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April 23, 2013

THE LAST SEWER BALL by Steven Schindler



THE LAST SEWER BALL by Steven Schindler

COMING JUNE 11 ,2013

overview:
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.



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Steven Schindler
Biography
Born and raised in the Bronx, Steven Schindler's first two novels, Sewer Balls and From the Block, are artfully gritty portrayals of the neighborhood characters who hung out on the stoops, playgrounds, rooftops and barstools during the crazy days of the Bronx in the sixties and seventies. Both books offer a heavy dose of mad, inner-city youthful adventures laced with awkward teenage sex, rock and roll, and the search for the perfect egg cream, i.e. the essence of life itself.
After graduating with a degree in film and theatre from Hunter College, he soon found himself acting in off-off Broadway productions around the city, including a geodesic dome in the Bronx, an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, a loft in SoHo and at the Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village. Bartering a deal at a prominent NY drama school to videotape classes in exchange for acting…


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