let’s just say that it covers a period from when the main character Jeremy is about 15 to when he is about 25. He is involved in a huge traumatic event in his town of Clover, Kansas and most of the book is about how the event effects his life and his behavior. It is all fascinating, believe me.
What really impresses me about this book is how clear Richardson is in his writing, how completely he sticks to the plot and intention of the story. I mean, the book is about the big event and how it effects Jeremy. That is it. There is no confusion otherwise.
Do you have any idea how few authors can pull this off? Hardly any. It is an incredible skill.

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