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The Skook

by JP Miller

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Span Barrman is a middle-aged businessman trapped in the dull routine of life, with an uninspiring job and an unfaithful wife. Then chance (and a roving satanic biker gang) entombs him in an underground cavern with only his thoughts, the darkness, and... The Skook.

The Skook is far more than just a novel; it is a journey through life and death, a psychological obstacle course through which the reader accompanies Span as he sorts out what is important, what is trivial, what must be accepted, and what must be fought.

The Skook has the distinction of being the first book ever published with a hologram on its cover (regretfully, my copy is sans hologram), and was written by the screenwriter of Days of Wine and Roses (1962). ( )
  smichaelwilson | May 25, 2016 |
A bizarre attempt to blend James M. Cain and Jonathan Livingston Seagull--half gritty, half goopy, with a strong little melodrama whimsied and uplifted to death by. . . The Skook.
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I had a dream, which was not all a dream.  - Lord Byron
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For Jace, Jack, Monty, Lisa, Anthony, and Sophie.
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Everybody in the Lambertville-New Hope are remembers the big explosion of 1971.
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