[BOOKS] ✮ Now Is the Hour By Tom Spanbauer – Writerscompany.co.uk

Now Is the Hour Rigby John Klusener Is Hitchhiking To San Francisco The Year Is 1967, The Town Is Pocatello, Idaho Fresh Out Of High School, Rigby John Is Leaving Behind His Bohemian Ex Girlfriend, His Prayerful Mother, His Distant Father, And The Hay Dust Of His Harsh Farm Town Catholic Upbringing As He Stands By The Side Of The Road Desperately Waiting For That One Ride Out, He Reflects On The Events That Brought Him There The Discovery Of Love, Friendship, Literature, And All The Small Joys That Set Him Free At Once A Tale Of Sexual Awakening, Racial Enlightenment, And Personal Epiphany, Now Is The Hour Is The Disarming And Sweetly Winning Story Of One Unforgettable Teenager Who Dares To Hope For A Different Life.


10 thoughts on “Now Is the Hour

  1. says:

    this is my first spanbauer book i read a review about it somewhere, maybe the new york times, so i put it on my to read list a few months ago i finally got to it about a week ago.it s hard to put down after Bless us, O fucking Lord, and these Thy fucking gifts , which happens pretty early on.even though it s over 500 pages, it s very


  2. says:

    Original review August 31, 2009 I m not going to lie, this book took a solid 100 pages to really get into But once I was in, I was IN All the way I cried to have to turn the last page It s like a cross between Steinbeck and Kerouac with some SE Hinton thrown in for good measure, a YA version of _East of Eden_.The setting rural Idaho in


  3. says:

    Rigby John endures a lot on his family s Idaho farm his mother s mood swings and Catholic obsessions, his father s stoic silences and anger, and the exhausting repetition of labors, occasionally broken by emerging 60s pop songs His self questioning nature, though, helps him find escape, with his girlfriend Billie, and his budding sexual


  4. says:

    Absolutely stunning, lyrical, literary masterpiece.


  5. says:

    I picked up Tom Spanbauer s Now is The Hour at a Goodreads bookswap in Hollywood The back cover looked promising and it had praise from other authors that I respect This book fell flat and was well below my expectations I feltthan anything, that the story needed drastic editing It could have conveyed the same point with about a hundred le


  6. says:

    I love Tom Spanbauer I love his writing, the poetry of his voice, the pace and unfolding of his craft I read this book slowly because I knew from the first pages that I d be tempted to speed through it only to find myself saddened by its completion But today, finally, after months of withholding and rationing, I closed the book, took a dee


  7. says:

    I am always impressed with how frank Tom Spanbauer is in his writing He doesn t cut the corners when it comes to all the things those rigid Victorians pretended didn t exist about the human body bowel movements, burps, sex and sweat I find it really refreshing how wiling he is to build in all these human things into his books If you don t l


  8. says:

    The way Spanbauer writes is almost lyrical, beautiful His story immediately drew me in from Parmesan cheese to the end he started with Parmesan cheese, what can I say It was kind of the classic coming of age, questioning everything type of story, but the unique writing style and narrator s honesty made me glide along with anticipation I m no


  9. says:

    I remember I kept complaining about this book while I was reading it but now I don t remember what the problem was Something about the prose being cheesy Repetitive Predictable What was it But now I only have good memories of ...


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