THE LAST SEWER BALL by Steven Schindler
COMING JUNE 11 ,2013
Ten years after Steven Schindler's cult novel SEWER BALLS was published, Vinny, Whitey and the other kids off the block come back by popular demand in the follow up THE LAST SEWER BALL.
So what's a sewer ball? Not at all what you/re thinking. It's when your friend holds you by the ankles while you try to get stickballs out of the sewer with a hanger. That's what the poor kids did when they couldn't afford to buy a ball. The rich kids were too lazy to get them back when they went into the sewer. This started in the 1960's in the Bronx. Kids grew up fast rocking to THE BEATLES,, drinking beers, playing stickball and playing make out games.
As time went by, they grew up and things went from fun and games to real serious in a heartbeat.You were either strong or you didn't survive. If you weren't strong, luck had to be on your side.
The author goes from present to past with flashbacks. It starts at a school reunion 20 years later and all the characters coming together to reminisce about the past The author uses a laid back style of writing which puts you in a comfortable frame of mind. The author uses very descriptive writing to bring out the Bronx setting. He tells of the adventures of exploring caves, discovering bums, the crack addicts and watching couples necking.
The author was so descriptive and puts the reader deep in the midst of the story.
I would recommend this book to everyone, so follow Whitey and Vinny--from past to present--secrets that were kept below the surface come to the top to eventually explode when past and present collide.
I give this book 4 STARS.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book THE LAST SEWER BALL by the author, Steven Schindler for this unbiased review.