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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Tim Sandlin is:
Tom Robbins if he had a heart
Pam Houston if she were a man
J. D. Salinger if he were from Wyoming

An amusing new novel by the author of Social Blunders. It's 1963 and 13-year-old Sam Callahan and his tart-tongued, divorced, misbehaving mother, Lydia, must cope as best they can, after they are banished to the hick town of GroVont, Wyoming, by Lydia's Southern gentleman father.

Review:

"Sandlin has created a lighthearted, amusing and tender story....Hilarious teenage dating scenes are neatly contrasted with Lydia's unwise romantic entanglements....Narrated in Sam's adolescent voice — authentic in its tone and use of the vernacular — this offbeat, engaging novel elicits nonstop chuckles and, sometimes, a tear or two." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Sandlin continues his quirky brand of humor in a Western setting, but unfortunately with less originality and freshness....Though wittily told (sometimes to the point of being too cutesy), this is reminiscent of Larry McMurtry's The Last Picture Show, but kinkier....Basically, it's been done before." Library Journal

Review:

"Funny, shocking, downright revolting, and occasionally sad. Sandlin is a compelling storyteller....Skipped Parts is somewhere between The Catcher in the Rye and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues." Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"Sam's carapace is humor....He thinks like Holden Caulfield, and has Joseph Heller's take on despair. His Walter Mitty-like fantasies are tiny comic gems....In the end you'll find yourself rooting for Sam." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A story that combines oddball plotting and hilarious dialogue with an eye for detail and Saroyanesque love for the human comedy." The Kansas City Star

Review:

"There has never been a coming-of-age novel quite like Skipped Parts, a book that will shock and outrage some readers...a black comedy...a bittersweet love story." W. P. Kinsella, author of Shoeless Joe

Review:

"I always savour the Tim Sandlin read...even though the temptation is to devour his stories quickly, I like to stretch it out as long as possible....Angst has never been so charming." Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth

Synopsis:

In 1963, 13-year-old Sam Callahan and his tart-tongued, divorced, misbehavingmother, Lydia, must cope as best they can after they are banished to the hicktown of GroVont, Wyoming, by Lydia's Southern gentleman father.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573228398
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Sandlin, Tim
Publisher:
Riverhead Trade
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Movie & television tie-in
Subject:
Wyoming
Subject:
Movie or Television Tie-In
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
July 10, 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.16 x 0.9 in 0.71 lb

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Product details 400 pages Riverhead Books - English 9781573228398 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Sandlin has created a lighthearted, amusing and tender story....Hilarious teenage dating scenes are neatly contrasted with Lydia's unwise romantic entanglements....Narrated in Sam's adolescent voice — authentic in its tone and use of the vernacular — this offbeat, engaging novel elicits nonstop chuckles and, sometimes, a tear or two."
"Review" by , "Sandlin continues his quirky brand of humor in a Western setting, but unfortunately with less originality and freshness....Though wittily told (sometimes to the point of being too cutesy), this is reminiscent of Larry McMurtry's The Last Picture Show, but kinkier....Basically, it's been done before."
"Review" by , "Funny, shocking, downright revolting, and occasionally sad. Sandlin is a compelling storyteller....Skipped Parts is somewhere between The Catcher in the Rye and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues."
"Review" by , "Sam's carapace is humor....He thinks like Holden Caulfield, and has Joseph Heller's take on despair. His Walter Mitty-like fantasies are tiny comic gems....In the end you'll find yourself rooting for Sam."
"Review" by , "A story that combines oddball plotting and hilarious dialogue with an eye for detail and Saroyanesque love for the human comedy."
"Review" by , "There has never been a coming-of-age novel quite like Skipped Parts, a book that will shock and outrage some readers...a black comedy...a bittersweet love story."
"Review" by , "I always savour the Tim Sandlin read...even though the temptation is to devour his stories quickly, I like to stretch it out as long as possible....Angst has never been so charming."
"Synopsis" by , In 1963, 13-year-old Sam Callahan and his tart-tongued, divorced, misbehavingmother, Lydia, must cope as best they can after they are banished to the hicktown of GroVont, Wyoming, by Lydia's Southern gentleman father.
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