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Jonny Bails Floatin and the Luck of the…

Jonny Bails Floatin and the Luck of the Bioluminescence

by J. Lee Glassman

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Glassman’s work is very much in the style of such southern literature classics as “Crazy in Alabama” by Mark Childress. Jonny tells us his story in a raw and inexpert voice. If you’re looking for the polished feel of the classic English authors, this may not be the novel for you. The general feel is one of an extraordinary experience told by a character that has lived on the rough side of life. Jonny is a hard drinking womanizer (at times) who indulges in occasional recreational drug use.

Glassman sets the party scene of southern Florida well. He gives us quirky characters living morally loose lives. Readers of Florida fiction will recognize “Jonny Bails Floatin’” as fitting well in that Key West sub-genre of fiction.

Readers will appreciate the fluid pacing of “Jonny Bails Floatin.” Glassman doesn’t give his audience the technical definition of the sci-fi novel model. Bioluminescence is quite an interesting “gift” to give a character and Glassman plays that scientific angle in a way that is both believable and beneficial to the storyline.

If you’re a fan of relaxed Florida fiction, “Jonny Bails Floatin’” is definitely the novel for you. If you have a beach vacation coming soon it’s the perfect novel to read outside with a cold beverage at hand. ( )
  TammyDewhirst | Mar 11, 2014 |
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