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zakstwinsister, January 21, 2012 (view all comments by zakstwinsister)
With The Mission of the Sacred Heart, knowing the author allows you to see his personality in this book and I have had the honor of that. It's the kind of personality that can make anyone come out of their funk and for that I burst out laughing many times in this book. They're are so many true instances in this book that I find it hard to think of it as a fictional read. I find that I can relate a lot of my life to what is in Mission, its kinda scary, but that is what makes a person know that they aren't alone in this world. I have never been a person to pick up a book on my own free time and read, so for me to read the book, says a lot!! I love it, and will forever pick it up anytime.
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Marty Kruse, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Marty Kruse)
With nearly magical accuracy, Mr. Blazak captures the mise en scene of Portland in the early '90s. Fun, humorous and insightful, this unlikely tale captured my imagination and my suggested reading list for the better part of the end of the year.
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Njoybeing, December 30, 2011 (view all comments by Njoybeing)
A beautifully written story of hopelessness, hope and what keeps us alive. Blazak has a real grasp of the beauty and pain that life brings and how we endure. It's a story of friendship, love, heartache, and music.... beautiful music. Simply brillant.
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Bear Step, November 28, 2011 (view all comments by Bear Step)
Randy Blazak takes you on a wild, exciting ride through the Portland Underground in "Mission of the Sacred Heart." This engaging novel is filled with unforgettable characters, compelling insight, social commentary and enough quirky pop references that make it impossible to put down. Blazak takes you with him into the underground world of gutter punks, misfits, romantics, hipsters and alien beings - all in one book! A fantastic read, it flows like a modern-day Kerouac novel in its search for love among the ruins of today's dysfunctional society. Definitely Recommended!
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PDXgrrrl, November 8, 2011 (view all comments by PDXgrrrl)
I kept hearing about this book so I bought a copy last week. I think it was the recommendation from Storm Large that sold me. And I think I have a new favorite book! I just finished and was sad that I was done reading. It really captures rainy Portland and all the craziness in the music scene. It's also a really good book about depression. I've been on anti-depressants so I could really identify with the main character, Zak. Blazak really captures the dark place your mind goes when you are stuck in the loop just obsessing and ruminating and driving yourself crazy.

I should also say that the book is hilarious. I loved Lucinda, the gutter punk. And I loved the scene where the story all of a sudden turns into a 60s musical at the Annex (which must be Ringlers Annex). There is a great playlist as well. I had the Spotify going all weekend as I read it. Having an alien in the story (Telly), might seem silly but it gives the story a great comedic lift as he tries to figure out why Earthlings (Portlandians) are so weird. Besides he might not from Elo anyway. My guess is he's just from Vancouver, Washington.

Speaking of, there is supposedly a big ELO connection here. Like Dark Side of the Moon and the Wizard of Oz. I haven't quite figured that part of the book out yet. But I do know I have been on the proverbial cliff and Mission of the Sacred Heart really explained to me why I didn't go over the edge. This is the perfect rainy day read.

Required reading for music lovers, Portland hipsters, and suicidal aliens.
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ISBN:
9781460976159
Author:
Blazak, Randy
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Createspace
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October 20, 2011
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
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304

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